D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

Overview
Date Founded

1992

Headquarters

1166 Avenue of the Americas,between West 45th and 46th streets,9th floor,New York, NY 10036-2750

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

473

Industries

Hedge Funds
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

The D. E. Shaw group pursues attractive and sustainable risk-adjusted returns on the capital we invest for our clients. The firm invests globally using a broad array of strategies in both public and private markets. Widely recognized as a pioneer in quantitative investing, particularly in equities, futures, and options, the firm also has formidable expertise in areas that involve fundamental analysis or portfolio manager discretion, such as credit, energy, and macro investing. Regardless of the particular strategy, each investment decision is made in the context of a rigorous analytical approach that seeks to carefully identify and weigh potential risks and rewards. The firm's investment activities fall into two broad areas: Alternative Investments Strategies focused on the delivery of absolute returns, with low targeted correlation to traditional assets like equities, account for around $21 billion of the firm's investment capital. Our alternative investment program dates to 1989 and consists of both larger, core multi-strategy investment vehicles and more focused, strategy-specific investment products. Benchmark-Relative Investments A suite of long-only and "130/30" equity investment strategies, in either commingled investment vehicles or separately managed accounts, collectively represent approximately $7 billion of the firm's investment capital. These strategies, begun in the year 2000, enable institutional investors to customize their exposure to a particular benchmark index and to choose a targeted level of risk.

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Executives & Employees

Founder

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director

Chief Risk Officer

Senior Vice President & Head of Private Markets Strategic Development

Managing Director & Head-US Private Equity

Managing Director & Head of Fundamental Equities

Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Development

Head, Investor Relations

Managing Director

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Ørsted A/S purchases Deepwater Wind LLC /Rhode Island from D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

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Cheshire Energy Ltd. purchases Halite Energy Group Ltd. from D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

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James River Group Holdings Ltd. issued Common Shares

Transaction Clients

Advised on James River Group Holdings Ltd. issued Common Shares

Investment Advisor

Advised on ACON Investments LLC, Spencer Gifts Holdings, Inc. /Management purchase Spencer Gifts Holdings, Inc. from Gordon Brothers Finance Company

Advisors & Consultants
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Deutsche Bank AG engages in the provision of corporate banking and investment services. It operates through the following segments: Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB); Private & Commercial Bank (PCB); and Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM). The CIB segment refers to the corporate finance and global transaction banking businesses. The PCB segment consists of the Postbank; Private & Commercial Clients Germany; Private & Commercial Clients International; and Wealth Management business units. The Deutsche AM offers investment management services. The company was founded by Adelbert Delbrueck on March 10, 1870 and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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UBS AG engages in the provision of financial advisory solutions for private and institutional investors, intermediaries, and wealth management clients. It focuses on the areas of wealth and asset management as well as investment banking. The firm offers retail investment products, global financing services, investment research, bespoke financing, traditional investments, bonds, and equities. The company was founded on February 28, 1978 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Founded in 1979, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. is an SEC-registered broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is the investment banking and brokerage arm of Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB). They provide investment products, underwriting, financial advisory services, mergers and acquisition advisory, brokerage services and financial advice. Deutsche Bank Securities focuses primarily on the consumer, energy, utilities, chemicals, financial institutions, financial sponsors, healthcare, hospitality, leisure, industrials, media, natural resources, real estate, technology and telecommunications sectors. The firm is a member of FINRA and the SIPC.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Legal Advisor

Managing Partner, Executive Compensation & Benefits Practice Group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Non-Profit Donations & Grants
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Relay Therapeutics, Inc. manufactures pharmaceuticals products. It specializes in protein motion, allosteric drug discovery, structural biology, biophysics, computation, chemistry, and cancer biology. The company was founded by David Elliot Shaw, Matthew Jacobson, Dorothee Kern, Mark Murcko, Alexis Borisy, and Jakob Loven in 2016 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #9
2012
Hedge Fund Journal - 50 Largest US Managers
Sponsored by The Hedge Fund Journal
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