When Larry Robbins was a boy in the Chicago suburbs, his father, Sheldon, worked two jobs and wasn’t around much. If the young Robbins wanted to see him on weekends, he had to travel to Arlington Park, a nearby horse-racing track that his dad ran. During those Saturday visits, his father taught him how to handicap horses. One lesson: Know the horse and the race. Was the track dry or muddy? Did the horse win because he was fast or because the competition was lousy?
Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP, Europe’s biggest hedge-fund manager, paid 45 partners a total of 86.1 million pounds ($133 million) for the eight months to March 2009, the London-based Times reported, citing accounts filed last week at Companies House.