Going into Brexit, Top UK Hedge Funds manage more than $115B in equity assets

July 10th, 2016
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The Top United Kingdom Hedge Funds list has been released, showing that the biggest hedge fund investors in the UK manage $117 billion in US equity assets. The top four UK-based hedge funds all manage north of $10 billion in equity assets. Leading the inaugural list is Longview Partners Ltd ($15B, #1), followed by Landsdowne Partners ($12.7B, #2), Egerton Capital ($10.5B, #3) and Marshall Wace Asset Management ($10.4B, #4).

Longview Partners is a global equity investor that was founded in 2001 to focus on owning a concentrated number of holdings, each with absolute return objective. Longview invests globally on a bottom-up basis, seeking to invest only in quality companies, with improving business fundamentals and attractive cash-based valuations.

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the top 50 UK funds are headquartered in London, including all of the top 10. The top Scotland-based fund is Kiltearn Partners LLP. Kiltearn manages slightly more than $2 billion in equity assets and currently holds the 12th spot on the list. Based in Edinburgh, Kiltearn employs a long/short global equity approach to investing.

22 of the top 50 funds employ a long/short equity approach, including 4 of the top 5. Quantitative funds also have a significant presence – holding 8 spots on the list. The top Quant investor is Winton Capital Management ($9B, #5). Winton was launched by David Harding in 1997 with only $1.6M in capital. Winton trades on more than 100 global futures markets in a wide variety of asset classes and on global equity markets.

Hedge Tracker releases a series of top hedge fund lists on a quarterly basis. To view the Top UK Hedge Fund list in its entirety, please visit the Top Hedge Fund List ranking portal.
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Lansdowne Partners
Marshall Wace Asset Management
Related People: Ian Wace; Paul Marshall; Paul Ruddock*; Peter Davies ; Steve Heinz*
Related Entities: Lansdowne European Equity Fund; Lansdowne European Long Only Fund; Lansdowne European Strategic Equity Fund; Lansdowne Global Financials Fund; Lansdowne UK Equity Fund; Marshall Wace Eureka Fund; Marshall Wace GaweKal Asia Limited; Marshall Wace LLP; Morgan Stanley; MW TOPS Limited; Theleme Partners
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