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Top 100 hedge funds' assets up 21% YTD, eclipse $570bn mark

Monday, December 17, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - The latest Top 100 U.S. Equity Hedge Fund list reveals that the top hedge funds’ assets increased by nearly $43 Billion, or 8.13%, over the third quarter. Year-to-date, the top funds have seen their combined assets increase by an impressive 21%. In aggregate, U.S. equity assets managed by the top 100 hedge funds rose to $571 billion.

Twenty-one hedge funds on the Top 100 Hedge Fund list saw their equity assets jump by more than $1 billion over the quarter. Impressively, forty-seven hedge funds saw their assets jump by between $100 million and $1 billion.

Leading the top gainers were AQR Capital Management LLC (+$2.75B), Och-Ziff Capital Management (+$2.42B) and Soros Fund Management (+$2.38B). Greenwich-based AQR Capital’s AUM gains position it as the fifth largest hedge fund on the list with $18,942 billion in assets.

Overall, the Top 100 Hedge Fund list was led by Renaissance Technologies Corporation, Citadel Investment Group and Adage Capital Partners. The same top three hedge funds led the list during the second quarter of 2012.

Not surprisingly, multi-strategy styled and long/short equity funds are dominating strategies on the list, overseeing $139B and $94B in assets, respectively. Value-focused hedge funds are responsible for managing $66B of the list’s assets, while Event-Driven, Deep Value and Distressed investment styles accounted for $43.5B of the list’s assets.

Notably, 21 hedge funds on the Top 100 Hedge Fund List saw their ranking increase by 10 or more spots. Among the big risers were Moore Capital Management, Soroban Capital Partners, Egerton Capital LP and Balyasny Asset Management.

Press release from HedgeTracker.com

Full list here: www.hedgetracker.com/top_100_hedge_funds_list.php

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