Top Small-Cap Hedge Funds see assets jump by 9.5%; Artal Group and MSD Capital claim top spots

February 15th, 2014
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The Top 50 Small-Cap focused hedge funds now manage $25 billion in small-cap assets, having added nearly $2.7 billion in small-cap assets since the end of the last quarter. Overall, the top 50 Small-Cap hedge funds oversee $34.6 billion, allocating 72.4% of their assets to companies with market capitalizations that are less than $2 billion.

The Top Small-Cap Hedge fund list is led by Luxembourg-based Artal Group S.A., which unseated TFS Capital LLC. TFS, which had held on to the top spot for two consecutive quarters, fell down to #3 on the list, with $1.7 billion in small-cap assets. West Chester, PA-based TFS Capital LLC, also known as Technical Financial Services, is led by its co-founders Larry Eiben, Kevin Gates and Richard Gates.

Following Artal Group on the list at the #2 spot is Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan’s MSD Capital. MSD Capital was founded in 1998 to manage the assets of Michael S. Dell and his family, but the firm now manages assets for outside investors as well.

Ranking Methodology: The Top 50 Small-Cap Hedge Fund rankings are compiled on a quarterly basis using hedge fund firms’ overall U.S. equity assets under management. The Small-Cap list includes the top hedge funds that have more than 50% of their U.S. equity assets invested in U.S. listed small-cap companies, which have market capitalizations that are less than $2 billion. To view the Top Small-Cap Hedge Fund list in its entirety, please visit HedgeTracker’s Hedge Fund Portal.
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Biotechnology Value Fund Partners
Cadian Capital Management
Highside Capital Partners
MSD Capital
Tontine Partners
TFS Capital LLC
Related People: Andrew Hee; Barry Sholem; Daniel Shuchman; Eric Bannasch (PM); Eric Rosen; Glenn Fuhrman; H. Lee Hobson; Howard Berk; Jeffrey L. Gendell; John Phelan; Jonathan Esfandi; Kevin Gates; Larry Eiben; Marc Lisker; Mark N. Lampert; Martin Vulliez (Head Trader); Michael Dell; Richard Gates; Robert M. Platek; Ryan Votaw (Analyst)
Related Entities: Cadian Master Fund LP; Huntrise Global; MSD Capital (Europe), LLP; MSD European Opportunity Fund LP ; TFS Hedged Futures Fund; TFS Market Neutral Fund, TFS Small Cap Fund; Biotechnology Value Fund II LP; Biotechnology Value Fund LP; BVF Inc; BVF Investments LLC; BVF Partners LP; Cadian Capital; Highside Capital Partners; Highside Capital Partners II; Highside Offshore; Huntrise Capital Partners; MSD Capital, LP; Tontine Capital Partners*; Tontine Financial Partners, L.P.; Tontine Overseas Associates; Tontine Partners*; Tontine Power Partners; Tontine Total Return Fund LP
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