Hedge Fund 100 newcomer Amundi may not be a household name in the U.S., but it dominates the asset management arena in Europe. It is the Continent’s second-biggest private fund manager, with €950 billion ($1.06 trillion) under management, as of March 31, 2015. The Paris-based firm performed well in 2007 and 2008 by betting on market volatility in the lead up to the market crash. Amundi produced more tepid returns the following year, when the markets roared back...

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