Ex-Brevan star in solo venture

City A.M. Reporter
CHRIS Rokos, co-founder of hedge fund firm Brevan Howard, is focusing on managing his own fortune, it emerged yesterday, the latest star trader to set up a so-called family office rather than work for others amid tighter regulations.

The former Goldman Sachs trader, who left Brevan last summer after the amount of money he managed was cut, has set up the office in the heart of London’s upmarket Mayfair district, close to Berkeley Square, a source said.

Rokos has been joined by former Brevan Howard partner Andy French, the source added. French also left Brevan last year and is now chief operating officer at an unnamed family office.