Stanley Fink plots comeback with Lord Levy in hedge fund venture

Daily Telegraph – Stanley Fink, the former boss of Man Group, who became one of the City’s best-known financiers, is teaming up with Lord "Cashpoint" Levy to make a spectacular comeback to the hedge fund industry he quit last year.

Known as the "Godfather" of British hedge funds, Fink is to become chief executive of International Standard Asset Management (ISAM), a small London-based commodities trader. Lord Levy, the former Labour treasurer who was Tony Blair’s special envoy to the Middle East, is to be chairman of the group.

It will be Levy’s first high-profile role since being embroiled in Labour’s cash-for-honours’ scandal two years ago.

The pair plan to build ISAM, which currently has two funds trading in gold and fixed income, into a substantial player in the hedge fund world.

The return of Fink will be a major talking point in the City.

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