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Michael Hintze’s charitable foundation donates £5m to London's National History Museum

Thursday, May 08, 2014

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Michael Hintze
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Sir Michael Hintze, an Australian-born hedge funder living in London, has just made a donation of £5 million ($8.48m) to London’s Natural History Museum through his charity.

Hintze, 60, is the founder, CEO and Senior Investment Officer of CQS, a $12m global multi-strategy asset management firm founded in 1999, and the portfolio manager of the CQS Directional Opportunities Fund, a directional high conviction fund. Bloomberg ranked the Fund #3 on its list of the 20 top-performing large hedge funds last year. The $2bn fund was up 36% in 2012 after returning -10% in 2011. CQS recently won the Best Hedge Fund Manager in Global Macro at the FN Hedge Fund Awards, as the Fund returned 16% in 2013.

Hintze stated the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation in 2005.

Since the Foundation’s inception, almost 200 ......................

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