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Top 100 Global Hedge Funds for 2020

Below is a list of the top 100 largest hedge funds in the world, ranked by assets under management (AUM) for 2020.

Nearly 75% of the largest hedge fund companies by AUM are based in the United States. The UK is also home to a signficant number of the top hedge fund managers.

As of Q3, 2020 the world’s biggest hedge fund management company is AQR Capital Management, with nearly $250 billion USD in assets under management as of September 1, 2020. Global macro hedge funds are the mostly highly represented strategy among the world’s 100 largest hedge funds.

Top 100 Hedge Funds 2020

Firm NameCityCountryAUM($Millions)12 mo. Change in AUMStrategies
AQR Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States248,897-0.1Multi Strategy, Managed Futures, Event Driven
Bridgewater AssociatesWestportUnited States235,6120.0Long/Short, Global Macro
Citadel Investment GroupChicagoUnited States234,6790.2Convertibles, Multi Strategy
Millennium Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States218,000Multi Strategy
Renaissance TechnologiesEast SetauketUnited States165,9680.3Crypto, Multi Strategy
Alphadyne Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States120,7230.4Equity, Managed Futures, Global Macro
Balyasny Asset ManagementChicagoUnited States118,425-0.2Multi Strategy, Global Equity, Multi Strategy
Fortress Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States110,8940.3Private Equity, Global Macro, Special Situations
Goldman Sachs Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States106,2400.3Multi Strategy, Fund of Funds
Capula Investment Management LLPLondonUnited Kingdom105,9510.4Absolute Returns, Credit
Ares ManagementLos AngelesUnited States99,0620.2Managed Futures, Fixed Income, Consumer Products
Point72 Asset ManagementStamfordUnited States91,3320.20
DE ShawNew YorkUnited States82,1220.1Absolute Returns
Garda CapitalMinneapolisUnited States78,0670.4Global Macro
Tenaron Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States75,6460.0Global Macro
III CapitalBoca RatonUnited States73,7270.8Credit
Elliott ManagementNew YorkUnited States73,5110.1Global Equity, Credit, Event Driven
Field Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States68,908-0.1Credit, Global Macro
Two Sigma InvestmentsNew YorkUnited States66,1430.1Commodities
Cerberus Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States61,3470.1Credit, Real Estate, Private Equity
Brevan Howard Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom58,6302.9Global Macro, Commodities
Angelo Gordon & Co.New YorkUnited States56,2760.2Real Estate, Fixed Income, Managed Futures
Lighthouse Investment PartnersPalm Beach GardensUnited States56,2350.2Fund of Funds, Long/Short, Managed Futures
Element Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States51,768-0.1Global Macro, Credit
Lyxor Asset ManagementParisFrance47,7370.2Convertibles, Long/Short, Distressed Assets
Och-Ziff Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States45,4730.1Global Macro, Convertibles, Distressed Assets
Adage Capital ManagementBostonUnited States45,4710.1Global Equity
Viking Global InvestorsGreenwichUnited States42,1230.2Global Macro, Long/Short
Tiger Global Management LLCNew YorkUnited States41,1720.1Crypto
Pine River Capital ManagementMinnetonkaUnited States40,9200.2Multi Strategy, Commodities, Fixed Income
Tudor Investment CorporationStamfordUnited States38,3970.0Crypto, Multi Strategy, Global Macro
Oaktree Capital ManagementLos AngelesUnited States38,3500.0Fixed Income, Real Estate, Distressed Assets
Bracebridge CapitalBostonUnited States36,8080.4Absolute Returns, Commodities, Credit
Symmetry InvestmentsHong KongHong Kong36,435Credit
MKP Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States35,9741.2Multi Strategy, Fixed Income
Davidson Kempner Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States35,8670.0Global Equity, Distressed Assets
Moore Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States35,4540.0Global Macro, Emerging Markets
Hillhouse CapitalHong KongHong Kong35,1330.2Emerging Markets
Graham Capital ManagementRowaytonUnited States34,6180.3Global Macro, Commodities, Energy
BlackRock Alternative AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States33,2500.3Global Macro, Convertibles, Managed Futures
Apollo CapitalNew YorkUnited States32,6800.3Managed Futures, Credit
Farallon Capital ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States32,3840.0Multi Strategy, Arbitrage, Real Estate
Lansdowne PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom31,7400.0Absolute Returns, Global Macro, Long/Short
Pictet Alternative InvestmentsGenevaSwitzerland31,7150.0Fund of Funds
Select EquityNew YorkUnited States31,6430.4Equity, Long/Short
Lone Pine CapitalGreenwichUnited States30,2140.2Long/Short, Emerging Markets
Baupost GroupBostonUnited States30,2140.0Global Equity, Long/Short, Value
GAM Fund ManagementHong KongHong Kong30,040-0.1Fund of Funds
Kayne Anderson Capital AdvisorsLos AngelesUnited States29,8110.2Private Equity, Multi Strategy
Pharo ManagementNew YorkUnited States28,4110.3Global Macro, Emerging Markets
Anchorage Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States28,296-0.1Credit, Event Driven, Long/Short
BTG PactualSao PauloBrazil28,2100.1Emerging Markets
GSA CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom28,157-0.40
GoldenTree Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States28,0360.1Credit, Absolute Returns, Real Estate
Wellington Management Company LLPBostonUnited States27,2100.2Multi Strategy, Commodities
Capstone Investment Advisors LLCNew YorkUnited States26,990Derivatives, Global Equity
Brigade Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States26,7550.3Managed Futures, Distressed Assets, Long/Short
Coatue ManagementNew YorkUnited States25,7810.20
King Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States24,504-0.1Global Macro, FX, Long/Short
Cheyne CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom23,3020.0Real Estate, Fixed Income, Long/Short
HBK Capital ManagementDallasUnited States23,027-0.2Multi Strategy
Magnetar CapitalEvanstonUnited States22,9580.0Multi Strategy, Managed Futures, Event Driven
Lindsell Train LimitedLondonUnited Kingdom22,656-0.1Fixed Income, Asian Equity, Global Macro
Caxton AssociatesNew YorkUnited States22,6110.3Global Macro
AlcentraLondonUnited Kingdom22,3560.4Distressed Assets
Centerbridge Partners LPNew YorkUnited States21,7110.0Multi Strategy, Distressed Assets, Managed Futures
Marathon Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States21,2580.1Credit, Emerging Markets, Distressed Assets
Third Point LLCNew YorkUnited States21,0890.1Event Driven, Activist
Canyon PartnersLos AngelesUnited States20,9940.0Multi Strategy, Convertibles, Managed Futures
Varde PartnersMinneapolisUnited States20,9800.1Distressed Assets, Event Driven, Credit
Benefit Street PartnersNew YorkUnited States20,632-0.1Credit
York Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States20,6080.0Event Driven
Egerton CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom20,232-0.1Long/Short
Nephila CapitalLarkspurUnited States19,7930.2Insurance, Commodities
Arrowstreet CapitalBostonUnited States19,6000.2Emerging Markets, Long/Short
Winton Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom19,2430.0Managed Futures, Absolute Returns, Long/Short
Appaloosa ManagementShort HillsUnited States19,1000.0Global Equity, Fixed Income, Distressed Assets
Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.BostonUnited States18,9600.1Emerging Markets, Global Macro, Energy
Marshall WaceLondonUnited Kingdom18,854-0.1Global Macro, Multi Strategy
UBS Hedge Fund SolutionsStamfordUnited States18,7060.0Equity
Haidar Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States18,5430.6Global Macro, Multi Strategy, Long/Short
Polar Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom16,752-0.1Long/Short, Convertibles
Platinum Asset ManagementSydneyAustralia16,431-0.1Equity
MJX Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States16,0560.1CDO, Credit
Wafra Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States16,0350.1Multi Strategy
Neuberger BermanNew YorkUnited States15,9000.0Fund of Funds
KLS DiversifiedNew YorkUnited States15,891-0.1Fixed Income, Commodities
Algebris InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom15,8640.4Credit, UCITS, Emerging Markets
Horsley Bridge PartnersSan FranciscoUnited States15,8110.1Private Equity, Fund of Funds
CarVal InvestorsMinneapolisUnited States15,7340.0Fixed Income, Real Estate
Danske CapitalCopenhagenDenmark15,500European Equity, Fixed Income, Global Macro
LMR PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom15,350Global Macro, Event Driven
Crestline InvestorsFort WorthUnited States15,3170.2Fund of Funds, Event Driven
OrbiMed AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States14,9100.0Private Equity
BlueMountain CapitalNew YorkUnited States14,806-0.5Long/Short, Credit
Bayview Asset ManagementCoral GablesUnited States14,7000.1Credit
Man GroupLondonUnited Kingdom14,6571.0Global Macro, Convertibles, Crypto
Aviva InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom14,5530.9Convertibles, Multi Strategy, Global Equity
LaSalle Investment ManagementChicagoUnited States14,3210.0Real Estate
Brummer and PartnersStockholmSweden14,200Long/Short, Multi Strategy, Global Macro