Lansdowne Partners is described as "one of Mayfair's largest and most successful hedge funds." It is 20 per cent owned by Morgan Stanley.
- Paul Ruddock, co-founding partner. Ruddock is one of the most prominent supporters of the Conservative Party. Up to Feb 2009, he had contributed £260,000 to the party. His donation qualifies him for membership to David Cameron's 100-strong elite donors club, the Leaders Group. He previously worked for Goldman Sachs and Schroders.
Lansdowne's lobbying firm in the UK is Tulchan Communications
- Hedge Fund thinks bank slide is over, Observer, 1 March 2009