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Brett and Daniel S. Sundheim

Brett and Daniel S. Sundheim

New York

Private money management

Contemporary art


Very little in the way of detail is known about the art collection of Daniel and Brett Sundheim, but the information available suggests that their interests are geared toward contemporary art. Over the years they have endowed the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and provided major support for several high-profile exhibitions of contemporary work, including retrospectives of Jeff Koons at the Whitney Museum in 2014 and Christopher Wool at the Guggenheim Museum in 2013. They are also known patrons of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2015 the couple bought nearly the entire 15th floor of the Rosario Candela-designed building at 778 Park Avenue in New York for $28.5 million.

As chief investment officer of the hedge fund Viking Global Investors, Daniel helped oversee $32 billion in assets (he got his start there as an entry-level analysts). After raising $4 billion he set out to establish his own fund, and his New York-based D1 Capital Partners fund amassed around $5 billion in early 2018 and reported an initial 11.8% gain. The companies private investments have included Instacart and Juul, the e-cigarette manufacturer. According to Business Insider, D1 Capital Partners placed a short bet worth about $243 million against Adidas, whose stock was at a near six-month high.