Paul Marshall (investor)

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Paul Roderick Clucas Marshall (born 2 August 1959) is a British investor and philanthropist. He also is the father of Mumford & Sons band member Winston Marshall.


He is co-founder and Chairman of Marshall Wace LLP, one of Europe's largest hedge fund groups. [1]Marshall Wace was founded in 1997 by Paul Marshall and Ian Wace.[2] Funds managed by Marshall Wace have won multiple investment awards[3] and the company has become one of the world's leading managers of equity long/short strategies. He is a member of the Hedge Fund Standards Board. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford, and holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School.[4]

Liberal Democrat involvement[edit]

Marshall chairs the Management Committee of liberal think tank, CentreForum. CentreForum was relaunched under Marshall's Chairmanship in 2005.[5]

Paul Marshall has a longstanding involvement with Britain's Liberal Democrats Party.[6] He was research assistant to Charles Kennedy, MP, former leader of the Liberal Democrats in 1985 and stood for Parliament for the SDP/Liberal Alliance in Fulham in 1987. He has made appearances on current affairs programmes such as BBC Radio 4's Any Questions.[7][8]

In 2004 Marshall co-edited 'The Orange Book' with David Laws, MP. Chapters were written by various upcoming Liberal Democrat politicians including Nick Clegg, Chris Huhne, Vince Cable MP, Ed Davey MP and Susan Kramer (Neither Clegg, Huhne nor Kramer were MPs at the time.) Laws, describing the pairs' ambition in publishing The Orange Book, wrote "We were proud of the liberal philosophical heritage of our party. But we both felt that this philosophical grounding was in danger of being neglected in favour of no more than ‘a philosophy of good intentions, bobbing about unanchored in the muddled middle of British politics’"[9] The book received initial controversy when launched[10][11] but both it and the term 'Orange Bookers' to describe those sympathetic to its outlook continue to be frequently referenced to describe a strand of thought within the Liberal Democrats.[12][13]


He is chairman of ARK Schools, which is one of Britain’s leading providers of academies and has also played a pioneering role in developing new programmes for inner city education.[14] He is also a founding trustee of the charity Every Child a Chance.[15]

He was appointed Lead Non-Executive Director at the Department of Education in 2013.[16] He is also a founding trustee of the charity Every Child a Chance.[17]

Marshall has written widely about education. In 2012 he edited a book on improving the education system called 'The Tail: how England's schools fail one child in five - and what can be done'. Contributors included Labour MP, Frank Field (politician), Professor Chris Husbands of the Institute of Education and Stephen Machin of the London School of Economics. He is also co-author of 'Aiming Higher: a better future for England's schools' with Jennifer Moses (2006), and author of Tackling educational inequality (with Sumi Rabindrakumar and Lucy Wilkins, 2007)[18]

Marshall's other publications include: The Market Failures Review (Editor – 1999), Britain After Blair (co-editor with Julian Astle, David Laws, MP, Alasdair Murray), and 'Football and the Big Society' (with Sam Tomlin, 2011).[18]


  1. ^ Paul Marshall of Marshall Wace. Movers and Shakers, The Times. 28 December 2009. Retrieved on 2014-09-08.
  2. ^ Computer system gives fund a route to the top. 15 October 2005. Retrieved on 2012-04-28.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Every Child a Chance: Trustees
  5. ^ "£1 million boost for Lib Dem think tank" – The Times, 28 June 2005
  6. ^ Personal finance news, how to make money, how to save money. Telegraph (2011-05-31). Retrieved on 2012-04-28.
  7. ^ Transcript: Any Questions? 22 February 2008, Radio 4. BBC. Retrieved on 2012-04-28.
  8. ^ Transcript: Any Questions? 10 February 2006. Radio 4. BBC. Retrieved on 2012-04-28.
  9. ^ The Orange Book, Turning right or changing gears Economic Affairs, Retrieved 12 July 2012
  10. ^ Lib Dem 'lurch to right' warning 21 September 2004. BBC. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  11. ^ 'Voters will turn to us next' says poll strategist 22 September 2004. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 2012-07-12.
  12. ^ Clegg needs to ride the storm
  13. ^ Could a minority government deal be done? Channel 4 News
  14. ^ Hedge fund star: My plan to turn round London schools Evening Standard 7 March 2011. Retrieved 12-07-2012
  15. ^ Every Child a Chance Trust, Registered Charity no. 1122108 at the Charity Commission
  16. ^ [2] Evening Standard 7 March 2011. Retrieved 12-09-2014
  17. ^ Every Child a Chance Trust, Registered Charity no. 1122108 at the Charity Commission
  18. ^ a b Tackling educational inequality. Retrieved on 2012-04-28.