Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tom Agnew

august 2006

Henderson Global Investors has hired Tom Agnew as Hedge Funds Sales Manager to join the global sales team based in London.

He has over eight years experience in the alternative investments arena. Agnew joins Henderson from Orn Capital, where he was a Sales and Marketing Director for hedge funds since 2004.
Prior to Orn Capital he worked in the prime brokerage business for Goldman Sachs International and then Bear Stearns International.

His appointment follows that of Eila Matt, who joined the firm in May to spearhead Henderson’s hedge fund business in the US.

First time entrants to Alpha Hedge Fund Manager List 2007

Greg Coffey of GLG, David Harding of Winton Capital Management,
Alan Howard of Brevan Howard Asset Management,
Michael Platt of BlueCrest Capital Management, and
Hugh Sloane and George Robinson of Sloane Robinson Investment Services.


UK Hedge fund managers


UK Hedge fund manager

Raj Rajaratnam

Galleon Group

Mark Kingdon

Kingdon Capital Management

James Simons

James Simons $2.8 billion in 2007

George Soros

Quantum Fund

George Soros earnined $2.9 billion in 2007

John Paulson

John Paulson earned a record $3.7 billion in 2007 (Alpha rankings).

This is a great display of individual wealth creation in any year in the modern history of finance in securites market trading.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Incomes of Hedgefund Managers in 2006

Combined, the top 25 hedge fund managers earned $14 billion in 2006.

Mr. James Simons, the founder of Renaissance Technologies earned $1.7 billion.

Two other hedge fund managers, Kenneth C. Griffin and Edward S. Lampert, each took home more than $1 billion last year, with George Soros missing the hurdle by $50 million, according to an annual ranking of the top 25 hedge fund earners by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine.

Some view them as new-economy financiers, evoking the likes of John D. Rockefeller or John Pierpont Morgan as they provide liquidity to the markets and broadly diversify risks in the banking and financial systems.