78% of the top Mid-Sized Hedge Funds see their Assets increase YTD; Tyrus Capital & Ionic Capital lead the way
|June 17th, 2013||
|The most recent ranking for the Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Funds has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $65.1 billion in US equities. 78% of the hedge funds on the list saw their equity assets increase year-to-date, while 61% of those funds saw their assets increase by more than $50 million. Leading the top gainers were event-driven focused Tyrus Capital SAM and arbitrage styled Ionic Capital Management LLC.|
The Top Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Fund list is led by Palo Alto Investors, Encompass Capital Advisors and Perceptive Advisors LLC. Palo Alto Investors employs a growth company focused long/short equity strategy, while Encompass Capital and Perceptive Advisors focus on Energy sector stocks and Biotech sector stocks, respectively.
Todd Kantor’s Encompass Capital joined the Top Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Fund list for the first time last quarter at the 14th spot. Year-to-date the firm has seen its U.S. equity assets by $75 million, nearly 10%. Notably, Encompass Capital was spun-off by Kantor from Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group in late 2011.
Not surprisingly, the top investment strategy for the Top 100 Mid-Sized Equity Hedge Fund list is Long/Short Equity, which is employed by 33 hedge funds with nearly $22 billion in equity assets. 10 of these long/short hedge funds have a global equity focus.
Fourteen specialty managers also made the list with assets topping $9.8 billion. The specialty managers on the list have a range of industry focuses, including: Biotech, Commodities, Energy, Financials, Healthcare, Technology and Tech-Media & Telecom (TMT).
Ranking Methodology: The top 100 Mid-Sized Hedge Fund rankings are compiled on a quarterly basis using hedge fund firms’ overall U.S. equity assets under management. The list includes the top hedge funds with less than $850 million in U.S. equity assets. To view the Top 100 Hedge Fund list in its entirety, please visit HedgeTracker’s Hedge Fund Portal.
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