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January 13, 2016

One of the world’s most successful hedge funds turned family office, Soros Fund Management, has promoted Ted Burdick as chief investment officer (CIO) five months after its top investor Scott Bessent left the family firm to launch his own $4.5-billion macro fund.  

One of the world’s most successful hedge funds turned family office, Soros Fund Management, has promoted Ted Burdick as chief investment officer (CIO) five months after its top investor Scott Bessent left the family firm to launch his own $4.5-billion macro fund.

Formerly the head of distressed debt and arbitrage, Burdick’s promotion will make him the fund’s sixth CIO since 2000 – and the third to be recruited internally.

August 19, 2014

Thomas Conheeney, the long-serving president of Steven A Cohen’s hedge fund SAC Capital, which pleaded guilty to insider trading last year, has stepped down from the organisation, less than a year after it converted to a family office. 

Thomas Conheeney, the long-serving president of Steven A Cohen’s hedge fund SAC Capital, which pleaded guilty to insider trading last year, has stepped down from the organisation, less than a year after it converted to a family office.

Conheeney, 50, will be replaced by Douglas Haynes, 48, a former director at consultancy firm McKinsey & Co, but will remain on in an advisory role until the end of the year.

November 5, 2013

US hedge fund SAC Capital has reached an agreement to plead guilty to criminal insider trading charges, in a move that will likely end the trading career of its founder Steve Cohen and potentially see the fund transformed into a family office.

US hedge fund SAC Capital has reached an agreement to plead guilty to criminal insider trading charges, in a move that will likely end the trading career of its founder Steve Cohen and potentially see the fund transformed into a family office.

Prosecutors announced on Monday that the firm, headquartered in Connecticut, faced $1.2 billion in fines for the charges, in addition to a $616 million settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

May 30, 2013

The conversion of embattled US hedge fund SAC Capital into a family office could damage the reputation of the industry and prompt authorities to reconsider family offices’ exemption from the Dodd-Frank Act, a wealth sector expert says.

The conversion of embattled US hedge fund SAC Capital into a family office could damage the reputation of the industry and prompt authorities to reconsider family offices’ exemption from the Dodd-Frank Act, a wealth sector expert says.

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