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Top 250 Hedge Funds 2021 (Global)

2021 Top 250 Hedge Funds Overview

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 States218,000.0Multi Strategy
2.0Value Partners Group LimitedHong KongHong Kong216,341.1Asian Equity
3.0Fortress Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States110,894.2Private Equity
4.0Goldman Sachs Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States106,240.0Multi Strategy
5.0Capula Investment Management LLPLondonUnited Kingdom105,951.6Absolute Returns
6.0Ares ManagementLos AngelesUnited States99,062.0Managed Futures
7.0Point72 Asset ManagementStamfordUnited States91,332.00
8.0Exoduspoint Capital Management, LPNew YorkUnited States90,003.3Multi-Strategy
9.0Central Asset InvestmentHong KongHong Kong78,067.2Emerging Markets
10.0Garda CapitalMinneapolisUnited States78,067.2Global Macro
11.0Elliott ManagementNew YorkUnited States73,511.3Global Equity
12.0Wafra Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States64,740.6Multi Strategy
13.0Wexford CapitalGreenwichUnited States64,740.6Private Equity
14.0Structured Portfolio ManagementStamfordUnited States64,740.6ABS
15.0Man GroupLondonUnited Kingdom64,740.6Global Macro
16.0DE ShawNew YorkUnited States64,740.6Absolute Returns
17.0GramercyGreenwichUnited States61,347.7Multi Strategy
18.0Cerberus Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States61,347.7Credit
19.0Brevan Howard Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom58,630.0Global Macro
20.0Metalmark CapitalNew YorkUnited States56,276.9Healthcare
21.0Angelo Gordon & Co.New YorkUnited States56,276.9Real Estate
22.0Lighthouse Investment PartnersPalm Beach GardensUnited States45,574.5Fund of Funds
23.0Viking Global InvestorsGreenwichUnited States42,123.1Global Macro
24.0Oaktree Capital ManagementLos AngelesUnited States38,350.0Fixed Income
25.0Bracebridge CapitalBostonUnited States36,808.8Absolute Returns
26.0Symmetry InvestmentsHong KongHong Kong36,435.0Credit
27.0Moore Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States35,454.6Global Macro
28.0Graham Capital ManagementRowaytonUnited States34,619.0Global Macro
29.0BlackRock Alternative AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States33,250.0Global Macro
30.0Apollo CapitalNew YorkUnited States32,680.0Managed Futures
31.0Lansdowne PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom31,740.0Absolute Returns
32.0Pictet Alternative InvestmentsGenevaSwitzerland31,715.0Fund of Funds
33.0Select EquityNew YorkUnited States31,643.7Equity
34.0Lone Pine CapitalGreenwichUnited States30,214.9Long/Short
35.0Anchorage Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States28,296.1Credit
36.0Wellington Management Company LLPBostonUnited States27,210.0Multi Strategy
37.0Capstone Investment Advisors LLCNew YorkUnited States26,990.0Derivatives
38.0Brigade Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States26,756.0Managed Futures
39.0Almanac Realty Investors, LLCNew YorkUnited States24,546.1Real Estate
40.0King Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States24,504.6Global Macro
41.0Magnetar CapitalEvanstonUnited States22,958.1Multi Strategy
42.0Caxton AssociatesNew YorkUnited States22,611.6Global Macro
43.0Soroban Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States21,711.4Long/Short
44.0Centerbridge Partners LPNew YorkUnited States21,711.4Multi Strategy
45.0Saba CapitalNew YorkUnited States21,208.4Credit
46.0Arrowgrass Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom21,208.4Convertibles
47.0MJX Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States20,980.3CDO
48.0Varde PartnersMinneapolisUnited States20,980.3Distressed Assets
49.0Renaissance TechnologiesEast SetauketUnited States20,372.8Crypto
50.0Nephila CapitalLarkspurUnited States19,793.2Insurance
51.0Arrowstreet CapitalBostonUnited States19,600.0Emerging Markets
52.0Appaloosa ManagementShort HillsUnited States19,100.0Global Equity
53.0BFAM PartnersHong KongHong Kong18,965.0Multi-Strategy
54.0Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.BostonUnited States18,960.0Emerging Markets
55.0Marshall WaceLondonUnited Kingdom18,854.4Global Macro
56.0UBS Hedge Fund SolutionsStamfordUnited States18,706.9Equity
57.0Knighthead Capital Management, LLCNew YorkUnited States17,719.1Long/Short
58.0Litespeed ManagementNew YorkUnited States16,417.6Fixed Income
59.0Aviva InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom16,044.9Convertibles
60.0Neuberger BermanNew YorkUnited States15,900.0Fund of Funds
61.0KLS DiversifiedNew YorkUnited States15,891.6Fixed Income
62.0Horsley Bridge PartnersSan FranciscoUnited States15,812.0Private Equity
63.0CarVal InvestorsMinneapolisUnited States15,734.0Fixed Income
64.0Holocene AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States15,515.4Long/Short
65.0Danske CapitalCopenhagenDenmark15,500.0European Equity
66.0LMR PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom15,350.0Global Macro
67.0InvestcorpLondonUnited Kingdom14,932.5Convertibles
68.0BlueMountain CapitalNew YorkUnited States14,806.5Long/Short
69.0Bayview Asset ManagementCoral GablesUnited States14,700.0Credit
70.0LaSalle Investment ManagementChicagoUnited States14,321.1Real Estate
71.0StoneCastle PartnersNew YorkUnited States14,243.9Global Equity
72.0Brummer and PartnersStockholmSweden14,200.0Long/Short
73.0Lazard AlternativesNew YorkUnited States14,120.0Multi Strategy
74.0L CattertonGreenwichUnited States14,023.3Food and Beverage
75.0Beach Point Capital ManagementSanta MonicaUnited States13,785.4Multi Strategy
76.0Long Pond CapitalNew YorkUnited States13,677.2Long/Short
77.0Silver Point CapitalGreenwichUnited States13,571.3Multi Strategy
78.0EJF Asset ManagementArlingtonUnited States13,484.7Event Driven
79.0JHL Capital GroupChicagoUnited States12,879.6Convertibles
80.0Rockpoint GroupBostonUnited States12,879.6Real Estate
81.0Steadfast Financial LPNew YorkUnited States12,549.7Long/Short
82.0ValueAct CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States12,343.4Long/Short
83.0Paloma PartnersGreenwichUnited States12,212.3Multi Strategy
84.0PDT PartnersNew YorkUnited States11,548.9Quantitative
85.0Alphadyne Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States11,313.3Equity
86.0Trian Fund Management LPNew YorkUnited States11,313.30
87.0Parallax FundSan FranciscoUnited States11,205.0Multi Strategy
88.0Aquila CapitalHamburgGermany10,824.4Arbitrage
89.0Paskewitz Asset ManagementEdisonUnited States10,653.8Managed Futures
90.0Tiger Global Management LLCNew YorkUnited States10,653.8Crypto
91.0Davidson Kempner Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States10,369.8Global Equity
92.0Voloridge Investment ManagementJupiterUnited States10,084.1Quantitative
93.0Abrams CapitalBostonUnited States10,071.4Managed Futures
94.0Hildene Capital ManagementStamfordUnited States9,828.0Distressed Assets
95.0Alyeska Investment GroupChicagoUnited States9,751.2Managed Futures
96.0Harbinger Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States9,217.3Event Driven
97.0Bardin Hill Investment PartnersNew YorkUnited States9,198.6Multi Strategy
98.0Pershing Square Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States9,154.9Value
99.0PanagoraBostonUnited States9,110.0Global Macro
100.0BlueCrest Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom9,000.0Multi Strategy
101.0Kensico Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States8,947.8Multi Strategy
102.0Natixis Alternative InvestmentsBostonUnited States8,690.0Multi Strategy
103.0Stone Point CapitalGreenwichUnited States8,683.8Long/Short
104.0Redwood Capital ManagementEnglewood CliffsUnited States8,489.7Credit
105.0Rockwood CapitalSan FranciscoUnited States8,218.7Real Estate
106.0PointState CapitalNew YorkUnited States8,128.3Energy
107.0Autonomy CapitalNew YorkUnited States8,123.8Emerging Markets
108.0Autonomy CapitalGeorge TownCayman Islands8,123.8Emerging Markets
109.0Gotham Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,894.2Long/Short
110.0Oak Hill AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States7,580.0Credit
111.0HG Vora Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,563.5Event Driven
112.0Amber Capital Investment ManagementNew YorkUnited States7,414.7Managed Futures
113.0Jana PartnersNew YorkUnited States7,390.3Event Driven
114.0Blue Mountain Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom7,100.0Managed Futures
115.0The Children's Investment Fund FoundationLondonUnited Kingdom7,000.0Long/Short
116.0The Carlyle GroupNew YorkUnited States6,800.00
117.0Amundi Alternative InvestmentsParisFrance6,580.0Fund of Funds
118.0Altimeter CapitalBostonUnited States6,440.0Long/Short
119.0Pine River Capital ManagementMinnetonkaUnited States6,391.4Multi Strategy
120.0HPS Investment PartnersNew YorkUnited States6,350.0Credit
121.0Edgbaston Investment PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom6,336.6Asian Equity
122.0Investec Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom6,210.0Multi Strategy
123.0SPX CapitalRio de JaneiroBrazil6,150.0Global Macro
124.0Luxor Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States6,142.00
125.0Segantii Capital ManagementHong KongHong Kong5,825.0Multi Strategy
126.0GMT CapitalAtlantaUnited States5,774.5Long/Short
127.0Pentwater Capital ManagementEvanstonUnited States5,728.2Global Equity
128.0Woodline PartnersSan FranciscoUnited States5,724.3Long/Short
129.0Aristeia CapitalGreenwichUnited States5,685.8Absolute Returns
130.0Atalaya Capital Management LPNew YorkUnited States5,525.5Credit
131.0Stone Milliner Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom5,380.0FX
132.0Empyrean Capital PartnersLos AngelesUnited States5,324.5Fixed Income
133.0Avanda Investment ManagementSingaporeSingapore5,020.0Multi Strategy
134.0Cantab Capital PartnersCambridgeUnited Kingdom4,910.0Global Macro
135.0Indus Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States4,885.3Multi Strategy
136.0Cyrus Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom4,703.5Special Situations
137.0Perella Weinberg PartnersNew YorkUnited States4,650.0Event Driven
138.0Guggenheim Capital MarketsNew YorkUnited States4,640.9Multi Strategy
139.0Hillhouse CapitalHong KongHong Kong4,547.0Emerging Markets
140.0Luminus ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,487.3Long/Short
141.0Deer Park Road CorpSteamboat SpringsUnited States4,325.8Distressed Assets
142.0Highclere International InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom4,325.8Small Cap
143.0York Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,325.8Event Driven
144.0ABC ArbitrageParisFrance4,219.6Arbitrage
145.0Aurelius Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States4,051.1Managed Futures
146.0Wolverine Asset ManagementChicagoUnited States3,993.9Arbitrage
147.0StockbridgeSan FranciscoUnited States3,931.5Real Estate
148.0Eminence CapitalNew YorkUnited States3,823.2Activist
149.0Edesia Asset ManagementGenevaSwitzerland3,656.6Commodities
150.0Altima PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom3,656.6Special Situations
151.0Discovery Capital ManagementNorwalkUnited States3,656.6Equity
152.0Cadian CapitalNew YorkUnited States3,627.7Long/Short
153.0Acadian Asset ManagementBostonUnited States3,600.0Global Equity
154.0RWC LondonLondonUnited Kingdom3,569.9Absolute Returns
155.057 StarsWashingtonUnited States3,413.0Emerging Markets
156.0Oceanwood Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom3,347.4Credit
157.0Reservoir Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States3,254.3Global Macro
158.0Light Street Capital ManagementPalo AltoUnited States3,157.2Technology
159.0Cheetah Investment ManagementHong KongHong Kong3,110.1Asian Equity
160.0M Square InvestimentosSao PauloBrazil3,084.00
161.0Axonic Capital LLCNew YorkUnited States3,028.2Long/Short
162.0III CapitalBoca RatonUnited States2,959.5Credit
163.0Credit Suisse AlternativesZurichSwitzerland2,959.5Fund of Funds
164.0Prisma Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States2,938.7Fund of Funds
165.0Highbridge Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States2,934.9Convertibles
166.0Blue Ridge CapitalAtlantaUnited States2,880.9Real Estate
167.0Waterfall Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States2,833.2MBS
168.0Element Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States2,761.3Global Macro
169.0Contrarian Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States2,755.2Multi Strategy
170.0Dune Real Estate PartnersNew YorkUnited States2,747.2Real Estate
171.0Seer CapitalNew YorkUnited States2,642.6Credit
172.0Libra AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States2,634.6Long/Short
173.0TrexQuant ManagementStamfordUnited States2,587.10
174.0Sachem Head Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States2,489.9Value
175.0PAR Capital ManagementBostonUnited States2,314.2Global Macro
176.0Czech Asset Management LPOld GreenwichUnited States2,274.6Credit
177.0Brahman CapitalNew YorkUnited States2,254.3Managed Futures
178.0Rokos Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom2,194.2Global Macro
179.0Partner Fund ManagementSan FranciscoUnited States2,191.50
180.0Onex Credit PartnersTorontoCanada2,172.1Credit
181.0Geode Capital ManagementBostonUnited States2,128.0Multi Strategy
182.0Olympia Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States2,100.0Fund of Funds
183.0Cohen & CompanyPhiladelphiaUnited States2,083.7Global Equity
184.0DW PartnersNew YorkUnited States2,079.4Credit
185.0Ivory Investment ManagementLos AngelesUnited States2,057.9Value
186.0MidOcean PartnersNew YorkUnited States2,056.4Financial Services
187.0Cheyne CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom2,007.9Real Estate
188.0Aetos CapitalMenlo ParkUnited States1,951.2Fund of Funds
189.0Palo Alto InvestorsPalo AltoUnited States1,943.0Small Cap
190.0Mason Capital Management LLCNew YorkUnited States1,914.10
191.0Convexity Capital ManagementBostonUnited States1,914.1Multi Strategy
192.0Avanath Capital Management, LLCIrvineUnited States1,896.9Real Estate
193.0Basswood Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States1,866.5Long/Short
194.0Electron Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States1,861.7Multi Strategy
195.0Adage Capital ManagementBostonUnited States1,759.3Global Equity
196.0White Deer EnergyHoustonUnited States1,750.9Energy
197.0Blue Vista Capital PartnersChicagoUnited States1,704.6Real Estate
198.0Ashmore Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom1,686.0Emerging Markets
199.0Hudson Bay Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States1,626.6Multi Strategy
200.0Park Street Capital AdvisorsBostonUnited States1,620.8Fund of Funds
201.0HBK Capital ManagementDallasUnited States1,620.8Multi Strategy
202.0Greenlight CapitalNew YorkUnited States1,617.7Long/Short
203.0Tourbillon Capital PartnersNew YorkUnited States1,604.0Long/Short
204.036 South Capital AdvisorsLondonUnited Kingdom1,546.9Global Macro
205.0Hawk Ridge Capital ManagementLos AngelesUnited States1,483.70
206.0Tenaron Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States1,479.5Global Macro
207.0Indaba Capital Management LLCSan FranciscoUnited States1,458.3Event Driven
208.0Coatue ManagementNew YorkUnited States1,458.30
209.0Senator Investment GroupNew YorkUnited States1,436.4Long/Short
210.0Samlyn CapitalNew YorkUnited States1,377.20
211.0Oracle Investment ManagementGreenwichUnited States1,376.6Long/Short
212.0Balyasny Asset ManagementChicagoUnited States1,376.6Multi Strategy
213.0Algebris InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom1,375.6Credit
214.0Kepos Capital LPNew YorkUnited States1,347.1Global Macro
215.0Adamas PartnersBostonUnited States1,332.0Fund of Funds
216.0Southpaw Asset ManagementGreenwichUnited States1,286.6Event Driven
217.0Taconic Capital AdvisorsNew YorkUnited States1,273.8Managed Futures
218.0Benefit Street PartnersNew YorkUnited States1,265.3Credit
219.0Serengeti Asset ManagementNew YorkUnited States1,264.2Event Driven
220.0Moon Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States1,259.5Emerging Markets
221.0Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & CiePetit-LancySwitzerland1,227.9Fund of Funds
222.0Aether Investment PartnersDenverUnited States1,222.8Real Estate
223.0Kingstown Capital Management LPNew YorkUnited States1,195.1Special Situations
224.0Atlantic Investment ManagementNew YorkUnited States1,184.2Long/Short
225.0Vision Investment ManagementHong KongHong Kong1,184.20
226.0LibreMax CapitalNew YorkUnited States1,124.9Distressed Assets
227.0Platinum Asset ManagementSydneyAustralia1,088.2Equity
228.0Shellback CapitalBostonUnited States1,057.8Long/Short
229.0Governors Lane LPNew YorkUnited States1,051.4Event Driven
230.0Kingdon CapitalNew YorkUnited States1,041.3Absolute Returns
231.0Birch Grove CapitalNew YorkUnited States1,040.3Credit
232.0Argentem Creek UK LLPLondonUnited Kingdom1,036.9Credit
233.0AlphaCat ManagersPembrokeBermuda1,023.6Fund of Funds
234.0Key Square Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States979.9Global Macro
235.0Altrinsic Global AdvisorsGreenwichUnited States957.1Equity
236.0Hancock Timber Resource GroupBostonUnited States957.1Timber
237.0Venor Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States922.4Event Driven
238.0BaringsLondonUnited Kingdom914.2Fund of Funds
239.0Avenue Capital GroupNew YorkUnited States898.2Real Estate
240.0AQR Capital ManagementGreenwichUnited States898.2Multi Strategy
241.0Alder CapitalDel MarUnited States877.1Managed Futures
242.0Seminole Management CompanyNew YorkUnited States855.3Fund of Funds
243.0Pacific Alternative Asset ManagementIrvineUnited States824.9Fund of Funds
244.0Wayzata Investment PartnersWayzataUnited States821.7Private Equity
245.0Anson FundsDallasUnited States819.9Credit
246.0Systematica InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom797.8Commodities
247.0Arosa Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States793.2Long/Short
248.0Global Credit AdvisersNew YorkUnited States748.0Long/Short
249.0Field Street Capital ManagementNew YorkUnited States740.3Credit
250.0Astenbeck Capital ManagementSouthportUnited States726.6Commodities


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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