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Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, 7th Duke of Bronté (b. 17 March 1948), known as Alex Bridport, is a Britishmarker-born investment banker. He is a descendant of William Nelson, 1st Earl Nelson, elder brother of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson


Hood was educated at Eton Collegemarker, Etonmarker, Berkshire, Englandmarker, and at the Sorbonnemarker, Parismarker, Francemarker.


After the Sorbonne, Bridport joined the investment company Kleinwort Bensonmarker based in London, before going on to Chase Manhattan Bank and with it moved to Geneva in 1985 to be General Manager of Investment Banking. He was appointed Managing Director of Shearson Lehman Brothers, New Yorkmarker, in 1988. He set up Bridport & Cie S.A. with Thomas Bartholdi in 1991; they both remain Managing Partners.


Bridport is the son of Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson Hood, 3rd Viscount Bridport of Cricket St. Thomas and Sheila Jeanne Agatha van Meurs.

On 25 July 1969, Hood succeeded to the titles of:


He married Linda Jacqueline Paravicini on 5 January 1972; they were divorced in 1979.

He married Nina Lincoln on 5 December 1979; they were divorced in 1999.
  • Son: Hon. Anthony Nelson Hood (b. 7 Jan 1983)


Bridport lists as his activities: travel, snow skiing, and scuba diving.


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