Nigel Hart

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Nigel Patrick Hart (born June, 1967) is a British born hedge fund manager living in the United States. He is the Managing Partner of ReachCapital Management, LP.


Hart graduated from the University of East Anglia, in the United Kingdom, where he earned a BA with honors degree in Economics in 1989. He completed the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation in 1994.


Hart began his investing career in 1989 in the city of London joining Commercial Union Asset Management as a property analyst. In 1991 he moved to Hill Samuel Asset Management where he assumed portfolio management duties running his first European fund.[1] In 1995 he moved to the United States with Hill Samuel. In early 1997, he joined Putnam Investments in Boston, Massachusetts. Here he first achieved recognition as Portfolio Manager of the Putnam International Voyager Fund.[2][3] This fund quickly established itself as one of the most successful international stock mutual funds.[4] In the summer of 2000 Hart left Putnam and founded his own firm ReachCapital Management, located in Harrison, New York and has continued a strategy of focusing on stock picking both long and short. In latter years, a more shareholder activist role in some portfolio companies has been added to the investment process.[5][6][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Hart currently resides in Pound Ridge, New York with his wife and two daughters.


Nigel Hart is also an active philanthropist. Hart, through ReachCapital Management, LP, was the main sponsor of the 2008 Caramoor International Music Festival held in Katonah, New York.[9] He, once again through ReachCapital Management, was also a participating sponsor for the 3rd Open Door Benefit Concert in 2008.[10][11] The Open Door Family Medical Centers are based in Westchester County, New York.


Hart donated exclusively to the 2008 U.S. Democratic Party campaign.[12]