List of hedge funds

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Below are the 20 largest hedge funds in the world ranked by discretionary assets under management as of mid-2019. Only assets in private funds following hedge fund strategies are counted. Some of these managers also manage public funds and offer non-hedge fund strategies. For example, BlackRock is the largest investment manager in the world with around $6.4 trillion assets under management in all types of funds[1][2] and AQR Capital Management is the largest provider of public mutual funds following hedge fund strategies with $112 billion in public and traditional hedge fund assets under management in addition to the $60 billion of private assets listed below.[3]

Largest hedge fund firms[edit]

The data for this table comes from Pensions & Investments with data compiled in the second quarter of 2019.[4]

Rank Firm Headquarters AUM as of second quarter 2019
(millions of USD)
1 Bridgewater Associates United States Westport, CT $132,050
2 Renaissance Technologies United States East Setauket, NY $110,000
3 Man Group United Kingdom London $62,000
4 AQR Capital Management United States Greenwich, CT $60,840
5 Two Sigma Investments United States New York City, NY $42,900
6 Millennium Management United States New York City, NY $38,776
7 Elliott Management United States New York City, NY $37,769
8 BlackRock United States New York City, NY $32,909
9 Citadel LLC United States Chicago, IL $32,243
10 Davidson Kempner Capital Management United States New York City, NY $30,880
11 Viking Global Investors United States Greenwich, CT $30,000
12 Baupost Group United States Boston, MA $28,900
13 D.E. Shaw & Co. United States New York City, NY $28,676
14 Farallon Capital United States San Francisco, CA $27,600
15 Marshall Wace United Kingdom London $27,100
16 The Children's Investment Fund Management United Kingdom London $27,100
17 Wellington Management Company United States Boston, MA $22,000
18 Winton Group United Kingdom London $22,100
19 Capula Investment Management United Kingdom London $19,800
20 York Capital Management United States New York City, NY $18,500

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " "BlackRock About Us". December 31, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Team, Trefis. "BlackRock's Current Share Price Doesn't Capture Its Long-Term Growth Prospects". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  3. ^ "AQR Funds". Jun 9, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "The largest managers of hedge funds (P&I Sep 2019)" (Special Report Hedge Funds). United States: Pensions & Investments. Crain Communications Inc. 16 September 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.