Top Energy Hedge Funds manage $81 billion in Energy assets; Harvest Fund Advisors grabs top spot for the first time

June 15th, 2016
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The Top Energy Hedge Funds list has been released, revealing that the largest hedge fund investors in Energy companies manage more than $81 billion in energy assets. 13 of the hedge funds on this quarter’s list devoted more than 75% of their equity assets to Energy, including Brenham Capital Management (#28, 100% of assets invested in Energy) and Arosa Capital Management (#29, 100% of assets invested in Energy)

Dallas-based Brenham Capital Management is a hedge fund that is focused exclusively on equities within the energy industry. Brenham places an emphasis on small- and mid-cap stocks that are overlooked by most investors and lack institutional sponsorship. The firm’s top stock holdings include: RSP Permian ($101.6M, RSPP), Diamondback Energy ($100.3M, FANG), Newfield Exploration ($99.8M, NFX) and Pioneer Natural Resources ($91.5M, PXD).

NYC-based Arosa Capital Management was founded in 2013 and is also among the top ranked Emerging Hedge Fund Managers. Arosa Capital’s top holdings include Occidental Petroleum ($61.2M, OXY), Halliburton ($53.6M, HAL), U.S. Silica Holdings ($50.1M, SLCA) and Devon Energy ($39.7M, DVN).

For the first time ever, this quarter’s list is led by Harvest Fund Advisors, which reported $6.2B in energy assets, representing 95% of its equity assets under management.

Harvest Fund is based in suburban Philadelphia and focuses on emergent opportunities in energy infrastructure master limited partnerships (MLPs) and US energy markets. Harvest invests through pooled investment vehicles and separately managed accounts, with the majority of its AUM coming from institutional investors including public pension plans, corporate plans, endowments, and foundations. Harvest Fund holds 70 securities, the majority of which are in Oil & Gas Pipelines. Its most significant Energy holdings include: Enterprise Products Partners ($928.4M, EPD), Energy Transfer Partners ($582.5M, ETP), Magellan Midstream Partners ($460.8M, MMP) and Buckeye Partners ($436.7M, BPL)

Hedge Tracker releases a series of top hedge fund lists on a quarterly basis. The Top 100 Energy Hedge Funds list is based on the top hedge funds investing in the Energy sector, ranked by their U.S. Energy equity assets under management. To view the Top Energy Hedge Fund list in its entirety, please visit the Top Hedge Fund List ranking portal.
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Brenham Capital Management
Related People: Andy Clarage (Analyst); John Labanowski (Founder, Portfolio Manager); Matt McKamy (CFO); Stephen Thomas(Sr Analyst); Tony Kroschewsky
Related Entities: Brenham Capital Management, L.P.
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