See Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds Chubb

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At Holdings Channel , we have reviewed the latest batch of the 40 most recent 13F filings for the 12/31/2017 reporting period, and noticed that Chubb Ltd (Symbol: CB) was held by 10 of these funds. When hedge fund managers appear to be thinking alike, we find it is a good idea to take a closer look.

Before we proceed, it is important to point out that 13F filings do not tell the whole story, because these funds are only required to disclose their long positions with the SEC, but are not required to disclose their short positions. A fund making a bearish bet against a stock by shorting calls, for example, might also be long some amount of stock as they trade around their overall bearish position. This long component could show up in a 13F filing and everyone might assume the fund is bullish, but this tells only part of the story because the bearish/short side of the position is not seen .

Having given that caveat, we believe that looking at groups of 13F filings can be revealing, especially when comparing one holding period to another. Below, let's take a look at the change in CB positions, for this latest batch of 13F filers:

Fund New Position? Change In Share Count Change In Market Value($ in 1000's)
UBS Group AG Existing +324,770 +$59,985
New Potomac Partneres LLC NEW +13,290 +$1,942
Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp Existing -224 +$13
EULAV Asset Management Existing UNCH +$225
Tiedemann Wealth Management LLC Existing -1,102 -$112
TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC Existing -1,129,809 -$149,512
GHP Investment Advisors Inc. Existing UNCH +$6
NWQ Investment Management Company LLC Existing -569 -$77
Teachers Advisors LLC Existing -102,071 -$8,107
Captrust Financial Advisors NEW +1,496 +$220
Aggregate Change: -894,219 -$95,417

In terms of shares owned, we count 1 of the above funds having increased existing CB positions from 09/30/2017 to 12/31/2017, with 5 having decreased their positions and 2 new positions.

Looking beyond these particular funds in this one batch of most recent filers, we tallied up the CB share count in the aggregate among all of the funds which held CB at the 12/31/2017 reporting period (out of the 3,070 we looked at in total). We then compared that number to the sum total of CB shares those same funds held back at the 09/30/2017 period, to see how the aggregate share count held by hedge funds has moved for CB. We found that between these two periods, funds reduced their holdings by 3,003,837 shares in the aggregate, from 221,938,473 down to 218,934,636 for a share count decline of approximately -1.35%. The overall top three funds holding CB on 12/31/2017 were:

Fund Shares of CB Held
1. BlackRock Inc. 30,206,383
2. Wellington Management Group LLP 28,209,206
3. FMR LLC 25,500,084
4-10 Find out the full Top 10 Hedge Funds Holding CB

We'll keep following the latest 13F filings by hedge fund managers and bring you interesting stories derived from a look at the aggregate information across groups of managers between filing periods. While looking at individual 13F filings can sometimes be misleading due to the long-only nature of the information, the sum total across groups of funds from one reporting period to another can be a lot more revealing and relevant, providing interesting stock ideas that merit further research, like Chubb Ltd (Symbol: CB).

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This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: CB

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