Top 200 Equity Hedge Funds surge by 25.8%, Report Assets of more than $730 billion

April 9th, 2013
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The Top 200 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list fared very well during the course of 2012, as their total US equity assets increased by more than $150 billion (or 25.8%). The top hedge funds ended the year on a high note, gaining an additional $28 billion or 4% during the fourth quarter, reporting end of year assets of $732 billion

Nearly 70% of the top 200 hedge funds saw their US equity assets grow over the course of the fourth quarter with twenty-seven hedge funds on the Top 200 Hedge Fund list seeing their equity assets jump by more than $500 million. Among the more notable gainers were long/short global equity focused Lansdowne Partners (+$1.1B), event-driven focused Senator Investment Group (+$1.1B) and event-driven focused JANA Partners (+$1.0B).

There were 20 new hedge funds on this quarter’s top 200 hedge fund list. Among the new entrants are David Greenspan’s New York City-based Slate Path Capital LP, Larry Foley’s and Paul Farrell’s Fairfield, CT-based Bronson Point Partners and New Rochelle, NY-based Tesuji Partners LLC.

Regionally, New York City Hedge Funds maintained their dominance as the center of the hedge fund universe with the greatest amount of assets under management (~51%). The other major hedge fund hubs represented on the list include Greenwich/Stamford/Westport (over $110 billion), Boston, Chicago and San Francisco.

Not surprisingly, multi-strategy styled and long/short equity funds are once again the dominating strategies on the list, overseeing $181B and $122B in assets, respectively. Growth-focused hedge funds are responsible for managing $95B of the list’s assets, while Value and Quant funds accounted for $86B and $65B, respectively.

HedgeTracker releases a series of premium 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:
Bronson Point Partners
JANA Partners
Lansdowne Partners
Senator Investment Group
Slate Path Capital LP
Related People: Alex Klabin; Barry S. Rosenstein; Colin McFadzen; Doug Silverman; Edward Larmann; Ethan Binder; Gary Claar; Jonathan Marcus; Larry Foley; Paul Farrell; Paul Ruddock; Peter Davies ; Stephen Cook; Steve Heinz
Related Entities: Blackstone Strategic Alliance Fund ; Senator Global Opportunity Master Fund LP; Slate Path Capital GP; Slate Path Intermediate Fund; Slate Path Master Fund; York Capital Management*; Bronson Point Partners LLC; JANA Capital LLC; JANA Master Fund LP; JANA Nirvana Fund LP; JANA Partners LP; JANA Piranha Fund LP; Lansdowne European Equity Fund; Lansdowne European Long Only Fund; Lansdowne European Strategic Equity Fund; Lansdowne Global Financials Fund; Lansdowne UK Equity Fund; Morgan Stanley; Senator Investment Group LP; Slate Path Partners; Theleme Partners
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