Top Connecticut Hedge Fund cross $180 Billion Mark; AQR retains top spot

July 6th, 2015
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The rankings for the Top Connecticut Hedge Funds have been released, revealing that the top 50 hedge funds oversee a combined $183 billion in equity assets. Overall, the hedge funds on the list saw their assets increase by $6.3 billion, or 3.6% quarter-over-quarter.

Twenty-five hedge funds on the Top Connecticut Hedge Fund List are based in the suburban hedge fund enclave of Greenwich. While Greenwich is once again the location of choice, Stamford and Westport demonstrated their emerging importance, claiming the headquarters for 11 and 5 of the top hedge funds, respectively.

The top 5 remained intact but with some minor shifts. Viking Global Investors rose one spot to #2 with nearly $26B in assets, while Lone Pine Capital fell one position to #3 after assets remained stagnant quarter-over-quarter at $23.4B. Bridgewater Associates ($12.8B) took over the 4th spot from Point72 Asset Management, whose assets declined slightly over the quarter by $400M to $12.6B.

There were 5 new entrants to this quarter’s list, including CNH Partners which managed to break into the top 10. CNH Partners is an arbitrage affiliate of AQR that trades merger arbitrage, convertible arbitrage and other strategies related to corporate events. CNH Partners was founded in 2001 by co-founders Mark Mitchell and Todd Pulvino. Prior to CNH, Mr. Mitchell was a finance professor at Harvard University and University of Chicago, while Mr. Pulvino was a professor of finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Twenty-one hedge funds on the Top Connecticut Hedge Fund List saw their equity assets increase over the first quarter.

Hedge Tracker releases a series of top hedge fund lists on a quarterly basis. To view the Top Connecticut Hedge Fund list in its entirety, please visit the Top Hedge Fund List ranking portal.
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
AQR Capital Management LLC
Bridgewater Associates LP
Lone Pine Capital
Point72 Asset Management (SAC Capital)
Viking Global Investors
Related People: ; Douglas Haynes (President); Andreas Halvorsen; Brian Olson*; Chandler Bocklage*; Clifford Asness, Ph.D.; David Craver; David G. Kabiller; David Ott; John M. Liew; Kerry Tyler; Mala Gaonkar; Marco Tablada; Peter Nussbaum*; Ray Dalio; Robert J. Krail; Sol Kumin*; Steve Mandel; Steve Mandel; Steven A. Cohen; Ted Orenstein*; Tom Conheeney*
Related Entities: Bridgewater All Weather; Bridgewater Pure Alpha Fund II; 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; Bridgewater Associates Pure Alpha Fund; Canvas Capital*; CR Intrinsic Investors*; Cubist Systematic Strategies; EverPoint Asset Management; 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; S.A.C. Global Investors; SAC Meridian; SAC MultiQuant; Sigma Capital Mgmt; Tiger Management*; Tiger Management*; Viking Global Equities; Viking Global Equities III; Viking Global Investors LP; Walter Capital*
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