Richest UK Hedge Fund Manager
Louis Bacon Listed as UK's Richest Hedge Fund Manager
An American hedge fund manager has claimed the top spot on the London's Sunday Times August "rich list." Moore Capital Management manager Louis Bacon’s is the UK's richest hedge fund manager with an estimated $1.6 billion fortune.
Moore Capital Management chief Louis Bacon’s £1.1 billion fortune placed him atop the list of the U.K.’s richest hedgies, edging out Sail Advisors’ Robert Miller, who took the top spot last year. Bacon’s wealth increased by 69% last year from £650 million; Miller’s horde rose 27% to £950 million from £750 million.
Bacon ranked 49th on the overall Times list, which included “the most” hedge fund managers “in recent years,” according Sunday Times editor Ian Coxton. In March, Forbes ranked Bacon as the 655th-richest man in the world, tied for 36th among alternative investments billionaires.
The head of the largest hedge fund in Europe enjoyed the largest percentage increase in his fortune last year: Alan Howard, founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management, saw his wealth more than double to £875 million, up from £375 million, good enough for 66th place on the overall Times list. Source