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Scott Bessent to Start His Own Hedge Fund With $2 Billion From Soros

(Bloomberg) – Scott Bessent, who’s been overseeing George Soros’s $30 billion fortune for the last four years, will leave at the end of 2015 to start his own hedge-fund firm.

Bessent, 52, is forming Key Square Group with a $2 billion investment from Soros, according to a memo sent to employees of Soros Fund Management. That will make his firm one of the largest hedge-fund start-ups ever, even before he begins raising money from other investors.

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