Investor rich list: Here’s who’s killing it in the hedge-fund business

“When everyone is running around like a chicken with its head cut off, that’s pretty good for us.” That’s a quote from hedge-fund legend James Simons back in the days of the dot-com bubble in November 2000, but it still applies today.

Yes, the current climate has, indeed, been “pretty good” for Simons and his shareholders — just like most every other climate, it seems.

The founder and chairman of Renaissance Technologies earned $1.7 billion in 2017 to take the top spot on the 17th edition of the Institutional Investor’s annual Rich List. He’s held the crown for three straight years now and…

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