When it comes to leaders in the hedge fund market, there are several companies that are on the hedge funds top. Hedge funds are evaluated based how much money is invested in assets under management (AUM). The hedge funds top are: (1) Bridgewater Associates with $50.9 billion in hedge funds top, (2) JP Morgan with $40.1 billion in hedge funds top, (3) Paulson and Company with $31 billion in hedge funds, (4) Soros Fund Management with $27 billion in hedge funds (5) Och-Ziff Capital Management Group with $25.3 billion in hedge funds top, (6) Black Rock with 22.83 billion in hedge funds top, (7) Angel Gordon and Company with $22.68 billion in hedge funds top, (8) Baupost Group with $22 billion in hedge funds, (9) Farallon Capital Management with $20 billion and (10) King Street Capital Management with $19.3 billion.
One of the hedge funds top, Paulson Credit opportunities fund has been a solid performer for the over the past two years. The two of the most popular performing sectors of the fund is the Paulson Advantage and the Paulson International. Paulson Advantage has boosted the fund’s viability by over 41.31% over last year’s performance. Paulson International has boosted the fund’s viability up 20.23% over last year’s performance.
Another hedge fund top that is primarily based in the United States, the Passport fund also generates hedge funds in China and Japan. The hedge funds top in China is based on increases in the production of steel and coal. In Japan, Paulson is taking advantage of scooping up government bonds to spur a lackluster economy. Owned by John Burbank, the Passport fund has spurned interest in 3 foreign commodities: Labrador Iron Mines (ticker: LCM Canada), Brazil’s Vale (ticker: VALE), and Australia’s Riversdale (RIV. Australia).
Another top hedge fund that has a strong hold in Asia is Clough Capital Partners. This Boston based firm dabbles in China’s energy and power industries. Two of the industries that Clough is involved in Southwestern Energy (SWN) and Occidential Petroleum (OXY). Clough also has a piece in the auto industry under Tenneco (TEN).
One that did not make the hedge fund top ten but is definitely a strong contender is Touradji Capital Management. This New York based firm is a major player in both US and foreign commodities. Touradji holds investments in US Steel, AK Steel and some energy sector holdings. Touradji’s Global Resources fund is a strong performer with roughly $2.5 billion in investments and yield a 16.9% annual rate of return. As for China, Touradji is make waves in the Chinese trading market with dabbling in energy sector investments.