Manny Weiss

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Manny Weiss (Emmanuel Weiss) is the CEO of Marylebone Diversified LLP, a commodities trading advisor in the base metals business, London Metals Exchange futures and options market-making and brokerage.[1]

Early life

Weiss was born in Brooklyn, New York.[2]


Weiss has an MA from the City University of New York.[1]

Henry Jackson

Weiss was a volunteer for US Senator Henry Jackson.[2] He worked intensely on getting the Jackson-Vanik Amendment though Congress in 1973.[3]

Philipp Brothers

Weiss worked at Philipp Brothers early in his career.[2]

Marc Rich & Co.

Weiss was head of aluminum trading at Marc Rich & Co.[1]

Fortune reported in 1988:

Now in his 30s, Weiss is a close friend and protege of Pinky Green. It was Weiss who did the firm's first metals deal, shortly after joining Marc Rich in 1975 as a teenage messenger in London. That year, while his boss vacationed, Weiss took charge of a telex from an East bloc country requesting zinc. He arranged the shipment, generating a fat profit.[4]

In the mid-1980s, Weiss spearheaded a strategy by which Rich affiliate Clarendon Ltd paid US smelters to process cheap Jamaican alumina during a glut in the market, establishing contractual arrangements which proved immensely profitable once the market recovered.[4]

Weiss later lost at least $25 million by shorting aluminum when the price dipped after the 1987 stock market crash only to recover the following year.[4]

He left the company in 1992.[2]

He subsequently founded Manro Haydan.[1]

Michael Gove

In October 2011, the Telegraph reported that Michael Gove's private office had received a £5,000 donation from Manrows, a company of which Weiss was the only director.[5]

Benjamin Netanyahu

Weiss' name appeared on a list dubbed Netanyahu's Millionaires compiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and team to map out potential donors.




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Advisors, Gateway Capital Group, accessed 24 october 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Weiss slated to retire as managing director of Marc Rich division. (Manny Weiss, Marc Rich and Company AG), American Metal Market, 8 July 1992, archived at Highbeam Research.
  3. Robert Gordon Kaufman, Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics, University of Washington Press, 2011, p.268.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 WHY MARC RICH IS RICHER THAN EVER The U.S. is offering a six-figure bounty for his capture, but that's just pocket money to the fugitive commodities trader who is nearing billionaire status in Europe., Fortune, 1 August 1988.
  5. Holly Watt, Heidi Blake, Gove raised £30,000 in private donations from City financiers; Cash was secured 'to support Education Secretary's work as an MP, Daily Telegraph, 21 October 2011.
  6. Henry M. Jackson Foundation Board of Governors, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, accessed 24 October 2013.
  7. Josh Jackman, Poverty charity’s boycott is like Nazi Germany, says new group, Jewish Chronicle, 19 February 2015
  8. Dean Godson, Himself Alone: David Trimble and the Ordeal of Unionism, Harper Collins, 2004, p.xx.