Looking For A Hedge Fund Manager? Try Davos

Jan 28 2015 | 9:48am ET

Davos, Switzerland seems to have become the hedge fund capital of the world—at least for this week.

More than two dozen hedge fund and private equity managers have made the pilgrimage to the Davos World Economic Forum this year, including Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates, Paul Singer of Elliott Management, Dan Loeb of Third Point, Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital Management, Frank Brosens of Taconic Capital, Alan Howard of Brevan Howard Investment Products, Andreas Halvorsen of Viking Global Investors, Mitch Julis and Josh Friedman of Canyon Partners, Andrew Law of Caxton Associates, Michael Martino of Mason Capital Management, Eric Mindich of Eton Park Capital Management and David Harding of Winton Capital Management, according to WEF materials.

Private equity investors include David Rubenstein of Carlyle Group, Stephen Pagliuca of Bain Capital, Scott Kapnick of Highbridge Capital Management, Mitch Truwit of Apax Partners and Tom Speechley of Abraaj Group.

One hedge fund firm, Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital, is even hosting an event—its annual “Wine Forum”—with proceeds going to charity.

And Scaramucci, Dalio, Singer and Rubenstein will all speak during the summit, as will George Soros of family office Soros Fund Management, Kenneth Hersh of NGP Energy Capital Management and Colin Teichholtz of Pine River Capital Management.

For most fund managers, though, Davos is a place to listen:

"Going to Davos helps generate investment ideas and manage risk by giving attendees a better understanding of the global dynamics driving markets," a handler for a prominent hedge fund manager told CNBC.

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