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2011 Hedge Fund Rising Stars: GLG's J. Jason Mitchell

In the close-knit world of socially responsible investing, J. Jason Mitchell is fast becoming something of a celebrity. He oversees the sustainable-investment strategies at London-based hedge fund firm GLG Partners. He is one of 30 individuals featured in the 2011 Hedge Fund Rising Stars.

J. Jason Mitchell
GLG Partners

In the close-knit world of socially responsible investing, J. Jason Mitchell is fast becoming something of a celebrity. Mitchell, 38, oversees the sustainable-investment strategies at London-based hedge fund firm GLG Partners and runs the GLG Global Sustainability Fund. He believes that so-called ESG factors — matters of environmental impact, social concerns and corporate governance — should not merely be branded as ethical investing but looked at as a profitable investment approach irrespective of morality. Mitchell joined GLG in April of last year; it was his second tour of duty at the firm.

Jason Mitchell Previously, he had run GLG’s global telecommunications and media investment portfolio. But he left in 2008 to help save the world. He spent two years as COO of Hydrotech International, a water technology and solutions provider for developing countries, working on projects in sub-Saharan nations. But, frustrated by the slow progress of change, he began to feel he could achieve more back in his old world. So when GLG founder Pierre Lagrange tapped him to take over and reboot the firm’s sustainable-investing initiative, Mitchell was ready. A year later his approach — focusing on sustainable economic trends, not moral absolutes — is gaining results and converts.



Click on the names below to read the profiles of the 30
talented investment professionals featured in our list of the
2011 Hedge Fund Rising Stars.
Name Firm
Eric Alt Hall Capital Partners
Jennifer Croswell SAC Capital Advisors
Clayton DeGiacinto Axonic Capital
Benjamin Durrant ICG Advisors
Jennifer Fan Arrowhawk Capital Partners
Joshua Fink Enso Capital Management
Pierre-Henri Flamand Edoma Capital Partners
Gareth Henry Fortress Investment Group
Erez Kalir Sabretooth Capital Management
Katie Kalvoda Newport Wealth Management
Edward Keller Morgan Stanley
Andrew Laurino Credit Suisse
Svetlana Lee Varna Capital
Gary Lehrman Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Greth Lester Perella Weinberg Partners
Greg Lippmann LibreMax Capital
J. Jason Mitchell GLG Partners
Gaurav Patankar Lockheed Martin Investment
Management Co.
Craig Perry Sabretooth Capital Management
Scott Pittman Mount Sinai Medical Center
Gregory Racz Hutchin Hill Capital
Angela Samfilippo Pine River Capital Management
Jill Schurtz Robeco-Sage Capital Management
Jonathan Shafter Boston Provident
Steven Simmons Maxim Group
Scott Sinclair Cascabel Management
Faisal Syed Pamli Capital Management
Morgan Sze Azentus Capital Management
Oliver Wiener BTIG
Patrick Wolff Grandmaster Capital Management

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