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These Are the World’s Top Hedge Funds for 2021

  • Citadel, D.E. Shaw follow in ranking of most-profitable firms
  • Industry produced a total of $176 billion in gains last year
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Billionaire Chris Hohn’s TCI Fund Management made $9.5 billion for clients last year, leading some of the world’s biggest hedge funds who collectively produced record gains.

The group of top 20 hedge fund firms generated $65.4 billion in after-fees gain last year, according to estimates by LCH Investments, a fund of hedge funds. Ken Griffin’s Citadel and quantitative hedge fund giant D.E. Shaw & Co. were the next most-profitable firms in terms of absolute gains.