Trader in insider dealing case not coming back, says GLG

The founders of GLG - the Israeli-American Noam Gottesman and the Belgian Pierre Lagrange - are telling investors not to count on Mr Jabre's return no matter what the outcome of the Financial Services Authority inquiry.

The City watchdog is examining whether Mr Jabre traded in the Japanese company Sumitomo on inside information gleaned from the Goldman Sachs banker John Rustum.

Separately, French financial regulators are looking into Mr Jabre's trading in the French company Alcatel.

The FSA's decision on Mr Jabre is expected soon, while the French are unlikely to arrive at findings for some time. Theirs is the more complex case.

Should the FSA find against him, Mr Jabre faces suspension or even an outright ban from trading. He and GLG will have 28 days to appeal. Such cases are heard again from scratch, and in public.

Mr Jabre officially has taken a leave of absence while his leg, injured after slipping on ice and requiring the insertion of metal pins, recovers. The start of that leave period roughly coincided with Mr Jabre's appearance before the FSA's Regulatory Decisions Committee last month. He stepped down as a director of GLG at around the same time.

One source familiar with the situation said: "The message from GLG to investors is that he [Mr Jabre] is not coming back. He's out for good."

Lebanon-born Mr Jabre, 45, can be counted among the single most powerful traders in London.He directly managed about $5bn for GLG across five funds. Industry watchers have described his investment style as "extremely aggressive".

Under his stewardship, GLG funds have delivered annual returns of up to 30 per cent since he joined in 1997. However, the bonus structure at GLG is thought to have fuelled tension between Mr Jabre and his two partners, Messrs Gottesman and Lagrange. Though Mr Jabre's performance has been less stellar over the past couple of years, he is believed to think he merited a larger slice of the bonus cake than he received.

Bonuses were divvied up equally between the three partners after costs were paid from net profits.

Mr Jabre had just seven (albeit better paid) employees under him, while the other two partners ran larger, more expensive departments of between 28 and 35 people.

GLG, it is said, has hired a dozen people to replace Mr Jabre across its funds.

Mr Jabre has reportedly amassed a £200m personal fortune. He owns a townhouse in the affluent Boltons area of Kensington, west London, and a chalet in the French ski resort of Courchevel.

About half of his net worth is invested in the GLG funds he ran.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
PROMOTED VIDEO
Life and Style
life
Arts and Entertainment
Cold case: Aaron McCusker and Christopher Eccleston in ‘Fortitude’
tvReview: Sky Atlantic's ambitious new series Fortitude has begun with a feature-length special
Voices
Three people wearing masks depicting Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg
voicesPolitics is in the gutter – but there is an alternative, says Nigel Farage
Voices
The veterans Mark Hayward, Hugh Thompson and Sean Staines (back) with Grayson Perry (front left) and Evgeny Lebedev
charity appealMaverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
News
i100
News
people
ebooks
ebooksA special investigation by Andy McSmith
Sport
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho
footballThe more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Life and Style
Vote green: Benoit Berenger at The Duke of Cambridge in London's Islington
food + drinkBanishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turn over a new leaf
News
Joel Grey (left) poses next to a poster featuring his character in the film
peopleActor Joel Grey comes out at 82
News
i100
News
business
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Money & Business

Recruitment Genius: Compliance Assistant

£13000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Pension Specialist was established ...

Ashdown Group: Market Research Executive

£23000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Market Research Executive...

Recruitment Genius: Technical Report Writer

£25000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Technical Report Writer is re...

MBDA UK Ltd: Indirect Procurement Category Manager

Competitive salary & benefits!: MBDA UK Ltd: MBDA UK LTD Indirect Procurement...

Day In a Page

Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee