Brevan Howard Top Stock Picks: CME Group Inc (CME), Transocean LTD (RIG) & Others
In its 13F latest filing, Brevan Howard, managed by billionaire Alan Howard, revealed its equity portfolio held at the end of the last year. The value of the fund’s equity portfolio amounted to $287.71 million, up from $214.31 million disclosed at the end of the third quarter of 2013.
Brevan Howard was co-founded by Alan Howard, a former head of proprietary trading at Credit Suisse First Boston, and Jean-Philippe Blochet in 2002. The fund had a successful start and in 2011, it ranked fifth in Institutional Investor's Hedge Fund 100.
From Brevan Howard’s latest 13 F, we have picked top five holdings in which the fund holds the largest long positions in terms of value.
The top position is held by CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME), in which the fund owns 102,553 shares, with a reported value of 8.05 million. The stake remained unchanged over the quarter.
The second-largest holding in the Brevan Howard’s equity portfolio is represented by Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG), in which the fund reported owning 108,500 shares, worth $5.36 million. The stake has been increased from 102,713 shares disclosed at the end of the third quarter.
Brevan Howard reported a $5.05 million stake in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). The fund raised its stake in the company to 106,800 shares from 99,200 shares held at the end of September. The company produces and markets combined concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.
In American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), the fund upped its stake to 200,000 shares, worth $3.86 million, from 100,000 shares reported at the end of the third quarter.
The fifth company, PetroChina Company Limited (ADR) (NYSE:PTR) represents a new position, in which the fund disclosed a $1.16 million stake, which contains 10,600 shares. The company produces and distributes oil and gas related products, and is a big player in the oil and gas industry in China.