Bridgewater Associates, based in the United States, was the world’s largest hedge fund firm as of June 2021. In that year, the corporation managed assets of almost 105,700 billion USD. The fact that the foremost hedge fund firm is headquartered in the United States is unsurprising, given that the country possesses the world’s largest hedge fund industry.
What are hedge funds and how do they work?
Hedge funds are alternative investments with less restrictions than mutual funds, for example, because they are not regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As a result, hedge fund managers employ a diverse set of investment strategies that are often unavailable to standard mutual fund managers. Equity strategies, credit strategies, and macro strategies are only a few examples of common strategies.
Hedge funds have grown in popularity.
The first hedge fund strategy was devised in the late 1940s, and the hedge fund industry exploded in the 1990s. Since the 1990s, the value of assets under managed by hedge funds has increased dramatically, from roughly 188 billion dollars in 1996 to over 4.5 trillion dollars in 2021.
If you are into table data, here is it :
|Hedge fund||AUM in Billion U.S. dollars|
|TCI Fund management||40,000|
|DI Shaw Group||39,738|
|Two Sigma Investments.’Advisers||39,550|
|Farallon Capital Management||38,100|
|Davidson Kempner Capital Management||37,350|
|Anchorage Capital Group||31,080|
|AQR Capital Management||26,100|
|Capula Investment Management||23,900|