Below are the 20 largest hedge funds in the world ranked by discretionary assets under management as of mid-2020. 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 of New York City is the largest investment manager in the world, with around US$8.67 trillion assets under management in all types of funds.[1]

Largest hedge fund firms[edit]

The data for this table comes from Pensions & Investments with data compiled in the second quarter of 2020.[2]

Rank Firm Headquarters AUM as of second quarter 2020
(millions of USD)
1 Bridgewater Associates United Westport, CT $98,918
2 Renaissance Technologies United East Setauket, NY $70,000
3 Man Group United London, UK $62,300
4 Millennium Management United New York City, NY $43,912
5 Elliott Management United New York City, NY $42,000
6 BlackRock United New York City, NY $39,907
7 Two Sigma Investments United New York City, NY $38,842
8 The Childrens Investment Fund Management United London, UK $35,000
9 Citadel LLC United Chicago, IL $34,340
10 D.E. Shaw & Co. United New York City, NY $34,264
11 AQR Capital Management United Greenwich, CT $32,100
12 Davidson Kempner Capital Management United New York City, NY $31,850
13 Farallon Capital United San Francisco, CA $30,000
14 Baupost Group United Boston, MA $29,100
15 Marshall Wace United London, UK $27,800
16 Capula Investment Management United London, UK $23,000
17 Canyon Capital Advisors United Los Angeles, CA $22,800
18 Wellington Management Company United Boston, MA $21,000
19 Viking Global Investors United Greenwich, CT $19,950
20 PIMCO United Newport Beach, CA $17,453

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BlackRock About Us. June 30, 2020. Retrieved Oct 18, 2020.
  2. ^ The largest managers of hedge funds (P&I Sep 2020). United States: Pensions & Investments. 21 September 2020. Retrieved Oct 18, 2020.

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