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Top 250 global hedge funds for 2018

Top 250 Hedge Funds 2018

List of the top 250 global hedge funds for 2018 ranked by assets under management (AUM)

RankFund NameCityCountryAUM ($millions)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 States106,2400
6Wellington Management Company LLPBostonUnited States99,740Multi Strategy
7Renaissance TechnologiesEast SetauketUnited States97,006Multi Strategy
8Pine River Capital ManagementMinnetonkaUnited States82,775Multi Strategy
9DE ShawNew YorkUnited States81,317Absolute Return
10Fortress Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States56,936Private Equity
11Elliott ManagementNew YorkUnited States56,006Global Equity
12Element Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States55,883Global Macro
13BlueCrest Capital ManagementGenevaSwitzerland55,1000
14Moore Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States53,824Global Macro
15Och-Ziff Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States51,744Global Macro
16Two Sigma InvestmentsNew YorkUnited States49,269Commodities
17Cerberus Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States47,973Aerospace/Defense
18Capula Investment Management LLPLondonUnited Kingdom45,812Absolute Return
19Viking Global InvestorsGreenwichUnited States43,378Global Macro
20Adage Capital ManagementBostonUnited States41,9690
21GAM Fund ManagementHong KongHong Kong40,318Fund of Funds
22Tudor Investment CorporationGreenwichUnited States39,662Multi Strategy
23Angelo Gordon & Co.New YorkUnited States38,319Real 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
28Pictet Alternative InvestmentsGenevaSwitzerland31,715Fund of Funds
29Baupost GroupBostonUnited States31,563Global Equity
30Davidson Kempner Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States31,023Global Equity
31Graham Capital ManagementRowaytonUnited States30,308Global Macro
32GoldenTree Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States27,384Private Equity
33Anchorage Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States27,176Credit
34Centerbridge Partners LPNew YorkUnited States26,049Multi Strategy
35HBK Capital ManagementDallasUnited States25,448Multi Strategy
36Farallon Capital ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States25,436Multi Strategy
37Hillhouse CapitalHong KongHong Kong24,960Emerging Markets
38PointState CapitalNew YorkUnited States24,763Energy
39Tiger Global Management LLCNew YorkUnited States23,5960
40Bracebridge CapitalBostonUnited States23,528Absolute Returns
41Appaloosa ManagementShort HillsUnited States22,845Global Equity
42Hutchin Hill CapitalNew YorkUnited States22,809Event Driven
43Bluemountain Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States22,788Global Macro
44Third Point LLCNew YorkUnited States22,616Event Driven
45Lighthouse Investment PartnersPalm Beach GardensUnited States21,238Fund of Funds
46King Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States21,219Global Macro
47Winton Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom21,157Managed Futures
48Select EquityNew YorkUnited States20,511Equity
49York Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States19,975Event Driven
50York Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom19,975Event Driven
51Magnetar CapitalEvanstonUnited States19,895Multi Strategy
52Brigade Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States19,731Managed Futures
53Caxton AssociatesPrincetonUnited States19,427Global Macro
54Kayne Anderson Capital AdvisorsLos AngelesUnited States19,358Private Equity
55Canyon PartnersLos AngelesUnited States19,149Multi Strategy
56Platinum Asset ManagementSydneyAustralia18,985Equity
57Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.BostonUnited States18,960Emerging Markets
58Carlson Alternative AdvisorsDallasUnited States18,882Private Equity
59Highfields Capital ManagementBostonUnited States18,7960
60MKP Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States18,705Multi Strategy
61ValueAct CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States17,581Long/Short
62Egerton CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom17,146Long/Short
63Alyeska Investment GroupChicagoUnited States16,532Managed Futures
64Spectrum Asset ManagementStamfordUnited States16,509Fixed Income
65Cheyne CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom16,397Real Estate
66Glenview Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States16,320Multi Strategy
67Tilden Park Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States16,058Multi Strategy
68Maverick CapitalDallasUnited States15,922Global Macro
69Neuberger BermanNew YorkUnited States15,900Fund of Funds
70Danske CapitalCopenhagenDenmark15,500European Equity
71Cevian CapitalStockholmSweden15,453Activist
72Marathon Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States15,248Credit
73OrbiMed AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States15,200Private Equity
74UBS Hedge Fund SolutionsStamfordUnited States14,550Equity
75Arrowgrass Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom14,440Convertibles
76Brummer and PartnersStockholmSweden14,200Long/Short
77Lazard AlternativesNew YorkUnited States14,120Multi Strategy
78Paloma PartnersGreenwichUnited States14,0220
79Pershing Square Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States13,811Value
80Coatue ManagementNew YorkUnited States13,7550
81Carval InvestorsHopkinsUnited States13,646Fixed Income
82Varde PartnersMinneapolisUnited States13,541Distressed Assets
83Senator Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States13,388Long/Short
84Pharo ManagementNew YorkUnited States13,382Global Macro
85M Square InvestimentosSao PauloBrazil13,3790
86AlcentraLondonUnited Kingdom13,330Distressed Assets
87Oxford Asset ManagementOxfordUnited Kingdom13,042Absolute Returns
88Beach Point Capital ManagementSanta MonicaUnited States13,033Multi Strategy
89Fir Tree PartnersNew YorkUnited States13,0180
90Algebris InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom12,494Credit
91Trian Fund Management LPNew YorkUnited States12,4780
92Paulson & Co.New YorkUnited States12,443Multi Strategy
93Blue Ridge CapitalAtlantaUnited States12,410Real Estate
94Silver Point CapitalGreenwichUnited States12,345Multi Strategy
95Arrowstreet CapitalBostonUnited States12,2000
96Polar Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom11,945Long/Short
97Benefit Street PartnersNew YorkUnited States11,829Credit
98Metacapital Management LPNew YorkUnited States11,734Fixed Income
99Soroban Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States11,626Long/Short
100HSBC Alternative InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom11,621Multi Strategy
101Nephila CapitalLarkspurUnited States11,576Insurance
102Scopia CapitalNew YorkUnited States11,370Long/Short
103Lindsell Train LimitedLondonUnited Kingdom11,342Fixed Income
104Eton Park Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States11,329Credit
105Horsley Bridge PartnersSan FranciscoUnited States11,172Private Equity
106LaSalle Investment ManagementChicagoUnited States11,012Real Estate
107Lyxor Asset ManagementParisFrance10,958Convertibles
108KLS DiversifiedNew YorkUnited States10,940Fixed Income
109RWC PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom10,582Absolute Returns
110MJX Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States10,569CDO
111Eminence CapitalNew YorkUnited States10,551Activist
112CQS Investment Management LimitedLondonUnited Kingdom10,500Multi Strategy
113Wafra Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States10,483Multi Strategy
114Commonfund CapitalWiltonUnited States10,364Multi Strategy
115Marshall WaceLondonUnited Kingdom10,324Global Macro
116Pacific Alternative Asset ManagementIrvineUnited States10,053Fund of Funds
117K2 AdvisorsStamfordUnited States9,808Fund of Funds
118PDT PartnersNew YorkUnited States9,7200
119ArcLight Capital PartnersBostonUnited States9,616Energy
120Aviva InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom9,599Convertibles
121Abrams CapitalBostonUnited States9,314Managed Futures
122Ellington Management GroupOld GreenwichUnited States9,238ABS
123Kensico Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States9,209Multi Strategy
124Highbridge Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States9,135Convertibles
125Whitebox AdvisorsMinneapolisUnited States8,863Global Macro
126Graticule Asset Management AsiaSingaporeSingapore8,826Global Macro
127Steadfast Financial LPNew YorkUnited States8,761Long/Short
128Natixis Alternative InvestmentsNew YorkUnited States8,690Multi Strategy
129Greenlight CapitalNew YorkUnited States8,676Long/Short
130Catterton PartnersGreenwichUnited States8,574Food and Beverage
131Prisma Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States8,540Fund of Funds
132GSA CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom8,5090
133Rockpoint GroupJacksonvilleUnited States8,504Real Estate
134Jana PartnersNew YorkUnited States8,500Event Driven
135PanagoraBostonUnited States8,420Global Macro
136Crestline ManagementFort WorthUnited States8,410Fund of Funds
137Alder CapitalDel MarUnited States8,397Managed Futures
138Parallax FundSan FranciscoUnited States8,311Multi Strategy
139EJF Asset ManagementArlingtonUnited States8,244Event Driven
140Systematica InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom8,037Commodities
141GMT CapitalAtlantaUnited States8,019Long/Short
142Solus Alternative Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,938Distressed Assets
143Taconic Capital AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States7,761Managed Futures
144Onex Credit PartnersTorontoCanada7,738Credit
145Oak Hill AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States7,580Credit
146PAR Capital ManagementBostonUnited States7,529Global Macro
147Rimrock Capital ManagementIrvineUnited States7,472Commodities
148MSD CapitalNew YorkUnited States7,436Credit
149Corvex ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,418Activist
150Structured Portfolio ManagementStamfordUnited States7,235ABS
151Samlyn CapitalNew YorkUnited States7,1510
152Altrinsic Global AdvisorsGreenwichUnited States7,109Equity
153Blue Mountain Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom7,100Managed Futures
154The Children's Investment Fund FoundationLondonUnited Kingdom7,000Long/Short
155Odey Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom6,932Absolute Returns
156Coast Asset ManagementSanta MonicaUnited States6,930Fund of Funds
157Redwood Capital ManagementEnglewood CliffsUnited States6,927Credit
158JP Morgan Alternative InvestmentsNew YorkUnited States6,905Multi Strategy
159Rockwood CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States6,850Real Estate
160Luminus ManagementNew YorkUnited States6,825Long/Short
161The Carlyle GroupNew YorkUnited States6,8000
162Strategic Value PartnersGreenwichUnited States6,761Distressed Assets
163Amundi Alternative InvestmentsParisFrance6,580Fund of Funds
164Indus Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States6,529Multi Strategy
165Alphadyne Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States6,520Equity
166Capital Fund ManagementNew YorkUnited States6,412Managed Futures
167Magnitude CapitalNew YorkUnited States6,313Fund of Funds
168Wolverine Asset ManagementChicagoUnited States6,282Arbitrage
169Paskewitz Asset ManagementEdisonUnited States6,249Managed Futures
170Tennenbaum Capital PartnersSanta MonicaUnited States6,243Multi Strategy
171Pentwater Capital ManagementEvanstonUnited States6,228Global Equity
172Investec Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom6,2100
173Cyrus Capital PartnersStamfordUnited States6,192Special Situations
174Omega AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States6,106Global Macro
175GramercyGreenwichUnited States6,095Multi Strategy
176Reservoir Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States6,026Global Macro
177Haidar Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States6,014Global Macro
178Water Street Capital, Inc.JacksonvilleUnited States5,9280
179Tourbillon Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States5,829Long/Short
180Convexity Capital ManagementBostonUnited States5,829Multi Strategy
181Autonomy CapitalNew YorkUnited States5,786Emerging Markets
182Partner Fund ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States5,7590
183Finisterre CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom5,646Fixed Income
184Axonic Capital LLCNew YorkUnited States5,574Long/Short
185Monarch Alternative CapitalNew YorkUnited States5,543Fixed Income
186Stone Milliner Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom5,380FX
187Highclere International InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom5,312Small Cap
188Anchor Bolt CapitalChicagoUnited States5,261Long/Short
189Lakewood Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States5,206Value
190BaringsLondonUnited Kingdom5,149Fund of Funds
191Empyrean Capital PartnersLos AngelesUnited States5,054Fixed Income
192Grove Street AdvisorsNewtonUnited States5,022Fund of Funds
193Ashmore Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom4,996Emerging Markets
194Sensato InvestorsSan FranciscoUnited States4,985Long/Short
195Luxor Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States4,9760
196DW PartnersNew YorkUnited States4,963Credit
197Cantab Capital PartnersCambridgeUnited Kingdom4,910Global Macro
198Entrust PermalNew YorkUnited States4,897Fund of Funds
199Stevens Capital ManagementRadnorUnited States4,8600
200Alkeon Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,8190
201Evanston Capital ManagementEvanstonUnited States4,787Fund of Funds
202Highline Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,712Global Macro
203Value PartnersHong KongHong Kong4,681Asian Equity
204Overlook Investments GroupGeorgetownCayman Islands4,5610
205DellaCamera Capital ManagementRye BrookUnited States4,534Credit
206Brahman CapitalNew YorkUnited States4,519Managed Futures
207Aristeia CapitalGreenwichUnited States4,5150
208Harbert Management CorporationBirminghamUnited States4,507Emerging Markets
209Contrarian Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States4,451Multi Strategy
210Ivory Investment ManagementLos AngelesUnited States4,389Value
211Wayzata Investment PartnersWayzataUnited States4,321Private Equity
212Passport CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States4,296Long/Short
213Aurelius Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,254Managed Futures
214Key Square Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,094Global Macro
215Ascend CapitalOrindaUnited States4,036Long/Short
216Aquila CapitalHamburgGermany3,830Arbitrage
217Hitchwood Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States3,822Equity
218BTG PactualSao PauloBrazil3,670Emerging Markets
219Sprott Asset ManagementTorontoCanada3,540Small Cap
220Owl Creek Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States3,536Equity
221Mason Capital Management LLCNew YorkUnited States3,5080
222Symmetry InvestmentsHong KongHong Kong3,500Credit
223Credit Suisse AlternativesZurichSwitzerland3,483Fund of Funds
224ECMLondonUnited Kingdom3,480Fixed Income
225Criterion Capital ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States3,374Long/Short
226Hoplite Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States3,360Long/Short
227LibreMax CapitalNew YorkUnited States3,289Distressed Assets
228Aetos CapitalMenlo ParkUnited States3,281Fund of Funds
229HighVista StrategiesBostonUnited States3,247Multi Strategy
230Oceanwood Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom3,238Credit
231Prime Capital ManagementHong KongHong Kong3,214Long/Short
232Knighthead Capital Management, LLCNew YorkUnited States3,183Long/Short
233Czech Asset Management LPOld GreenwichUnited States3,156Credit
234Kingdon CapitalNew YorkUnited States3,100Absolute Return
235CSOP Asset ManagementHong KongHong Kong3,094Credit
236Providence Investment ManagementProvidenceUnited States3,083Fixed Income
237Cadian CapitalNew YorkUnited States2,9930
238Kepos Capital LPNew YorkUnited States2,9080
239Guggenheim Capital MarketsNew YorkUnited States2,891Multi Strategy
240Metalmark CapitalNew YorkUnited States2,805Health Care
241Altimeter CapitalBostonUnited States2,7370
242AlphaCat ManagersPembrokeBermuda2,736Fund of Funds
243Almanac Realty Investors, LLCNew YorkUnited States2,705Real Estate
244Gates Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States2,694Event Driven
245Nokota Management, LPNew YorkUnited States2,694Long/Short
24657 StarsWashingtonUnited States2,662Emerging Markets
247Astenbeck Capital ManagementSouthportUnited States2,659Commodities
248Apollo CapitalNew YorkUnited States2,635Managed Futures
249Cohen & CompanyPhiladelphiaUnited States2,605Global Equity
250ABC Arbitrage Asset ManagementParisFrance2,568Arbitrage

2018 Top 250 Hedge Funds Overview

There are some minor changes for the 2018 top hedge fund rankings versus 2017. Though assets for the hedge fund industry as a whole increased from 2017, the total AUM of the top 250 hedge funds fell slightly for 2018. In general, long biased and emerging market funds had the largest increases in AUM for 2018. Fund of funds and global macro hedge funds had net decreases in assets under management.

Third Point and Lighthouse Investment Partners moved up in to the top 50 hedge funds for 2018 while Magnetar Capital fell out of the top 50.

Hedge funds making the top 250 hedge funds for 2018 for the first time include Key Square Capital Management, Prime Capital Management, Knighthead Capital Management, Czech Asset Management, and CSOP Asset Management. In total there were 24 new entrants into the top 250 global hedge funds for 2018.

Key Stats on Top 250 Hedge Funds for 2018

Top hedge funds in UK 201830 of the top 250 hedge fund managers are based in the United Kingdom

Top hedge funds in Hong Kong 20186 of the top 250 hedge fund managers for 2018 are based in Hong Kong

Top hedge funds in United States 2018196 of the top 250 hedge funds for 2018 are based in the USA

Top hedge funds in NY 2018100 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in New York

Top hedge funds in London 201828 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in London

Top 250 hedge funds in Greenwich 201813 of the top hedge funds for 2018 are based in Greenwich, CT

Top hedge funds in San Francisco 20189 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in Ssn Francisco, CA

top 250 hedge funds 2018 AUMThe top 250 hedge funds in 2018 have $4.38 T in assets under management (AUM)

top 250 hedge funds 2018 average AUMThe average AUM of the top 250 hedge funds for 2018 is $17.52 billion

top 250 hedge funds 2018 median AUMThe median AUM of the top 250 hedge funds is $8.84 billion

top 250 hedge funds 2018 # of employeesThe average number of employees at the top hedge funds is 54

top 250 hedge funds 2018 year founded15 of the top 250 hedge funds were launched in 2000, more than any other year

top 250 hedge funds 2018 hiring97 of the top 250 hedge funds are currently hiring new employees

Top 250 global hedge funds for 2018
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