Bridgewater Associates Finishes First Half of 2010 With Over $50 Billion AUM





Company logo - Bridgewater AssociatesAccording to AR Magazine, Bridgewater Associates finished the first half of 2010 as the largest hedge fund firm in the United States.

According to the publication, Bridgewater Associates finished the first half of 2010 with nearly $51 billion in total AUM (Assets Under Management), up about 17% from the start of the year. The magazine notes that this was largely due to the strong performance of the company's flagship Pure Alpha Fund.

This strong performance allowed Bridgewater Associates to reclaim its spot at the top of the list.

The #2 spot belonged to JPMorgan Chase, which reportedly had around $41 billion in AUM by the end of the first half of 2010.

The rest of the top five looked like this:

3. Paulson & Co., $31 billion
4. Soros Fund Management, $27 billion
5. Och-Ziff Capital Management, $25.3 billion

The magazine notes that the top 217 American hedge funds saw their total assets under management rise by about $20 billion in the first half of 2010, bringing the total AUM up to $1.202 trillion.

D.E. Shaw Group fell completely out of the top 10 after reportedly seeing its assets under management fall by an estimated $6 billion.

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After getting absolutely lambasted in 2008, the hedge fund industry is slowly and surely working its way back.

Source: AR Absolute Return + Alpha




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