Michael Hintze: Founder and CEO of CQS
Michael Hintze is the founder, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer of CQS, a multi-strategy asset management fund.
Michael is the Chief Investment Officer of the CQS Convertible & Quantitative Strategies Fund and Portfolio Manager of the CQS Directional Opportunities Fund. He is also Chairman of the CQS Executive Committee.
Prior to establishing CQS, Michael held senior roles at a number of leading global financial institutions including Managing Director and European Head of Convertible Bonds at CSFB and Head of UK Trading at Goldman Sachs, where he established and built up Goldman’s Euro Convertible and European Warrants business in London.
Michael has significant and wide-ranging philanthropic interests and to consolidate these, the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation was established. Since inception in 2005, over 150 charities have received funding from the Foundation. Major donations have, amongst others, provided funding to Trinity Hospice in south London, established the chair of International Security at the University of Sydney, sponsored two major galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum and provided funding to the Old Vic Theatre in London
Michael was appointed to the National Gallery’s Board of Trustees by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and was later reappointed by Prime Minister David Cameron. Michael is the Chairman of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community.