Alan Howard (hedge fund manager)

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Alan Howard
Born11 September 1963
ResidenceLondon, England
EducationImperial College London
OccupationHedge fund manager
Known forCo-founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP
Net worthGBP £1.5 billion (STRL, April 2015)[1]
US$1.35 billion (Forbes, 2018)
Spouse(s)Sabine Howard (div.)

Alan Howard (born September 1963) is a British billionaire hedge fund manager and co-founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP.[2] In February 2013, Forbes listed him as one of the 40 highest-earning hedge fund managers.[3] In 2014, he was ranked 53rd on the UK's Sunday Times Rich List.[4] According to Forbes, as of 2018, Howard's net worth was $1.35 billion.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in England to a Jewish[6] family, Howard attended Hasmonean Grammar School, Hendon London. After graduating from Imperial College London with a master's degree,[7] he began his financial career at Salomon Brothers and worked in the ECU eurobond market.[8]


Howard served on the New York Federal Reserve's investor advisory committee on financial markets and is one of a group of financial managers, who on occasion, advise New York Federal Reserve officials on economic policy.[9]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Sabine Howard, who is French, and they have four children.[10][11] They divorced in 2015.

In 2010, Howard moved from London to Geneva, Switzerland.[12] Five years later, he purchased a $14.5 million condo in Miami, Florida.[13] In 2017, he returned to London.[14]

Howard has been active in Conservative Party circles.[2]

Howard founded the Alan Howard Charitable Foundation which contributes to charities that aim to support Israel and other Jewish causes. The foundation has a central focus on Holocaust education, the homeless and Israeli film.[15] Howard also operates a charitable foundation and supports homeless charities.[2]

In 2014, Howard started The Alan Howard Foundation/JW3 Speaker Series, which is a collection of conversations, talks, and entertainment by leaders and experts in their respective fields. Each event is intended to raise money for a Jewish centre in London.[16][17][18]

A 2013 Smithsonian Magazine article listed the Howard Charitable Foundation as among the largest contributors to the climate change counter-movement from 2003 to 2010.[19][verification needed]


  1. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List". The Sunday Times (page 29). 26 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "The Business On... Alan Howard, Founder, Brevan Howard". The Independent. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  3. ^ Vardi, Nathan (26 February 2013), "The 40 Highest-Earning Hedge Fund Managers & Traders 2013", Forbes
  4. ^ "2014 Sunday Times Rich List". Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  5. ^ "#1190 Alan Howard". Forbes. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  6. ^ Andrew Clark (11 March 2010). "Alan Howard: New billionaire on the block". The Guardian.
  7. ^ "Alan Howard". Forbes. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  8. ^ ""Alan Howard", Dow Jones Financial News". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  9. ^ Goldstein, Matthew; Ablan, Jennifer; Wachtel, Katya (10 October 2013). "Top global hedge fund Brevan Howard takes emerging markets hit". Reuters. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  10. ^ "English Billionaire Alan Howard Settles Ownership Dispute Over Painting For $10 Million". Jewish Business News. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  11. ^ Agnew, Harriet. "Alan Howard moves to Geneva". Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Alan Howard moves to Geneva" Efinancial News E financial news
  13. ^ Kallergis, Katherine. "British billionaire buys at Faena for $14.5M". The Real Deal. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  14. ^ Suzy Waite (21 August 2017). "Alan Howard Returns to London After 7 Years in Geneva". Bloomberg LP. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  15. ^ The Jewish Chronicle "The JC Power 100: Alan Howard" Archived 4 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine 5 September 2008
  16. ^ "ABOUT THE SERIES". The Alan Howard Foundation/JW3 Speaker Series. The Alan Howard Foundation/JW3 Speaker Series. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  17. ^ "ABOUT The Speaker Series". The Alan Howard Foundation/JW3 Speaker Series. The Alan Howard Foundation/JW3 Speaker Series. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  18. ^ Cook, James (1 May 2015). "Billionaire investor Peter Thiel: 'Always aim for a monopoly. From society's perspective, it's complicated. But from the inside, I always want to have a monopoly.'". Business Insider. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  19. ^ Schultz, Colin (23 December 2013). "Meet the Money Behind the Climate Denial Movement". Smithsonian. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

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