Biographical Information

Chadwick Hagan is a financier, philanthropist and author in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is a writer and columnist who writes about culture, art and finance. His books and articles have been published by SpringerNature, Palgrave, Beekman Books, Art News, SABR, The Epoch Times, Zero Hedge, the Huffington Post and Fox News.

He has managed businesses and investments in global markets for over two decades, in dozens of industries. The founder of family office Hagan Capital, Chad received international attention in 2015 and 2016 while leading the hostile takeover attempts of U.S. manufacturing giant, American Apparel. He wrote about the takeover attempts – led by the Hagan family office – in his 2021 book: “Global Family Office Investing,” published by Palgrave.

He is active in philanthropy through the Hagan Family Foundation, founded by his father, and chairs the Hagan Arts Trust and HFF Nature Trust. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of London and studied at Harvard University, the London School of Economics and the University of London. He is based in Atlanta and London, England.

Extended Bio
Partner at Hagan Capital, a US financial services firm, and Wessex Investments, a UK domiciled single family office that manages private investments and nonprofit concerns.

Active in philanthropy through the Hagan Family Foundation, founded by his father Robert Hagan.

Chad chairs the foundation program initiatives: HaganArts and HFF Nature Trust. Through HaganArts he has worked with leading artists and arts institutions in the US and Europe.

Through HFF Nature and other nature efforts Chad has visited five continents, summited high altitude mountains, and conducted explorations around the world. He spent childhood summers in Florida near the ecologically diverse Canaveral National Seashore and in the late 1990’s he spent a total of 65 days in the wilderness during an expedition in the four corners area of the US. He has since worked with leading conservationists, environmental thinkers and a few legendary nature personalities in the US and Europe, and has funded numerous environmental and conservation efforts.

Writing & Producing:
Books by Chad have been published by Springer Nature, Palgrave McMillan, Beekman Books and SABR; his writings have appeared in Art News, HuffPost, Epoch Times and Fox.

He is an executive producer for various production companies (music, documentaries, film) including production companies affiliated with ZMI Arcadia, Hagan Arts Trust and Shogun Films.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (London) and the Linnaean Society (London). In 2008 he married Emily Hagan (nee’ Wheeler), the daughter of author, poet and former federal judge Edd Wheeler. Based in Atlanta and London.