Political expediency of EU politicians could be dangerous for hedge funds, says Ruddick

Prodding the industry

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In March 1994 hedge funds were still not that common in Europe. Sitting in a Surrey golf club, Simon Ruddick (pictured) and friends came up with the idea of setting up an organisation to help investors put their money into these little-understood vehicles.

As a former hedge fund manager, Ruddick believed he had an insight into the industry and how it operated. Nearly 20 years later the golf club creation, Albourne Partners, is the world’s largest hedge fund advisory company with more than 240 cl