Friday, 23 April 2010

Moore Capital's Bacon Tops the UK Hedge Fund Rich List

Each year "The Sunday Times" profiles the 1,000 richest people and families in the UK and the wealthiest 250 in Ireland. The list is based on identifiable wealth (land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies), and excludes bank accounts (to which the paper has no access). The table below ranks the UK domiciled hedge fund managers in the List.

The big hedge fund winners, or at least gainers, in the last year have been:

  • London resident and macro maven Louis Bacon is the first hedge fund manager to be credited in this List with a net worth in excess of a billion Pounds. George Soros, who maintains a house in London, has only failed to make the List now and previously because he is not domiciled here.
  • Global macro clearly had a good period recently because Alan Howard (of Brevan Howard) is credited with an increase in wealth of half a billion pounds since the last ranking was compiled.
  • The other investment strategy that is strongly represented at the top of the hedge fund List is CTA. BlueCrest founders Mike Platt and Bill Reeves are ranked equal fifth, coming  just after David Harding of Winton Capital. 
  • Perhaps the only surprise is a calculation that the net worth of Arpad Busson of EIM has jumped by 71% in the last year.

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