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Hedge funds are a type of investment vehicle that pools funds and employs several strategies to earn an active return for its investors. Hedge funds may be aggressively managed or use derivatives as leverage in both the domestic and international markets with the goal of generating high returns. Because hedge funds often have low correlations to traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds, allocating an exposure to hedge funds can add diversity to your portfolio.

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Performance & Ranking

TipRanks measures the performance of hedge funds based on information submitted to the SEC. Any hedge fund managing over $100M is required to submit a 13F form to the SEC which lists their current holdings at the end of each fiscal quarter. TipRanks uses this information to determine how each hedge fund performed in comparison to other hedge funds and to the S&P 500. Top hedge funds are determined by those that generate the highest return based on their stock portfolio.

Top 25 Hedge Fund Managers

See the Hedge Fund managers with the best portfolio returns. View their quarterly activity to maximize your returns.

Showing top performing hedge fund managers with transactions measured over the past 3 years
  • 1.
    1
    Brad Gerstner

    Brad Gerstner

    Altimeter Capital Management, LLC

    Hedge Fund Manager
      Hedge Fund Performance

      Ranked #1 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

      $1.95B
      Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
      +49.7%
      Average Return3 Years (annualized)
      Transaction type distribution:

      • Stocks bought:100%|
      • Stocks sold:0%
      Followed by 2048 Investors
    • 2.
      2
      Andy Brown

      Andy Brown

      Cedar Rock Capital Limited

      Hedge Fund Manager
        Hedge Fund Performance

        Ranked #2 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

        $3.96B
        Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
        +24.8%
        Average Return3 Years (annualized)
        Transaction type distribution:

        • Stocks bought:100%|
        • Stocks sold:0%
        Followed by 452 Investors
      • 3.
        3
        William Duhamel

        William Duhamel

        Route One Investment Company

        Hedge Fund Manager
          Hedge Fund Performance

          Ranked #3 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

          $3.20B
          Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
          +26.7%
          Average Return3 Years (annualized)
          Transaction type distribution:

          • Stocks bought:100%|
          • Stocks sold:0%
          Followed by 879 Investors
        • 4.
          4
          Chuck Akre

          Chuck Akre

          Akre Capital Management LLC

          Hedge Fund Manager
            Hedge Fund Performance

            Ranked #4 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

            $5.45B
            Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
            +22.3%
            Average Return3 Years (annualized)
            Transaction type distribution:

            • Stocks bought:100%|
            • Stocks sold:0%
            Followed by 340 Investors
          • 5.
            5
            David Blood

            David Blood

            Generation Investment Management LLP

            Hedge Fund Manager
              Hedge Fund Performance

              Ranked #5 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

              $8.74B
              Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
              +21.9%
              Average Return3 Years (annualized)
              Transaction type distribution:

              • Stocks bought:100%|
              • Stocks sold:0%
              Followed by 389 Investors
            • 6.
              6
              Edgar Wachenheim

              Edgar Wachenheim

              Greenhaven Associates Inc

              Hedge Fund Manager
                Hedge Fund Performance

                Ranked #6 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                $5.93B
                Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                +23.1%
                Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                Transaction type distribution:

                • Stocks bought:100%|
                • Stocks sold:0%
                Followed by 298 Investors
              • 7.
                7
                Tom Russo

                Tom Russo

                Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC

                Hedge Fund Manager
                  Hedge Fund Performance

                  Ranked #7 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                  $11.82B
                  Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                  +18.0%
                  Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                  Transaction type distribution:

                  • Stocks bought:100%|
                  • Stocks sold:0%
                  Followed by 81 Investors
                • 8.
                  8
                  Rehan Jaffer

                  Rehan Jaffer

                  H Partners Management, LLC

                  Hedge Fund Manager
                    Hedge Fund Performance

                    Ranked #8 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                    $1.38B
                    Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                    +28.1%
                    Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                    Transaction type distribution:

                    • Stocks bought:100%|
                    • Stocks sold:0%
                    Followed by 837 Investors
                  • 9.
                    9
                    David Winters

                    David Winters

                    Wintergreen Advisers LLC

                    Hedge Fund Manager
                      Hedge Fund Performance

                      Ranked #9 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                      $268.51M
                      Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                      +18.5%
                      Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                      Transaction type distribution:

                      • Stocks bought:100%|
                      • Stocks sold:0%
                      Followed by 11 Investors
                    • 10.
                      10
                      Nelson Peltz

                      Nelson Peltz

                      Trian Fund Management LP

                      Hedge Fund Manager
                        Hedge Fund Performance

                        Ranked #10 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                        $11.09B
                        Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                        +18.1%
                        Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                        Transaction type distribution:

                        • Stocks bought:100%|
                        • Stocks sold:0%
                        Followed by 60 Investors
                      • 11.
                        11
                        Arthur Cohen

                        Arthur Cohen

                        HealthCor Management, L.P.

                        Hedge Fund Manager
                          Hedge Fund Performance

                          Ranked #11 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                          $1.77B
                          Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                          +23.6%
                          Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                          Transaction type distribution:

                          • Stocks bought:100%|
                          • Stocks sold:0%
                          Followed by 361 Investors
                        • 12.
                          12
                          Gregory Bylinsky and Jefferson Gramm

                          Gregory Bylinsky and Jefferson Gramm

                          Bandera Partners

                          Hedge Fund Manager
                            Hedge Fund Performance

                            Ranked #12 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                            $156.11M
                            Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                            +18.4%
                            Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                            Transaction type distribution:

                            • Stocks bought:100%|
                            • Stocks sold:0%
                            Followed by 60 Investors
                          • 13.
                            13
                            Boykin Curry

                            Boykin Curry

                            Eagle Capital Management, L.L.C.

                            Hedge Fund Manager
                              Hedge Fund Performance

                              Ranked #13 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                              $23.64B
                              Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                              +16.5%
                              Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                              Transaction type distribution:

                              • Stocks bought:100%|
                              • Stocks sold:0%
                              Followed by 60 Investors
                            • 14.
                              14
                              David Griffin

                              David Griffin

                              Rand Wealth, LLC

                              Hedge Fund Manager
                                Hedge Fund Performance

                                Ranked #14 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                $792.17M
                                Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                +13.6%
                                Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                Transaction type distribution:

                                • Stocks bought:100%|
                                • Stocks sold:0%
                                Followed by 32 Investors
                              • 15.
                                15
                                Robert Karr

                                Robert Karr

                                Joho Capital LLC

                                Hedge Fund Manager
                                  Hedge Fund Performance

                                  Ranked #15 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                  $498.01M
                                  Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                  +26.6%
                                  Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                  Transaction type distribution:

                                  • Stocks bought:100%|
                                  • Stocks sold:0%
                                  Followed by 284 Investors
                                • 16.
                                  16
                                  Greg Poole

                                  Greg Poole

                                  Echo Street Capital Management LLC

                                  Hedge Fund Manager
                                    Hedge Fund Performance

                                    Ranked #16 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                    $2.50B
                                    Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                    +17.7%
                                    Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                    Transaction type distribution:

                                    • Stocks bought:100%|
                                    • Stocks sold:0%
                                    Followed by 214 Investors
                                  • 17.
                                    17
                                    Ira Unschuld

                                    Ira Unschuld

                                    Brant Point Investment Management LLC

                                    Hedge Fund Manager
                                      Hedge Fund Performance

                                      Ranked #17 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                      $1.03B
                                      Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                      +19.4%
                                      Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                      Transaction type distribution:

                                      • Stocks bought:100%|
                                      • Stocks sold:0%
                                      Followed by 165 Investors
                                    • 18.
                                      18
                                      Ric Dillon

                                      Ric Dillon

                                      Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc

                                      Hedge Fund Manager
                                        Hedge Fund Performance

                                        Ranked #18 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                        $17.23B
                                        Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                        +16.5%
                                        Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                        Transaction type distribution:

                                        • Stocks bought:100%|
                                        • Stocks sold:0%
                                        Followed by 88 Investors
                                      • 19.
                                        19
                                        Alok Agrawal

                                        Alok Agrawal

                                        Bloom Tree Partners, LLC

                                        Hedge Fund Manager
                                          Hedge Fund Performance

                                          Ranked #19 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                          $991.40M
                                          Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                          +21.0%
                                          Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                          Transaction type distribution:

                                          • Stocks bought:100%|
                                          • Stocks sold:0%
                                          Followed by 165 Investors
                                        • 20.
                                          20
                                          Larry Robbins

                                          Larry Robbins

                                          Glenview Capital Management LLC

                                          Hedge Fund Manager
                                            Hedge Fund Performance

                                            Ranked #20 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                            $14.79B
                                            Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                            +18.2%
                                            Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                            Transaction type distribution:

                                            • Stocks bought:100%|
                                            • Stocks sold:0%
                                            Followed by 214 Investors
                                          • 21.
                                            21
                                            Matthew Lindenbaum

                                            Matthew Lindenbaum

                                            Basswood Capital Management LLC

                                            Hedge Fund Manager
                                              Hedge Fund Performance

                                              Ranked #21 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                              $2.27B
                                              Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                              +21.0%
                                              Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                              Transaction type distribution:

                                              • Stocks bought:100%|
                                              • Stocks sold:0%
                                              Followed by 116 Investors
                                            • 22.
                                              22
                                              Daniel Loeb

                                              Daniel Loeb

                                              Third Point LLC

                                              Hedge Fund Manager
                                                Hedge Fund Performance

                                                Ranked #22 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                                $10.19B
                                                Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                                +18.6%
                                                Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                                Transaction type distribution:

                                                • Stocks bought:100%|
                                                • Stocks sold:0%
                                                Followed by 186 Investors
                                              • 23.
                                                23
                                                Ricky Sandler

                                                Ricky Sandler

                                                Eminence Capital LLC

                                                Hedge Fund Manager
                                                  Hedge Fund Performance

                                                  Ranked #23 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                                  $6.39B
                                                  Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                                  +17.1%
                                                  Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                                  Transaction type distribution:

                                                  • Stocks bought:100%|
                                                  • Stocks sold:0%
                                                  Followed by 60 Investors
                                                • 24.
                                                  24
                                                  Chris Davis

                                                  Chris Davis

                                                  Davis Selected Advisers

                                                  Hedge Fund Manager
                                                    Hedge Fund Performance

                                                    Ranked #24 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                                    $22.84B
                                                    Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                                    +17.9%
                                                    Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                                    Transaction type distribution:

                                                    • Stocks bought:100%|
                                                    • Stocks sold:0%
                                                    Followed by 144 Investors
                                                  • 25.
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                                                    Richard Atwood

                                                    Richard Atwood

                                                    First Pacific Advisors LLC

                                                    Hedge Fund Manager
                                                      Hedge Fund Performance

                                                      Ranked #25 out of 203 Hedge Fund Managers

                                                      $12.55B
                                                      Portfolio ValueTotal assets under management
                                                      +17.9%
                                                      Average Return3 Years (annualized)
                                                      Transaction type distribution:

                                                      • Stocks bought:100%|
                                                      • Stocks sold:0%
                                                      Followed by 144 Investors

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