D. E. Shaw Composite shines among peers


As D. E. Shaw's assets continue to swell, gaining an astonishing 50% in just the first seven months of this year to hit $17.1 billion, investors have been keenly focused on the quantitative firm's performance - and whether founder David E. Shaw can continue his winning streak.

So far, the answer seems to be yes. In a market that has been tough on a lot of strategies, particularly arbitrage and CTAs, the performances of the D. E. Shaw Composite Fund and Composite International Fund - which manage a total of $10.4 billion, mostly in various D. E. Shaw group