The SEC requires hedge funds and wealthy investors with over a certain portfolio size to file a report that shows their positions at the end of every quarter. Even though it isn’t the intention, these filings level the playing field for ordinary investors. The latest round of 13F filings discloses the funds’ positions on September 30. We at Insider Monkey have compiled an extensive database of more than 700 of those elite funds and prominent investors’ filings. In this article, we analyze how these elite funds and prominent investors traded Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) based on those filings.
Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) was in 35 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. AMG has experienced an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. There were 34 hedge funds in our database with AMG positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare AMG to other stocks including Unum Group (NYSE:UNM), YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF), and Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s take a gander at the latest action encompassing Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG).
How have hedgies been trading Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 35 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, up 3% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, holds the most valuable position in Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG). The fund reportedly holds a $192.4 million position in the stock, comprising 0.2% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Sirios Capital Management, run by John Brennan, which holds a $102.9 million position; 5.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other members of the smart money with similar optimism consist of Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP, John Burbank’s Passport Capital and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.