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CQS’s Hintze Listened to Climate Skeptics and Touts ESG

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Michael Hintze
Michael HintzePhotographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg
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Billionaire Michael Hintze sat in the front row at an invitation-only lecture of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, the main U.K. think tank that’s pushing back against policies to fight climate change.

The London hedge fund manager was listening to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott lament how Western societies had turned global warming into a religion while forgetting their roots in “the scriptures about man created in the image and likeness of god and charged with subduing the earth.” The title of the October 2017 speech: “Daring to Doubt.”