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The Sunday Times Rich List: The ups-and-downs of British hedge fund managers.

Michael Platt is richest hedge fund manager with £2.1 billion fortune

Alan Howard sees personal wealth drop by £460 million

After £200 million drop in his personal fortune Odey is no longer a billionaire

Michael Platt, who runs BlueCrest Capital, is Britain's richest hedge fund manager with a fortune of £2.1bn, up £600m on last year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016 – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – to be published this weekend. Platt, who lives in Geneva, earned more than £500m from BlueCrest Capital in 2015.

Alan Howard, co-founder of Brevan Howard, who shared top spot on the Hedge Fund Rich List last year, has fallen to fourth place, with his personal fortune now standing at £1.04bn, down £460m on 2015. The Brevan Master Fund fell 1.99% in 2015, with firm-wide assets under management almost halving in two years, to $23.7bn.

Crispin Odey is no longer a billionaire. His fortune has fallen by £200m to £900m. Odey saw profits at his hedge fund plunge to £84.1m in 2015, from £174.2m previously. His own pay was cut by £16m to £31.8m.

2016 rank2015 rankNameHedge fundWealthWealth increase/decrease
1 1= Michael Platt BlueCrest Capital £2.1bn Up £600m
2 4 Sir Michael Hintze CQS £1.28bn Up £50m
3 7 David Harding Winton Capital £1.15bn Up £150m
4 1= Alan Howard Brevan Howard £1.04bn Down £460m
5 5 Crispin Odey Odey Asset Management £900m Down £200m
6 8 Sir Chris Hohn Children's Investment Fund £720m Up £57m
7 11= Chris Rokos Brevan Howard/Rokos Capital Management £660m Up £260m
8 18 John Armitage Egerton Capital £500m Up £220m
9= 11= Paul Marshall Marshall Wace £465m Up £65m
9= 11= Ian Wace Marshall Wace £465m Up £65m
11 10 Andrew Law Caxton Associates £425m No change
12 41= William Bollinger Egerton Capital £400m Up £250m
13 9 Martin Hughes Toscafund £370m Down £140m
14 14= Yan Huo Capula Investment Management £365m Up £15m
15 16 Michael Cohen Och-Ziff Capital Management £335m No change
16 New Jeremy Hosking Marathon Asset Management £330m New
17 14= Sir John Beckwith RiverCrest Capital £302m Down £48m
18= 20= Jonathan Hiscock GSA Capital £300m Up £50m
18= 17 Sir Paul Ruddock Lansdowne Partners £300m No change
20 24 Nicolai Tangen AKO Capital £288m Up £63m

The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland - is published on Sunday, April 24. The 148-page special edition of The Sunday Times Magazine is the biggest issue of the Rich List ever published since it first appeared in 1989. It charts the wealth of the 1,000 richest people in the UK and the 250 richest in Ireland. The list is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies. It excludes bank accounts, to which the paper has no access.

 The Sunday Times Rich List is compiled by Philip Beresford and Robert Watts, and edited by Ian Coxon. The complete list will be available to all the paper's digital members and will be fully-searchable online at

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