Hedge Fund Manager, Lansdown Partners
Peter is a senior partner and member of the Management Committee at Lansdowne Partners, one of Europe’s largest hedge fund managers. The partnership specialises in research-based fundamental investment with a medium-term time horizon and currently holds stakes in a variety of well-known companies such as Nike, Lloyds Banking Group and Coca-Cola. The firm’s largest fund, jointly run by Peter, is the Lansdowne Developed Markets Fund, which was established in 2001 and has compounded returns for investors at around 15% since inception.
He is also a governor of the Wellcome Trust (one of the UK’s largest charities, focused on medical research), as well as sitting on its Investment Committee, a role he also fulfils at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a member of the advisory committee of Manocap, a venture capital fund investing in some of the most distressed areas of the world, initially focused on Sierra Leone.
Chair, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council
Chief Corporate Officer, ScottishPower
Former Ambassador & College Head
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association