John Ho to step down as Asia chief at The Children’s Investment Fund

Times Online – John Ho, the head of The Children’s Investment Fund’s (TCI) operations in Asia, is poised to resign over what sources describe as a “clash of minds” with Chris Hohn, its notoriously abrasive founder.

The same sources said that the two had fallen out over investment strategy and changes in the way the £6.5 billion fund is run. The hedge fund invests on behalf of a charitable foundation run by Mr Hohn’s wife.

The alleged disagreement follows a year of terrible investment losses during which Mr Hohn’s master fund is understood to have shed more than 40 per cent of its value. The fund has also lost several key figures in quick succession and its appetite for shareholder activism appears to be dwindling with the recent sale of most of its stake in Deutsche Börse.

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