Top 100 Hedge Funds hold Steady, Allocate $528B to Equities

September 17th, 2012
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The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top hedge funds manage $528.4 billion in equities. Notably, 35 hedge funds on the list saw their equity assets jump by more than $100 million over the quarter.

Not surprisingly, long/short equity and multi-strategy styled funds are dominating strategies on the list, overseeing more than $187B in assets. Hedge fund firms on the list employing Value, Deep Value and Distressed investment styles accounted for $93B of the list’s assets. While there are only six quant focused hedge funds on the list, the style combined to manage a disproportionate amount of assets ($61B).

The top gainers were led by many of the largest hedge funds from the list, as well as many newcomers. Among the top gainers on the Top 100 Hedge Fund List, four leading hedge funds saw their equity assets jump by more than $1 billion, including: Renaissance Technologies Corporation (+$4.7B), HBK Investments(+$3.2B), Alyeska Investment Group (+$1.2B) and Winton Capital Management(+$1B).

Among the list’s 13 newcomers, which combined manage $31.9B in assets, are some long standing industry veterans, including Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management, Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Capital and Richard Perry’s Perry Capital.

Notably, 14 hedge funds on the Top 100 Hedge Fund List saw their ranking increase by more than 10 spots. Among the big risers were MSD Capital, Alyeska Investment Group and Hoplite Capital Management.

Overall, the top funds saw their asset shrink slightly over the quarter, falling 4.66% from $554.3 billion at the end of Q1 2012.

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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Alyeska Investment Group
Balyasny Asset Management
HRG Group (Harbinger Capital Partners)
Perry Capital
Related People: Anand Parekh; Barry Colvin; Dmitry Balyasny; Omar Asali (CEO); Paul Leff; Peter Jenson (COO); Philip Falcone*; Richard Perry; Scott Schroeder; Taylor O'Malley
Related Entities: Balyasny Atlas Global; Balyasny Europe Asset Management; Balyasny Phoenix Plus Funds ; Visium Asset Management*; Alyeska Fund LP; Alyeska Investment; Alyeska Master Fund LP; Balyasny Asset Management LP; Harbert Management Corporation*; Harbinger Capital Credit Distressed BlueLine Fund; Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund; Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund LP; HRG Capital; Perry Corp.; Perry Partners
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