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The Largest Investment Managers in 2016 

Which are the largest funds in the world? Fund Management?  Sovereign Wealth Funds? Hedge Funds? Private Equity Funds?

Caproasia Online brings to you the largest Investment Managers in 2016.  Find out which Investment Manager has the largest AUM:

No. 4 Top 5 Hedge Funds – $411 Billion

In 2016, the 5 largest Hedge Funds managed a combined $411 billion. Hedge Fund Bridgewater Associates remains the run-away leader with AUM topping $161 billion, almost twice the AUM of AQR Capital Management in second place with $84 billion.  Blackstone, founded in 1990 is third at $70 billion AUM.

Man Group and Renaissance Technologies round up the top 5 Hedge Funds with $55 billion and $41 billion respectively.

RankHedge FundsHQFounded inAUM (USD)
1Bridgewater AssociatesUnited States1975$161 Billion
2AQR Capital ManagementUnited States1998$84 Billion
3BlackstoneUnited States1990$70 Billion
4Man GroupUnited Kingdom1983$55 Billion
5Renaissance TechnologiesUnited States1982$41 Billion

Source: Preqin


No. 3 Top 5 Private Equity – $658 Billion

Founded in 1990, Apollo Global Management is the largest Private Equity firm in 2016 with $196 billion.  On second and third place are The Carlyle Group with $158 billion and KKR with $129 billion.

On 4th and 5th are Blackstone and Bain Capital with $100 billion and $75 billion AUM.

The top 5 Private Equity firms in 2016 are all headquartered and founded in United States, in the period between 1976 – 1990.  Combined, the top 5 firms managed $658 billion in AUM.

RankPrivate EquityHQFounded inAUM (USD)
1Apollo Global ManagementUnited States1990$196 Billion
2The Carlyle GroupUnited States1987$158 Billion
3KKRUnited States1976$129 Billion
4BlackstoneUnited States1985$100 Billion
5Bain CapitalUnited States1984$75 Billion

Source: Caproasia Institute


No. 2 Top 5 Sovereign Wealth Funds – $6.6 Trillion

The top 5 Sovereign Wealth Funds managed a combined $6.6 trillion.  The largest Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) in 2016 is Social Security Trust Fund, United States with $2.8 trillion.  It is founded in 1935.

Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan is the only other SWF with more than $1 trillion AUM at $1.3 trillion AUM.

On third place is oil-rich Norway’s Government Pension Fund with 902 billion AUM.  Rounding up the 4th and 5th ranked is China Investment Corporation, founded in 2007 with $813 billion and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority with $792 billion.

RankSovereign Wealth FundsHQFounded inAUM (USD)
1Social Security Trust FundUnited States1935$2.8 Trillion
2Government Pension Investment FundJapan2001$1.3 Trillion
3Government Pension Fund- GlobalNorway1990$902 Billion
4China Investment CorporationChina2007$813 Billion
5Abu Dhabi Investment AuthorityUAE1976$792 Billion

Source: Caproasia Institute


No. 1 Top 5 Asset Management Firms – $15.5 Trillion

The top 5 Asset Management firms in 2016 all managed more than a trillion AUM each.  Asset Management is the top investment managers sector as they managed $15.5 trillion AUM collectively, far more than the combined top 5 of Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and Sovereign Wealth Funds of $7.6 trillion.

BlackRock, the largest Asset Manager alone manages $5.1 trillion.  The world’s 2nd largest asset manager is Vanguard with $3.9 trillion.

State Street Global Advisors, Fidelity Investments and Allianz Group are third, fourth and fifth respectively with AUM of $2.4 trillion, $2.1 trillion and $2 trillion respectively.

RankAsset ManagementHQFounded inAUM (USD)
1BlackRockUnited States1988$5.1 Trillion
2VanguardUnited States1975$3.9 Trillion
3State Street Global AdvisersUnited States1978$2.4 Trillion
4Fidelity InvestmentsUnited States1946$2.1 Trillion
5Allianz GroupGermany1890$2.0 Trillion

Source: Caproasia Institute


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