Guy Rushton Wiki
Guy Rushton Biography
Guy Rushton was an award-winning hedge fund manager who hanged himself after stressing himself over the financial implications of the coronavirus, according to research. He was found in a barn near his Wiltshire £ 3.5 million home less than 2 weeks after he was discharged from a psychiatric hospital.
Guy Rushton Age
Guy Rushton, originally from Leeds, was 36 at the time of his death.
Guy Rushton wife
Rushton married his wife Alannah five years ago. The duo bought a £ 3.5 million mansion in the Wiltshire village of Alvediston, which included 130 acres of land.
Guy Rushton net worth
Mr. Rushton worked for the London-based asset management firm Polar Capital and was the sole administrator of their UK Absolute Equity Fund. The £ 292 million hedge fund he ran had lost around £ 180 million in value due to the effect the global pandemic was having on the stock market, according to reports.
Guy Rushton Polar Capital
His company Polar Capital announced in April 2020 that he was unwell and that his £ 292 million fund, launched in 2014 when he joined the firm, would be liquidated because he was unable to return to work, according to The Times. Rushton had become stressed and anxious that the fund had lost more than a third of its value, around £ 180 million, as global stock markets took a major hit due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But police found Mr. Rushton dead in a barn on the property, hours after he was classified as missing on May 20.
Guy Rushton autopsy
In a statement to the investigation, his wife said that he “experienced great stress due to a number of factors, including that he was the sole administrator of the fund and as such was unable to take days off.” He later discovered that he suffered from high blood pressure in October 2019.
Added to this, he said that Covid-19, which made headlines, made him feel “insecure about the future, as he was anxious about the value of his own money invested in the fund.” Furthermore, Ms Rushton added that she was due to deliver in the second week of March 2020 and this made her husband feel even more anxious. She said: “Moving on to that period, he was extremely stressed and not sleeping.”
Guy Rushton’s mental illness
He was prescribed antidepressants, but he tried to take his life in April 2020. His wife said: “He had referred to the attempts on his life as trials and said that he would never actually commit suicide.
“At some point during this period, Guy started talking openly with our oldest son about death and suicide and started saying goodbye to him.”
He was voluntarily admitted to Green Lane Psychiatric Hospital in Devizes, Wiltshire, on May 5, but was discharged six days later.
Ms. Rushton added that he was having “outbursts of anger” and “alluding to never being around.” She raised these concerns with mental health services. The day before her death, Mr. Rushton transferred a “significant amount of money to her wife’s account and, the next day, he made her her inherited Facebook contact.”
Guy Rushton Death
Mr. Rushton went for a walk but did not return. He called the police and they searched for him with a drone and a helicopter until they found him in a barn near the family home. Speaking via video link at the investigation in Salisbury, Wiltshire, Ms. Rushton’s brother, Will Russell, asked questions of the mental health professionals who dealt with Mr. Rushton.
The family was concerned why he had been discharged from the mental hospital and why he had not been detained at any time under the Mental Health Act, despite being classified as having a high risk of self-harm.