Law & Regulation

Building the enfant terrible of NZ funds management

Paul McBeth
Mon, 25 Oct 2021

Building the enfant terrible of NZ funds management
Can Bernard Whimp reinvent himself as a hedge fund manager? (Image: supplied)
Paul McBeth
Mon, 25 Oct 2021
Bernard Whimp made a lot of money out of his low-ball offers a decade ago, and now he wants to use that cash to build a billion-dollar hedge fund.Whimp’s a contrarian and provocateur who’s quite happy to poke the borax at the big end of town. That’s appropriate for his grand plans – as any devotee of the Showtime series Billions can attest, a larger-than-life personality and penchant for controversy is a prerequisite for a hedge fund principal.He has complete self-confidence in his ability to win over investors wary of h...

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