Thomas Sandell

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Thomas Sandell
Born1960/1961(age 59–60) [1]
Alma mater Uppsala University
Columbia University
OccupationHedge fund manager
Net worthIncrease2.svg £1.102bn (May 2019)

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


Early life

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 in finance from Columbia University. [1]


Sandell worked as a securities analyst for Atlantic Finance in Paris from May 1986 to May 1987 and subsequently was head of equity research at Group Delphi in Paris. [2]

Sandell joined Bear Stearns in 1988, [1] and was a colleague of investment banker Ace Greenberg. [3] When he left in 1997 he was a senior managing director and co-head of the Risk Arbitrage department.

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 [4] and was included in "The Hedge Fund Hot 100". [5]


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

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

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