for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up

Hedge fund manager Odey pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Crispin Odey, one of Britain’s highest-profile hedge fund managers and political donors, pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to a charge of sexual assault.

Odey, 61, was charged in May with indecently assaulting a woman in 1998.

Appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court, the founder of Odey management spoke to confirm his name and address and deny the charge.

Odey was one of the biggest donors to the successful campaign to leave the European Union, and donated 10,000 pounds ($12,767.00) to Boris Johnson during his campaign to become Prime Minister.

His firm, based in London’s Mayfair district and founded in 1991, is best known for the long-short European equity fund managed by Odey. ($1 = 0.7833 pounds) (Reporting by Maiya Keidan; writing by Rachel Armstrong; editing by Carmel Crimmins)

Breakingviews

Reuters Breakingviews is the world's leading source of agenda-setting financial insight. As the Reuters brand for financial commentary, we dissect the big business and economic stories as they break around the world every day. A global team of about 30 correspondents in New York, London, Hong Kong and other major cities provides expert analysis in real time.


Sign up for a free trial of our full service at https://www.breakingviews.com/trial and follow us on Twitter @Breakingviews and at www.breakingviews.com. All opinions expressed are those of the authors.

for-phone-onlyfor-tablet-portrait-upfor-tablet-landscape-upfor-desktop-upfor-wide-desktop-up