Here, without comment is Hugh Hendry’s Letter to Investors for Q1 The Eclectica Fund – Q1 Review The Fund returned % (net). Hugh Hendry, founder and CIO of Eclectica Asset Management, have made the difficult decision to close the Fund,” Hendry said in the letter. Hugh Hendry (born March ) is the founding partner and, at various times, the chief investment officer, chief executive officer and chief portfolio manager of.

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When he first joined, he told The Hedge Fund Journal that he spent 12 months ‘paying his dues’, ‘keeping quiet’ and ‘soaking up what was going on.

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Get the latest career advice and insight from eFinancialCareers straight to your inbox. It’s no surprise, under those circumstances, when you say goodbye, no-one says, ‘we’d love to have you.

He has since decided to move to Paris, and says his challenge is to find out what makes him happy. Tech will be heart of next financial crisis. He would like to publish his Eclectica investment letters as a book.

Hendry has become known in the United Kingdom for his outspoken commentary on the financial crisis. Hendry received his own schooling in maverick trading during his time with hedge fund icon Crispin Odey. Retrieved 13 June In Hendry joined the prestigious Edinburgh investment management firm, Baillie Gifford. At the LSE Alternative Investments Conference induring a discussion with Steven Drobny, Hendry joked that his clients have banned him from further media appearances. Hugh Hendry’s Eclectica hedge fund is no more.


According to the Ecledticahe was ‘labelled a troublemaker.

Odey invited Hendry to dinner and reportedly told him: He began to attract attention when his fund achieved a He became a regular media figure during the eclectuca, even as his own business was buffeted by waves of volatility.

The partner warned him that he would regret it as long as he lived. After the crisis, Hendry was riding high.

10 things you didn’t know about Hugh Hendry, whose Eclectica hedge fund just closed

Please click the verification link in your email to activate your newsletter subscription. The great difficulty for global macro funds since was the brevity of the exlectica. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

People did not believe he had truly changed tack. He compares his investment philosophy to the famous quote eclecrica iconic footballer Eric Cantona: Partner, Odey Asset Management Retrieved from ” https: Here’s what you didn’t know about the UK’s most colourful ex-hedge fund manager. Founder and chief investment officer, Eclectica Asset Management We are time investors,” Hendry said.

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He had intended to go into accounting because, “your ticket to the middle classes was law or accountancy. Newsletter sign up Get the latest career advice and insight from eFinancialCareers straight to your inbox Sign up.

Hugh Hendry might be enjoying getting his life back but something tells lrtter this pirate will not be on shore leave for much longer.

InHendry claims to have been the first non-Oxbridge graduate to get a job at Edinburgh-based fund manager Baillie Gifford known for its graduate training programme. According to this article in the Independent, Hendry was the first in his family and one of the only people at his school to go to university. However, in the fourth year of his four year course he realised that he had absolutely no desire to lefter an accountant and returned the sponsorship money he’d received from the accounting firm.


Hendry says their relationship moved into a ‘second phase’ characterised by the realisation that Odey wasn’t infallible and characterised by the notion that, “That is an interesting view you’re giving me, here’s what I think. Enter a valid email address.

Hugh Hendry

He was really not a nice guy and he definitely had an agenda off-camera”. In NovemberHendry surprised many by repudiating his bearishness. Hendry has been referred to as “the most high-profile Scot” in the hedge fund sector. Spending money does not appear to be it; he likens his current situation to being a member of the pranksterish pop group The KLF, who famously burned a million pounds.

He didn’t like it there, and again according to the Independent’spoke up’ and was fired within a month.

Eclectica Asset Management was founded in [9] when Hendry and his colleague Simon Batten purchased the management contract of the Eclectica Fund from Odey to establish themselves as a stand-alone fund manager.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with dead external links from Fuhd Use dmy dates from February EngvarB from February On an episode of the BBC ‘s Newsnight programme aired on 9 AprilHendry began his response to comments by the Nobel Prize—winning economist Joseph Stiglitz on the financial position of Greece by saying, “Erm, hello.

In one interview, he says, he described himself as a paranoid schizophrenic.

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