Top Hedge Fund List sees Assets jump by 24% in 2010
|May 9th, 2011
|The Top Hedge Funds in the United States saw their US Equity assets jump by over $35.3 billion during 2010, representing a 24% increase in assets. Collectively, the top 10 hedge funds on the list managed $182.1 billion at the end of 2010, according to SEC filings. The top hedge fund on the list is John Paulson’s Paulson & Co with $29.2 billion in equity assets. Mr. Paulson’s hedge fund firm saw its assets increase by nearly $10 billion over the course of 2010. Last year, Paulson & Co. was ranked #4 with $19.4 billion in assets under management.|
Last year’s largest hedge fund, D.E. Shaw & Co, only fell one notch down the list to number two. David Shaw’s New York-based hedge fund recorded assets of $25.8 billion, slightly down from the $26.7 billion the multi-strategy hedge fund shop managed at the end of 2009.
Robert Atchinson and Phil Gross’ Adage Capital Partners retained its number three spot on the list. Adage reportedly managed $25.5 billion, noticeably up from the firm’s previous mark of $19.9 billion. Last year’s number two, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, fell a couple of notches down to number four with $24.6 billion.
Last year, only 5 of the top 10 hedge funds on the list managed more than $10 billion in equity assets. Notably, all 10 of the hedge funds on this year’s list managed more than $11.5 billion. Newcomers to the top 10 hedge fund list include: #5 Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, #6 Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors, #9 Clifford Asness’ AQR Capital Management LLC and #10 Carl Icahn’s Icahn Associates .
|1||Paulson & Co.||$29,271|
|2||D.E. Shaw & Co||$25,846|
|3||Adage Capital Partners ||$25,559|
|5||Citadel Investment Group||$18,287|
|6||SAC Capital Advisors||$12,286|
|7||Viking Global Investors||$12,057|
|8||Lone Pine Capital||$11,463|
|9||AQR Capital Management LLC||$11,275|
|10||Icahn Associates ||$11,514|
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|; || Becket Wolf*; || Douglas Haynes (President); || Peter Brown; || Robert L. Mercer; ||Alexander J. Denner; ||Andreas Halvorsen; ||Andrew Hoine; ||Anne Dinning; ||Brandon Haley; ||Brett Icahn; ||Brian Olson*; ||Carl Icahn; ||Chandler Bocklage*; ||Clifford Asness, Ph.D.; ||David Craver; ||David E. Shaw; ||David G. Kabiller; ||David Grossman; ||David Ott; ||Derek Kaufman; ||Eric Wepsic; ||Jeff Runnfeldt*; ||Jim Simons; ||Joe Squeri; ||John M. Liew; ||John Paulson; ||Julius Gaudio; ||Kaveh Alamouti*; ||Keith A. Meister*; ||Kenneth Griffin; ||Kerry Tyler; ||Louis Salkind; ||Mala Gaonkar; ||Marco Tablada; ||Mark Stainton; ||Max Stone; ||Mena Gerowin*; ||Mike Barr; ||Peter Nussbaum*; ||Phil Gross; ||Robert Atchinson; ||Robert J. Krail; ||Ryan Garino; ||Sheru Chowdhry; ||Sol Kumin*; ||Steve Mandel; ||Steve Mandel; ||Steve Weller*; ||Steven A. Cohen; ||Stuart Merzer; ||Stuart Steckler(retired)*; ||Ted Orenstein*; ||Tom Conheeney*||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*; ||Cubist Systematic Strategies; ||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; ||EverPoint Asset Management; ||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 Balsam LP; ||Lone Cascade; ||Lone Cypress Funds; ||Lone Dragon Pine; ||Lone Juniper; ||Lone Pine Capital (LPC); ||Lone Pine Sierra LP; ||Lone Sequoia LP; ||Lone Spruce LP; ||Medallion; ||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 Meridian; ||SAC MultiQuant; ||Sigma Capital Mgmt; ||Sowood Capital*; ||Tiger Management*; ||Tiger Management*; ||Viking Global Equities; ||Viking Global Equities III; ||Viking Global Investors LP; ||Walter Capital*|
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