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Brevan confirms Alan Howard move to Geneva

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After months of speculation Brevan Howard Asset Management, the $30 billion macro-focused hedge fund manager, has confirmed that Alan Howard – the firm’s founder, co-CEO and senior trader – is moving his full-time base to Geneva.

The news follows the recent confirmation by Mike Platt’s BlueCrest, another of the UK’s largest hedge fund groups with assets of some $18 billion, that it intends to have around 70 investment and support professionals based at its new Geneva operation by year-end.

In both cases the moves have been widely seen as a reaction to the UK’s recent rise in the