Hedge funds with best names?

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

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Dogestranding, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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.

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Big Banker Brand, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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. 

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JKB, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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.

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Pescepescetarian, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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. 

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WillHunting, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Pesca-pescatarian, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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

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

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FIG newton, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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. 

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

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calvincoolridge, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Taylor Mason Capital.

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

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

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Billymazee, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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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ChessGM, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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! 

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BoJackBackpack, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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

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Yankee Doodle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn

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markiv199, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Tourmalet Advisors

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cp5670, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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

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TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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 

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crosoclige, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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