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Ranked: The World’s 20 Biggest Hedge Funds

This post is by Avery Koop from Visual Capitalist

the world's biggest hedge funds

The Briefing

  • Bridgewater Associates remains the top hedge fund by assets under management (AUM)
  • Brevan Howard witnessed strong growth in AUM, moving from 26th to 19th in the ranking

Ranked: The World’s 20 Biggest Hedge Funds

Collectively, the world’s 15,000 hedge funds manage around $4.5 trillion in assets for their clients, weathering economic storms and world events to ensure returns.

This visual breaks down the world’s biggest hedge funds in terms of assets under management using data from Pensions & Investments.

The Top 20

The world’s biggest hedge fund by a mile is Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates. At the time of this ranking, Bridgewater managed over $126 billion in assets for clients as wide ranging as university endowment funds, charities, and foreign country’s central banks.

Here’s a closer look at the ranking:

RankHedge FundAssets (millions USD)Headquarters
#1Bridgewater Associates$126,400πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#2Man Group$73,500πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK
#3Renaissance Technologies$57,000πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#4Millennium Management$54,968πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#5Citadel$52,970πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#6D.E. Shaw Group$47,861πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#7Two Sigma Investments/Advisers$40,969πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#8Davidson Kempner Capital Management$37,450πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#9Farallon Capital Management$37,400πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#10TCI Fund Management$36,200πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK
#11Marshall Wace$34,400πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK
#12Ruffer$31,662πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK
#13AOR Capital Management$28,200πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#14Anchorage Capital Group$27,100πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#15Baupost Group$26,300πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#16Point72 Asset Management$26,100πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#17Capula Investment Management$25,000πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK
#18Wellington Management$24,968πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.
#19Brevan Howard Asset Management$23,353πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK
#20PIMCO$23,054πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S.

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The World’s Top 10 Hedge Fund Managers by Earnings

This post is by Aran Ali from Visual Capitalist

hedge fund managers by earnings

The Briefing

  • The top 10 hedge fund managers take home an average of $1.3 billion a year in earnings
  • The hedge fund industry manages over $3 trillion in assets
  • Hedge funds often have a two-and-twenty fee structure, charging 2% on all assets under management (AUM), and 20% on profits

The Top 10 Hedge Fund Managers by Earnings

The world of hedge funds has recently garnered notoriety during the GameStop/WSB debacle, in which an us-versus-them mentality began to brew for smaller investors.

In markets, hedge fund managers are considered the big fish in the pond. Not only do they oversee billions of dollars in capital, they often earn some billions as well. Here’s a look at the earnings of the top 10 managers, where yearly earnings range between a high of $1.8 billion and a low of $835 million.

Entering The World of Billions

Although fees in the wealth management industry have been subject to downward pressure for years, the earnings for the best in the business have been left largely unabated. The historically common fee structure for hedge funds is the two-and-twenty modelβ€”that is, 2% of all assets under management (AUM) and 20% of profits based on performance.

This makes out to be a pretty penny when considering hedge fund AUMs go higher than $100 billion, like with Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates. Generous fees charged on an exorbitant value of assets is part in why these 10 managers made it to the Forbes 400 list.

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