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Profile: Hugh Sloane and George Robinson

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Bio: Hugh Sloane and George Robinson

Sloane Robinson was founded in December 1993 by Hugh Sloane and George Robinson. The Eurozone crisis has seen a double-digit loss for Sloane Robinson’s flagship vehicles, with the Global Fund declining by 22 per cent. The founding partners Hugh Sloane and George Robinson are not unlike most hedge-fund managers; private and elusive. However what is known of these two gentlemen is that they are described as ‘charming’ by their neighbours and their earlier successes should not go unnoticed.

Hugh Sloane

Born in 1955, with an estimated income of $40-$50 million in 2006,  Hugh Sloane founded Sloane Robinson with George Robinson in 1993, and is one of the ten partners. He is the CEO and manager of the International and Japanese portfolios since the inception of the firm. Sloane Robinson currently manage approximately £3 billion and their fund favours Asian investments, primarily stocks, and particularly Japanese equities.

Sloane Robinson LLP manages assets with an absolute return focus on behalf of professional investors throughout the world. Their portfolios are built from their evaluation of macro trends, identifying and researching potential investment opportunities.

Mr. Sloane earned an undergraduate degree from Bristol University and a master in Economics at the University of Oxford.

Sloane Robinson cemented its position as one of London’s most successful asset managers in 2006 as the hedge fund reported that its profits had risen by two-thirds to £340m, a level, according to the financial times , far larger than traditional fund managers.

George Robinson

Born in 1957 and is the Co-Founder, Partner, and Chief Financial Officer of Sloane Robinson LLP. He is responsible for stock selections in Asia and risk management.

Mr Robinson also attended the University of Oxford, though as an undergraduate studying Engineering, graduating in 1979.

Prior to founding Sloane Robinson, Mr. Robinson worked at Cathay Pacific Airways for six years in various positions from marketing to traffic rights. He has also worked at W I Carr establishing offices for them in Seoul and Bangkok before moving to become Regional Director of Research in the Hong Kong offices.

Aside from his work at Sloane Robinson, he is a member of the Strategic Advisory Panel at Oxford Capital Partners Limited and is also a Trustee at the hedge fund Standards Board. He is also a keen venture capital investor.

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