New York City retains crown as Hedge Fund Hub of the World; Top 100 oversee $350 Billion

January 23rd, 2012
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The list of the Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Funds from the greater New York City area has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds oversee a combined $348.5 billion in equities. Not surprisingly, Midtown Manhattan houses the majority of the hedge funds. In fact, just four midtown zip codes (10017, 10019, 10022 & 10153) are home to fifty-nine of the hedge funds on the list.

The 50-story General Motors Building at 767 Fifth Avenue in midtown is home to eight of the top 100 hedge funds, including such industry renowned equity stars as Carl Icahn’s Icahn Associates and Maverick Capital’s Lee S. Ainslie. Not only is the GM Building known for its high profile tenants, but it is also known for having some of the most expensive commercial office leases in the country.

520 Madison Avenue, which is just four blocks down the street from the GM Building, is the second most popular building for top equity hedge funds, housing five of the top NYC funds. Among 520 Madison’s tenants are John Paulson’s Paulson & Co (#2 on the list), as well as Robert Pohly’s Samlyn Capital and Steven Cohen’s Sigma Capital Management.

Surprisingly, only 15 hedge funds from the Greenwich / Stamford area made the top 100 New York Area equity hedge fund list. A few years back, many were claiming that that state of Connecticut could eventually overcome Manhattan as the hedge fund hub of the world. The top two Connecticut hedge funds on the list are Clifford Asness’ AQR Capital Management LLC (#4 on the list) and Steve Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital (#5 on the list).

To view the Top 100 New York Area U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list in their entirety, please visit Hedge Tracker’s Regional List page.. Hedge Tracker also compiles Top 100 and Top 200 overall hedge fund lists on a quarterly basis, which are available in our Top Hedge Fund Lists directory.
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
AQR Capital Management LLC
Icahn Associates (Carl Icahn)
Lone Pine Capital
Maverick Capital
Paulson & Co.
Samlyn Capital
Sigma Capital Management
Related People: Alexander J. Denner; Andrew Hoine; Brett Icahn; Carl Icahn; Charles Wyly; Clifford Asness, Ph.D.; David Craver; David G. Kabiller; Evan Wyly; John M. Liew; John Paulson; Keith A. Meister*; Kerry Tyler; Lee S. Ainslie; Mala Gaonkar; Marco Tablada; Mena Gerowin*; Mike Barr; Robert J. Krail; Robert Pohly; Sam Wyly; Sheru Chowdhry; Steve Mandel; Steve Mandel; Steven A. Cohen; Stuart Merzer
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; Canvas Capital; CR Intrinsic Investors; High River Limited Partnership; Icahn Partners; Icahn & Co Inc; Icahn Associates; Icahn Enterprises (formerly American Real Estate Partners); Icahn Fund Ltd; Icahn Partners LP; Lone Balsam LP; Lone Cascade; Lone Cypress Funds; Lone Dragon Pine; Lone Juniper; Lone Pine Capital (LPC); Lone Pine Sierra LP; Lone Sequoia LP; Lone Spruce LP; Maverick Capital; Maverick Capital Long LP; Maverick Fund USA; Maverick Levered Partners; Paulson Advantage Master Ltd; Paulson Advantage Plus Master Ltd; Paulson Real Estate Recovery Fund; Paulson Recovery Fund; PCI; SAC Capital Advisors; Samlyn Offshore Fund; Samlyn Offshore Master Fund Ltd.; Samlyn Onshore Fund; Samlyn Partners LLC; Sigma Capital LP; Sigma Fixed Income; Tiger Management Corporation*; Tiger Management*; Tiger Management*
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