Paul Ruddock

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Sir Paul Ruddock
Occupation CEO
Employer Lansdowne Partners
Location UK

Sir Paul Ruddock was the CEO of Lansdowne Partners. He retired in June of 2013 to focus more on his work in the arts and on charity work. [1]


Ruddock co-founded Lansdowne Partners with Steven Heinz in 1998. The hedge fund is one of Europe's oldest, and is a significant investor in Coca-Cola and Manchester United. Prior to co-founding the company, Ruddock was the head of international development at the US arm of asset manager Schroders. [2] [3]

Ruddock is also the chairman of the board of trustees at the Victoria & Altert Museum in London. He was knighted in the 2012 New Year's Honour's list for his services to the arts. The knighthood caused some controversy due to his donations of over £500,000 ($758,050 USD) to the Tory party. However, his nomination was not political. [4]


Ruddock received a Bachelors with Honours and Master with Honours from Mansfield College in Oxford. [5]


  1. UPDATE 1-CEO of hedge fund firm Lansdowne to retire in June. Reuters.
  2. Sir Paul Ruddock to leave Lansdowne. The Independent.
  3. Ruddock to leave Lansdowne.
  4. Landowne boss Sir Paul Ruddock retires for the arts. The Telegraph.
  5. Mansfield elects Paul Ruddock to a Bancroft Fellowship. University of Oxford.