Alyeska Investment Group, L.P. Profile
Alyeska Investment Group is a hedge fund sponsor based out of Chicago. The company was founded in 2008 and is currently headed by CEO Anand Christopher Parekh, who has been with the company since its inception. Alyeska Investment Group currently has 36 employees with 22 of them being investment professionals. The company utilizes a fundamental and quantitative analysis to make its investment decisions. Alyeska Investment Group focuses on a long term perspective with active management of its equity focused portfolio. Through a market neutral strategy, the company invests in the equity and fixed income markets on a global scale. Alyeska Investment Group allocates its assets across a variety of sectors with a focus on the health care sector, alone making up almost a fifth of its total asset allocations. The company also invests in the finance, information technology, energy, consumer discretionary, materials, industrials, and consumer staples sector, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. Alyeska Investment Group does not focus on allocating its assets in select companies, instead focusing on investing its held assets in options such as the S&P Selector Sector SPDR Fund – Utilities Sector, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Index Depositary Receipts, and S&P Selector Sector – Energy Sector with its top holdings each making up barely 1% of its total holdings. Alyeska Investment Group currently has over $9 billion in total assets under management spread across 6 accounts with all of its accounts being discretionary accounts. Although its total number of accounts held has not increased significantly in recent years, its total assets under management has made dramatic increases, growing from $2.3 billion back in 2010 to almost four times that amount today. Almost all of Alyeska Investment Group’s client base are pooled investment vehicles, although the company also caters to corporations and other businesses.