Top 250 Largest Hedge Funds - 2017

Top 250 Hedge Funds 2017

List of the top 250 global hedge funds for 2017 ranked by assets under management (AUM)

#Fund NameCityCountryAUM($Millions)Fund Strategy
1AQR Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States243,982Multi Strategy
2Bridgewater AssociatesWestportUnited States239,323Long/Short
3Millennium ManagementNew YorkUnited States207,626Multi Strategy
4Citadel Investment GroupChicagoUnited States152,656Convertibles
5Goldman Sachs Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States106,240
6Wellington Management CompanyBostonUnited States99,739Multi Strategy
7Renaissance TechnologiesEast SetauketUnited States97,005Multi Strategy
8Pine River Capital ManagementMinnetonkaUnited States82,775Multi Strategy
9DE ShawNew YorkUnited States81,316Absolute Return
10Fortress Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States56,936Private Equity
11Elliott ManagementNew YorkUnited States56,006Global Equity
12Element Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States55,882Global Macro
13BlueCrest Capital ManagementGenevaSwitzerland55,100
14Moore Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States53,824Global Macro
15Och-Ziff Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States51,743Global Macro
16Two Sigma InvestmentsNew YorkUnited States49,268Commodities
17Cerberus Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States47,972Aerospace/Defense
18Capula Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom45,811Absolute Return
19Viking Global InvestorsGreenwichUnited States43,378Global Macro
20Adage Capital ManagementBostonUnited States41,968
21GAM Fund ManagementHong KongHong Kong40,318Fund of Funds
22Tudor Investment CorporationGreenwichUnited States39,661Multi Strategy
23Angelo Gordon & Co.New YorkUnited States38,253Real Estate
24Balyasny Asset ManagementChicagoUnited States37,210Multi Strategy
25BlackRock Alternative AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States33,250Global Macro
26Lone Pine CapitalGreenwichUnited States33,157Long/Short
27Discovery Capital ManagementNorwalkUnited States33,072Equity
28Lighthouse Investment PartnersPalm Beach GardensUnited States32,567Fund of Funds
29Pictet Alternative InvestmentsGenevaSwitzerland31,715Fund of Funds
30Baupost GroupBostonUnited States31,563Global Equity
31Davidson KempnerNew YorkUnited States31,023Global Equity
32Graham Capital ManagementRowaytonUnited States30,308Global Macro
33GoldenTree Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States27,384Private Equity
34Anchorage Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States27,176Credit
35Centerbridge Partners LPNew YorkUnited States26,049Multi Strategy
36HBK Capital ManagementDallasUnited States25,447Multi Strategy
37Farallon Capital ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States25,436Multi Strategy
38Hillhouse CapitalHong KongHong Kong24,959Emerging Markets
39PointState CapitalNew YorkUnited States24,762Energy
40Tiger Global Management LLCNew YorkUnited States23,595
41Bracebridge CapitalBostonUnited States23,527Absolute Returns
42Appaloosa ManagementShort HillsUnited States22,845Global Equity
43Hutchin Hill CapitalNew YorkUnited States22,808Event Driven
44Bluemountain Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States22,787Global Macro
45King Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States21,219Global Macro
46Winton Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom21,156Managed Futures
47Select EquityNew YorkUnited States20,510Equity
48York Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States19,974Event Driven
49York Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom19,974Event Driven
50Magnetar CapitalEvanstonUnited States19,895Multi Strategy
51Brigade Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States19,730Managed Futures
52Polygon Investment PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom19,650Multi Strategy
53Caxton AssociatesPrincetonUnited States19,426Global Macro
54Third Point LLCNew YorkUnited States19,411Event Driven
55Kayne Anderson Capital AdvisorsLos AngelesUnited States19,357Private Equity
56Canyon PartnersLos AngelesUnited States19,148Multi Strategy
57Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.BostonUnited States18,960Emerging Markets
58Carlson Alternative AdvisorsDallasUnited States18,881Private Equity
59Highfields Capital ManagementBostonUnited States18,796
60MKP Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States18,705Multi Strategy
61Platinum Asset ManagementSydneyAustralia17,954Equity
62ValueAct CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States17,581Long/Short
63Alyeska Investment GroupChicagoUnited States16,532Managed Futures
64Spectrum Asset ManagementStamfordUnited States16,509Fixed Income
65Egerton CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom16,435Long/Short
66Glenview Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States16,319Multi Strategy
67Tilden Park Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States16,058Multi Strategy
68Comac CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom15,983Global Macro
69Maverick CapitalDallasUnited States15,921Global Macro
70Neuberger BermanNew YorkUnited States15,900Fund of Funds
71Danske CapitalCopenhagenDenmark15,500European Equity
72Cevian CapitalStockholmSweden15,452Activist
73Marathon Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States15,248Credit
74CandriamParisFrance15,130Fixed Income
75Carval InvestorsHopkinsUnited States14,653Fixed Income
76UBS Hedge Fund SolutionsStamfordUnited States14,549Equity
77Arrowgrass Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom14,440Convertibles
78OrbiMed AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States14,400Private Equity
79Brummer and PartnersStockholmSweden14,200Long/Short
80Lazard AlternativesNew YorkUnited States14,120Multi Strategy
81Paloma PartnersGreenwichUnited States14,022
82Cheyne CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom13,939Real Estate
83Henderson Global InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom13,926Global Macro
84Pershing Square Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States13,810Value
85Coatue ManagementNew YorkUnited States13,755
86Varde PartnersMinneapolisUnited States13,541Distressed Assets
87Senator Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States13,387Long/Short
88Pharo ManagementNew YorkUnited States13,382Global Macro
89M Square InvestimentosSao PauloBrazil13,378
90AlcentraLondonUnited Kingdom13,330Distressed Assets
91Beach Point Capital ManagementSanta MonicaUnited States13,032Multi Strategy
92Fir Tree PartnersNew YorkUnited States13,017
93Trian Fund Management LPNew YorkUnited States12,478
94Paulson & Co.New YorkUnited States12,443Multi Strategy
95Blue Ridge CapitalAtlantaUnited States12,410Real Estate
96Silver Point CapitalGreenwichUnited States12,345Multi Strategy
97Arrowstreet CapitalBostonUnited States12,200
98Benefit Street PartnersNew YorkUnited States11,828Credit
99Metacapital Management LPNew YorkUnited States11,733Fixed Income
100Soroban Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States11,626Long/Short
101Nephila CapitalLarkspurUnited States11,575Insurance
102Scopia CapitalNew YorkUnited States11,369Long/Short
103Lindsell Train LimitedLondonUnited Kingdom11,342Fixed Income
104Eton Park Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States11,328Credit
105Horsley Bridge PartnersSan FranciscoUnited States11,172Private Equity
106LaSalle Investment ManagementChicagoUnited States11,011Real Estate
107Lyxor Asset ManagementParisFrance10,957Convertibles
108KLS DiversifiedNew YorkUnited States10,940Fixed Income
109Polar Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom10,861Long/Short
110MJX Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States10,568CDO
111Eminence CapitalNew YorkUnited States10,550Activist
112CQS Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom10,500Multi Strategy
113Wafra Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States10,483Multi Strategy
114Verde Asset ManagementSao PauloBrazil10,452Global Macro
115Commonfund CapitalWiltonUnited States10,404Multi Strategy
116AKO CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom10,240Long/Short
117Oxford Asset ManagementOxfordUnited Kingdom10,200Absolute Returns
118Pacific Alternative Asset ManagementIrvineUnited States10,052Fund of Funds
119RWC PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom9,817Absolute Returns
120K2 AdvisorsStamfordUnited States9,808Fund of Funds
121HSBC Alternative InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom9,804Multi Strategy
122PDT PartnersNew YorkUnited States9,719
123ArcLight Capital PartnersBostonUnited States9,616Energy
124Aviva InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom9,599Convertibles
125Abrams CapitalBostonUnited States9,313Managed Futures
126Ellington Management GroupOld GreenwichUnited States9,238ABS
127Kensico Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States9,209Multi Strategy
128Highbridge Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States9,134Convertibles
129Whitebox AdvisorsMinneapolisUnited States8,863Global Macro
130Graticule Asset Management AsiaSingaporeSingapore8,826Global Macro
131Steadfast Financial LPNew YorkUnited States8,760Long/Short
132Natixis Alternative InvestmentsNew YorkUnited States8,690Multi Strategy
133Greenlight CapitalNew YorkUnited States8,676Long/Short
134Catterton PartnersGreenwichUnited States8,573Food and Beverage
135Prisma Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States8,540Fund of Funds
136Rockpoint GroupJacksonvilleUnited States8,503Real Estate
137Jana PartnersNew YorkUnited States8,500Event Driven
138PanagoraBostonUnited States8,420Global Macro
139Crestline ManagementFort WorthUnited States8,410Fund of Funds
140Rimrock Capital ManagementIrvineUnited States8,359Commodities
141Parallax FundSan FranciscoUnited States8,310Multi Strategy
142EJF Asset ManagementArlingtonUnited States8,243Event Driven
143Systematica InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom8,082Commodities
144Alder CapitalDel MarUnited States8,070Managed Futures
145GMT CapitalAtlantaUnited States8,019Long/Short
146Solus Alternative Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,937Distressed Assets
147Odey Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom7,916Absolute Returns
148Taconic Capital AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States7,761Managed Futures
149Onex Credit PartnersTorontoCanada7,738Credit
150Oak Hill AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States7,580Credit
151PAR Capital ManagementBostonUnited States7,529Global Macro
152MSD CapitalNew YorkUnited States7,436Credit
153Corvex ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,417Activist
154Marshall WaceLondonUnited Kingdom7,355Global Macro
155Capital Fund ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,238Managed Futures
156Structured Portfolio ManagementStamfordUnited States7,234ABS
157Samlyn CapitalNew YorkUnited States7,150
158Altrinsic Global AdvisorsGreenwichUnited States7,108Equity
159Blue Mountain Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom7,100Managed Futures
160Pamplona Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom7,100Fund of Funds
161The Children's Investment FundLondonUnited Kingdom7,000Long/Short
162Coast Asset ManagementSanta MonicaUnited States6,929Fund of Funds
163Redwood Capital ManagementEnglewood CliffsUnited States6,927Credit
164JP Morgan Alternative InvestmentsNew YorkUnited States6,905Multi Strategy
165Rockwood CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States6,850Real Estate
166Luminus ManagementNew YorkUnited States6,825Long/Short
167The Carlyle GroupNew YorkUnited States6,800
168MCP Asset ManagementHong KongHong Kong6,740Fund of Funds
169Amundi Alternative InvestmentsParisFrance6,580Fund of Funds
170Indus Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States6,528Multi Strategy
171Alphadyne Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States6,520Equity
172Aspect CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom6,320Long/Short
173Magnitude CapitalNew YorkUnited States6,313Fund of Funds
174Wolverine Asset ManagementChicagoUnited States6,282Arbitrage
175Paskewitz Asset ManagementEdisonUnited States6,249Managed Futures
176Tennenbaum Capital PartnersSanta MonicaUnited States6,243Multi Strategy
177Pentwater Capital ManagementEvanstonUnited States6,227Global Equity
178Investec Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom6,210
179Cyrus Capital PartnersStamfordUnited States6,192Special Situations
180Omega AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States6,106Global Macro
181GramercyGreenwichUnited States6,094Multi Strategy
182GSA CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom6,085
183Strategic Value PartnersGreenwichUnited States6,084Distressed Assets
184Reservoir Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States6,026Global Macro
185Haidar Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States6,013Global Macro
186Water Street Capital, Inc.JacksonvilleUnited States5,928
187Tourbillon Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States5,829Long/Short
188Convexity Capital ManagementBostonUnited States5,828Multi Strategy
189Autonomy CapitalNew YorkUnited States5,785Emerging Markets
190Partner Fund ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States5,758
191BlueBay Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom5,720Fixed Income
192DW PartnersNew YorkUnited States5,650Credit
193Finisterre CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom5,646Fixed Income
194PAG Absolute ReturnsHong KongHong Kong5,620Credit
195Dymon Asia CapitalSingaporeSingapore5,610Global Macro
196Axonic Capital LLCNew YorkUnited States5,574Long/Short
197Monarch Alternative CapitalNew YorkUnited States5,543Fixed Income
198Chenavari Financial GroupLondonUnited Kingdom5,474Fixed Income
199SPARX Group Co.TokyoJapan5,438Asian Equity
200Ashmore Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom5,388Emerging Markets
201Stone Milliner Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom5,380FX
202Anchor Bolt CapitalChicagoUnited States5,261Long/Short
203Lakewood Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States5,206Value
204Entrust PartnersNew YorkUnited States5,184Fund of Funds
205TranstrendRotterdamNetherlands5,180Managed Futures
206BaringsLondonUnited Kingdom5,149Fund of Funds
207Highclere International InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom5,081Small Cap
208Empyrean Capital PartnersLos AngelesUnited States5,054Fixed Income
209Sensato InvestorsSan FranciscoUnited States4,985Long/Short
210Grove Street AdvisorsNewtonUnited States4,981Fund of Funds
211Luxor Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States4,976
212Cantab Capital PartnersCambridgeUnited Kingdom4,910Global Macro
213Sloane RobinsonLondonUnited Kingdom4,900Long/Short
214Stevens Capital ManagementRadnorUnited States4,860
215Jabre Capital PartnersGenevaSwitzerland4,860Multi Strategy
216Alkeon Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,819
217Evanston Capital ManagementEvanstonUnited States4,786Fund of Funds
218Highline Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,711Global Macro
219Value PartnersHong KongHong Kong4,681Asian Equity
220Overlook Investments GroupGeorgetownCayman Islands4,560
221DellaCamera Capital ManagementRye BrookUnited States4,534Credit
222Brahman CapitalNew YorkUnited States4,519Managed Futures
223Aristeia CapitalGreenwichUnited States4,515
224Harbert Management CorporationBirminghamUnited States4,506Emerging Markets
225Contrarian Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States4,450Multi Strategy
226Ivory Investment ManagementLos AngelesUnited States4,388Value
227Wayzata Investment PartnersWayzataUnited States4,320Private Equity
228Passport CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States4,295Long/Short
229Aurelius Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,253Managed Futures
230Myriad Asset ManagementHong KongHong Kong4,115Multi Strategy
231Tybourne Capital ManagementHong KongHong Kong4,080
232Ascend CapitalOrindaUnited States4,036Long/Short
233Aquila CapitalHamburgGermany3,905Arbitrage
234SEB Asset ManagementFrankfurtBelgium3,890Fund of Funds
235Hitchwood Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States3,822Equity
236Owl Creek Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States3,756Equity
237BTG PactualSao PauloBrazil3,670Emerging Markets
238Sprott Asset ManagementTorontoCanada3,539Small Cap
239Mason Capital Management LLCNew YorkUnited States3,507
240Symmetry InvestmentsHong KongHong Kong3,500Credit
241Credit Suisse AlternativesZurichSwitzerland3,482Fund of Funds
242ECMLondonUnited Kingdom3,480Fixed Income
243Brevan Howard Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom3,465Global Macro
244Greenwoods Asset ManagementHong KongHong Kong3,417Global Macro
245Criterion Capital ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States3,374Long/Short
246Hoplite Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States3,360Long/Short
247LibreMax CapitalNew YorkUnited States3,289Distressed Assets
248Aetos CapitalMenlo ParkUnited States3,281Fund of Funds
249HighVista StrategiesBostonUnited States3,247Multi Strategy
250Oceanwood Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom3,221Credit


Key Stats on Top 250 Hedge Funds for 2017

  • 9 of the top 250 hedge fund managers are based in Hong Kong
  • 39 of the top 250 hedge fund managers are based in the United Kingdom
  • 179 of the top 250 hedge fund managers are based in the US
  • 88 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in New York
  • 37 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in London
  • 13 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in Greenwich, CT
  • The top 250 hedge funds have $4.47 trillion in assets under management (AUM)
  • The average AUM of the top 250 hedge funds in $17.8 billion
  • The median AUM of the top 250 hedge funds is $9.3 billion
  • The average number of employees at the top hedge funds is 58
  • 16 of the top 250 hedge funds were launched in 2000, more than any other year
  • 108 of the top 250 hedge funds are currently hiring new employees
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