2015 Hedge Fund Rich List, who topped it?
The number of hedge fund billionaires has definitely risen this year, from four to seven, so it is stated by the Sunday Times rich list.
At the top of the list is Brevan Howard’s Alan Howard was joined also by Michael Platt, CEO of Blue Crest Capital, who also had £1.5bn in assets.
Alan Howard came joint top of the hedge fund rich list this year, coughing up a good £1.5bn of wealth in 2015, although despite the fact they hit a drop of £100m since last year.
This year Crispins Odey and Nichola Pease from Odey Asset Management saw the biggest rise in assets of £580m, shooting their total right up to £1.1bn. They also saw the largest jump up the list, from eighth place last year to fourth today.
Both Pamplona Capital’s Alexander Knaster and Michael Hintze from CQS saw a rise in their wealth from last year, of £98m and £175m respectively.
Ahead of Odey was Pamplona Capital at £1.36bn in assets with Michael Hintze from CQS being just below them with £1.23bn in assets.
Seeing a £250m bump to his net worth in the past year, taking his assets to £1bn and placing him in seventh place is the founder of Winton Capital, David Harding, who is now just behind Search Investment Group’s Robert Miller at £1.04bn.
Clocking in at eighth place with £663m in assets is Sir Chris Hohn of the Children’s Investment Fund after a small rise of £6m on last year. Despite the fact he was ordered to pay his ex wife £337m at the end of last year in their divorce case.
Toscafund’s Martin Hughes at £510m, and Caxton Associates’ Andrew Law closed the top ten at £425m.