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Hedge Fund RIsing Stars: Gideon Nieuwoudt

Gideon Nieuwoudt
Silver Creek Capital Management


Hedge fund executives in the U.K. say Gideon Nieuwoudt knows everyone who is anyone in the City and beyond. Nieuwoudt, 36, moved to London in January 2000, after graduating from ­Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He worked for several years as a consultant in the hedge fund practice of investment advisory firm Watson Wyatt Worldwide (now Towers Watson), in both London and New York. In 2007 he moved to the fund-of-hedge-funds industry, joining Geneva-­based Union ­Bancaire Privée as deputy global head of research. In mid-2008 he joined Seattle-­based Silver Creek Capital Management as partner and head of the ­London office. Nieuwoudt, co–portfolio manager for Silver Creek’s flagship core strategies fund, has spearheaded the firm’s non-U.S. ambitions and in the past two years helped win ­Silver Creek $1.2 billion in new capital ­commitments.

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