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Thomas Sandell

Owner of Sandell Asset Management Corporation
Sandell Asset Management Corporation, Castlerigg Investments


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Thomas Sandell – An Introduction

Thomas Sandell has been on the Forbes List of Billionaires with a personal fortune estimated at USD $ 1.1 billion. He was born in Sweden in 1961, later moved to New York, United States on account of establishing his business. Being a Swedish badminton prodigy, he did not take it up as his career to become a professional. Instead, he spent two years in Paris to explore more on European equities by representing Atlantic Finance.


Thomas Sandell had his formal education in Sweden, until he qualified Bachelor of Arts and Science from Uppsala University. Eight years after landing in the US, he gained his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Columbia.

Sandell Migrates from Europe to NY

At the age of 18, he migrated from Europe to New York to take up regular job. Despite the fact that he was comfortable working there, in the perspective of an investor, he could find only limited scope in Europe. By then, he had already gained adequate experience in Business and Finance after having worked as a financial Analyst at Atlantic Finance in Paris. He had also become the manager of equity research at Group Delphi in Paris.

Sandell’s Joint Venture

Thomas Sandell ventured with the legendary and the investment banker Ace Greenberg at Bear Sterns. His tremendous hard work and determination fetched him the task of launching the firm’s International arbitrage business. This opportunity widened the scope for Thomas Sandell to learn more about the trade.

Sandell Starts Castlerigg Investments

In the year 1998, Thomas Sandell started his hedge funds, Castlerigg Investments. He registered the firm in British Virgin Island and his Sandell Asset Management Corporation (SAMC) was managing it from New York. It was started with three employees and in a short span of time, the firm has shown a tremendous growth with 120 employees and it currently has branches in New York, Hong Kong, and London.

Thomas Sandell - Idea of Success

Being the proud manager of $7.5 billion fund in 2008, he understood the blatant truth of challenges, rivalry in business, and stiff competition. In the year 2004, during an interview with fund magazine, he revealed that he learned the extreme risk in the style of business by Bear Sterns. Sandell navigated the market and used a system called “multi-strategy event-driven”, which allowed him to use a mixed toolbox to derive maximum benefits from national and international markets.

Sandell’s Pastime

When he was in fifth grade, he won the Sweden’s national junior championship in badminton. Now, his list of favorite sports list includes tennis, squash, and water-skiing.

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