Five Hedge Funds That Could Be Getting Whacked On The Knight Capital Implosion

Steve Cohen

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Shares of Knight Capital are getting spanked today on unconfirmed reports and trader chatter that an algo program at the market-maker caused some wild swings in a bunch of stocks this morning. Bloomberg TV reports that Knight Capital has told its clients to trade elsewhere.

Knight’s stock was last down more than 24%. 

Here’s a quick rundown of five hedge funds with the greatest stake in Knight, according to data compiled by Bloomberg citing 13F regulatory filing from 3/31/2012. 

  • SAC Capital (~1.8 million shares or a 1.86% stake)
  • AQR (1.24 million shares)
  • Palisade Capital Management (667,824 shares)
  • Two Sigma Investments (573,591 shares)
  • D.E. Shaw & Co. (357,776 shares)

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