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13F filings reveal dramatic drop in hedge fund equity ownership, says SEI Novus

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Hedge fund equity ownership – measured as an aggregate of 13F filings – decreased dramatically from December 2021 to May 2022 from $4.225 trillion to $3.434 trillion – a drop of 18.72%, according to data release by SEI Novus.

Th aggregated 13f filings from long-short equity managers also show that from December 2021 to May 2022, exposure across most sectors remained steady apart from energy which jumped by 80% from 3.6% to 6.5%.

From Q2 2021 to Q2 2022, large cap ownership decreased from 29.64% to 27.66% and mega cap ownership declined from 44.17% to 43.47%, while small cap ownership increased from 7.06% to 8.42% and mid cap ownership increase from 18.71% to 19.74%.

Of the top 50 securities in terms of number of hedge fund owners, semiconductor manufacturer, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), registered the greatest number of new hedge fund owners with 54, followed by Meta with 50 and Visa with 43.

Bank of America, meanwhile, had the greatest proportion of shares owned by hedge funds with 14.16% (between 178 hedge fund owners), followed by Uber with 11.74% (between 170 hedge fund owners) and Coca Cola with 11.15% (between 142 hedge fund owners).

The top five stocks owned by hedge funds – measured by market value remained the same from December 2021 to May 2022 – with top five standing as Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon and Bank of America.

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