Kynikos Associates

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Key Facts

Founded1985
Websitehttp://www.kynikos.com
HeadquartersNew York
Employees25
AUM$2.3 billion
AUM as ofMarch 30, 2017
StrategiesLong/Short, Macro
Clients20

Overview

Kynikos Associates is a hedge fund based in New York. It was founded in 1985 by James Chanos. They hold $2.3 billion in assets under management as of March 30, 2017. Read their Plain English Brochure. One of the most famous short sellers - made money on the collapse of Enron and gave testimony to the US House of Representatives on February 6, 2002.http://www.sec.gov/spotlight/hedgefunds/hedge-chanos.htm

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Sub Funds and Performance

NameAUM (bn) Type Min Investment Num Clients Internal $ % Fund of Funds $ % Prime Brokers
Kriticos International Limited 0.099 hedge fund 1,000,000 12 70.0 Citi, Citigroup Global Markets Ltd., Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley, Ms Capital Services LLC, National Financial Services LLC
Kriticos Partners, L.P. 0.149 hedge fund 1,000,000 15 97.0 Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley
Kyn Wilson Fund, L.P. 0.129 hedge fund 0 2 Citi, Citigroup Global Markets Ltd., Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley, Ms Capital Services LLC
Kynikos Capital Partners LP 0.208 hedge fund 1,000,000 14 Goldman, Goldman
Kynikos Capital Partners Limited 0.083 hedge fund 1,000,000 2 Goldman, Goldman
Kynikos Capital Partners Select Fund Limited 0.039 hedge fund 1,000,000 1 Goldman, Goldman
Kynikos Global Capital Partners LP 0.159 hedge fund 1,000,000 9 Goldman, Goldman
Kynikos Global Capital Partners Limited 0.056 hedge fund 1,000,000 3 Goldman, Goldman
Kynikos Opportunity Fund II, L.P. 0.246 hedge fund 1,000,000 20 2.0 23.0 Citi, Citigroup Global Markets Ltd., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley, Ms Capital Services LLC, National Financial Services LLC
Kynikos Opportunity Fund International Limited 0.056 hedge fund 1,000,000 6 5.0 Citi, Citigroup Global Markets Ltd., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley, Ms Capital Services LLC, National Financial Services LLC
Kynikos Opportunity Fund, L.P. 0.011 hedge fund 1,000,000 11 14.0 Citi, Citigroup Global Markets Ltd., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley, Ms Capital Services LLC, National Financial Services LLC
Ursus International Limited 0.100 hedge fund 1,000,000 11 Citi, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Goldman, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley, National Financial Services LLC
Ursus Partners, L.P. 0.034 hedge fund 1,000,000 10 5.0 52.0 Citi, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, Morgan Stanley, National Financial Services LLC

Key People

NameTitlePositionOwnership
Alan BestManaging Director Owner or OfficerNone
Alan BestDirector Of Equity Finance Owner or OfficerNone
James ChanosPresident And Founder Owner or OfficerNone
David GlaymonDirector Of Global Research Owner or OfficerNone
David GlaymonManaging Director Owner or OfficerNone
David GlaymonCo-Portfolio Manager For The Kynikos Opportunity Funds Owner or OfficerNone
Charles HobbsSenior Managing Director Owner or OfficerNone
Charles HobbsCo-Portfolio Manager For Kriticos And Ursus Funds Owner or OfficerNone
Brian NicholsChief Financial Officer Owner or OfficerNone
Brian NicholsChief Compliance Officer Owner or OfficerNone
Brian NicholsChief Operating Officer Owner or OfficerNone
Brian NicholsManaging Director Owner or OfficerNone
Robert VeninataManaging Director Owner or OfficerNone
Robert VeninataHead Trader Owner or OfficerNone

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