Top 10 Hedge Funds jump by 19.4%; Rankings get Shuffled Up

June 9th, 2012
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The Top 10 Hedge Funds saw their US Equity assets increase by an astounding $32.7 Billion, or 19.4%, during the first quarter of 2012. The large gains were led by John Overdeck, David Siegel and Mark Pickard’s Two Sigma Investments, which saw its US equity assets increase by $8.4B. Two Sigma’s AUM gains position it as the fifth largest hedge fund on the top hedge fund list, having jumped up six spots from its eleventh place ranking on the Q4 2011 list.

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Jim Simons’ quant focused Renaissance Technologies Corporation remained on its perch as the largest hedge fund on list. New York-based Renaissance secured the top spot with $24.5B in equity assets under management, an increase of $3.9B. D.E. Shaw & Co jumped two spots to #2 on the list, pushing down Citadel Investment Group (#3) and Adage Capital Partners (#4), which both slipped down a spot in the rankings from #2 and #3, respectively.

Overall, every hedge fund in the top 10 saw its assets rise over the quarter. John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. witnessed the smallest increase, as its assets jumped by just $1.1BN, positioning it as #9 on the top 10 list. After dominating the top hedge fund list for a series of quarters, the once mighty Paulson & Co. lost the top spot during Q3 2011.

Izzy Englander’s Millennium Management retained its position as the smallest hedge fund on the top 10 list for the second consecutive quarter. Izzy’s New York City-based hedge fund reported $12.4B in US equity assets under management, up by nearly $1.8B. Millennium Management’s strong gains were just enough to outpace Viking Global Investors, which reported assets of $12.2B.

HedgeTracker releases a series of top hedge fund lists on a quarterly basis. To view the Top 100, Top 200 and Top 300 Hedge Fund lists in their entirety, please visit our Top Hedge Fund List ranking portal.
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AQR Capital Management LLC
D.E. Shaw & Co
Icahn Associates (Carl Icahn)
Lone Pine Capital
Millennium Management
Paulson & Co.
Renaissance Technologies Corporation
Point72 Asset Management (SAC Capital)
Two Sigma Investments
Viking Global Investors
Related People: ; Douglas Haynes (President); Peter Brown; Robert L. Mercer; Alexander J. Denner; Andreas Halvorsen; Andrew Hoine; Anne Dinning; Brett Icahn; Brian Olson*; Carl Icahn; Chandler Bocklage*; Clifford Asness, Ph.D.; David Craver; David E. Shaw; David G. Kabiller; David Nolan; David Ott; David Siegel; Eric Wepsic; Israel Izzy Englander; Jim Simons; John M. Liew; John Overdeck; John Paulson; Jonathan Larkin*;; Julius Gaudio; Keith A. Meister*; Kerry Tyler; Louis Salkind; Mala Gaonkar; Marco Tablada; Mark Pickard; Max Stone; Mena Gerowin*; Michael Gelband; Mike Barr; Peter Nussbaum*; Robert J. Krail; Sheru Chowdhry; Sol Kumin*; Steve Mandel; Steve Mandel; Steven A. Cohen; Stuart Merzer; Stuart Steckler(retired)*; Ted Orenstein*; Tom Conheeney*
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*; Cubist Systematic Strategies; D. E. Shaw Oculus Portfolios, LLC; D. E. Shaw Valence Portfolios; D.E. Shaw Group; D.E. Shaw Investment Management; DE Shaw Heliant Fund; EverPoint Asset Management; 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; Medallion; Millennium International Fund; Millennium Management LLC; Millennium Partners; Millennium Partners LP; Millennium U.S.A.; Nova; Paulson Advantage Master Ltd; Paulson Advantage Plus Master Ltd; Paulson Real Estate Recovery Fund; Paulson Recovery Fund; PCI; Renaissance Institutional Equities Funds; Renaissance Institutional Management LLC; Renaissance Technologies LLC; Rentec; S.A.C. Global Investors; SAC Meridian; SAC MultiQuant; Sigma Capital Mgmt; Tiger Management*; Tiger Management*; Tudor Investment Corporation; Two Sigma Holdings; Two Sigma Partners; Viking Global Equities; Viking Global Equities III; Viking Global Investors LP; Walter Capital*
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