Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Last updated 54 min ago
Mar 5 2007 | 10:01am ET
Goldman Sachs has been dethroned as the world’s largest hedge fund by a Wall Street neighbor. According to the latest Billion Dollar Club survey from Absolute Return magazine, JPMorgan Asset Management edged Goldman Sachs Asset Management, increasing its assets at almost twice the rate of its fellow Billion Dollar Club members, 74% to the 41% average of the 241 hedge funds boasting at least that asset level.
JPMorgan now manages $34 billion in assets, with Goldman Sachs in second at $32.53 billion a 48% jump from last year, and Connecticut’s Bridgewater Associates at third with $30.2 billion, a 46% increase.
The semi-annual survey, which only covers U.S. hedge funds, shows that the biggest funds in the country—those with more than $1 billion in assets—now manage some $1.2 trillion as of Jan. 1, a 22% increase from July 2006. And the richest are getting richer compared even to their slightly less rich peers: The 20 largest funds in the country manage $386 billion, nearly a third of the $1.2 trillion managed by the Billion Dollar Club.
Rounding out the top ten are D.E. Shaw Group ($26.3 billion), Farallon Capital Management ($26.2 billion), Renaissance Technologies Corp. ($24 billion), Och-Ziff Capital Management ($21 billion), Cerberus Capital Management ($19.15 billion), Barclays Global Investors ($18.9 billion) and ESL Investments (approximately $18 billion).
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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