Jeremy Hosking

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Jeremy John Hosking (born 20 July 1958), is an English 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 309 in the Sunday Times Rich List in 2015, 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. In late 2012, Hosking founded Hosking and Co.[2]

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, a number of which are operated by Locomotive Services Limited.

Hosking is also involved in the Royal Scot Locomotive and General Trust which owns a number of steam locomotives.

Engines currently owned by Jeremy Hosking include:

Class Number (&Name) Image Current base Current status
GWR 4073 Class
Nunney Castle
5029 Nunney Castle Didcot old slide.jpg
Southall Railway Centre
Out of service, awaiting boiler repairs.
GWR 6959 Class
Raveningham Hall
Ravenham Hall.jpg
West Somerset Railway
Operational, non mainline.
GWR 4200 Class
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
Operational, non mainline. Returned to operations in 2014, hauling its first train in 54 years.
LNER Class A4
LNER Class A4 60019 Bittern.jpg
Mid Hants Railway
Operational, mainline ticket expired 1st January 2015. Moved to Mid Hants Railway on 19th January 2015, for a year running there. At the end of 2015, loco will be withdrawn for major overhaul back to mainline running condition.
SR West Country
34046 at Minehead railway station.jpg
LNWR Heritage, Crewe
Under overhaul following expiry of main line ticket.
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 Class 08
Southall Railway Centre


  1. ^ The Sunday Times Rich List 2015
  2. ^ Hosking and Co
  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.