Top 100 Largest US Hedge Funds 2021
2021 Top 100 US Hedge Funds Overview
There are some minor changes for the 2021 top hedge fund rankings versus the list of top hedge funds for 2020. Combined, the top 100 US hedge funds managed $2.75 trillion in assets as of 2021 with nearly $1 trillion managed by the top 10 US hedge funds alone. Multi-strategy, long/short, and credit are the most common strategies employed by the United State’s largest funds.
Just over half of the largest hedge funds in the US are headquartered in New York City. Boston and Greenwich finish a distant second and third.
Top 100 US Hedge Funds 2021
List of the top 100 hedge funds in the United States for 2021 ranked by assets under management (AUM)
Rank Fund Name City Country AUM ($Millions) Strategy 1.0 Millennium Capital Partners New York United States 218,000.0 Multi Strategy 2.0 Fortress Investment Group New York United States 110,894.2 Private Equity 3.0 Goldman Sachs Asset Management New York United States 106,240.0 Multi Strategy 4.0 Ares Management Los Angeles United States 99,062.0 Managed Futures 5.0 Point72 Asset Management Stamford United States 91,332.0 0 6.0 Exoduspoint Capital Management, LP New York United States 90,003.3 Multi-Strategy 7.0 Garda Capital Minneapolis United States 78,067.2 Global Macro 8.0 Elliott Management New York United States 73,511.3 Global Equity 9.0 Structured Portfolio Management Stamford United States 64,740.6 ABS 10.0 DE Shaw New York United States 64,740.6 Absolute Returns 11.0 Wafra Investment Group New York United States 64,740.6 Multi Strategy 12.0 Wexford Capital Greenwich United States 64,740.6 Private Equity 13.0 Cerberus Capital Management New York United States 61,347.7 Credit 14.0 Gramercy Greenwich United States 61,347.7 Multi Strategy 15.0 Metalmark Capital New York United States 56,276.9 Healthcare 16.0 Angelo Gordon & Co. New York United States 56,276.9 Real Estate 17.0 Lighthouse Investment Partners Palm Beach Gardens United States 45,574.5 Fund of Funds 18.0 Viking Global Investors Greenwich United States 42,123.1 Global Macro 19.0 Oaktree Capital Management Los Angeles United States 38,350.0 Fixed Income 20.0 Bracebridge Capital Boston United States 36,808.8 Absolute Returns 21.0 Moore Capital Management New York United States 35,454.6 Global Macro 22.0 Graham Capital Management Rowayton United States 34,619.0 Global Macro 23.0 BlackRock Alternative Advisors New York United States 33,250.0 Global Macro 24.0 Apollo Capital New York United States 32,680.0 Managed Futures 25.0 Select Equity New York United States 31,643.7 Equity 26.0 Lone Pine Capital Greenwich United States 30,214.9 Long/Short 27.0 Anchorage Capital Group New York United States 28,296.1 Credit 28.0 Wellington Management Company LLP Boston United States 27,210.0 Multi Strategy 29.0 Capstone Investment Advisors LLC New York United States 26,990.0 Derivatives 30.0 Brigade Capital Management New York United States 26,756.0 Managed Futures 31.0 Almanac Realty Investors, LLC New York United States 24,546.1 Real Estate 32.0 King Street Capital Management New York United States 24,504.6 Global Macro 33.0 Magnetar Capital Evanston United States 22,958.1 Multi Strategy 34.0 Caxton Associates New York United States 22,611.6 Global Macro 35.0 Soroban Capital Partners New York United States 21,711.4 Long/Short 36.0 Centerbridge Partners LP New York United States 21,711.4 Multi Strategy 37.0 Saba Capital New York United States 21,208.4 Credit 38.0 MJX Asset Management New York United States 20,980.3 CDO 39.0 Varde Partners Minneapolis United States 20,980.3 Distressed Assets 40.0 Renaissance Technologies East Setauket United States 20,372.8 Crypto 41.0 Nephila Capital Larkspur United States 19,793.2 Insurance 42.0 Arrowstreet Capital Boston United States 19,600.0 Emerging Markets 43.0 Appaloosa Management Short Hills United States 19,100.0 Global Equity 44.0 Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. Boston United States 18,960.0 Emerging Markets 45.0 UBS Hedge Fund Solutions Stamford United States 18,706.9 Equity 46.0 Knighthead Capital Management, LLC New York United States 17,719.1 Long/Short 47.0 Litespeed Management New York United States 16,417.6 Fixed Income 48.0 Neuberger Berman New York United States 15,900.0 Fund of Funds 49.0 KLS Diversified New York United States 15,891.6 Fixed Income 50.0 Horsley Bridge Partners San Francisco United States 15,812.0 Private Equity 51.0 CarVal Investors Minneapolis United States 15,734.0 Fixed Income 52.0 Holocene Advisors New York United States 15,515.4 Long/Short 53.0 BlueMountain Capital New York United States 14,806.5 Long/Short 54.0 Bayview Asset Management Coral Gables United States 14,700.0 Credit 55.0 LaSalle Investment Management Chicago United States 14,321.1 Real Estate 56.0 StoneCastle Partners New York United States 14,243.9 Global Equity 57.0 Lazard Alternatives New York United States 14,120.0 Multi Strategy 58.0 L Catterton Greenwich United States 14,023.3 Food and Beverage 59.0 Beach Point Capital Management Santa Monica United States 13,785.4 Multi Strategy 60.0 Long Pond Capital New York United States 13,677.2 Long/Short 61.0 Silver Point Capital Greenwich United States 13,571.3 Multi Strategy 62.0 EJF Asset Management Arlington United States 13,484.7 Event Driven 63.0 JHL Capital Group Chicago United States 12,879.6 Convertibles 64.0 Rockpoint Group Boston United States 12,879.6 Real Estate 65.0 Steadfast Financial LP New York United States 12,549.7 Long/Short 66.0 ValueAct Capital San Francisco United States 12,343.4 Long/Short 67.0 Paloma Partners Greenwich United States 12,212.3 Multi Strategy 68.0 PDT Partners New York United States 11,548.9 Quantitative 69.0 Trian Fund Management LP New York United States 11,313.3 0 70.0 Alphadyne Asset Management New York United States 11,313.3 Equity 71.0 Parallax Fund San Francisco United States 11,205.0 Multi Strategy 72.0 Tiger Global Management LLC New York United States 10,653.8 Crypto 73.0 Paskewitz Asset Management Edison United States 10,653.8 Managed Futures 74.0 Davidson Kempner Capital Management New York United States 10,369.8 Global Equity 75.0 Voloridge Investment Management Jupiter United States 10,084.1 Quantitative 76.0 Abrams Capital Boston United States 10,071.4 Managed Futures 77.0 Hildene Capital Management Stamford United States 9,828.0 Distressed Assets 78.0 Alyeska Investment Group Chicago United States 9,751.2 Managed Futures 79.0 Harbinger Capital Partners New York United States 9,217.3 Event Driven 80.0 Bardin Hill Investment Partners New York United States 9,198.6 Multi Strategy 81.0 Pershing Square Capital Management New York United States 9,154.9 Value 82.0 Panagora Boston United States 9,110.0 Global Macro 83.0 Kensico Capital Management Greenwich United States 8,947.8 Multi Strategy 84.0 Natixis Alternative Investments Boston United States 8,690.0 Multi Strategy 85.0 Stone Point Capital Greenwich United States 8,683.8 Long/Short 86.0 Redwood Capital Management Englewood Cliffs United States 8,489.7 Credit 87.0 Rockwood Capital San Francisco United States 8,218.7 Real Estate 88.0 PointState Capital New York United States 8,128.3 Energy 89.0 Autonomy Capital New York United States 8,123.8 Emerging Markets 90.0 Gotham Asset Management New York United States 7,894.2 Long/Short 91.0 Oak Hill Advisors New York United States 7,580.0 Credit 92.0 HG Vora Capital Management New York United States 7,563.5 Event Driven 93.0 Amber Capital Investment Management New York United States 7,414.7 Managed Futures 94.0 Jana Partners New York United States 7,390.3 Event Driven 95.0 The Carlyle Group New York United States 6,800.0 0 96.0 Altimeter Capital Boston United States 6,440.0 Long/Short 97.0 Pine River Capital Management Minnetonka United States 6,391.4 Multi Strategy 98.0 HPS Investment Partners New York United States 6,350.0 Credit 99.0 Luxor Capital Group New York United States 6,142.0 0 100.0 GMT Capital Atlanta United States 5,774.5 Long/Short
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Key Stats on Top 100 Hedge Funds in the US, 2021
9 of the top 100 US hedge fund managers for 2021 are based in Greenwich (9%)
8 of the top 100 hedge fund companies are based in Boston (8%)
12 of the top 100 hedge funds are based in CT (12%)
The average AUM of the top 100 US hedge funds for 2021 is $27.54 billion
The median AUM of the top 250 hedge funds is $15.77 billion
The average number of employees at the top hedge funds is 74
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