10.19.2017

So much fund data...

Private fund data

A New Way to Search Private Funds

Ever tried searching EDGAR records for fund data? Then you're probably have faced the frustration of trying to find anything useful. Not that it's surprising the SEC uses a outdated search form that makes it difficult to find the information your searching for. But still... one would think with million dollar budgets the SEC could make the data a bit more user-friendly. 

Maybe you've:
1) Searched for a specific fund/company information, only to find the data is spread across dozens of different forms...making it tiresome to find the data you're looking for.

2) Attempted to search for funds based on size, investment strategy, number of accounts, pooled investments etc. only to find that none of these are valid search criteria.

3) Wanted to sort or filter results to find the specific companies or people you're looking for...only to find this too is not an option with the SEC's EDGAR database.

Well, finally there is a solution.  A new company has launched that allows you to search records from more than 6,000 fund managers, 20,000 private funds, and more than 30,000 fund employees.

Anyone who has ever used the EDGAR database will find Private Fund Data to be a very welcome relief to the old days of painstakingly combing through SEC data. The search function is extremely intuitive and the results are clearly organized. 

As a test, we searched funds with more than $1 billion in assets in New York. It returned 145 results. 

We also tried searching real estate funds with a minimum investment of $50,000 or less. Instantly 749 results!

You could never do searches this way with EDGAR.

It's free to use (though after a certain amount of searches you will be prompted to sign up for a paid plan with unlimited searches) and its a far far better alternative to EDGAR.

9.19.2017

What is JSEcoin?

JSE coin
There are now hundreds of cryptocurrencies, many launched within the last 12 months. One of the most recent, and one with a unique twist, is JSEcoin.

JSEcoin is unique because it uses javascript on your website to use your visitors web browser to hash/mine coins. JSE coins can also be mined in the traditional way.

Essentially, JSEcoin allows anyone with a website to monetize their visitors simply by placing a small snippet of javascript on their site. Anytime a user visits your site their web browser will be used to help you mine JSE coins.

Plus you get a small amount of free JSE coin simply for signing up!

It remains to be seen whether this latest entrant into the world of cryptos will take off, but signing up is so easy it is a must try for anyone with a blog or website.

Learn more about JSE Coin

6.26.2017

Marketing to Hedge Funds

6.23.2017

The Best Hedge Fund Lists/Directories

6.10.2017

Top 250 Largest Hedge Funds 2017

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250 Biggest Hedge Funds for 2017

Below is a list of the top 100 largest hedge fund managers for 2017, ranked by assets under management (AUM).

You can view the full list of the top 250 biggest hedge funds here:

Rank Fund Name Country AUM ($millions) Strategy
1 AQR Capital Management United States 243982 Multi Strategy
2 Bridgewater Associates United States 239323 Long/Short
3 Millennium Management United States 207626 Multi Strategy
4 Citadel Investment Group United States 152656 Convertibles
5 Goldman Sachs Asset Management United States 106240
6 Wellington Management Company United States 99740 Multi Strategy
7 Renaissance Technologies United States 97006 Multi Strategy
8 Pine River Capital Management United States 82775 Multi Strategy
9 DE Shaw United States 81317 Absolute Return
10 Fortress Investment Group United States 56936 Private Equity
11 Elliott Management United States 56006 Global Equity
12 Element Capital Management United States 55883 Global Macro
13 BlueCrest Capital Management Switzerland 55100
14 Moore Capital Management United States 53824 Global Macro
15 Och-Ziff Capital Management United States 51744 Global Macro
16 Two Sigma Investments United States 49269 Commodities
17 Cerberus Capital Management United States 47973 Aerospace/Defense
18 Capula Investment Management United Kingdom 45812 Absolute Return
19 Viking Global Investors United States 43378 Global Macro
20 Adage Capital Management United States 41969
21 GAM Fund Management Hong Kong 40318 Fund of Funds
22 Tudor Investment Corporation United States 39662 Multi Strategy
23 Angelo Gordon & Co. United States 38253 Real Estate
24 Balyasny Asset Management United States 37210 Multi Strategy
25 BlackRock Alternative Advisors United States 33250 Global Macro
26 Lone Pine Capital United States 33157 Long/Short
27 Discovery Capital Management United States 33072 Equity
28 Lighthouse Investment Partners United States 32568 Fund of Funds
29 Pictet Alternative Investments Switzerland 31715 Fund of Funds
30 Baupost Group United States 31563 Global Equity
31 Davidson Kempner United States 31023 Global Equity
32 Graham Capital Management United States 30308 Global Macro
33 GoldenTree Asset Management United States 27384 Private Equity
34 Anchorage Capital Group United States 27176 Credit
35 Centerbridge Partners LP United States 26049 Multi Strategy
36 HBK Capital Management United States 25448 Multi Strategy
37 Farallon Capital Management United States 25436 Multi Strategy
38 Hillhouse Capital Hong Kong 24960 Emerging Markets
39 PointState Capital United States 24763 Energy
40 Tiger Global Management LLC United States 23596
41 Bracebridge Capital United States 23528 Absolute Returns
42 Appaloosa Management United States 22845 Global Equity
43 Hutchin Hill Capital United States 22809 Event Driven
44 Bluemountain Capital Management United States 22788 Global Macro
45 King Street Capital Management United States 21219 Global Macro
46 Winton Capital Management United Kingdom 21157 Managed Futures
47 Select Equity United States 20511 Equity
48 York Capital Management United Kingdom 19975 Event Driven
49 York Capital Management United States 19975 Event Driven
50 Magnetar Capital United States 19895 Multi Strategy
51 Brigade Capital Management United States 19731 Managed Futures
52 Polygon Investment Partners United Kingdom 19650 Multi Strategy
53 Caxton Associates United States 19427 Global Macro
54 Third Point LLC United States 19412 Event Driven
55 Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors United States 19358 Private Equity
56 Canyon Partners United States 19149 Multi Strategy
57 Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. United States 18960 Emerging Markets
58 Carlson Alternative Advisors United States 18882 Private Equity
59 Highfields Capital Management United States 18796
60 MKP Capital Management United States 18705 Multi Strategy
61 Platinum Asset Management Australia 17954 Equity
62 ValueAct Capital United States 17581 Long/Short
63 Alyeska Investment Group United States 16532 Managed Futures
64 Spectrum Asset Management United States 16509 Fixed Income
65 Egerton Capital United Kingdom 16435 Long/Short
66 Glenview Capital Management United States 16320 Multi Strategy
67 Tilden Park Capital Management United States 16058 Multi Strategy
68 Comac Capital United Kingdom 15984 Global Macro
69 Maverick Capital United States 15922 Global Macro
70 Neuberger Berman United States 15900 Fund of Funds
71 Danske Capital Denmark 15500 European Equity
72 Cevian Capital Sweden 15453 Activist
73 Marathon Asset Management United States 15248 Credit
74 Candriam France 15131 Fixed Income
75 Carval Investors United States 14654 Fixed Income
76 UBS Hedge Fund Solutions United States 14550 Equity
77 Arrowgrass Capital Partners United Kingdom 14440 Convertibles
78 OrbiMed Advisors United States 14400 Private Equity
79 Brummer and Partners Sweden 14200 Long/Short
80 Lazard Alternatives United States 14120 Multi Strategy
81 Paloma Partners United States 14022
82 Cheyne Capital United Kingdom 13940 Real Estate
83 Henderson Global Investors United Kingdom 13927 Global Macro
84 Pershing Square Capital Management United States 13811 Value
85 Coatue Management United States 13755
86 Varde Partners United States 13541 Distressed Assets
87 Senator Investment Group United States 13388 Long/Short
88 Pharo Management United States 13382 Global Macro
89 M Square Investimentos Brazil 13379
90 Alcentra United Kingdom 13330 Distressed Assets
91 Beach Point Capital Management United States 13033 Multi Strategy
92 Fir Tree Partners United States 13018
93 Trian Fund Management LP United States 12478
94 Paulson & Co. United States 12443 Multi Strategy
95 Blue Ridge Capital United States 12410 Real Estate
96 Silver Point Capital United States 12345 Multi Strategy
97 Arrowstreet Capital United States 12200
98 Benefit Street Partners United States 11829 Credit
99 Metacapital Management LP United States 11734 Fixed Income
100 Soroban Capital Partners United States 11626 Long/Short
Data as of June 1, 2017

View the full list of the top 250 global hedge fund managers for 2017

The top 5 largest hedge fund managers have $950 billion in combined assets under management

The top 10 biggest hedge funds have $1.4 trillion in combined assets under management (AUM)

The top 50 biggest hedge funds have $2.7 trillion in combined assets under management (AUM)

The top 100 biggest hedge funds have $3.5 trillion in combined assets under management (AUM)

80 of the 100 largest hedge fund managers are based in the US

10 of the 100 top hedge funds in the world are based in the UK

 

6.09.2017

Top 30 Credit/Fixed Income Hedge Funds 2017

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Top 30 Credit Hedge Funds for 2017

Below is a list of the 20 top credit/fixed income oriented hedge funds for 2017, ranked by assets under management (AUM).

For a complete list of the top 30 credit hedge funds click here:

Rank Fund Name Country AUM ($million) Strategy
1 Anchorage Capital Group United States 27176 Credit
2 Spectrum Asset Management United States 16509 Credit
3 Marathon Asset Management United States 15248 Credit
4 Candriam France 15131 Credit
5 Carval Investors United States 14654 Credit
6 Benefit Street Partners United States 11829 Credit
7 Metacapital Management LP United States 11734 Credit
8 Lindsell Train Limited United Kingdom 11342 Credit
9 Eton Park Capital Management United States 11329 Credit
10 KLS Diversified United States 10940 Credit
11 Onex Credit Partners Canada 7738 Credit
12 Oak Hill Advisors United States 7580 Credit
13 MSD Capital United States 7436 Credit
14 Redwood Capital Management United States 6927 Credit
15 BlueBay Asset Management United Kingdom 5720 Credit
16 DW Partners United States 5650 Credit
17 Finisterre Capital United Kingdom 5646 Credit
18 PAG Absolute Returns Hong Kong 5620 Credit
19 Monarch Alternative Capital United States 5543 Credit
20 Chenavari Financial Group United Kingdom 5475 Credit
Data as of June 1, 2017

View a complete list of the top 30 credit/fixed income hedge funds for 2017


With more than $27 billion in AUM, Anchorage Capital Group is the largest credit hedge fund

The 20 largest credit hedge funds have $209 billion in AUM

4 of the 20 biggest credit hedge funds are based in London

Top 30 Largest Fund of Funds 2017

top fund of hedge funds by AUM 2017
Top 30 Largest Fund of Funds 2017

Below is a list of the top 20 largest fund of hedge funds for 2017, ranked by assets under management.

You can view the full list of the top 30 biggest fund of funds here


Rank Fund Name Country AUM ($millions) Strategy
1 GAM Fund Management Hong Kong 40318 Fund of Funds
2 Lighthouse Investment Partners United States 32567.5128 Fund of Funds
3 Pictet Alternative Investments Switzerland 31715 Fund of Funds
4 Neuberger Berman United States 15900 Fund of Funds
5 Pacific Alternative Asset Management United States 10052.9554 Fund of Funds
6 K2 Advisors United States 9808.29605 Fund of Funds
7 Prisma Capital Partners United States 8540.35501 Fund of Funds
8 Crestline Management United States 8410.4627 Fund of Funds
9 Pamplona Capital Management United Kingdom 7100 Fund of Funds
10 Coast Asset Management United States 6929.99361 Fund of Funds
11 MCP Asset Management Hong Kong 6740 Fund of Funds
12 Amundi Alternative Investments France 6580 Fund of Funds
13 Magnitude Capital United States 6313.10929 Fund of Funds
14 Entrust Partners United States 5184.62261 Fund of Funds
15 Barings United Kingdom 5149.35294 Fund of Funds
16 Grove Street Advisors United States 4981.148 Fund of Funds
17 Evanston Capital Management United States 4786.79637 Fund of Funds
18 SEB Asset Management Belgium 3890 Fund of Funds
19 Credit Suisse Alternatives Switzerland 3482.557 Fund of Funds
20 Aetos Capital United States 3281.24661 Fund of Funds
21 AlphaCat Managers Bermuda 2735.73681 Fund of Funds
22 Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie Switzerland 2348.52665 Fund of Funds
23 Silver Creek Capital Management United States 2234.57124 Fund of Funds
24 Adamas Partners United States 2156.40609 Fund of Funds
25 SAIL Advisors Hong Kong 2016.76 Fund of Funds
26 Park Street Capital Advisors United States 1997.22066 Fund of Funds
27 Aurum Fund Management United Kingdom 1400 Fund of Funds
28 Protégé Partners United States 1310.601 Fund of Funds
29 Olympia Capital Management United States 1204 Fund of Funds
30 Seminole Management Company United States 1062.84297 Fund of Funds
Data as of June 1, 2017

View the entire list of the 30 biggest fund of hedge funds for 2017

The largest fund of hedge funds manager is GAM Fund Management
 
5 of the top 20 fund of funds have more than $10 billion in assets under management

12 of the top 20 fund of funds managers are based in the United States

The top 20 fund of funds manage $221 billion in assets

6.08.2017

Top 50 Largest Hedge Funds in Europe 2017

Top 50 Hedge Funds in Europe 2017

Below is a list of the 30 largest hedge funds in Europe for 2017, based on assets under management.

For the full interactive list of the top 50 biggest hedge funds in Europe click here.


Rank Fund Name City AUM ($millions) Strategy
1 BlueCrest Capital Management Geneva 55100
2 Capula Investment Management London 45812 Absolute Return
3 Pictet Alternative Investments Geneva 31715 Fund of Funds
4 Winton Capital Management London 21157 Managed Futures
5 York Capital Management London 19975 Event Driven
6 Polygon Investment Partners London 19650 Multi Strategy
7 Egerton Capital London 16435 Long/Short
8 Comac Capital London 15984 Global Macro
9 Danske Capital Copenhagen 15500 European Equity
10 Cevian Capital Stockholm 15453 Activist
11 Candriam Paris 15131 Fixed Income
12 Arrowgrass Capital Partners London 14440 Convertibles
13 Brummer and Partners Stockholm 14200 Long/Short
14 Cheyne Capital London 13940 Real Estate
15 Henderson Global Investors London 13927 Global Macro
16 Alcentra London 13330 Distressed Assets
17 Trian Fund Management LP
12478
18 Lindsell Train Limited London 11342 Fixed Income
19 Lyxor Asset Management Paris 10958 Convertibles
20 Polar Capital Partners London 10861 Long/Short
21 CQS Investment Management London 10500 Multi Strategy
22 AKO Capital London 10240 Long/Short
23 Oxford Asset Management Oxford 10200 Absolute Returns
24 RWC Partners London 9817 Absolute Returns
25 HSBC Alternative Investments London 9805 Multi Strategy
26 Aviva Investors London 9599 Convertibles
27 Odey Asset Management London 7917 Absolute Returns
28 Marshall Wace London 7355 Global Macro
29 Blue Mountain Capital Management London 7100 Managed Futures
30 Pamplona Capital Management London 7100 Fund of Funds
Data as of June 1, 2017

View the full list of the top 50 hedge funds in Europe for 2017


The three largest hedge funds in Europe are BlueCrest Capital Management, Capula Investment Management, Pictet Alternative Investments

The top 10 European hedge funds have $256.7 billion in combined assets under management (AUM)

The top 20 hedge funds in Europe have $387.4 billion in combined assets under management (AUM)

The top 30 hedge funds in Europe have $477.0 billion in combined assets under management (AUM)

6 of the top 10 hedge funds in Europe are in London

21 of the top 30 largest hedge funds in Europe are in London

New Hedge Fund Launches 2017

New hedge funds are beginning to launch again in 2017, after an extended dry spell. At least according to Preqin

Some of this may be based on the improved performance of many hedge funds to kick off 2017.  In the first quarter of 2017, hedge funds gained more than 3% and outperformed fund of funds, UCITS, mutual funds , and CTA's.

Around 2/3 of new hedge fund launches were in North America, dominating Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world in terms of new hedge fund launches.


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6.07.2017

Top 25 Largest Hedge Funds in Asia 2017

Top 25 Hedge Funds in Asia 2017

Below is a list of the 20 biggest hedge funds in Asia, ranked by AUM.  

For the full interactive list of 25 top hedge funds in Asia click here.

 
Rank Fund Name Country AUM ($millions) Strategy
1 GAM Fund Management Hong Kong 40318 Fund of Funds
2 Hillhouse Capital Hong Kong 24960 Emerging Markets
3 Graticule Asset Management Asia Singapore 8826 Global Macro
4 MCP Asset Management Hong Kong 6740 Fund of Funds
5 PAG Absolute Returns Hong Kong 5620 Credit
6 Dymon Asia Capital Singapore 5610 Global Macro
7 SPARX Group Co. Japan 5439 Asian Equity
8 Value Partners Hong Kong 4681 Asian Equity
9 Myriad Asset Management Hong Kong 4115 Multi Strategy
10 Tybourne Capital Management Hong Kong 4080
11 Symmetry Investments Hong Kong 3500 Credit
12 Greenwoods Asset Management Hong Kong 3417 Global Macro
13 Prime Capital Management Hong Kong 3214 Long/Short
14 CSOP Asset Management Hong Kong 3094 Credit
15 APS Asset Management Singapore 2128 Global Equity
16 Guard Capital Management Limited Hong Kong 2093
17 SAIL Advisors Hong Kong 2017 Fund of Funds
18 Ortus Capital Management Hong Kong 2000 FX
19 ADM Capital Hong Kong 1765 Distressed
20 Arisaig Partners Singapore 1665 Emerging Markets
Data as of June 1, 2017
View the full list of the top hedge funds in Asia for 2017
 

The three largest hedge funds in Asia for 2017 are GAM Fund Management, Hillhouse capital, and Graticule Asset Management Asia.

The top 10 Asian Hedge Funds have $110.3 billion in assets under management

The top 20 hedge funds in Asia have $135 billion in assets under management

15 of the 20 largest Asian hedge funds are in Hong Kong

4 of the 10 largest hedge funds in Asia are in Singapore

Top 50 Largest UK (London) Hedge Funds 2017

Top 50 Biggest Hedge Funds in London, UK 2017

Below is a list of the 30 largest hedge funds in the UK for 2017. 
For a full list of the top 50 UK hedge funds click here



Rank Fund Name City AUM ($millions) Strategy
1 Capula Investment Management London 45812 Absolute Return
2 Winton Capital Management London 21157 Managed Futures
3 York Capital Management London 19975 Event Driven
4 Polygon Investment Partners London 19650 Multi Strategy
5 Egerton Capital London 16435 Long/Short
6 Comac Capital London 15984 Global Macro
7 Arrowgrass Capital Partners London 14440 Convertibles
8 Cheyne Capital London 13940 Real Estate
9 Henderson Global Investors London 13927 Global Macro
10 Alcentra London 13330 Distressed Assets
11 Lindsell Train Limited London 11342 Fixed Income
12 Polar Capital Partners London 10861 Long/Short
13 CQS Investment Management London 10500 Multi Strategy
14 AKO Capital London 10240 Long/Short
15 Oxford Asset Management Oxford 10200 Absolute Returns
16 RWC Partners London 9817 Absolute Returns
17 HSBC Alternative Investments London 9805 Multi Strategy
18 Aviva Investors London 9599 Convertibles
19 Odey Asset Management London 7917 Absolute Returns
20 Marshall Wace London 7355 Global Macro
21 Blue Mountain Capital Management London 7100 Managed Futures
22 Pamplona Capital Management London 7100 Fund of Funds
23 The Children's Investment Fund London 7000 Long/Short
24 Aspect Capital London 6320 Long/Short
25 Investec Asset Management London 6210
26 GSA Capital London 6086
27 BlueBay Asset Management London 5720 Fixed Income
28 Finisterre Capital London 5646 Fixed Income
29 Chenavari Financial Group London 5475 Fixed Income
30 Ashmore Investment Management London 5389 Emerging Markets
Data as of June 1, 2017

View the full list of the top 50 hedge funds in London 

Of the top 30 largest UK hedge funds, 29 are based in London

The 30 biggest UK hedge funds have $354.3 billion in assets under management (AUM)

The top 10 largest UK hedge funds have $194.6 billion in AUM

The largest hedge funds in London are Capula Investment Management, Winton Capital Management, and York Capital management.

6.06.2017

Top 20 Largest Hedge Funds in Hong Kong 2017

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Top 20 Hedge Funds in Hong Kong 2017

Below is a list of the 10 biggest hedge funds in Hong Kong ranked by AUM 

You can view the full list of top 20 hedge funds in Hong Kong here.


Rank Fund Name City/Country AUM ($millions) Strategy
1 GAM Fund Management Hong Kong 40318 Fund of Funds
2 Hillhouse Capital Hong Kong 24960 Emerging Markets
3 MCP Asset Management Hong Kong 6740 Fund of Funds
4 PAG Absolute Returns Hong Kong 5620 Credit
5 Value Partners Hong Kong 4681 Asian Equity
6 Myriad Asset Management Hong Kong 4115 Multi Strategy
7 Tybourne Capital Management Hong Kong 4080
8 Symmetry Investments Hong Kong 3500 Credit
9 Greenwoods Asset Management Hong Kong 3417 Global Macro
10 Prime Capital Management Hong Kong 3214 Long/Short
Data as of June 1, 2017

View the full list of 20 largest Hong Kong Hedge Funds 

The two largest Hong Kong hedge funds are GAM Fund Management and Hillhouse Capital.

The top 10 hedge funds in Hong Kong have $100 billion in combined assets under management.

GAM Fund Management, with over $40 billion in AUM is one of the world's 25 largest hedge funds.

 

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