Pershing Square Tops List Of 10 Best Large HFs

Jan 7 2015 | 2:11pm ET

4. Hildene Opportunities

Manager(s): Brett Jefferson
Management Firm, Location: Hildene Capital Mgmt, U.S.
Strategy: Structured credit
Assets: $1.3 billion
2014 returns: 23.6%
2013 returns: 35.3%

Brett Jefferson sees Wall Street as a place “where so many smart people do so many stupid things,” according to a recent Bloomberg interview, and his Hildene Capital Management generated double-digit returns in 2014 by capitalizing on those mistakes. The Stamford, Conn.-based asset management firm focuses on structured finance investments employing “a classic buy-and-hold strategy.”

Random Fact: Jefferson made the comment about Wall Street to his five-year-old son.

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