Former Wrestling Star and JPMorgan Trader Noel Thompson Enters the Hedge Fund Ring

A former college wrestling champion is pinning down a hedge fund.

Hedge fund news source FINalternatives reported that Noel Thompson, a former vice president for global futures trading at JPMorgan Chase, will launch his first hedge fund.

Thompson Global Partners will be based in New York and will debut with $50 million in assets and a $1 billion capacity. The global macro fund will invest in commodities, currencies, equities and fixed income.

Thompson worked as a salesman and trader in the Equities Division for Goldman Sachs & Co from 2005-10 before his one-year tenure with JPMorgan Securities. He serves on the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Outstanding American Nominating Committee. A champion wrestler at Hofstra University, He sits on the board of Hofstra University Athletics.