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Stephen Rumsey
Finance
Rank 2017
962=
Worth
£110m
Rise/fall
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London-based Permian Global, which assists companies in meeting their environmental obligations by investing in forests, is run by Rumsey, 66. After heading the debt markets business for BZW, which later became Barclays Capital, he co-founded European Credit Management with Steven Blakey and Stephen Zinser (both qv). Rumsey helped build the asset management firm into a $30bn operation, making £125m from its 2007 sale. Based in East Sussex, he has spent 30 years developing his own nature reserve and has long been involved in tropical rainforest projects.