Top under the radar hedge funds

I hear quite frequently that some of the best performing hedge funds are those that fly under the radar and are relatively unknown to the general public. I was wondering if anyone knew any of these such funds? I am sure it would be of use to the community to have a better idea of the HF space and widen our view beyond that of the typical Citadels of the world.

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  • Research Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
May 20, 2020 - 7:51pm

My friend, Melvin is not under the radar. Everyone knows they're the best in fundamental right now

May 21, 2020 - 10:13am

Do you have any names you would not mind contributing?

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Feb 25, 2021 - 8:39pm

Hey uh I know I said "this aged well" on another thread but

This aged well

Obviously this is a joke, Melvin was doing good and can in the future and like the below poster says everyone has their big mess-ups.  For example at my fund we shorted clean energy stocks for a few months because we thought that people would pile on to cheap oil stocks (this was in April and May).  The market, especially this market, can tear you apart if you're not careful.

  • Analyst 2 in HF - EquityHedge
May 20, 2020 - 10:10pm

This is what happens when this forum is filled with fking college students (Hell, i hope not high school ones...) Look at the top two comments here.... 16 yo read a few Bloomberg articles and think they are experts on HF space.... What a joke

May 22, 2020 - 9:53pm

real talk I feel like the minute a fund thats >$100mm starts posting 1-2 years of stellar returns, it's never under the radar again. Not least of which if it's really under the radar then they're private about their returns and activities so the number of people that know of said firms legitness are very low and likely not on WSO. Gates Capital Management is one that's pretty legit but the only reason I can say that is I've seen their private returns and cagr since inception.

  • Incoming Analyst in Other
May 23, 2020 - 8:48am

Had the chance to speak to Jamie in person and was blown away by how much he knew. Definitely a very smart guy

May 23, 2020 - 8:04am

Cat Rock Capital - ex Tiger Global, absolutely crushing it lately.

"The absurd is lucid reason noting its limits." - Albert Camus
May 23, 2020 - 12:27pm

Was wondering if anyone know of any Quant funds (either fully systematic or using a quantamental approach) who is performing particularly well? (Pls nobody reference Jim Simons lol)

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
May 31, 2020 - 3:24am

it's great that you know of him / ruane but he absolutely is under the radar. If he isn't under the radar then no one can possibly be defined as "under the radar".

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jan 12, 2021 - 11:30pm

anyone know anything about Woodson Capital Management. It seems like they've had a phenomenal year and are up big after their big bet on Peloton...also a tiger cub..never heard of them until this year

  • Managing Director in VC
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