The Sunday Times Rich List 2015
The 25 Richest Hedge Fund Managers

Hedge Fund
Rank 2015
Hedge Fund
Rank 2014
(Fortunes include family wealth)
Hedge Fund Name 2015 Wealth Wealth Increase/
1= 1 Alan Howard Brevan Howard £1,500m Down £100m
1= 2 Michael Platt BlueCrest Capital £1,500m No change
3 3 Alexander Knaster Pamplona Capital £1,364m Up £98m
4 4 Sir Michael Hintze CQS £1,230m Up £175m
5 8 Crispin Odey and Nichola Pease Odey Asset Management £1,100m Up £580m
6 5 Robert Miller Search Investment Group £1,040m Up £55m
7 6 David Harding Winton Capital £1,000m Up £250m
8 7 Sir Chris Hohn Children’s Investment Fund £663m Up £6m
9 9 Martin Hughes Toscafund £510m Up £32m
10 10= Andrew Law Caxton Associates £425m Up £75m
11= 14= Paul Marshall Marshall Wace £400m Up £100m
11= 22 Chris Rokos Brevan Howard £400m Up £170m
11= 14= Ian Wace Marshal Wace £400m Up £100m
14= 10= Sir John Beckwith Rivercrest Capital £350m No change
14= 14= Yan Huo Capula Investment £350m Up £50m
16 13 Michael Cohen Och-Ziff Captial Management £335m Up £5m
17 14= Sir Paul Ruddock Lansdowne Partners £300m No change
18 24= John Armitage Egerton Capital £280m Up £80m
19 21 Pierre Lagrange Man Group £258m Up £18m
20= 19= Andy Hall Astenbeck Capital £250m No change
20= 24= Jonathan Hiscock GSA Capital £250m Up £50m
20= 34= James Vernon Brevan Howard £250m Up £100m
23 18 Hilton Nathanson Marble Bar Asset Management £230m Down £23m
24 19= Nicolai Tangen AKO Capital £225m Down £25m
25 23 Chris Levett Moore Capital £220m No change

Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard, and Michael Platt, of BlueCrest Capital, jointly head the list of Britain’s wealthiest hedge fund managers, each with £1.5bn fortunes, in The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, to be published this Sunday, April 26. The 128-page special edition of The Sunday Times Magazine reveals the wealth of the 1,000 richest people in Britain.

There are seven billionaire hedge fund managers in The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List, compared with just four in 2014. Crispin Odey and Nichola Pease, now sharing at £1.1bn fortune, have seen their joint wealth rise by £580m in the past 12 months, thanks to the success of Odey Asset Management. Its profits trebled to a record £174m in 2013-14, with Odey earning £47.8m.

David Harding, who runs Winton Capital and is another new hedge fund billionaire, has added £250m to his wealth in a year. Profits at Winton last year rose to £199m. Since 2006 it has paid nearly £690m in dividends, with Harding receiving £378m.

The Sunday Times Rich List – 128 pages on April 26th

The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – is published on Sunday, April 26. The 128-page special edition of The Sunday Times Magazine is the biggest issue of the Rich List ever published since it first appeared in 1989. It charts the wealth of the 1,000 richest people in the UK and the 250 richest in Ireland. The list is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies. It excludes bank accounts, to which the paper has no access.

The Sunday Times Rich List is compiled by Philip Beresford, the leading British expert on wealth, and edited by Ian Coxon. The complete list will be available to all the paper’s digital members and will be fully-searchable online at