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HFM European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2019
16th January, 2018Entry Opening Date
9th March, 2018Entry Closing Date
26th April, 2018Awards Ceremony
Entries are closed
WELCOME TO THE HFM EUROPEAN HEDGE FUND PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Winner - fund name
Winner - firm name
Highly commended - fund name
Highly commended - firm name
Caius Capital Master Fund
Newcomer equity over $200m
Kairos International Sicav - Pegasus UCITS
Kairos Investment Management
Newcomer equity under $200m
RoboCap UCITS Fund
VIVIENNE MACH 3
Newcomer managed futures
Systematica Alternative Markets
Credit long-term performance (5 years) over $500m
Napier Park European Credit Opportunities
Napier Park Global Capital
Credit long-term performance (5 years) under $500m
Alegra ABS I (Euro) Fund
Credit over $500m
VR Global Offshore Fund
VR Advisory Services
East Lodge Capital Credit Opportunities Fund
East Lodge Capital
Credit under $500m
Serone Key Opportunities Fund
Serone Capital Management
European equity over $500m
Kairos Pegasus Fund
Kairos Investment Management
European equity under $500m
Lombard Odier Investment Managers
European equity long-term performance (5 years) over $500m
Pelham Long/Short Master Fund
European equity long-term performance (5 years) under $500m
RAM European Equities Strategy
RAM Active Investments
Global equity over $500m
MW Eureka Fund
Global equity under $500m
Altera Absolute Global Fund
Altera Absolute Global Fund
Global equity long-term performance over $500m
MW Market Neutral TOPS Fund
Global equity long-term performance under $500m
Portland Hill Overseas Fund
Portland Hill Asset Management
Macro long-term performance over $500m
Macro long-term performance under $500m
LiquidAlts H2O Force 10
Macro over $500m
Pharo Gaia Fund
Macro under $500m
GAMMA Capital Management
Emerging market credit
Barak Structured Trade Finance Fund
Barak Fund Management
Emerging market equity
Zeal Greater China Long Short UCITS Fund
Merrill Lynch Investment Solutions
Management firm of the year
Managed futures/CTA over $1bn
Man AHL Evolution
Managed futures/CTA under $1bn
Managed futures long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn
Man AHL Evolution
Managed futures long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn
Lyxor Epsilon Global Trend Fund
Metori Capital Management
Quantitative strategy over $1bn
Man AHL Evolution
Quantitative strategy under $1bn
Sabre Dynamic Equity Fund
Sabre Fund Management
Omni Event Fund
Multi-strategy over $500m
Multi strategy under $500m
EQC Diversified Fund
Equilibria Capital Management
Event driven over $500m
Event driven under $500m
BlueBay Event Driven Credit Fund
BlueBay Asset Management
Nykredit Asset Management
Fund of hedge funds long-term performance (5 years) over $500m
PCAM Blue Chip
Aurum Isis Institutional Dollar Restricted
Aurum Fund Management
Fund of hedge funds long-term performance (5 years) under $500m
Ferrum Fund Equity Hedge
FERI Trust GmbH
Fund of hedge funds multi-strategy
Haussmann General Partner
Fund of hedge funds specialist
Nippon Selection Holdings S.A., SICAV-FIAR, A
Belgrave Capital Management
Ucits alternative risk premia
Nomura Equity Volatility Risk Premium UCITS Fund
Nomura Alternative Investment Management
WyeTree North American Abs Fund
WyeTree Asset Management
Esperia Funds Sicav - C-QUADRAT Euro Investments Plus
C-QUADRAT Asset Management
Ucits equity over $250m
Carmignac Portfolio Long-Short European Equities
Ucits equity under $250m
JMS ICAV - AlphaCore One
Ucits fund of hedge funds
UBAM - Multifunds Alternative Fund (UCITS)
Union Bancaire Privée (UBP)
Candriam Global Alpha
Candriam Investors Group
Ucits managed futures
Aberdeen Alternative Risk Premia Enhanced Fund
Standard Life Aberdeen
Fund of hedge funds management firm of the year
Stenham Asset Management
HOW TO ENTER THE AWARDS
1. Review the categories and entry rules
Carefully read through this year’s awards categories and the accompanying entry rules to help you decide which categories to enter and what information to include in your entry.
Part of the entry process will require you to provide your fund's performance data. This should be submitted via the awards fund performance information document. Download the data document here.
When completing the online entry form, you will be prompted to upload your completed performance data document. The performance data document provided is the only one that will be accepted in consideration for the awards. To ensure your fund catches the eye of investors on an ongoing basis, you can also submit your performance data document to be included on HFM’s global hedge fund performance database.
2. Complete the official online entry form
Submit the official entry form, by the extended deadline of 17:00 GMT, Friday 9 March 2018. Entries close at the above time, so make sure you have submitted your online entry form in time.
Please note that this year there will be no entry extensions, and all entries must be submitted by Friday 9 March 2018 in order to be considered for this year’s awards.
The Awards are FREE to enter, and you can submit as many entries as you wish across all categories. The shortlist will be announced in mid-March 2018.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM
1. Create an online profile here - you will then be able to access the official online entry form, and use this to draft and submit your award entry(ies).
2. Complete the online entry form - you can draft and save your submission entry then return to edit it at a later date. You can find your drafts by logging in here. Please note, you must return to your entry dashboard to select and submit your award entry(ies). Drafts of entries will not be put forward for consideration by the judges.
3. Make your final submission by the entry deadline - Friday 9 March 2018.
If you have any questions regarding entering the Awards, please contact a member of the team here.
Only funds with their management/advisory company or team based in the UK or Europe will be eligible for the HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2018.
A link to the entry form will be sent to all managers and contacts on the HFMWeek database. Other interested managers can access the online entry form via this website.
Funds interested in participating in the awards programme must submit all information via the official HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2018 Online Entry Form. Please note that all funds must submit a completed entry form to be considered for the awards; incomplete information might lead to disqualification from the awards process.
The awards will be publicised internationally in the general and hedge fund media. All awards finallists will be honoured — and the winners announced at a dinner on Thursday 26 April 2018 at The Hurlingham Club, London.
All winners will also be invited to be interviewed by HFMWeek.
The deadline for inclusion is Friday 2 March 2018.
The Awards 2018 seek submissions in 42 categories. A full list of categories is displayed on this website.
Any fund satisfying the following criteria will be eligible for the HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2018:
Base of operations:
Funds submitting in all categories must have their management/advisory company or team based in the UK or Europe and submit their USD share class.
Funds submitting for any of the categories with the exception of newcomers must trade/invest primarily - defined as at least 75% of portfolio over the last three years — in one or more of the 42 strategies described by the categories above.
Funds submitting for the newcomer categories must trade/invest primarily — defined as at least 75% of portfolio over the last 12-35 months — in one of the 36 strategies as described by the categories.
Assets Under Management:
Funds submitting for all categories (apart from newcomer and funds of hedge funds categories) must have a minimum of 25 million (USD) in assets under management ending November 2017.
Funds submitting for newcomer categories must have a minimum of 10 million (USD) in assets under management ending November 2017.
Funds submitting for funds of hedge funds categories must have a minimum of 50 million (USD) in assets under management ending November 2017.
Please submit the USD share class for the awards.
Funds submitting for any of the categories , except newcomers and digital assets, must have a track record of 3 years ending with their November 2017 performance figures. (Please supply all performance figures dating back to the fund’s inception date)
Funds submitting for newcomer categories must have a track record of at least 12 months and less than 36 months — that is, 12 to 35 months of performance data ending with their November 2017 performance. (Please supply all performance figures dating back to the fund’s inception date)
Funds submitting for long term performance – 5 years must have a track record of 5 years ending with their November 2017 performance figures. (Please supply all performance figures dating back to the fund’s inception date)
The judging panel, chaired by HFMWeek editorial staff, will comprise of leading institutional and private investors and investment consultants. Each member of the judging panel will have an equal vote in choosing the winners in each category. Decisions should be unanimous, but a majority will suffice.
Judging decisions will be based on risk-adjusted performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.
All judges will comply with a confidentiality agreement to ensure no information is disclosed or discussed outside of the judging process.
A shortlist of finallists for each category will be announced in March with the winners revealed on 26 April at The Hurlingham Club, London. Please mark this important date on your calendar.
General enquiries about the HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2018 and the judging for the awards please contact a member of the team here.
The judging process is rigorous and thorough to ensure that all the entries receive full consideration and that the true winners are chosen.
The judging panel will be made up of leading institutional and private investors and investment consultants. The judging panel will be split into groups with each group judging five or six awards each. Judges will take account of risk-adjusted performance, AuM and any professional knowledge about the fund to come to their decision.
Each judge will rank their top three funds in order in each category they are involved in to decide the winner. In the event of a tie, a judging call will take place with all the relevant judges to decide upon the winner. Judges have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories that they think may be more suitable. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep information about entries and the final winners confidential.