Top Hedge Funds break $1.1B threshold, led by strong quarters from Citadel and AQR

November 3rd, 2015
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The latest Top U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top 100 hedge funds now manage more than $1.1 billion in assets. Overall, the assets of the top funds increased by nearly $27 billion, or 2.5%, over the quarter.

The strong quarter can largely be attributed to the thirteen hedge funds on the Top 100 Equity Hedge Fund list that saw their equity assets increase by more than $1 billion. Leading the equity asset surge are AQR Capital Management (+$6.7B), Citadel Investment Group (+$4.7B), and Pentwater Capital Management (+$4.3B)

A few major hedge funds struggled over the quarter including Renaissance Technologies Corporation (-$3B) and Bridgewater Associates (-$2B).

Not surprisingly, multi-strategy, value and long/short equity styled funds are again the dominating strategies on the top 100 hedge fund list, overseeing 21%, 19% and 17% in equity assets, respectively. Growth/GARP and Quant hedge funds are responsible for managing 10% and 6% of the list’s assets.

Regionally, Manhattan maintained its place as the center of the hedge fund universe with the greatest amount of hedge fund equity assets under management (~52%). The other major hedge fund hubs represented on the list include the Greenwich/Fairfield County area, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco..
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
AQR Capital Management LLC
Bridgewater Associates LP
Citadel Investment Group
Renaissance Technologies Corporation
Related People: ; Becket Wolf*; Peter Brown; Robert L. Mercer; Brandon Haley; Clifford Asness, Ph.D.; David G. Kabiller; David Grossman; Derek Kaufman; Jeff Runnfeldt*; Jim Simons; Joe Squeri; John M. Liew; Kaveh Alamouti*; Kenneth Griffin; Mark Stainton; Ray Dalio; Robert J. Krail; Ryan Garino; Steve Weller*
Related Entities: Bridgewater All Weather; Bridgewater Pure Alpha Fund II; 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; Bridgewater Associates Pure Alpha Fund; Citadel Alternative Asset Management; Citadel Equity Fund; Citadel Kensington; Citadel Wellington; Equiduct; Medallion; New Castle Re; Nova; Renaissance Institutional Equities Funds; Renaissance Institutional Management LLC; Renaissance Technologies LLC; Rentec; Sowood Capital*
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