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Top 100 hedge fund managers oversaw $1.8trn in hedge fund AuM

by LLB Editor
12th Aug 21 8:02 am

If 2020 was a year of great change and volatility, it was also a year of two halves. Many of the hedge fund industry’s largest managers saw AuM hit by poor performance and outflows in H1 2020.

HFM Insights latest report highlights the performance of the top 100 hedge fund managers in the HFM database along with an analysis on AuM of the largest hedge fund firms and commitments into hedge funds from US pensions.

But many also saw those assets return in H2 2020 when the trading environment and allocations turned back in their favour. And when the dust settled (on the calendar year at least) and 2021 began, a snapshot of the hedge fund industry’s top 100 firms featured new names and dramatic shifts – just not quite as dramatic as it might have been.

Of the 28 firms this year that HFM classified as specialists in equity hedge, 24 have either seen their ranking improve or were new entrants on the list (86%). Of the remaining 76 firms, 33 saw their ranking improve or were new entrants (43%). Furthermore, equity specialists among this year’s top 100 account for $724bn in hedge fund AuM. Last year, equity specialists accounted for $366bn.

Overall, the top 100 hedge fund firms managed hedge fund AuM totalling $1,825bn on 1 January 2021, up from $1,740bn on 1 January 2020, growth of 5% during a year that featured some of the most challenging periods for trading and capital raising in the past decade. Current indicators suggest that the economic environment is well suited to many hedge fund strategies.

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