Bill Reeves (Hawaii)
Philanthropist and Financial Professional in the United States
Bill Reeves is a Hawaii resident, philanthropist, and cofounder of BlueCrest Capital, an American hedge fund with offices in London, New York, Geneva, Connecticut, and Singapore. Aside from a successful decades long career in the financial services industry, Bill Reeves cofounded the Learning Coalition. A non partisan, non-profit organization, the Learning Coalition is dedicated to finding effective and small-scale solutions to pressing problems in public education in Hawaii, as well as advocating for education reform.
Bill Reeves earned his undergraduate degree at Yale University, where he pursued a BA in English. Graduating in 1986, he went on to pursue an MA in philosophy at New York University.
Prior to founding BlueCrest Capital, he served as a managing director at J.P. Morgan in New York. He has also served as a fund manager at Fisher, Francis, Trees and Watts in London. After founding BlueCrest Capital in 2000 in partnership with Michael Platt, Bill Reeves helped grow the fund into the third biggest hedge fund in Europe, managing $30 billion in assets. He was also involved in the founding of BlueMountain, a New York based hedge fund which currently manages $14 billion in assets. He sold his holdings in BlueCrest in 2010, although he remains a partner in BlueMountain.