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Top 25 Long/Short Hedge Funds 2021

2021 Top 25 Largest Long/Short (L/S) Hedge Funds Overview

The 25 biggest long short hedge funds manage $682 billion in assets as of early 2021. 84% of the top l/s hedge funds are based in the United States. 60% of the largest long/short funds are based in New York.

With $216 billion in AUM, Value Partners is the largest long/short hedge fund manager in 2021 (though only a portion of this is invested in long/short strategies). Lighthouse Investment Partners and Viking Global Investors rank two and three, respectively, among the biggest long short hedge funds.

Long/short hedge funds take both long and short positions in securities. This can take the form of a market neutral strategy where long and short positions have approximately the same exposure, or as long-biased strategies such as 130/30. Long/short funds use a number of financial instruments including futures, options, debt, and equity.

The below list of top long/short hedge fund managers includes hedge fund companies operating at least one hedge fund vehicle investing using a long/short strategy.

Top 25 Long/Short Hedge Funds 2021

List of the 25 biggest long/short (L/S) hedge funds for 2021 ranked by assets under management (AUM)

RankFund NameCityCountryAUMOther Strategies
1.0Value Partners Group LimitedHong KongHong Kong216,341.1Asian Equity, Long/Short, Emerging Markets
2.0Lighthouse Investment PartnersPalm Beach GardensUnited States45,574.5Fund of Funds, Long/Short, Managed Futures
3.0Viking Global InvestorsGreenwichUnited States42,123.1Global Macro, Long/Short
4.0Lansdowne PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom31,740.0Absolute Returns, Global Macro, Long/Short
5.0Select EquityNew YorkUnited States31,643.7Equity, Long/Short
6.0Lone Pine CapitalGreenwichUnited States30,214.9Long/Short, Emerging Markets
7.0Anchorage Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States28,296.1Credit, Event Driven, Long/Short
8.0Brigade Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States26,756.0Managed Futures, Distressed Assets, Long/Short, Credit
9.0King Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States24,504.6Global Macro, FX, Long/Short, Distressed Assets
10.0Soroban Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States21,711.4Long/Short
11.0Arrowstreet CapitalBostonUnited States19,600.0Emerging Markets, Long/Short
12.0Knighthead Capital Management, LLCNew YorkUnited States17,719.1Long/Short, Credit, Event Driven
13.0Holocene AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States15,515.4Long/Short
14.0BlueMountain CapitalNew YorkUnited States14,806.5Long/Short, Credit
15.0Brummer and PartnersStockholmSweden14,200.0Long/Short, Multi Strategy, Global Macro, Managed Futures
16.0Lazard AlternativesNew YorkUnited States14,120.0Multi Strategy, Real Estate, Long/Short
17.0Long Pond CapitalNew YorkUnited States13,677.2Long/Short
18.0Steadfast Financial LPNew YorkUnited States12,549.7Long/Short
19.0ValueAct CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States12,343.4Long/Short, Activist
20.0Pershing Square Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States9,154.9Value, Activist, Long/Short
21.0Natixis Alternative InvestmentsBostonUnited States8,690.0Multi Strategy, Long/Short
22.0Stone Point CapitalGreenwichUnited States8,683.8Long/Short
23.0Gotham Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,894.2Long/Short
24.0Jana PartnersNew YorkUnited States7,390.3Event Driven, Long/Short
25.0The Children's Investment Fund FoundationLondonUnited Kingdom7,000.0Long/Short

Key Stats on Top 25 Long/Short Hedge Funds – 2021

Top l/s hedge funds 202122 of the top 25 long/short hedge fund managers are based in the United States (84%)

Top hedge funds investing in long/short strats 20213 of the top 25 long/short hedge funds for 2021 are based in Europe (12%)

largest long/short hedge funds in NY10 of the 25 largest long/short funds for 2021 are based in New York

top long short hedge funds 2021 AUMThe top 25 long/short hedge fund companies have $682.3 billion USD in assets under management (AUM)

top 25 l/s hedge funds average AUMThe average AUM of the top 25 long/short funds for 2021 is $27.3 billion USD

largest hedge funds median AUMThe median AUM of the top 25 l/s hedge funds for 2021 is $15.5 billion USD

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