most exclusive hedge fund

What's the most elite hedge fund you can name of? Not AUM, just the exclusiveness?                   

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Feb 16, 2021 - 12:21am


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Feb 17, 2021 - 12:05am

Obviously LTCM 🙄 

Ok but seriously, if you're willing to count them TGS is a real contender, way smaller than Renaissance but rumoured to be similarly profitable. For context by the 2010s the founding partners had donated a similar amount to the net worths of your favourite hedge fund moguls...printing billions every year in California sunshine, not bad at all...

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Feb 17, 2021 - 12:14am

Would second TGS - crazy (purposefully) under the radar. But would correct their founders are based in Princeton.

Mar 19, 2021 - 5:57pm

These guys seem to be very good, but are not exactly under the radar. After all, everyone is talking them here, so maybe they aren't so mysterious anymore. They have put a lot of effort into building up their brand (this type of article was likely sponsored by them). My guess is it's a great environment, but with limited upside for new employees at this point, similar to Rentec.

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Feb 17, 2021 - 8:41pm

Exclusive by nature just means highest AUM with least amount of employees and least amount of turnover. Some LinkedIn troll I'm sure can output a database of results for you. Maybe some 3 person family office in Belgium that bought 50bips of all bitcoins in 2010 is your answer.

Feb 18, 2021 - 1:31pm

Also, exclusive in this sense doesn't necessarily mean it's good for employees, or good for employees starting today (versus 20 years ago). I worked at a quant fund that was somewhat like this ($2b/head) and almost never hired anyone on the investment side, but the top people kept all the money for themselves and paid analysts peanuts.

Feb 18, 2021 - 11:53am

Baupost. $29bn and roughly <100 employees. Met a girl once who's father worked there. She was pretty chill.

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Feb 18, 2021 - 7:54pm

I can't believe people are not saying Rentech. They're literally the untouchables.u quite literally have THE  smartest people In humanity in one place. 

Feb 18, 2021 - 10:46pm

I did, ppl just ignored me. 

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Feb 25, 2021 - 12:56am

Surprised nobody has mentioned Elliott Management. They have one of the most secretive cultures - also very difficult to get into.

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