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)

576

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

Chief Operating Officer, Executive Committee Member

Co-General Counsel

Co-General Counsel

Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Risk Officer

Senior Vice President & Head of Private Markets Strategic Development

Managing Director & Head-US Private Equity

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Recent Transactions
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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 USD Common Shares

Transaction Clients

Advised on James River Group Holdings Ltd. issued USD 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 Bank, Investment Bank, Private Bank, Asset Management, Capital Release Unit, and Corporate and Other. The Corporate Bank segment includes the global transaction bank as well as the German commercial clients division. The Investment Bank segment consists of origination and advisory businesses as well as fixed income currency sales and trading. The Private Bank segment comprises the Private Bank Germany, private and commercial business international, and wealth management business units. The Asset Management segment provides investment solutions to individual investors and institutions through the DWS brand. The Capital Release Unit segment covers the equities sales and trading business. The Corporate and Other segment includes revenues, costs, and resources that are held centrally. The company was founded by Adelbert Delbrück on March 10, 1870 and is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Founded in 1969, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is an SEC-registered broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is the primary broker subsidiary of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). They are a member of FINRA. Morgan Stanley & Co. provides debt and equity services including underwriting, M&A advice, securities dealing and brokerage and trade execution. Their client base ranges from large global institutional investors to hedge funds at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry.The firm's Sales & Trading division offers cash and electronic trading platforms where Morgan Stanley acts as principal (including as a market maker) and agent in executing transactions globally in equity and equity-related products. These products include equity swaps, options, warrants and futures overlying individual securities, indices and baskets of securities and other equity-related products. Morgan Stanley's Institutional Equity division is a global leader in the origination, distribution and trading of equity, equity-linked and equity-derivative securities. Their Fixed Income team deals in a diverse range of products including interest rate and currency products, credit products, derivatives and commodities.

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UBS AG engages in the provision of financial advisory solutions for private and institutional investors, intermediaries, and wealth management clients. The firm focuses on the areas of wealth and asset management, as well as investment banking. It offers retail investment products, global financing services, investment research, bespoke financing, traditional investments, as well as bonds and equities. The company was founded on June 29, 1998 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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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