What hedge funds do you guys think have the coolest / least generic names? Any that really stand out?

Pershing Square

Pershing's name is alright, but it was named after the cafe that was in the same building I'm pretty sure. Ackman's first fund, Gotham Partners, sounds cooler imo. Then again, Pershing Square (the area in NYC) is named after the U.S. Army General.

Best: Cerberus, Two Sigma, Tudor, Viking

Worst: Coatue

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Fun fact about Two Sigma. I didn't know what Two Sigma meant, but after taking a supply chain process class in school, I learned that it's actually a reference to a measurement of efficiency/accuracy/error in supply chain processes. On a per million output basis, a one-sigma process produces correct outputs ~30% of the time, whereas a six-sigma process (extremely accurate) produces correct outputs ~99.99% of the time. A two-sigma process produces correct outputs ~70% of the time, on a per million output basis. So I guess in this case, Two Sigma is claiming their trades are correct ~70% of the time. Idk if that's what they were referring to in the name, but if it is, it got infinitely cooler to me.

That's interesting. Adding on that, Gundlach and Chanos have both said in interviews that they're right about 70% of the time.

Seems like a 70% success rate is a common goal in the hedge fund industry?

When you take an econometrics class and learn how broadly the "sigma"/standard dev concept is applied, your head is going to explode.

According to Wikipedia which quoted the old Two Sigma website:

According to Two Sigma, the firm's name was chosen to reflect the duality of the word sigma. A lower case sigma, σ, designates the volatility of an investment's return over a given benchmark, and an upper case sigma, Σ, denotes sum. By adding together the volatilities of individual positions measured against the benchmark, Two Sigma can amplify forecast signals, the company's website says.

wrong, sigma refers to standard deviation

That's not it at all... its literally just a reference to standard deviation dude

Fun fact about Two Sigma. I didn't know what Two Sigma meant, but after taking a supply chain process class in school, I learned that it's actually a reference to a measurement of efficiency/accuracy/error in supply chain processes. On a per million output basis, a one-sigma process produces correct outputs ~30% of the time, whereas a six-sigma process (extremely accurate) produces correct outputs ~99.99% of the time. A two-sigma process produces correct outputs ~70% of the time, on a per million output basis. So I guess in this case, Two Sigma is claiming their trades are correct ~70% of the time. Idk if that's what they were referring to in the name, but if it is, it got infinitely cooler to me.

L.O.L.

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Ah the official account of the Feds, how much are you gonna print?

Fun fact: Einhorn said the name "Greenlight" came from his wife, Cheryl, giving him the green light to launch a fund.

Maximum effort.

Axe Capital

Tiger global

I don't give a fuck.

Yeah but it's also what you call it when your underwear get pulled too tight up into your buttcrack. Also referred to as a wedgie in some areas

Best name: Muddy Waters

The Children's Investment Fund (sounds very philanthropic)

That's because it is. They donate their returns to a non profit foundation (for those here who may not know)

after the manager gets paid over a billion a year, of course

They stopped this practice a few years back...right before their returns took off

Arbalet Capital Management

Funniest

I've always wanted to start a hedge fund and name it "Sonic Capital". Then when LPs ask what the name means, I'll say it's an acronym for some super complex risk management tool that we use but in reality it's because sonic the hedge fund.

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Granite Mercenary Group. Guys are intense.

Does anyone else remember handbridge capital?  Maybe not kosher in 2020

Harbinger was a cool name. Pour one out for a homie

Cool ones: Himalaya Capital, Lone Pine, Viking, Oaktree, Greenhaven Road

Most generic / uncool fund names: all the Greek / Roman mythology related

D1, run by an ex frat bro turned investor. I imagine new analyst get hazed and are forced to keg stand while reading 10ks.

business insider did a profile on the founder of D1 capital.  Apparently he's a really smart and chill guy.  Then again

Taylor Mason Capital.

Not hedge fund but like Carlyle name.  Founders chose it because it sounded prestigious (srs)

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They chose Carlyle because they met for drinks at The Carlyle Hotel in New York, and it sounded prestigious.

Sounds too much like Blackcock.

First Crescent Sons & Co. (sounds like a New Jersey general contractor)

I got "Solid Stream Brothers". I think it's for those close friends you like crossing streams with

So your favorite name is a hedge fund that imploded back in 1998?

OK. Got it.

I think the irony is what's so funny about it. "Long Term" capital that only took three years to completely implode xD

Just remember: it's not a lie if you believe it.

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whats the etymology/meaning of cinctive?

Babydick Capital

Consistently delivering top quartile returns.

Download an iOS app called EDGR. They have top performing hedge funds and scores based on fund's track record. If you are going for an interview, you would be amiss if you don't look at what stock positions fund holds, track record, fund's history, and people who are in charge. I found it very useful for my own HF research and stock ideas. Their website is: www.edgr.io.

You may also want to check out sites like Whalewisdom and TipRanks. Good luck!

Ares Management

Greek God of War - pure badassery

ooh for some reason i like firms with Greek names, like Apollo Management or the one u mentioned.  idk why lmao

I understand that the Rothschilds were the arguable founders of the modern banking system, but imagine that name on the front of a bespoke fund somewhere in the heart of Paris, now that would be prestige to the highest degree

Would argue Barings is even more OG although it's really only the name that's left post-Leeson.

https://mebfaber.com/2019/08/14/episode-170-bill-martin-on-the-short-side-position-sizing-is-the-biggest-driver-of-success/

Esoterica Capital (Tho last time i checked they werenta. hedge fund, more of an ETF shop)

Always thought Greenlight Capital sounded cool

I'm tired of private equity firms named shit like XXX Street Capital.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn

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Yankee Doodle

I'm tired of private equity firms named shit like XXX Street Capital.

What about Bukaake Partners? Is that more of the flavour you're looking for, Mr Doodle?

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Artemis in London is a cool one I think.

Best: AlphaMultiplier, WallStreetBidders, Pershing Square, ROImax

Worst: TwoSigma (no meaning), Renaissance Technologies (you're not a tech company, you're a hedge fund)

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RenTech may as well be a tech company lmao.

Of the funds not already listed, Baupost, Golden Tree, and Magnetar are solid.

Dumb Carlyle

There is a Genius Fund. Apparently the "genius" founders played chess.

Google the name and a defunct "PE" shop comes up. Helluva story lol. Not so genius.

Favorite has been Cerberus though PE rather than HF. On the pure HF side I've loved Magnetar. Sounds like some kind of villain or something

Citadel, Cerberus, Fortress, Viking, Tiger Global, Lone Pine, Artemis are my fav's.

Surprised there aren't that many HF names tied to outer space

I like Stone House Capital Management as a name

I thought Punch Card was also a good name

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