Top 50 Largest European Hedge Funds - 2017

Top 50 Hedge Funds in Europe 2017

List of the top 50 hedge funds based in Europe for 2017, ranked by assets under management (AUM)

#Fund NameCityCountryAUM($Millions)Fund Strategy
1BlueCrest Capital ManagementGenevaSwitzerland55,100
2Capula Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom45,811Absolute Return
3Pictet Alternative InvestmentsGenevaSwitzerland31,715Fund of Funds
4Winton Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom21,156Managed Futures
5York Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom19,974Event Driven
6Polygon Investment PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom19,650Multi Strategy
7Egerton CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom16,435Long/Short
8Comac CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom15,983Global Macro
9Danske CapitalCopenhagenDenmark15,500European Equity
10Cevian CapitalStockholmSweden15,452Activist
11CandriamParisFrance15,130Fixed Income
12Arrowgrass Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom14,440Convertibles
13Brummer and PartnersStockholmSweden14,200Long/Short
14Cheyne CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom13,939Real Estate
15Henderson Global InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom13,926Global Macro
16AlcentraLondonUnited Kingdom13,330Distressed Assets
17Trian Fund Management LPNew YorkUnited States12,478
18Lindsell Train LimitedLondonUnited Kingdom11,342Fixed Income
19Lyxor Asset ManagementParisFrance10,957Convertibles
20Polar Capital PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom10,861Long/Short
21CQS Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom10,500Multi Strategy
22AKO CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom10,240Long/Short
23Oxford Asset ManagementOxfordUnited Kingdom10,200Absolute Returns
24RWC PartnersLondonUnited Kingdom9,817Absolute Returns
25HSBC Alternative InvestmentsLondonUnited Kingdom9,804Multi Strategy
26Aviva InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom9,599Convertibles
27Odey Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom7,916Absolute Returns
28Marshall WaceLondonUnited Kingdom7,355Global Macro
29Blue Mountain Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom7,100Managed Futures
30Pamplona Capital ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom7,100Fund of Funds
31The Children's Investment FundLondonUnited Kingdom7,000Long/Short
32Amundi Alternative InvestmentsParisFrance6,580Fund of Funds
33Aspect CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom6,320Long/Short
34Investec Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom6,210
35GSA CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom6,085
36BlueBay Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom5,720Fixed Income
37Finisterre CapitalLondonUnited Kingdom5,646Fixed Income
38Chenavari Financial GroupLondonUnited Kingdom5,474Fixed Income
39Ashmore Investment ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom5,388Emerging Markets
40Stone Milliner Asset ManagementLondonUnited Kingdom5,380FX
41TranstrendRotterdamNetherlands5,180Managed Futures
42BaringsLondonUnited Kingdom5,149Fund of Funds
43Highclere International InvestorsLondonUnited Kingdom5,081Small Cap
44Cantab Capital PartnersCambridgeUnited Kingdom4,910Global Macro
45Sloane RobinsonLondonUnited Kingdom4,900Long/Short
46Jabre Capital PartnersGenevaSwitzerland4,860Multi Strategy
47Aquila CapitalHamburgGermany3,905Arbitrage
48SEB Asset ManagementFrankfurtBelgium3,890Fund of Funds
49Credit Suisse AlternativesZurichSwitzerland3,482Fund of Funds
50ECMLondonUnited Kingdom3,480Fixed Income


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Key Stats on Top 50 European Hedge Funds for 2017

  • 36 of the top 50 hedge funds in Europe are based in the UK
  • 4 of the top 50 hedge funds in Europe are based in Switzerland
  • The biggest hedge fund in the UK is Capula Investment Management
  • The largest hedge fund in Europe is BlueCrest Capital Management
  • The 50 largest hedge funds in Europe have $582 billion in assets under management (AUM)
  • The average AUM of the top 50 hedge funds in Europe is $11.6 billion
  • The median AUM of the top 50 hedge funds in Europe is $9.7 billion
  • 22 of the top 50 hedge funds in Europe are currently hiring new employees
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