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Irving Kahn was born on December 19, 1905, in New York City. He completed his education from City College of New York. He was the teaching assistant to Benjamin Graham at Columbia Business School.
Irving Kahn was an American Businessman and Investor. He started his career in 1928 and continued to work until his death. He was one of the founding members of the New York Society of Security Analysts.
In 1978 he started the Kahn Brothers Group, Inc., a privately-owned investment advisory and broker-dealer firm with sons Thomas and Alan. Irving Kahn served as the chairman of the Kahn Brothers Group. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated investment businesses Kahn Brother Group manages funds in the excess of $1 billion.
At the end of the year 2013, its investment advisory firm had $664 million in assets under management. He was the oldest money manager on Wall Street having made his first trade in the summer of 1929, in the form of a short sale of the copper mining company.
Irving Kahn was the Ex-director of the Hugo Stinnes Co., West Chemical and Willcox & Gibbs, Teleregister Crop., Grand Union Stores and Kings County Lighting.