Leading New York City Hedge Funds gained nearly 17% in 2014; Millennium, AQR, Och-Ziff, DE Shaw & Gotham powered Y-O-Y gains

March 22nd, 2015
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The Top 200 New York Area Hedge Funds had an impressive year, having seen their assets grow by $133 billion or 16.6% during 2014. Combined, the top NYC hedge funds ended the year with $934 billion in equity assets.

2014’s performance was driven by an elite group of 46 hedge funds that all saw their assets increase by more the $1 billion each. Leading the top gainers were industry powerhouses Millennium Management, AQR Capital Management, Och-Ziff Capital Management, D.E. Shaw, and Gotham Asset Management.

Not surprisingly, Manhattan retained its position as the hedge fund capital of the world, housing 168 of the top 200 NYC funds. Amazingly, just one midtown zip codes (10022) is home to 61 of the top 100 NYC area hedge funds. Hedge funds with offices in 10022, which is home to a number of the industry’s stalwarts such as Renaissance Technologies, Gotham, and Third Point, manage 24.6% of the list’s total equity assets.

Emerging Hedge Fund Managers accounted for thirty-one of the hedge funds on the list. Among the more notable emerging managers to make the list are several 2014 launches: Hitchwood Capital Management, Melvin Capital Management and Two Creeks Capital Management.

Hedge Tracker releases a series of top hedge fund lists on a quarterly basis. To view the Top 200 New York Hedge Fund list in its entirety, please visit Hedge Tracker’s Premium Hedge Fund Portal.
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
AQR Capital Management LLC
D.E. Shaw & Co
Madoff Investments LLC
Millennium Management
Och-Ziff Capital Management
Renaissance Technologies Corporation
Third Point Management Company
Hitchwood Capital Management
Related People: Peter Brown; Robert L. Mercer; Anne Dinning; Bernard Madoff; Clifford Asness, Ph.D.; Daniel Loeb; Daniel Och; David E. Shaw; David G. Kabiller; David Nolan; David Sanford; David Windreich; Eric Wepsic; Guy Baron; Harold Kelly; Israel Izzy Englander; James Crichton; James L. Carruthers*; Jim Simons; John M. Liew; Jonathan Larkin*;; Julius Gaudio; Louis Salkind; Lu Chen; Max Stone; Michael Cohen*; Michael Gelband; Michael Wrick; Munib Islam; Robert J. Krail; Robert Schwartz; Stuart Steckler(retired)*; Tim Lash; Zoltan Varga
Related Entities: AQR Absolute Return Master; AQR Delta Master Account; AQR Global Asset Allocation; AQR Global Equity Master; AQR Global Stock Selection; AQR International Equity Fund; AQR RC Equity International; AQR Small Cap Value Fund LP; D. E. Shaw Oculus Portfolios, LLC; D. E. Shaw Valence Portfolios; D.E. Shaw Group; D.E. Shaw Investment Management; DE Shaw Heliant Fund; Hitchwood Capital ll; Hitchwood Capital Ltd; Hitchwood Capital Master Fund; Medallion; Millennium International Fund; Millennium Management LLC; Millennium Partners; Millennium Partners LP; Millennium U.S.A.; Nova; Och-Ziff Capital Structure Arbitrage; OZ Credit Opportunities; OZ Master Fund; Renaissance Institutional Equities Funds; Renaissance Institutional Management LLC; Renaissance Technologies LLC; Rentec; Third Point LLC; Third Point Opportunities Master Fund LP; Third Point Resources LP; Third Point Ultra Master Fund LP; Third Point Ventures; Ziff Brothers
Related Article Tags: Multi-Strategy, Long Short, Equity, Debt and Global Macro Hedge Fund News; Featured Reports; Hedge Fund Launches and Hedge Fund Closings

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