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50. Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co.

Owner: Privately Owned

Based: Boston

Founded: 1977

Assets: $98 billion

This prestigious hedge fund company has a long history of success since its founder, Jeremy Grantham first created the firm in 1977. One of the largest hedge funds in Boston, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. are still among the biggest players in the investment world.

gmo.com

49. Deutsche Bank Asset Management

Owner: Deutsche Bank

Based: New York

Founded: 1919

Assets: $842 billion

With a staggering AUM of over $800 billion, this bank-owned company is among the world leaders in wealth and asset management.

deutscheam.com

48. CQS

Owner: Michael Hintze

Based: London

Founded: 1999

Assets: $12.6 billion

CQS is an asset management company that focuses on multi-strategy areas such as credit, equities or loans.

cqscapital.com

47. Cevian Capital

Owner: Christer Gardell, Lars Förberg

Based: Stockholm, Sweden

Founded: 2002

Assets: $10 billion

One of the largest hedge fund companies in the world, Cevian Capital mainly focuses on international investment. They are one of the largest hedge funds active in Europe.

ceviancapital.com

46. Tudor Investment Corp.

Owner: Paul Tudor Jones II

Based: Connecticut

Founded: 1980

Assets: $11 billion

Founded by Paul Tudor Jones II, Tudor Investment manages and invests funds, being active in the public equity area.  It is currently one of the top US hedge funds.

tudorfunds.com

45. Henderson AlphaGen

Owner: Henderson Group

Based: London

Founded: 1999

Assets: $ 5.27 billion

Henderson AlphaGen is one of the largest UK-based hedge funds. They have a loyal European client base, focusing on high-income clients.

henderson.com

44. Fortress Investment Group

Owner: Public

Based: New York

Founded: 1998

Assets: $66 billion

With a remarkable evolution, Fortress Investment Group quickly gained recognition as one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. In 2014, it was named Hedge Fund Manager of the Year (Institutional Investor) and Management Firm of the Year (HFMWeek).

fortress.com

43. BlueMountain Capital Management

Owner: Privately Owned

Based: New York

Founded: 2003

Assets: $20 billion

BlueMountain Capital Management is a privately owned hedge funds that has locations both in New York and London. The company invests in fixed income and public equity.

bluemountaincapital.com

42. Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Owner: Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Based: New York

Founded: 1989

Assets: $246 billion

Goldman Sachs used to be among the biggest hedge funds in the world, but the company didn’t perform as well in recent years. However, they are still among the largest hedge fund of funds on the market.

assetmanagement.gs.com

41. Lansdowne Partners

Owner: Paul Ruddock, Steven Heinz

Based: London

Founded: 1998

Assets: $18 billion

One of the oldest and most prestigious hedge funds in the world, Lansdowne Partners offers its services directly to pooled investment sources.

lansdownepartners.com

40. Pershing Square Capital Management

Owner: Bill Ackman

Based: New York

Founded: 2004

Assets: $12.4 billion

One of the most successful top US hedge funds, Pershing Square Capital Management is owned by billionaire Bill Ackman. They provide high-quality services around the globe.

lansdownepartners.com 

39. Bracebridge Capital

Owner: Employee Owned

Based: Boston

Founded: 1994

Assets: $21.8 billion

Bracebridge Capital is one of the largest hedge funds in Boston and it is managed and run by a woman, Nancy Zimmerman.

bracebridgecapital.com

38. Wellington Hedge Management

Owner: Privately Owned

Based: Boston

Founded: 1994

Assets: $11.7 billion

Wellington Hedge Management is one of the most secretive hedge firms on the market, belonging to the funding giant Wellington Management.

hedgefunds.wellington.com

37. Anchorage Capital Group

Owner: Employee Owned

Based: New York

Founded: 2003

Assets: $16.82 billion

Anchorage Capital Group is one of the largest hedge funds on the market, employing 164 people and providing services to over 100 clients worldwide.

anchoragecapital.com.au

36. Canyon Partners

Owner: Employee Owned

Based: Los Angeles

Founded: 1990

Assets: 23 billion $

One of the top hedge fund firms from the United States, Canyon Partners was founded by Joshua S. Friedman and Mitchell R. Julis.

canyonpartners.com

35. Moore Capital Management

Owner: Sponsor-Owned

Based: New York

Founded: 1989

Assets: $44.02 billion

An important presence on any list of hedge funds by AUM, Moore Capital Management has a long history of high-quality services.

moorecapitalllc.com

34. Value Partners

Owner: Independent

Based: Hong Kong

Founded: 1993

Assets: $17.8 billion

Value Partners is one of the biggest hedge fund in the world, having their headquarters located in Hong Kong. They are among the most important players in the financial world of Asia.

valuepartners.com.hk

33. Pacific Investment Management Co.

Owner: Privately Owned

Based: New Port Beach

Founded: 1971

Assets: $1.52 trillion

One of the largest multinational investment firms, Pacific Investment Management Co. currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide.

pimco.com

32. Paulson & Co.

Owner: John Paulson

Based: New York

Founded: 1994

Assets: $18 billion

Paulson & Co is an alternative investment firm which focuses on event driven investments. The original founder, John Paulson, is currently serving as manager.

paulsonco.com

31. Third Point

Owner: Privately Owned

Based: New York

Founded: 1995

Assets: $17.5 billion

After a stellar evolution, Third Point management became one of the largest hedge funds 2013. Three years later, the company is still among the top hedge fund firms in the world.

thirdpoint.com

30. Brummer & Partners

Owner: Patrick Brummer, Per Josefsson, Peter Thelin

Based: Stockholm, Sweden

Founded: 1996

Assets: $14 billion

Brummer & Partners is among the largest hedge funds in Europe, being a respected player on the global market as well.

brummer.se

29. ValueAct Capital Management

Owner: Privately Owned

Based: San Francisco

Founded: 2000

Assets: $11 billion

ValueAct Capital Management is privately owned and it provides services to both high worth institutions and individuals.

valueact.com

28. Appaloosa Management

Owner: David Tepper

Based: Miami Beach

Founded: 1993

Assets: $14 billion

One of the main, large hedge fund companies on the market, Appaloosa Management is specialized in distress debt.

amlp.com

27. Farallon Capital Management

Owner: Tom Steyer

Based: San Francisco

Founded: 1986

Assets: $21.5 billion

In 2011 Farallon Capital Management became the 12th biggest hedge fund on the planet, managing both individuals and companies.

faralloncapital.com

26. King Street Capital Management

Owner: Privately Owed

Based: London

Founded: 1995

Assets: $22 billion

Founded by Francis Biondi Jr. and Brian J. Higgins, King Street Capital Management is one of the largest hedge funds in the UK, ranking high in the global tops as well.

kingstreet.com

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