JPMC fund trio make £55m

Of that, £51.5 million has been set aside in an employee bonus pool, for "past, present and future staff", said a spokesperson for London Diversified Fund Management (LDFM). That pool has this year been re-invested into the fund, which is run by directors Rob Standing, David Gorton and Mark Corbett.

They are just three of the many traders that have left banking jobs to set up currency and fixed-income hedge funds in the past two years -- but are undoubtedly the most instantly profitable.