25 April 1971 |
|Alma mater||Macquarie University|
|Occupation||Hedge fund manager|
|Net worth||$743 million (Business Review Weekly)|
Early life and education
Coffey joined Macquarie Bank in 1993 and in 1994 traded emerging-market equity derivatives at Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank AG. Coffey was hired by Blueborder Partners, a George Soros related hedge fund and hired by Bank Austria to oversee global equity proprietary trading.
Coffey had previously been a trader at GLG Partners (GLG), leaving behind his $200m GLG Partners compensation package. Industry sources estimated that Coffey had been responsible for two-thirds of GLG's performance fees during his time there. In November 2008, Coffey left GLG to become co-chief investment officer of Moore Europe Capital Management, a subsidiary of Moore Capital Management. 
Coffey is estimated to have earned £170m in the previous year after increasing by 51% the value of his emerging markets fund.
In November 2010 Coffey bought Ardfin Estate, a 12,000-acre sporting estate on the island of Jura in Scotland. The purchase attracted controversy and concern over Coffey's decision to close the estate's public gardens, whose 2,500 visitors a year formed a significant source of income for Jura. In 2011, a spokesperson for Coffey said that his "full intention" was to re-open the gardens during 2012, but the gardens have remained closed. However, plans have been unveiled for a new 18-hole private golf course on the estate 
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- Walsh, Kate (27 April 2008). "Greg Coffey wizard of Oz". The Times (London).
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- "Star hedge fund manager Coffey joins Moore Capital". Reuters. 3 November 2008.
- "A Bright Spot in Tough Times". The New York Times. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
- FT.com / Financials - Coffey hedges to join Bacon
- Greg Coffey hires spin doctors to handle PR
- Bowers, Simon (3 October 2008). "Andrew Baker: Soft seller defends the 'spivs and speculators'". The Guardian (London).
- Wilson, Peter (16 April 2011). "Aussie stars shine in funds revival". The Australian.
- Cowing, Emma (15 May 2011). "Everything in Jura's garden far from rosy". The Scotsman (Edinburgh).
-  Will Jura now see more of the Wizard of Oz ?