Launches & Closures

Lansdowne supports Theleme launch from TCI star Degorce


Patrick Degorce, a co-founder of The Children's Investment Fund and the driving force behind some of the fund's most successful investments in its earlier heyday, is moving ahead with plans to launch his own global equities operation.

Paul Ruddock

Degorce, a highly-regarded European equities manager at Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers for several years before joining Chris Hohn at TCI's formation in 2004, was instrumental in some of TCI's most profitable and high-profile investments - including those in Deutsche Borse and ABN Amro.

He parted company with TCI at the end of last year