Firm History

John Orrico launched Water Island Capital in 2000 with a vision to provide a different solution to clients who were seeking to add absolute return investment strategies to their portfolios. The firm has been a leader in the evolution towards a more transparent, accessible investment model for individual and institutional clients.

Water Island Capital remains an independent, employee-owned firm managing a suite of event-driven investment portfolios. Our team of investment professionals comes from diverse backgrounds across the globe but shares a vision of collaboration, innovation, and accountability.