Available for hire: a son of a hedge fund legend

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Jean-Philippe Jabre, son of hedge fund legend Philippe Jabre, is on the look out for a new job.

Jean-Philippe followed in the footsteps of his dad by joining CQS, the $13bn multi-strategy hedge fund set up by Sir Michael Hintze, as an analyst on its European banks and insurers credit fund in March 2015.

He left around two years later and landed at Mitheridge Capital Management, which manages real estate investments for institutional investors and family offices, as an investment associate.

Eight months later and he’s back on the market, according to his LinkedIn profile. Having left the firm in February, he’s yet to secure a new role.

He could be about to jump into a hot new area, however. Again, his profile suggests that he’s currently on ‘Data Science Immersive’, a 12-week data science course at coding bootcamp General Assembly, which claims to offer both practical training and career help.

Maybe a change could be on the cards for Princeton economics graduate, Jean-Philippe, or perhaps he’s just getting in on the emerging trend of hedge funds demanding that their employees possess both quantitative and traditional investment skills.

His father, Philippe Jabre is a high profile hedge fund manager who is currently chief investment officer of his own hedge fund, Jabre Capital Partners in Geneva. Before this, he was a managing director at GLG Partners.

Following in the footsteps of a legendary finance figure is not easy, but it can certainly open doors.

Alex Blankfein, Harvard MBA and oldest son of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, joined Goldman Sachs in cross asset sales before switching to consultancy Bain & Co and then quietly moving to Carlyle Group late last year. Lloyd is close to David Rubenstein, Carlyle’s founder, which may have greased the wheels for his entrance into the notoriously competitive world of PE.

Louis Dillon Ingraham Bacon, son of Moore Capital founder Louis Bacon, also joined Goldman Sachs last year. Giacomo Draghi, son of European Central Bank president Mario, spent 13 years working in interest rates trading at Morgan Stanley before leaving in February to join hedge fund LMR Partners.

Contact: pclarke@efinancialcareers.com

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