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Odey loses an aristocrat as head of trading exits

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Odey loses an aristocrat as head of trading exits

The Honourable Ralph Beckett has left Odey Asset Management after 18 years.

He was one of a number of British nobility employed by Crispin Odey (pictured). Beckett, whose late father was the 4th Baron Grimthorpe, was a partner and director of trading at Odey’s eponymous firm.

He joined the company in 2000 and was responsible for its trading activity. Beckett was also responsible for investment management at the company.

Before joining Odey, he worked on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe) market from its inception in 1982 as an order filler. Beckett later became managing director of Cater
Allen Futures.

Despite Beckett’s exit, Odey Asset Management is by no means short of British nobility. Partner Orlando Montagu is the son of the Earl of Sandwich, partner and fund manager James Grimston is a viscount and son of John Grimston, the 7th Earl of Verulam, and partner Massey Roborough is a baron.

Recently, former Odey Wealth investment director, James Barton, left the firm to join Featherstone Investment Partners, a West Berkshire-based family office, to open it up to private clients. Fellow Odey alumnus Chris Stewart joined him.

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