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Is SVB Financial Group (SIVB) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

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SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) has seen an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. SIVB was in 34 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 30 hedge funds in our database with SIVB positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare SIVB to other stocks, including Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (NYSE:MIC), Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ), and NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the fresh action surrounding SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB).

What have hedge funds been doing with SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB)?

At the Q3’s end, a total of 34 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 13% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Fisher Asset Management, managed by Ken Fisher, holds the largest position in SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB). Fisher Asset Management has a $163.4 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, with a $84.9 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other professional money managers that hold long positions include Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP, and Robert Pohly’s Samlyn Capital.

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