London HFs

Wanted to start a discussion on London HFs given very little on here. By this I don’t really mean the London offices of P72, Citadel etc (of course, more details the better) but rather London domiciled funds like the ones below. if any one has any color re comp/culture/performance/strategy/hiring i think would be super helpful:
Landseer
AKO
Bell Rock
Kintbury
Eisler
Samson Rock
Man
Gemsstock
White Creek
Naya
Egerton
TCI
Marble Bar
Calibrate
Helikon
Carrhae
Fifthdelta
+ any others

 
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Marshall Wace is the big mutistrat missing.

Think Lansdowne and Egerton are LO now (not 100% sure on the latter). Have been struggling for performance and losing key people to the MMs from what I hear.

Man is a multistrat doing everything - AHL is the quant biz, GLG has a range of discretionary and is a platform-type model.

There are a bunch of more SMID-cap focused equity l/s, eg Boldhaven and Capeview.

Traditionally London is a big base for global macro - so you have funds like Rokos based here.

Quite a lot of the successful equity l/s launches in the last decade have been spin outs from the pod shops (e.g. Albar and Kintbury are both ex MLP).

Then there are plenty of l/s strategies attached to traditional fund managers. E.g. there’s a big UK l/s fund sat within Blackrock.

 

Most of them really suck ass in terms of comp from what I have seen unless you get to partner and/or get a cut of the performance fees, which is similar to PE (carry) but with a more volatile career and lesser cash comp on average until you get there.

The fundamental SM funds in London that are better seats than good PE jobs are very rare. You can also see that in the pedigree of people that they hire.

You might not need to consistently work 80 hour weeks until you are entirely bald however.

 

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