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Paddy Dear

Tetragon Co-Founder

Paddy Dear co-founded Tetragon in 2005, is based in London and is a member of Tetragon’s Board of Directors and its investment manager’s Investment and Risk Committee.

Prior to co-founding Tetragon in 2005, Paddy co-founded Polygon, a multi-strategy hedge fund management business, in 2002. In 2012, Tetragon acquired Polygon and it became part of TFG Asset Management, Tetragon’s diversified alternative asset management business – which now has $42 billion of assets under management.(9)

Paddy received a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London, graduating top of his year. He started his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Marathon Oil working in London, Denver and offshore in the North Sea. He later moved into finance and prior to setting up Polygon was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank, where he worked for 14 years in London and New York.

Paddy believes strongly in the importance of educational opportunity and was a beneficiary of a bursary at Winchester College himself. To this end much of Paddy’s charitable giving has an educational and social mobility focus. He also actively supports and mentors young, aspiring UK entrepreneurs with a special interest in those with a technology bias and a social benefit.

Paddy, together with his wife Janie, are livestock farmers in Gloucestershire and Scotland and are advocates for local, sustainable, regenerative farming methods.

Paddy is a fan of the arts and is supporter of the National Gallery and the Royal Opera House. He continues to be an avid and active sportsperson in particular tennis, cycling, skiing, and hiking.