Top Hedge Fund List sees Assets jump by 24% in 2010

May 9th, 2011
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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 .

RankInstitutionAssets ($MM)
1Paulson & Co.$29,271
2D.E. Shaw & Co$25,846
3Adage Capital Partners $25,559
4Renaissance Technologies$24,617
5Citadel Investment Group$18,287
6SAC Capital Advisors$12,286
7Viking Global Investors$12,057
8Lone Pine Capital$11,463
9AQR Capital Management LLC$11,275
10Icahn Associates $11,514

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For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Adage Capital Partners
AQR Capital Management LLC
Citadel Investment Group
D.E. Shaw & Co
Icahn Associates (Carl Icahn)
Lone Pine Capital
Paulson & Co.
Renaissance Technologies Corporation
Point72 Asset Management (SAC Capital)
Viking Global Investors
Related People: ; ; 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*
Related Entities: 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*; 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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