DoubleLine Grew the Fastest in 2012
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DoubleLine Grew the Fastest in 2012

Jeffrey Gundlach’s DoubleLine [profile] was the fastest growing asset manager in 2012, according to Strategic Insight.

The firm more than doubled its AUM last year, from $17.2 billion to $41.7 billion, and saw $22.3 billion in inflows, or 129 percent.

This was the second time Gundlach’s firm topped the list.

The other firms that made the list were Brown Brothers Harriman which jumped from $3.8 billion to $7.5 billion in AUM, followed by Stone Harbor, which grew from $3 to $5 billion, and AQR Capital Management, which increased from $5.7 billion to $9.2 billion.

Other names that made the list include Robert W. Baird, Harding Loevner, First Trust Advisors, and TCW.

According to Strategic, the list of the fastest growing managers in 2012 includes many small and mid-size mutual fund managers. Each of the listed managers enjoying over $10 billion of net inflows during 2012 has increased their flows from 2011, some more than doubling.

"During 2012 fund managers across a wide range of strategies and size benefited from rapid expansion of their assets and clients’ relationship," commented Avi Nachmany, Strategic Insight’s director of research. "In 2013 we expect the range of participating managers to expand further as demand for equity funds increases."

Common investment themes among the ten fastest growing managers last year (a well as among others in the list below) are emerging market bond and stock funds, non-traditional investment strategies, innovative income approaches, and bond fund leadership.

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