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Michael Hintze

Founder, CQS LLP
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Net worth 2018: $2.37 Billion
Industry: Finance
Residence: London, United Kingdom
Country: Australia
BirthDay: 27 July 1953
Sigh: Leo
Children: 4
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Sydney; Master of Science, University of New South Wales; Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Michael Hintze was bornon 27 July 1953 in London, United Kingdom, Australia, is Founder, CQS LLP. Michael Hintze is #1030 in List Billionaires People In The World. Michael Hintze started London-based hedge-fund firm CQS, which is led by his flagship Directional Opportunities fund. Born in China to Russian parents, Hintze was raised in Australia and served a three-year stint in the army before making his way to London in the 1980s. He is a noted supporter of the arts and sciences and was granted Knighthood in 2013 in recognition of his charitable contributions in the U.K. He maintains a connection to his home country through his MH Premium Farms, which owns a portfolio of agricultural properties in Australia.


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He was named to the 2017 Debrett’s 500 List, in recognition of his considerable philanthropic contributions in the UK


In the area of culture and the arts, notable donations include enabling the restoration of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Pauline Chapel at the Vatican and in 2014 donating £5 million to the Natural History Museum, London


He received his accolade on 23 October 2013 by The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace


The CQS Directional Opportunities Fund, which is managed by Hintze, was ranked #3 on Bloomberg's list of the 100 top-performing large hedge funds for 2012


Hintze also supplied a private jet for Fox and Werritty to fly from the United States to London in May 2011


In recognition of their charitable contributions in support of the arts, Michael Hintze and his wife Dorothy received the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy in 2009


In March 2008, Hintze paid for a private jet to ferry Cameron and Osborne from Newcastle to Biggin Hill after the Conservative Party conference


In 2007, Hintze established MH Premium Farms (MHPF), a group of agriculture companies based mainly in Australia


In 2006, at the time of the Cash for Peerages allegations concerning the Labour Party, Hintze voluntarily revealed he was one of the previously anonymous patrons who had made loans to the Conservative Party


Gregory (KCSG) by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and was later was elevated to a Knight Grand Cross of the same Order (GCSG)


In 1999 he launched his own asset management firm, CQS, and has been cited in the press as one of the highest paid people in the City of London


MHPF is managed by a team of agricultural specialists, led by CEO Richard Taylor, who graduated from Sydney University with a 1st class honours degree in Veterinary Science in 1987 and has since managed a number of agricultural companies in Australia


He then studied at the University of Sydney where he obtained a BSc degree in physics in 1975 and a BE degree in engineering in 1977, residing at St John's College


Sir Michael Hintze, AM (born 27 July 1953) is a British-Australian businessman, philanthropist and Conservative Party patron, based in the United Kingdom


After his grandparents fled from Russia after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, he was born in the Chinese city of Harbin


The donation to the Natural History Museum is the biggest single donation received by the museum in 133 years (in other words, since 1881 when the Museum opened to the public for the first time)


He was also named to the Evening Standard’s “Progress 1000” list of “London’s most influential people,” citing his philanthropic contributions and business success


8 billion; and according to the Australian BRW Rich 200 Hintze was Australia's 37th wealthiest individual with a net worth of A$1

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