Chairman & CEO, Caxton Associates
Andrew Law is the Chairman and CEO of Caxton, one of the world’s largest hedge funds. Caxton was founded in New York in 1983 and is primarily focused upon trading macro economic trends. It is the first major long established hedge fund to undertake a generational transition; the founder having retired at the end of 2011.
Andrew was born and raised in Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester, and educated at a state comprehensive. He took a First in Economics at Sheffield University, and subsequently pursued a career in the City. Following two years in Fund Management with a UK merchant bank he moved across to the trading side working for US institutions; seven years at Chemical Bank, followed by seven years at Goldman Sachs. In both cases he headed up proprietary trading with a focus upon currencies, interest rates, equity and commodity markets.
Having joined Caxton in 2003 he was appointed Chief Investment Officer globally in early 2008, just in time for the ensuing financial crisis. He assumed his current position effective Jan 1st 2012.
As well as being Chairman of Speakers for Schools, his outside interests include a founding trustee of the Law Family Charitable Foundation, a Board member of Social Finance (an organisation focused on development of financial products that reward positive social outcomes), and a trustee of TreatMeUk (a London based charity focused upon cancer and other major illness suffering women).