Thomas Sandell

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Thomas Sandell
Born1960/1961 (age 57–58)[1]
ResidenceLondon, England
Alma materUppsala University
Columbia University
OccupationHedge fund manager
Net worthUS$1.45 billion (May 2018)[1]

Thomas Sandell (born 1960/1961) is a billionaire Swedish hedge fund manager, based in London.

Early life[edit]

He earned a bachelor's degree from Uppsala University.[1] He then spent 2 years in Paris covering European stocks for Atlantic Finance.[citation needed] He then earned an MBA at Columbia University.[1]


Sandell joined Bear Stearns in 1988,[1] and was a colleague of investment banker Ace Greenberg.[citation needed]

In 1998, Sandell set up Sandell Asset Management, a hedge fund with its headquarters in New York.[1]

The company's business focus on global risk arbitrage, equity special situations and credit opportunities. Its UCITS hedge fund was awarded Best Performing Risk Arbitrage Fund by The Hedge Fund Journal[2] and was included in "The Hedge Fund Hot 100".[3]


Sandell is a founding board member of The New Leader's Group of the Institute of International Education, the administrator of the United States Government's Fulbright Program.[citation needed] He is also a Trustee of Friends of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), a charity focused on supporting a variety of initiatives that fight disease, abuse and poverty afflicting children around the globe.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He is married, with one child, and lives in London, England.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Forbes profile: Thomas Sandell". Forbes. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Home". Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "The Hedge Fund Hot 100 2013 - Hedge Fund Insight". Retrieved 15 May 2018.