Top Hedge Funds London

Hi, I have been quite interested in HFs in London for a while now and would be very interested to learn more about some strong names in the London scene.
Specifically, I am trying to get an idea which funds are comparable to the Tiger Cubs investment style such as Lone Pine, Maverick, Coatue, Viking etc.
While TCI comes to mind in London, I would be curious to get some additional names.

Disclaimer: I know that these funs are incredibly competitive to get into. Not trying to turn this into a recruiting thread.

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Comments (33)

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 3, 2020 - 7:08pm

Sloane Robinson's performance has been sliding, as has their AUM. This is direct information from someone who works there. They are not optimistic about the future

Mar 26, 2020 - 12:33pm

Could be a co-CEO seat opening up in AKO Capital now that Nicolai Tangen is leaving to take over NBIM. I guess he got tired of making good money at his own fund.

I don't know... Yeah. Almost definitely yes.

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  • Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
Feb 2, 2020 - 5:36pm

kirkoswald is still small and macro focused. Old school macro. Also they moved their HQ to NYC but still have London presence.

Mar 26, 2020 - 7:15am

bump. Also would be interested in this.

Not trying to turn this into a recruitment thread of course, but would be curious if IBD background is welcomed in London L/S community?

Mar 28, 2020 - 1:35am

anyone heard of eisler? Apparently London based macro shop. Any idea of returns etc?

Jan 14, 2021 - 8:49pm

How does recruiting work? Seemed impossible during early Analyst time, at least for the big names. Some HH advised that it's more common to do 2 year Analyst + 2 year MF before joining HF's in London. Happy about any insights.

  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 15, 2021 - 12:19pm

Honestly can't think of that many sizeable AUM funds in London. Can only speak for L/S equity but basically TCI, Egerton, AKO, Marshall Wace for funds that are actually based out of Europe. 

Then you basically have all the US funds with offices in London. P72, Citadel, Millennium, Elliott, etc. Basically google 'largest hedge funds' and almost all of them except the some of the Tiger cubs have a London office.

Heard that since recruiting is unstructured, a lot of the HF's in London hire after MF PE as well. Citadel seems to hire bankers as associates though. 

Jan 15, 2021 - 2:33pm

Recruiting is unstructured with most teams tending to be pretty sticky and those funds with high churn best avoided. A lot of recruiting is done by referrals and I'd say there are more people moving from equity research than banking/PE from my experience of who you see at buyside group meetings with corporates.

The platforms will hire from banking, research and anywhere they can find talent. Surveyor has been doing a large build out in London. 

  • Prospect in HF - Other
Aug 18, 2021 - 4:33pm

How would it compare to funds like TCI? Also any other insights in terms of recruiting, career trajectory, comp, etc., or anything else? 

  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Aug 16, 2021 - 9:59am

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