Jeremy Hosking

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Jeremy John Hosking (born 20 July 1958), is a British businessman, who made his fortune through investment and private equity, including as a co-founder and investment portfolio manager for private investment fund Marathon Asset Management. Hosking is also well known for his extensive collection of steam locomotives, and 25% share holding in Crystal Palace F.C. Hosking was ranked number 285 in the Sunday Times Rich List in 2014, with a value of £330M.[1]


After graduation from Cambridge University in 1979, Hosking worked for G.T. Management PLC in Hong Kong and the United States. In 1986, he co-founded Marathon in London. Hosking lead investment in South East Asia, the Americas and South Africa.[2] In late 2012, Hosking founded Hosking and Co.

Hosking has written various papers on investment and corporate governance, including "South East Asia: Eighteen Reasons to be Bearish" in August 1995.

Private investments[edit]

In December 2009, Hosking donated £30,000 for funding research support, to Conservative MP David Davis.[3]

In March 2010, Hosking bought the West Sussex country house hotel, the Gravetye Manor, out of administration.[4]

In August 2010, Hosking was part of a four-man consortium which bought Selhurst Park, and then residents Crystal Palace football club out of administration, via the limited company CPFC 2010.[5]


Hosking owns a number of steam locomotives and one diesel locomotive, both privately and via the Royal Scot Locomotive and General Trust (RSL&GT)*. These presently include:

Class Number (&Name) Image Current location Current status
GWR 4073 Class
Nunney Castle
5029 Nunney Castle Didcot old slide.jpg
Southall Railway Centre
Operational, mainline certified
GWR 6959 Class
Raveningham Hall
Ravenham Hall.jpg
West Somerset Railway
Operational, non mainline.
GWR 4200 Class
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Operational, non mainline. Recently underwent restoration to working order and recently hauled its first train in 54 years.
LNER Class A4
LNER Class A4 60019 Bittern.jpg
Southall Railway Centre
Operational, mainline certified, due for overhaul during 2015
SR West Country
34046 at Minehead railway station.jpg
Southall Railway Centre
Operational, mainline certified
BR Standard Class 9F
BR Standard 9F No 92212 at Ropley yard.jpg
Mid-Hants Railway
Operational, non mainline. Due to a lack of a flange on the centre driving wheel, cannot be mainline certified.
BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T
The Engine House, Severn Valley Railway
Non operational. Hosking bought the locomotive for £250,000, and will spend £350,000 on restoration. The locomotive will remain on the SVR
BR Class 08
Riley and Son, Bury


  1. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List 2014". Sunday Times. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jeremy J. Hosking". Marathon. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "David Davis". Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hosking stokes up luxury hotel purchase". The Times. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Long live Crystal Palace", Daniel Jones, This is Croydon Today
  6. ^ "Projects". The Flour Mill. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 

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