The biggest 293 hedge fund firms in the Americas soar to record highs and now manage $1.71 trillion.
The second annual Absolute Return hedge fund PR ranking finds 45% of firms were flack friendly.
Biggest 287 hedge funds in the Americas manage a combined $1.57 trillion, up from $1.46 trillion at start of year. Bridgewater shrinks for first time since 2009. Club nears all-time peak assets.
Ex-J.P. Morgan, Icahn, Redwood, Soros managers lead midyear new funds ranking.