FT: “Search for knowledge is driving force for hedge fund maestro”
Financial Times published an interview with CQS founder and CEO Sir Michael Hintze, recapping how 2016 became “one of the best years of his career”:
Every major fund at his $12bn credit-focused fund CQS is up, including the Directional Opportunities fund he personally manages. It returned more than 30 per cent through the end of November. By contrast, credit strategies are up about 7 per cent this year, according to Preqin, a hedge fund data provider.
The article details Sir Michael’s career trajectory, noting:
Sir Michael Hintze holds academic degrees ranging from a Harvard MBA to a masters in acoustics. He has worked for Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, helped restore Michelangelo frescoes through his donations and built his hedge fund CQS into one of the most successful in Britain.
It also outlines the work of his philanthropic organisation, the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation, which has provided funding to over 200 charities since its inception:
In recent years, the man who helped to restore Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Vatican’s Pauline Chapel has been ramping up his philanthropy. His foundation has given or pledged $50m since 2004, helping him to earn a knighthood in 2013.