Manager profile: Paul Ruddock, co-founder and CEO, Lansdowne Partners

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Paul Ruddock is a soft-spoken and modest man. He likens his role as CEO of Lansdowne Partners, the $16 billon hedge fund he co-founded in 1998 with Steven Heinz, as akin to a vice chancellor, one looking after slightly eccentric albeit brilliant professors. He says the office has more of an academic feel to it, explaining the company’s forte is deep, analytical research.

“The analogy I often use is that we’re a bit like a university where you have different departments run by professors and I may

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