Top 100 Hedge Funds up 21% YTD, Eclipse $570B Mark

December 7th, 2012
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The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds’ assets increased by nearly $43 Billion, or 8.13%, over the third quarter. Year-to-date, the top funds have seen their combined assets increase by an impressive 21%. In aggregate, U.S. equity assets managed by the top 100 hedge funds rose to $571 billion.

Twenty-one hedge funds on the Top 100 Hedge Fund list saw their equity assets jump by more than $1 billion over the quarter. Impressively, forty-seven hedge funds saw their assets jump by between $100 million and $1 billion. Leading the top gainers were AQR Capital Management LLC (+$2.75B), Och-Ziff Capital Management (+$2.42B) and Soros Fund Management (+$2.38B). Greenwich-based AQR Capital’s AUM gains position it as the fifth largest hedge fund on the list with $18,942 billion in assets.

Overall, the Top 100 Hedge Fund list was led by Renaissance Technologies Corporation, Citadel Investment Group and Adage Capital Partners. The same top three hedge funds led the list during the second quarter of 2012.

Not surprisingly, multi-strategy styled and long/short equity funds are dominating strategies on the list, overseeing $139B and $94B in assets, respectively. Value-focused hedge funds are responsible for managing $66B of the list’s assets, while Event-Driven, Deep Value and Distressed investment styles accounted for $43.5B of the list’s assets.

Notably, 21 hedge funds on the Top 100 Hedge Fund List saw their ranking increase by 10 or more spots. Among the big risers were Moore Capital Management, Soroban Capital Partners, Egerton Capital LP and Balyasny Asset Management.

HedgeTracker releases a series of top hedge fund lists on a quarterly basis. To view the Top Hedge Fund lists in their entirety, please visit HedgeTracker’s Hedge Fund Ranking Portal..
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Balyasny Asset Management
Egerton Capital LP
Och-Ziff Capital Management
Soroban Capital Partners
Soros Fund Management
Related People: Barry Colvin; Bill Bollinger*; Daniel Och; David Windreich; Dmitry Balyasny; Eric Mandelblatt; Gaurav Kapadia; George Soros; Harold Kelly; Helen Avery*; Jeff Blumberg; Jeff Eberwein; John Armitage; Keith Anderson*; Mark Standish; Michael Cohen; Robert Donald; Robert Soros; Scott Bessent; Scott Friedman; Scott Schroeder; Steve Johnson; Taylor O'Malley; Zameer Arora; Zoltan Varga
Related Entities: Balyasny Atlas Global; Balyasny Europe Asset Management; Balyasny Phoenix Plus Funds ; Egerton Capital European; Egerton Capital Hedge Fund; Egerton Capital Partners; Egerton European Equity Fund Ltd; Egerton European Fund; Egerton Investment Partners LP; Soroban Capital Partners LLC; TPG-Axon Capital Management*; Visium Asset Management*; Balyasny Asset Management LP; Egerton Capital Limited Partnership; Och-Ziff Capital Structure Arbitrage; OZ Credit Opportunities; OZ Master Fund; Pharos Financial Group (seeded) ; Quantum Emerging Growth Fund; Quantum Fund; Quantum Group of Funds; Soroban Fund LLC; Soros Capital LP; Soros European Equity Fund; Soros Quantum Endowment Fund; Ziff Brothers
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