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Top 50 Hedge Funds in Europe 2021

2021 Top 50 European Hedge Funds Overview

There are some minor changes for the 2021 top hedge fund rankings versus the list of top European hedge funds for 2020. Global macro remains the most popular strategy among the top hedge funds in Europe. In general, long biased and emerging market funds had the largest increases in AUM for 2021. 

Capula Investment Management, with over $100 billion USD in assets is the largest hedge fund in Europe. Pictet Alternative investments is the largest hedge fund in the European Union (EU).

Europe’s top 50 hedge funds manage a combined $521 billion USD / 427 billion EUR in assets. The four largest hedge funds in Europe are all based in London.

Top 50 Hedge Funds Europe 2021

List of the 50 biggest European hedge funds for 2021 ranked by assets under management (AUM)

RankFund NameCityCountryAUM ($Millions)Strategy
1.0Capula Investment Management LLPLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Absolute Returns
2.0Man GroupLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
3.0Brevan Howard Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
4.0Lansdowne PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Absolute Returns
5.0Pictet Alternative InvestmentsGenevaSwitzerland0.0Fund of Funds
6.0Arrowgrass Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Convertibles
7.0Marshall WaceLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
8.0Aviva InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Convertibles
9.0Danske CapitalCopenhagenDenmark0.0European Equity
10.0LMR PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
11.0InvestcorpLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Convertibles
12.0Brummer and PartnersStockholmSweden0.0Long/Short
13.0Aquila CapitalHamburgGermany0.0Arbitrage
14.0BlueCrest Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Multi Strategy
15.0Blue Mountain Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Managed Futures
16.0The Children's Investment Fund FoundationLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Long/Short
17.0Amundi Alternative InvestmentsParisFrance0.0Fund of Funds
18.0Edgbaston Investment PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Asian Equity
19.0Investec Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Multi Strategy
20.0Stone Milliner Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0FX
21.0Cantab Capital PartnersCambridgeUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
22.0Cyrus Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Special Situations
23.0Highclere International InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Small Cap
24.0ABC ArbitrageParisFrance0.0Arbitrage
25.0Edesia Asset ManagementGenevaSwitzerland0.0Commodities
26.0Altima PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Special Situations
27.0RWC LondonLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Absolute Returns
28.0Oceanwood Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Credit
29.0Credit Suisse AlternativesZurichSwitzerland0.0Fund of Funds
30.0Rokos Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
31.0Cheyne CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Real Estate
32.0Ashmore Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Emerging Markets
33.036 South Capital AdvisorsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
34.0Algebris InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Credit
35.0Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & CiePetit-LancySwitzerland0.0Fund of Funds
36.0Argentem Creek UK LLPLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Credit
37.0BaringsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Fund of Funds
38.0Systematica InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Commodities
39.0Polar Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Long/Short
40.0Egerton CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Long/Short
41.0H2O Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Absolute Returns
42.0Janus HendersonLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Global Macro
43.0Wimmer HorizonLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Managed Futures
44.0Lyxor Asset ManagementParisFrance0.0Convertibles
45.0AlcentraLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Distressed Assets
46.0Finisterre CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Fixed Income
47.0Squarepoint OpsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Quantitative
48.0HSBC Alternative InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Multi Strategy
49.0CQS Investment Management LimitedLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Multi Strategy
50.0Winton Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom0.0Managed Futures

Key Stats on Top 50 Hedge Funds in Europe – 2021

Top hedge funds in UK 202140 of the top 50 European hedge fund managers are based in the United Kingdom Top hedge funds in Switzerland 20214 of the top 50 hedge funds in Europe for 2021 are based in Switzerland Top hedge funds in France3 of the 50 largest hedge funds for 2021 are based in France Top hedge funds in London 202139 of the top 50 hedgefunds in Europe are based in London  

top 50 hedge funds Europe 2021 AUMThe top 50 hedge fund companies in Europe have $521 billion USD / 427 billion EUR in assets under management (AUM)

top 50 hedge funds EU 2021 average AUMThe average AUM of the top 50 hedge funds in Europe for 2021 is $10.42 billion USD / 8.55 billion EUR

top 50 hedge funds EU median AUMThe median AUM of the top 50 hedge funds for 2021 is $3.66 billion USD / 3.00 billion EUR

top 100 EU hedge funds 2021 # of employeesThe average number of employees at the top 50 European hedge funds is 25

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