Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jan 17 2013 | 1:41pm ET
The "r" in Brevan Howard Asset Management has started a family office.
Christopher Rokos retired from Brevan Howard in August. His London-based family office will manage his personal fortune, estimated to be £230 million.
Rokos, who co-founded Brevan Howard in 2002, is prevented by a non-compete agreement from managing outside capital. He has reportedly not decided what to do once that agreement expires; when he left Brevan Howard, Reuters reported that he was mulling a hedge fund launch.
One sign that a new Rokos-led hedge fund could be in the works is the presence of another former Brevan Howard partner, Andy French, who Reuters reports is chief operating officer of Rokos' family office, which is located in Mayfair, the heart of London's hedge-fund district.
Rokos' exit from Brevan Howard came after his share of the hedge fund's assets was reduced. Of the five co-founders of Brevan Howard, Europe's second-largest hedge fund with US$39 billion, only two remain: Alan Howard and Trifon Natsis.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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