The Top 100 Hedge Funds Ranked By Equity Holdings

Tyler Durden's picture

We don't know what is more disturbing: that the largest 50 hedge funds (in a universe of about 777) account for some $716 billion in long equity assets or more than half the total (this number does not include non-equity long positions and, don't laugh, shorts of any kind), or that as we reported over the weekend, the investment thesis creativity across the hedge fund world has completely gone down the drain (considering the most popular stocks over the past three years have been Apple, GM and Google). What we do know is that when it comes to the epic pissing contest that are hedge funds, size matters. So for all your pressing questions whose is biggest... long equity book that is... here is the answer.

Source: Goldman Sachs

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TeamDepends's picture

In accounting and finance, equity is the residual value or interest of the most junior class of investors in assets, after all liabilities are paid; if liability exceeds assets, negative equity exists. In an accounting context, shareholders' equity (or stockholders' equity, shareholders' funds, shareholders' capital or similar terms) represents the remaining interest in the assets of a company, spread among individual shareholders of common or preferred stock; a negative shareholders' equity is often referred to as a positive shareholders' deficit.

Urban Redneck's picture

They are using market cap instead (and the availability of a next greatest fool) instead of book value, but the multiple to free cash flow is just as important a metric (if not more so) to those investors who investment strategies are designed wit less focus on the madness of the crowd.

Wilcox1's picture

Hehheh, nice. That's a lotta green

BeetleBailey's picture

...and each one run by a cunt.

"Hedge" fund. What a fucking lie.

Hubbs's picture

I liked the hedges in "The Shinning" better. Guaranteed to leave at least one person frozen to death in the cold.

Lets Buy The Dip's picture

these bastards have no clue. They steal from the rich, and give to themselves. but only after they go bankrupt. Dont you love that. 

We got burnt with these guys so long ago, I rather listen to the nobodies out there, that consistnatly get market calls right again and again. Sites like TRADE THE MARKETS or SENTIMENT TRADER

I am never sure what to think of hedge funds these days....they charge way too much, and basically go bankrupt because they shit!

Most of the so called good ones got hammered in 2008, so when the next crash comes, all these big boys with their nuts hanging out their flys, are going to go to shit as well. You do not have to be nostra-dumbass to predict that. 

Hedge funds and directors are on millionions, and charge high commision, whoring investors money, while investors get nothing. I do not see the fairness in that? do you?

Excursionist's picture

Getting this list right is hard, so nothing against the research slaves at GS et al., but...  there's non-equity AUM comingled here.  A portion of Kayne Anderson's number, for example, is allocated to debt securities.

Downtoolong's picture

And to think it only took the Fed less than two years to print the entire equity value held by all 777 of them.


sodbuster's picture

Wealth, especially paper wealth, can disappear overnight- debt is here until it is satisfied.

Yen Cross's picture


  I wonder when the banks and hedge funds will start cannibalizing each other?

  Who's paying 2/20 when JPM and Virtu win 99.99999% of the time? The squid must be growing new tentacles...

potato's picture

what is the total equity market capitalization, for comparison?

InjuredThales's picture

So funny that these "top hedge funds" investors have hired these guys to generate the mystical "alpha" (which they are not doing for the most part anyways), and then these hedge fund guys go and pick 1,985 different stocks.  Like why not just buy a fucking index fund if your hedge fund is invested in 1,985 different equities?Or, if you really want to diversify, why not buy 5 different index funds?  What a bad joke to play on investors.