Vincent Daniel ’94 Visits His Alma Mater to Discuss His Role in the Financial Crisis
Vincent Daniel from “The Big Short” made a visit to his alma mater to talk about his role in the financial collapse that took place in 2008. Currently a research analyst with Seawolf Capital.
He discussed how he and actor Jeremy Strong collaborated to craft Daniel’s character perfectly, as well as the importance of new regulations being implemented to avoid another financial crash.
Early Life and Education
Vincent Daniel was an exceptional multi-talented individual devoted to exploring and photographing the beauty of life around him. His insatiable curiosity and love of travel took him across the globe, where his mission was to learn as much from each experience.
As depicted in The Big Short film, after graduating from Binghamton University he joined Wall Street as an accountant. One of those who bet against the housing market during the subprime mortgage crisis.
Dan is also a member of the National Ski Patrol and serves as President of Zanesville City Council. Additionally, he has held positions with numerous community boards such as Muskingum County Community Foundation Council Chairmanship, Genesis Hospice Care and Zaney Follies committee.
Vincent Daniel ’94 never expected to see himself depicted on screen, yet that’s exactly what happened when he watched Oscar-winning movie The Big Short. Daniel’s real-life experiences during the housing bubble that lead up to financial crises is depicted in its storyline; one such person was Daniel himself who profited by betting against subprime mortgages.
Daniel Eisman co-founded FrontPoint Partners, where Daniel worked closely with Greg Lippman to uncover flaws in the subprime mortgage market. Vinny is an exceptional analyst who can see details other analysts miss.
Don is also an active volunteer and serves on several non-profit boards and committees in his community such as Genesis Credit Union Board of Directors, Zanesville Community Improvement Corporation Board, Carr Center Follies Family Board as well as nursing advisory boards of Ohio University Zanesville and Muskingum University.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel boasts an impressive list of achievements and honors to his name. In 2012, he was nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his work in The Big Short; which went on to become both critically acclaimed and commercially profitable.
President Barack Obama presented him with the National Humanities Medal and he has appeared as a guest on many radio and TV programs such as CNN, the New York Times and Fox News Channel.
Vincent Daniels first made an appearance on Night Court in season 3’s episode “Dan’s Boss.” Since then he has returned for two more episodes; “Who Was That Masked Man?” and “Halloween II: The Return of Leon”. During both of these, Dan must ward off Vincent’s niece Kitty (Teri Hatcher) from coming on too strong – much to his displeasure!
Vincent Daniel attended Binghamton University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Later, in the 1990s he began betting against mortgages to expose the subprime market – his story being depicted by Jeremy Strong’s portrayal in 2015 film “The Big Short”.
Vinny has long been active in community organizations and boards. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol, Ohio University Zanesville board of trustees and was chairman of Muskingum County Community Foundation Council.
Today, he serves as a tax partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Paris office and specializes in the tax aspects of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and private equity investments. Additionally, he has extensive experience representing numerous global clients facing disputes with the IRS.
Net worth measures the total value of an individual’s assets – such as real estate, investments and automobiles. Additionally, this may include cash accounts, retirement accounts and life insurance policy values.
Annie Clark, also known by her stage name St. Vincent, reportedly boasts an estimated net worth of $10 Million dollars as of 2023. This wealth comes primarily from her music career and product endorsements.
Porter Collins and Vincent Daniel, founders of Seawolf Capital, an old-school hedge fund managed by family office Seawolf Capital. Both investors made substantial profits during the housing bubble collapse; featured prominently in Michael Lewis’ book “The Big Short”. Both possess impressive track records for returns on investments with impressive track records of returns over time.