Tag Archives: charity

Hedge fund manager Chris Hohn donates £500m to his wife’s charity

Guardian.co.uk – The secretive hedge fund manager and philanthropist Chris Hohn last year donated almost half a billion pounds to the children’s charity run by his wife, it emerged yesterday. The £486m gift follows hefty profits at Hohn’s hedge fund […]

Hedge fund firm TCI

Reuters – Activist hedge fund firm TCI, which launched an attack on ABN AMRO in 2007 that helped trigger the Dutch bank’s sale, has seen profits surge 73 percent but warned this year will be tougher. The Children’s Investment Fund […]

Ark aims to rise above recession with charity extravaganza

Telegraph.co.uk – Mayor Boris Johnson will welcome guests, thought to include Tony Blair, Elton John and Jemima Khan, who have paid up to £100,000-a-table to be at the event at the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo. Despite being dubbed Britain’s […]

Famed for piety, Jacob Merkin put faith and funds in Bernie Madoff

New York Daily News – Jacob Ezra Merkin was once revered as a wizard of Wall Street, an angel of charity and a lion of Judaic studies. Now he has earned infamy as a destroyer of wealth, a menace to philanthropy, a […]

Hedge Fund Charities Pinched as Donors Ask Results Firms Miss

Bloomberg – Martin Ward, a teacher at a London experimental school called the Evelyn Grace Academy, is pitching Arpad Busson on a new idea for getting poor kids interested in science. The charity that Busson leads, Absolute Return for Kids, or […]