I find Global Macro hedge funds to be very fascinating, as they tend to make large bets on macro economic themes. When hedge funds most commonly only invest in equity and debt securities, macro funds invest in a wide array of securities across all asset classes. Amazingly, a number of macro funds never invest in equities.
Here is a recent article about some major macro investors. My favorite is Brevan Howard. Its pretty incredible how they are able to achieve high returns with such a large asset base ($20bn+): http://www.hedgetracker.com/article/Top-Global-Macro-Hedge-Funds-Brevan-Howard-Asset-Management-Round-Table-Investment-Management-Balestra-Capital
For a list of top global macro hedge funds, including George Soros, as well as a definition on how they invest, check out:
The Hedge Fund HOT 100 Is Out - click on the HOT above to open the Hot 100 in a new page
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