Adage Capital Management LP

Adage Capital Management LP

Adage Capital Management LP

Overview
Date Founded

2001

Headquarters

200 Clarendon Street 52nd Floor, BOSTON, MA 02116-0000 USA

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

50

Industries

Hedge Funds
Accounting & Financial Services
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Adage Capital Management (ACM) manages the Adage Capital Partners Fund (ACP). The firm seeks to provide investors with compound annual long-term returns that are superior to the returns of the S&P 500 Index. Their stock selection approach is based mainly on intra-industry fundamental analysis with a specific focus on intra-industry valuation methodologies.ACM's portfolio managers and equity analysts focus on tracking specific sectors within the S&P 500 Index using a stock valuation methodology designed for each specific industry. Investments include long positions and over-weighted positions in securities of companies, both within and outside of the S&P 500 Index, that ACM believes are attractively valued and are likely to outperform other companies within their respective industries. The fund's portfolio also includes underweighted positions, and in some cases, short positions in securities of companies within and outside the S&P 500 Index that ACM believes are overvalued by the market are likely to underperform other companies within their respective industries.Investments include equity and equity-related securities and other financial instruments, as well as international securities and private securities. Derivative instruments, such as options, futures (mainly financial futures), forward contracts and swaps, may be used to attempt to hedge existing long and short positions, as well as for independent profit opportunities. In addition, ACM may engage in other types of investments, such as leveraged trading and/or risk arbitrage or other event driven trading.

Executives & Employees

Co-Founder, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

Co-Founder

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Senior Partner

Chief Financial Officer & Limited Partner

Investment Analyst & Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager

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Awards & Honors
Rank #32
2012
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