Hohn’s TCI Fund Hires Choudhary From Theleme Partners

Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, the London-based hedge-fund firm run by billionaire activist investor Chris Hohn, hired Sourav Choudhary as a partner.

Choudhary, 36, joined the fund, known as TCI, last month, according to a filing with Companies House that was made public this week. He previously worked for Theleme Partners LLP, according to the British markets regulator’s register of people approved to work in the industry. Theleme Partners, another London-based hedge fund, is run by Patrick Degorce, one of Hohn’s former partners at TCI.

Choudhary was a managing director at Karsch Capital Management LP until January 2013 and a vice president at Old Lane LP from March 2006 to December 2008, according to his LinkedIn page. He declined to comment on his new job.

Hohn is known as one of the few Europe-based activist investors, buying stakes in companies and pressuring management to make changes that might drive up the share price. TCI owns stakes in Moody’s Corp. and Royal Mail Plc, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The fund has about $8 billion in assets under management.

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