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UK Charity Hires Former Hedge Fund CEO

Jun 05, 2013
Jing Chen

The Wellcome Trust, the charity which funds research to improve human and animal health, announced the hire of the former CEO at hedge fund firm Perry Capital.

In her new role as an investment manager, Emma Davies will be responsible for managing the trust’s directly managed equity portfolio, as well as being involved with foreign exchange and derivative overlays.

Davies was most recently with Big Society Capital, which develops and shapes a sustainable social investment environment in the U.K.

Based in London, Wellcome donates around $1 billion a year to various organizations aimed to improve the health of humans and animals alike.


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