BlueCrest Capital Management

July 21, 2014  

BlueCrest Capital Management founders Michael Platt and William Reeves got their start on the derivatives trading desk at J.P. Morgan in the 1990s and left to launch their firm with $117 million in early 2000. Since then, the multistrategy hedge fund firm has morphed into one of the world’s biggest computer-driven hedge fund firms, thanks to a combination of explosive asset growth and solid returns. But the firm, headquartered some 3,500 miles from Wall Street in London, truly put itself on the map in 2008. That’s when the then-$5.8 billion BlueTrend fund, the firm’s flagship managed-futures strategy…

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