Hedge fund pursues child maths prodigy
After Horatio Boedihardjo's paper was posted on Plus Magazine's website, the teenager was bombarded with job offers from a hedge fund, his dad said.
'I was very, very happy about the award,' Tony Boedihardjo said. 'He gave a very clear English presentation of a very complex subject. I told him when he entered Oxford University 'If you get good results in English, that will make me very happy'.
'Horatio had streams of e-mails from a hedge fund asking if he was able to work for them. But I told him just to go ahead and do his PhD and concentrate on his research. He has been invited by Microsoft to Seattle to attend a conference in his research area.'
Mr Boedihardjo, who moved to Britain to accompany Horatio during his early years at Oxford, is back in Hong Kong working as a financial director, while younger son March completes an MPhil in maths at Baptist University.
March hit the headlines in 2007, when he bagged A grades in A-level maths and further maths and a B in statistics at age nine. He set a record as the youngest person to gain an A grade in British A-level maths. 'I do feel proud for Horatio,' he said.