UK Hedge Fund Rich List 2018

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by Hedge Fund Insight staff   Michael Platt, the co-founder of BlueCrest Capital Management, is the richest hedge fund manager in Britain with a net worth of £3 billion ($4.1 billion), according to the Sunday Times. The Sunday Times published its 2018 “Rich List” yesterday (May 13), ranking the 1,000 wealthiest people in the UK. It compiles the index […] Read more »

London-based Hedge Fund Rich List 2017

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Dropping out of the Top 20 – Michael Cohen, Och-Ziff Capital Management; Sir John Beckwith, RiverCrest Capital; Sir Paul Ruddock, Lansdowne Partners, and Nicolai Tangen of AKO Capital.     Related articles: Hedge Fund Managers in 2016 Sunday Times Rich List (Apr 2016) Odey Is Big Riser In Hedge Fund Rich List (Apr 2014) The Sunday Times Hedge […] Read more »

Hedge Fund Managers in 2016 Sunday Times Rich List

THE SUNDAY TIMES RICH LIST 2016 THE RICHEST HEDGE FUND MANAGERS   2016 rank 2015 rank Name Hedge fund Wealth Wealth increase/decrease 1 1= Michael Platt BlueCrest Capital £2.1bn Up £600m 2 4 Sir Michael Hintze CQS £1.28bn Up £50m 3 7 David Harding Winton Capital £1.15bn Up £150m 4 1= Alan Howard Brevan Howard […] Read more »

Odey Is Big Riser In Hedge Fund Rich List

From Hedge Fund Insight staff   Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard, and Michael Platt, of BlueCrest Capital, jointly head the list of Britain’s wealthiest hedge fund managers, each with £1.5bn fortunes, in The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, to be published this Sunday, April 26. The 128-page special edition of The Sunday Times Magazine […] Read more »

Top Hedge Funds Not Yet Engaged With Social Media For Brand Building

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight When at last the SEC ruled in July that the 80-odd year old ban on general solicitation and advertising of private placements was lifted there was much prognostication on what that could mean for hedge funds. Already 40 Act Funds were being run by hedge fund management […] Read more »

Hedge Funds to Step Up In LBO Market in Europe

Just like the private equity business, Leveraged Buy Out (LBO) activity is usually subject to a cycle related to that of the stock market with a lag. On top of that in Europe there used to be laid a secular growth in LBO volume, and a long-term trend towards a wider variety of buy-out financing […] Read more »

Through the Lag – Europe’s Leading Hedge Funds Add Investment Staff

>One of the ways of looking at the health of a hedge fund business is in staffing levels. Like many other businesses in finance hedge funds cut back on headcount in late 2008 and into 2009, and the cutbacks in London based hedge funds continued into 2010 (see this article for data on last year). […] Read more »