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Top 250 Hedge Funds 2021 (Global)

2021 Top 250 Hedge Funds Overview

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There are some minor changes for the 2021 top hedge fund rankings versus the list of top hedge funds for 2020. Though assets for the hedge fund industry as a whole increased from 2020, the total AUM of the top 250 hedge funds fell slightly for 2021. In general, long biased and emerging market funds had the largest increases in AUM for 2021. Fund of funds and global macro hedge funds had net decreases in assets under management.

Hedge funds making the top 250 hedge funds for 2021 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 2021.

Top 250 Hedge Funds 2021

List of the top 250 global hedge funds for 2021 ranked by assets under management (AUM)

RankFund NameCityCountryAUM ($Millions)Strategy
1.0Millennium Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
2.0Value Partners Group LimitedHong KongHong Kong0.0Asian Equity
3.0Fortress Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States0.0Private Equity
4.0Goldman Sachs Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
5.0Capula Investment Management LLPLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Absolute Returns
6.0Ares ManagementLos AngelesUnited States0.0Managed Futures
7.0Point72 Asset ManagementStamfordUnited States0.00
8.0Exoduspoint Capital Management, LPNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi-Strategy
9.0Central Asset InvestmentHong KongHong Kong0.0Emerging Markets
10.0Garda CapitalMinneapolisUnited States0.0Global Macro
11.0Elliott ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Equity
12.0Wafra Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
13.0Wexford CapitalGreenwichUnited States0.0Private Equity
14.0Structured Portfolio ManagementStamfordUnited States0.0ABS
15.0Man GroupLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
16.0DE ShawNew YorkUnited States0.0Absolute Returns
17.0GramercyGreenwichUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
18.0Cerberus Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
19.0Brevan Howard Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
20.0Metalmark CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Healthcare
21.0Angelo Gordon & Co.New YorkUnited States0.0Real Estate
22.0Lighthouse Investment PartnersPalm Beach GardensUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
23.0Viking Global InvestorsGreenwichUnited States0.0Global Macro
24.0Oaktree Capital ManagementLos AngelesUnited States0.0Fixed Income
25.0Bracebridge CapitalBostonUnited States0.0Absolute Returns
26.0Symmetry InvestmentsHong KongHong Kong0.0Credit
27.0Moore Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
28.0Graham Capital ManagementRowaytonUnited States0.0Global Macro
29.0BlackRock Alternative AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
30.0Apollo CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Managed Futures
31.0Lansdowne PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Absolute Returns
32.0Pictet Alternative InvestmentsGenevaSwitzerland0.0Fund of Funds
33.0Select EquityNew YorkUnited States0.0Equity
34.0Lone Pine CapitalGreenwichUnited States0.0Long/Short
35.0Anchorage Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
36.0Wellington Management Company LLPBostonUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
37.0Capstone Investment Advisors LLCNew YorkUnited States0.0Derivatives
38.0Brigade Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Managed Futures
39.0Almanac Realty Investors, LLCNew YorkUnited States0.0Real Estate
40.0King Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
41.0Magnetar CapitalEvanstonUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
42.0Caxton AssociatesNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
43.0Soroban Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
44.0Centerbridge Partners LPNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
45.0Saba CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
46.0Arrowgrass Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Convertibles
47.0MJX Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0CDO
48.0Varde PartnersMinneapolisUnited States0.0Distressed Assets
49.0Renaissance TechnologiesEast SetauketUnited States0.0Crypto
50.0Nephila CapitalLarkspurUnited States0.0Insurance
51.0Arrowstreet CapitalBostonUnited States0.0Emerging Markets
52.0Appaloosa ManagementShort HillsUnited States0.0Global Equity
53.0BFAM PartnersHong KongHong Kong0.0Multi-Strategy
54.0Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.BostonUnited States0.0Emerging Markets
55.0Marshall WaceLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
56.0UBS Hedge Fund SolutionsStamfordUnited States0.0Equity
57.0Knighthead Capital Management, LLCNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
58.0Litespeed ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Fixed Income
59.0Aviva InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Convertibles
60.0Neuberger BermanNew YorkUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
61.0KLS DiversifiedNew YorkUnited States0.0Fixed Income
62.0Horsley Bridge PartnersSan FranciscoUnited States0.0Private Equity
63.0CarVal InvestorsMinneapolisUnited States0.0Fixed Income
64.0Holocene AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
65.0Danske CapitalCopenhagenDenmark0.0European Equity
66.0LMR PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
67.0InvestcorpLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Convertibles
68.0BlueMountain CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
69.0Bayview Asset ManagementCoral GablesUnited States0.0Credit
70.0LaSalle Investment ManagementChicagoUnited States0.0Real Estate
71.0StoneCastle PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Equity
72.0Brummer and PartnersStockholmSweden0.0Long/Short
73.0Lazard AlternativesNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
74.0L CattertonGreenwichUnited States0.0Food and Beverage
75.0Beach Point Capital ManagementSanta MonicaUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
76.0Long Pond CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
77.0Silver Point CapitalGreenwichUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
78.0EJF Asset ManagementArlingtonUnited States0.0Event Driven
79.0JHL Capital GroupChicagoUnited States0.0Convertibles
80.0Rockpoint GroupBostonUnited States0.0Real Estate
81.0Steadfast Financial LPNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
82.0ValueAct CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States0.0Long/Short
83.0Paloma PartnersGreenwichUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
84.0PDT PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Quantitative
85.0Alphadyne Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Equity
86.0Trian Fund Management LPNew YorkUnited States0.00
87.0Parallax FundSan FranciscoUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
88.0Aquila CapitalHamburgGermany0.0Arbitrage
89.0Paskewitz Asset ManagementEdisonUnited States0.0Managed Futures
90.0Tiger Global Management LLCNew YorkUnited States0.0Crypto
91.0Davidson Kempner Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Equity
92.0Voloridge Investment ManagementJupiterUnited States0.0Quantitative
93.0Abrams CapitalBostonUnited States0.0Managed Futures
94.0Hildene Capital ManagementStamfordUnited States0.0Distressed Assets
95.0Alyeska Investment GroupChicagoUnited States0.0Managed Futures
96.0Harbinger Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Event Driven
97.0Bardin Hill Investment PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
98.0Pershing Square Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Value
99.0PanagoraBostonUnited States0.0Global Macro
100.0BlueCrest Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Multi Strategy
101.0Kensico Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
102.0Natixis Alternative InvestmentsBostonUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
103.0Stone Point CapitalGreenwichUnited States0.0Long/Short
104.0Redwood Capital ManagementEnglewood CliffsUnited States0.0Credit
105.0Rockwood CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States0.0Real Estate
106.0PointState CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Energy
107.0Autonomy CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Emerging Markets
108.0Autonomy CapitalGeorge TownCayman Islands0.0Emerging Markets
109.0Gotham Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
110.0Oak Hill AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
111.0HG Vora Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Event Driven
112.0Amber Capital Investment ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Managed Futures
113.0Jana PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Event Driven
114.0Blue Mountain Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Managed Futures
115.0The Children's Investment Fund FoundationLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Long/Short
116.0The Carlyle GroupNew YorkUnited States0.00
117.0Amundi Alternative InvestmentsParisFrance0.0Fund of Funds
118.0Altimeter CapitalBostonUnited States0.0Long/Short
119.0Pine River Capital ManagementMinnetonkaUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
120.0HPS Investment PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
121.0Edgbaston Investment PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Asian Equity
122.0Investec Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Multi Strategy
123.0SPX CapitalRio de JaneiroBrazil0.0Global Macro
124.0Luxor Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States0.00
125.0Segantii Capital ManagementHong KongHong Kong0.0Multi Strategy
126.0GMT CapitalAtlantaUnited States0.0Long/Short
127.0Pentwater Capital ManagementEvanstonUnited States0.0Global Equity
128.0Woodline PartnersSan FranciscoUnited States0.0Long/Short
129.0Aristeia CapitalGreenwichUnited States0.0Absolute Returns
130.0Atalaya Capital Management LPNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
131.0Stone Milliner Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0FX
132.0Empyrean Capital PartnersLos AngelesUnited States0.0Fixed Income
133.0Avanda Investment ManagementSingaporeSingapore0.0Multi Strategy
134.0Cantab Capital PartnersCambridgeUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
135.0Indus Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
136.0Cyrus Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Special Situations
137.0Perella Weinberg PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Event Driven
138.0Guggenheim Capital MarketsNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
139.0Hillhouse CapitalHong KongHong Kong0.0Emerging Markets
140.0Luminus ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
141.0Deer Park Road CorpSteamboat SpringsUnited States0.0Distressed Assets
142.0Highclere International InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Small Cap
143.0York Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Event Driven
144.0ABC ArbitrageParisFrance0.0Arbitrage
145.0Aurelius Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Managed Futures
146.0Wolverine Asset ManagementChicagoUnited States0.0Arbitrage
147.0StockbridgeSan FranciscoUnited States0.0Real Estate
148.0Eminence CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Activist
149.0Edesia Asset ManagementGenevaSwitzerland0.0Commodities
150.0Altima PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Special Situations
151.0Discovery Capital ManagementNorwalkUnited States0.0Equity
152.0Cadian CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
153.0Acadian Asset ManagementBostonUnited States0.0Global Equity
154.0RWC LondonLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Absolute Returns
155.057 StarsWashingtonUnited States0.0Emerging Markets
156.0Oceanwood Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Credit
157.0Reservoir Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
158.0Light Street Capital ManagementPalo AltoUnited States0.0Technology
159.0Cheetah Investment ManagementHong KongHong Kong0.0Asian Equity
160.0M Square InvestimentosSao PauloBrazil0.00
161.0Axonic Capital LLCNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
162.0III CapitalBoca RatonUnited States0.0Credit
163.0Credit Suisse AlternativesZurichSwitzerland0.0Fund of Funds
164.0Prisma Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
165.0Highbridge Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Convertibles
166.0Blue Ridge CapitalAtlantaUnited States0.0Real Estate
167.0Waterfall Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0MBS
168.0Element Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
169.0Contrarian Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
170.0Dune Real Estate PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Real Estate
171.0Seer CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
172.0Libra AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
173.0TrexQuant ManagementStamfordUnited States0.00
174.0Sachem Head Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Value
175.0PAR Capital ManagementBostonUnited States0.0Global Macro
176.0Czech Asset Management LPOld GreenwichUnited States0.0Credit
177.0Brahman CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Managed Futures
178.0Rokos Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
179.0Partner Fund ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States0.00
180.0Onex Credit PartnersTorontoCanada0.0Credit
181.0Geode Capital ManagementBostonUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
182.0Olympia Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
183.0Cohen & CompanyPhiladelphiaUnited States0.0Global Equity
184.0DW PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
185.0Ivory Investment ManagementLos AngelesUnited States0.0Value
186.0MidOcean PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Financial Services
187.0Cheyne CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Real Estate
188.0Aetos CapitalMenlo ParkUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
189.0Palo Alto InvestorsPalo AltoUnited States0.0Small Cap
190.0Mason Capital Management LLCNew YorkUnited States0.00
191.0Convexity Capital ManagementBostonUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
192.0Avanath Capital Management, LLCIrvineUnited States0.0Real Estate
193.0Basswood Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
194.0Electron Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
195.0Adage Capital ManagementBostonUnited States0.0Global Equity
196.0White Deer EnergyHoustonUnited States0.0Energy
197.0Blue Vista Capital PartnersChicagoUnited States0.0Real Estate
198.0Ashmore Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Emerging Markets
199.0Hudson Bay Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
200.0Park Street Capital AdvisorsBostonUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
201.0HBK Capital ManagementDallasUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
202.0Greenlight CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
203.0Tourbillon Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
204.036 South Capital AdvisorsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
205.0Hawk Ridge Capital ManagementLos AngelesUnited States0.00
206.0Tenaron Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
207.0Indaba Capital Management LLCSan FranciscoUnited States0.0Event Driven
208.0Coatue ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.00
209.0Senator Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
210.0Samlyn CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.00
211.0Oracle Investment ManagementGreenwichUnited States0.0Long/Short
212.0Balyasny Asset ManagementChicagoUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
213.0Algebris InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Credit
214.0Kepos Capital LPNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
215.0Adamas PartnersBostonUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
216.0Southpaw Asset ManagementGreenwichUnited States0.0Event Driven
217.0Taconic Capital AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States0.0Managed Futures
218.0Benefit Street PartnersNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
219.0Serengeti Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Event Driven
220.0Moon Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Emerging Markets
221.0Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & CiePetit-LancySwitzerland0.0Fund of Funds
222.0Aether Investment PartnersDenverUnited States0.0Real Estate
223.0Kingstown Capital Management LPNew YorkUnited States0.0Special Situations
224.0Atlantic Investment ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
225.0Vision Investment ManagementHong KongHong Kong0.00
226.0LibreMax CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Distressed Assets
227.0Platinum Asset ManagementSydneyAustralia0.0Equity
228.0Shellback CapitalBostonUnited States0.0Long/Short
229.0Governors Lane LPNew YorkUnited States0.0Event Driven
230.0Kingdon CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Absolute Returns
231.0Birch Grove CapitalNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
232.0Argentem Creek UK LLPLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Credit
233.0AlphaCat ManagersPembrokeBermuda0.0Fund of Funds
234.0Key Square Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Global Macro
235.0Altrinsic Global AdvisorsGreenwichUnited States0.0Equity
236.0Hancock Timber Resource GroupBostonUnited States0.0Timber
237.0Venor Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Event Driven
238.0BaringsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Fund of Funds
239.0Avenue Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States0.0Real Estate
240.0AQR Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States0.0Multi Strategy
241.0Alder CapitalDel MarUnited States0.0Managed Futures
242.0Seminole Management CompanyNew YorkUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
243.0Pacific Alternative Asset ManagementIrvineUnited States0.0Fund of Funds
244.0Wayzata Investment PartnersWayzataUnited States0.0Private Equity
245.0Anson FundsDallasUnited States0.0Credit
246.0Systematica InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Commodities
247.0Arosa Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
248.0Global Credit AdvisersNew YorkUnited States0.0Long/Short
249.0Field Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States0.0Credit
250.0Astenbeck Capital ManagementSouthportUnited States0.0Commodities

Key Stats on Top 250 Hedge Funds of 2021

Top hedge funds in UK 202129 of the top 250 hedge fund managers are based in the United Kingdom (11.6%)

Top hedge funds in Hong Kong 20218 of the top 250 hedge fund managers for 2021 are based in Hong Kong (3.2%)

Top hedge funds in United States 2021197 of the top 250 hedge funds for 2021 are based in the USA (78.8%)

Top hedge funds in NY 2021103 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in New York (41.2%)

Top hedge funds in London 202128 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in London (11.2%)

Top 250 hedge funds in Greenwich 201815 of the top hedge funds for 2021 are based in Greenwich, CT (6.0%)

Top hedge funds San Francisco 20219 of the top 250 hedge funds are based in Ssn Francisco, CA

top 250 hedge funds 2021 AUMThe top 250 hedge funds in 2021 have $3.88 trillion USD in assets under management (AUM)

top 250 hedge funds 2021 average AUMThe average AUM of the top 250 hedge funds for 2021 is $15.52 billion

top 250 hedge funds 2021 median AUMThe median AUM of the top 250 hedge funds is $5.80 billion

top global hedge funds 2021 # of employeesThe average number of employees at the top hedge funds is 51

top 250 hedge funds 2021 year founded14 of the top 250 hedge funds were launched in 2000, more than any other year

top 250 hedge funds 2021 hiring82 of the top 250 hedge funds are currently hiring new employees

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