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Monday, May 18, 2009

Barron's ranks top 100 hedge funds

Barron's is ranking the top 100 hedge funds of 2009, while highlighting funds that were especially adept at navigating the stormy financial seas of 2008 (hmm, I think all those episodes of Yacht Rock that I recently watched are having their effect on me).

Jay at Marketfolly has provided a super overview of the Barron's rankings; rather than compete with him, let just highlight some of Marketfolly's post here. Here's an excerpt from Jay's post on Barron's ranking methodology and the stars of this year's Barron's 100:

"...Barron's breaks down their top 100 hedge fund list by 3 year annualized returns. They rank by individual investment partnerships, so a couple of firms actually have multiple hedge funds on the list (like Paulson & Co, Galleon Group, etc). Barron's list does have a few criteria though, as they require a minimum AUM of $300 million and have excluded funds that invest in a single "sector, country, or region."

Overall though, the list is definitely a "who's who" of the hedge fund elite. John Paulson's Paulson & Co occupies the #1 and #4 slots, with a 62.67% and 46.81% 3 year annualized returns respectively. Of other hedge funds we cover on the blog, Shumway Capital has a fund listed at #11. Fellow Tiger Cub Paul Touradji has one of his funds in the #16 spot".

Head on over to Marketfolly and Barron's to see the rest, and check out our related posts for more info on some of the hedge fund industry's leading lights.

Related articles and posts:

1. John Paulson profile in Bloomberg Markets - Finance Trends.

2. Hedge funds fight to survive shakeout - Finance Trends.