The Children’s Investment Fund

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    Chris Hohn’s Wife Goes All Patty Cohen On Him

    Like the former Mrs. SAC, Jamie Cooper-Hohn suspects that The Children’s Investment Fund founder, who once loved her enough to take her name and to give her a £2 billion charity to play with, is hiding £1.7 billion—or at least several hundred million—in the crevasses of his “modest life.”

    / Jul 2, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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    The Children’s Investment Fund Now Just The Investment Fund

    When Chris Hohn set up his hedge fund nine years ago, he came up with a cute little marketing gimmick. He’d give one-third of the fund’s management fees—and a whole lot more if it did well—to a charity benefiting children. He dubbed his creation, The Children’s Investment Fund. Carl Icahn undoubtedly thinks that the scheme […]

    / Mar 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    Doing Well By Doing Financial Reform

    There’s a thing called socially responsible investing where (1) you invest other people’s money, (2) poorly, (3) but it’s okay because you’re doing it not to make them money but to save the whales, er, penguins, and they like penguins, so they keep paying your fees. This is a good racket as rackets go but […]

    / Jun 19, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Troubled TCI Gives Up On Asia

    Little more than a year after losing its high-profile proxy battle with Japan’s largest electric utility, The Children’s Investment Fund Management is getting out of Asia entirely. The Japanese government pulled out all the stops to keep the activist hedge fund from getting its hands on a bigger chunk of Electric Power Development Co., better […]

    / Nov 4, 2009 at 9:36 AM

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