NY Hedge Fund Manager Shot Dead By Son

Jan 4 2015 | 8:16pm ET

A New York-based hedge fund manager has reportedly been shot dead in his Upper East side home by his son.

Thomas Gilbert, founder and managing partner of Wainscott Capital Partners, was fatally shot in the head around 3:30pm on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Following the shooting, his son--30 year old Thomas Gilbert Jr.--fled the scene and was later apprehended by police at his own apartment in Chelsea.

Thomas Gilbert, left, attends the annual 2013 Hedge Fund Association conference in New York (Photo by Kevin Kane)Thomas Gilbert, left, attends the annual 2013 Hedge Fund Association conference in New York (Photo by Kevin Kane)

 
Gilbert, a 30 year veteran of Wall Street, founded the biotech-focused hedge fund firm Wainscott Capital in 2011.

In an interview with FINalternatives in mid-November, the elder Gilbert spoke excitedly about his growing fund, which he said managed “just North of $15 million” at the time. While that may be considered small by hedge fund standards, Gilbert was concentrating on managing his own money and gaining a track record before marketing the fund to outside investors.


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