Ex-Goldman Trader Thompson to Start Macro Fund
Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. trader Noel Thompson is starting New York based
macro hedge fund Thompson Global Partners LLC by the end of March or early
Thompson has $50 million in assets and is fundraising, he said in a telephone interview. The fund will invest in commodities, equities and exchange-traded funds, currencies,emerging-market bonds and commercial mortgage-backed securities.
Thompson previously traded global futures at Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase &
Co. and the New York Mercantile Exchange, according to a marketing document obtained
by Bloomberg. He plans to hire three people from Goldman whom he declined to identify.
Thompson cited betting on the Russian ruble versus the euro, on the Canadian dollar
versus the U.S. dollar and on Smithfield Foods Inc. in the document, among other trades.