Barclays Tops Alpha's Ranking of Europe's Largest Hedge Fund Families

Barclays Global Investors brought home the top ranking as Europe's biggest hedge fund manager, according to a new ranking published by Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine. In Alpha's "Europe Hedge Fund 50," the magazine's third annual ranking of Europe's biggest single

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Barclays Global Investors brought home the top ranking as Europe’s biggest hedge fund manager, according to a new ranking published by Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine.

In Alpha’s “Europe Hedge Fund 50,” the magazine’s third annual ranking of Europe’s biggest single-manager hedge fund families by assets, Barclays moves up from fourth place in 2005 to No. 1 in 2006, with $13 billion in assets under management.

Last year’s No. 1 managers, GLG Partners and Vega Asset Management, which tied with $11.1 billion in 2005.came in third and fourth, respectively, this year, with $11.1 billion and $10.6 billion in

capital. New entrants to the list include HSBC at No. 5, with a total of $9 billion (which includes Sinopia Asset Management, with $8.5 billion, and Halbis Partners, with $500 million) and the Children’s

Investment Fund Management UK at No. 15, with $5 billion in assets.

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