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Below are the fifteen largest hedge funds in the world ranked by discretionary assets under management as of mid 2018. 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 $83 billion of private assets listed below.[3]

Largest hedge fund firmsEdit

The data for this table comes from Pensions & Investments with data compiled in the second quarter of 2018.[4]

Rank Firm Headquarters AUM as of second quarter 2018
(billions of USD)
1 Bridgewater Associates   Westport, CT $132.8
2 AQR Capital Management   Greenwich, CT $83.7
3 Man Group   London $59.1
4 Renaissance Technologies   East Setauket, NY $57.0
5 Two Sigma Investments   New York City, NY $38.0
6 Millennium Management   New York City, NY $35.3
7 Elliott Management   New York City, NY $35.0
8 Marshall Wace   London $34.8
9 Davidson Kempner Capital Management   New York City, NY $31.4
10 Baupost Group   Boston, MA $31.0
11 Citadel LLC   Chicago, IL $30.0
12 BlackRock   New York City, NY $29.9
13 D.E. Shaw & Co.   New York City, NY $28.8
14 Winton Capital Management   London $25.8
15 Farallon Capital   San Francisco, CA $25.3

See alsoEdit


  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". Sep 17, 2018. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
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