Top 10 Hedge Funds oversee nearly $190 billion in assets

September 5th, 2011
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The Top 10 Hedge Funds saw their US Equity assets drop by over $3.36 billion, or -1.7%, during the second quarter of 2011. Seven of the top 10 hedge funds saw their US equity assets increase by a combined $5.5 billion, which was not enough to outweigh the dramatic decreases experienced by John Paulson’s Paulson & Co (-$5.2 billion), Carl Icahn’s Icahn Associates (-$1.85), and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

Despite the significant decrease, Paulson & Co. retained its position as the largest US Equity hedge fund. John Paulson’s hedge fund firm, which has suffered from poor investment results in recent, reportedly managed $29,057 million in equity assets under management. Carl Icahn’s equity AUM decrease was large enough to drop the renowned shareholder activist from #7 on the list all the way out of the top ten to #12.

Clifford Asness’ AQR Capital Management LLC was the biggest gainer, seeing its assets rise by $1.3 billion to $13.8 billion. AQR Capital’s asset jump moved the Greenwich-based hedge fund up 2 notches on the ranking list to #6.

The second biggest gainer is D.E. Shaw & Co, which reported assets of $22,747 million, an increase of $983 million from the previous quarter.

The only newcomer to the top hedge fund list is Izzy Englander’s Millennium Management. Izzy’s New York City-based hedge fund reported $11,444 in US equity assets under management, up $797 million.

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Adage Capital Partners
AQR Capital Management LLC
Citadel Investment Group
D.E. Shaw & Co
Icahn Associates (Carl Icahn)
Lone Peak Partners Management LP
Millennium Management
Paulson & Co.
Renaissance Technologies Corporation
SAC Capital Advisors
Viking Global Investors
Related People: Brandon Haley; Alexander J. Denner; Andreas Halvorsen; Andrew Hoine; Anne Dinning; Becket Wolf; Betsy Battle; Brett Icahn; Brian Olson*; Carl Icahn; Clifford Asness, Ph.D.; David E. Shaw; David G. Kabiller; David Grossman; David Hensle; David Nolan; David Ott; Derek Kaufman; Eric Wepsic; Israel Izzy Englander; Jeff Runnfeldt; Jim Simons; John M. Liew; John Paulson; Jonathan Larkin; Julius Gaudio; Kaveh Alamouti; Keith A. Meister*; Kenneth Griffin; Len Lebov; Louis Salkind; Mark Stainton; Max Stone; Mena Gerowin; Michael Gelband; Mike Barr; Peary Stafford; Phil Gross; Robert Atchinson; Robert J. Krail; Ryan Garino; Steve Weller; Steven A. Cohen; Stuart Merzer; Stuart Steckler
Related Entities: Lone Peak Partners GP I LLC; Soros Fund Management*; Adage Capital Advisors LLC; Adage Capital Partners LP; AQR Absolute Return Master; AQR Delta Master Account; AQR Global Asset Allocation; AQR Global Equity Master; AQR Global Stock Selection; AQR International Equity Fund; AQR RC Equity International; AQR Small Cap Value Fund LP; Canvas Capital; Citadel Alternative Asset Management; Citadel Equity Fund; Citadel Kensington; Citadel Wellington; CR Intrinsic Investors; D. E. Shaw Oculus Portfolios, LLC; D. E. Shaw Valence Portfolios; D.E. Shaw Group; D.E. Shaw Investment Management; DE Shaw Heliant Fund; Equiduct; Harvard Management; High River Limited Partnership; Icahn Partners; Icahn & Co Inc; Icahn Associates; Icahn Enterprises (formerly American Real Estate Partners); Icahn Fund Ltd; Icahn Partners LP; Lone Peak Partners Fund LP; Medallion; Millennium International Fund; Millennium Management LLC; Millennium Partners; Millennium Partners LP; Millennium U.S.A.; New Castle Re; Nova; Paulson Advantage Master Ltd; Paulson Advantage Plus Master Ltd; Paulson Real Estate Recovery Fund; Paulson Recovery Fund; PCI; Renaissance Institutional Equities Funds; Renaissance Institutional Management LLC; Renaissance Technologies LLC; Rentec; S.A.C. Global Investors; SAC Capital Associates; SAC Meridian; SAC MultiQuant; SAC Select; Sigma Capital Management; Sowood Capital*; Tiger Management*; Viking Global Equities; Viking Global Equities III; Viking Global Investors LP; Walter Capital Management*
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