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Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015

THE EUREKAHEDGE ASIAN
HEDGE FUND AWARDS 2015

CAPELLA SINGAPORE • 22 MAY 2015

The Event | Pictures From The Night | 2015 Award Sponsors & Participants | The Winners | Nomination/Judging Methodology | Judges | Charity Auction | Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

Gala sponsor

Mizuho Bank

Cocktail sponsor

Maples and Calder

The Event

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015 concluded its 12th year at Capella Singapore on 22 May 2015. The event saw a crowd of 310 guests to witness this year’s 98 top performing Asian hedge fund nominees for 2014. 

Several new categories included this year were well received and recognised outstanding talent. With a total of 17 awards presented on the night, Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy Fund succeeded in attaining the coveted Best Asian Hedge Fund and Best Asian Multi-Strategy Fund award.

Springs China Opportunities Fund secured awards for the two categories they were nominated in and were named Best Greater China Hedge Fund, with fund manager Jenny Tian earning the new Best Female Hedge Fund Manager award. Following closely behind with two wins was The Merchant Commodity Fund (Best Singapore-based Hedge Fund and Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund) and Sentosa Asian Credit Fund (Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund and Best Asian Fixed Income Fund). Other regional winners included Helios Strategic (Best Indian Hedge Fund), Akito Fund JPY (Best Japan Hedge Fund), and newcomer Pine River China Fund (Best New Asian Hedge Fund).

The SFP Value Realization Fund held on to their title of Best Asian Event Driven Fund for the third consecutive year. Winners in the strategic investment mandate category consisted of RV Capital Asia Opportunity Fund (Best Asia-based Global Macro Fund) and Doric Asia Pacific Small Cap Fund (Best Asian Long/Short Equity Fund). New strategic award categories for 2015 were picked up by Helios India Alpha Fund (Best Asian Long Only Absolute Return Fund), Macquarie Asian Alpha Fund (Best Asian Billion Dollar Hedge Fund), and LH Asian Trade Finance Fund (Most Consistent Asia-based Fund).

For 2015, Eurekahedge teamed up with Student Advisory Centre; a children and youth charity that cares for young underprivileged students to raise funds for Children's Wishing Well. A collection of 12 exclusive items and experiences were up for auction that night raising a total of USD$43,400. Eurekahedge is thankful for the well-received support from all winning bidders for their contribution.

Once again, Eurekahedge would like to thank all sponsors, participants, delegates and judges for their time and commitment to the industry and look forward to their continued support.

Pictures From The Night

For a full screen view of the slide show, click on the small square at the bottom right hand corner of each screen after playing. Please check back in a few days for the video highlights from that night.

2015 Award Sponsors
Maples Fund Services Asia
 
Swiss Asia Financial Services
 
Ascalon Capital Managers
  Conyers Dill & Pearman   AlphaDesk
Newedge   UBS   Nomura   Eurex   Bloomberg Tradebook
Mizuho Securities   Scotiabank   Nikkei Asian Review   Mizuho Bank   AIMA
 
Attendees
Morgan Stanley
 
Pine River Capital Management
 
Goldman Sachs
  RCMA Asset Management   PWC   Apex Total Fund Solutions
The Winners

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards have had award categories across the board in regional and strategic mandates. This year the categories have been revamped to better reflect the industry as well as highlight outstanding performers that have not been previously recognised for their efforts.

Regional Awards


Strategy Awards


Special Awards


Special Achievement Award

 
Nomination/Judging Methodology

Nominees for the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards are selected through voting by an independent panel of judges, from a working list of funds reporting to the Eurekahedge databases. All Asian hedge funds listed with Eurekahedge, operating as at the end-April 2015, and have reported their latest performance and AUM numbers are eligible for nomination. A master file of all eligible funds for each of the award categories (according to their regional/strategic mandates) will be compiled and circulated among the judges to facilitate nomination for the awards (note: consequently, it is not unlikely that the same fund would be nominated for multiple awards).

Once the votes are collated and the list of nominees finalised, the winners are selected by the panel of judges, weighing in on both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the funds in question. The quantitative discussion, while mainly based on 2014 performance, also evaluates 1Q 2015 risk/return metrics, on grounds of consistency in fund performance. The selection of nominees and winners is entirely under the remit of the panel of judges, and the role of Eurekahedge in this endeavour is limited to supplying data and moderating the discussion.

Judges

The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges based on both quantitative data and qualitative knowledge of the funds listed in the Eurekahedge database. Our esteemed panel of judges have a combined total of 102 years investing in the hedge fund industry.

Peter Douglas
Peter Douglas, CAIA
Principal
CAIA Association, Singapore
 
Peter Douglas, CAIA represents the CAIA Association in Singapore. Peter is a pioneer of the Asian hedge fund industry. He founded GFIA in 1998 to research skill-based managers and their strategies in Asia and emerging markets, working for investors and allocators. He was an Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Council member for 10 years, was the inaugural Chairman of the Singapore National Group and the inaugural Asia-Pacific regional representative of the Association, responsible for AIMA National Groups in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. He was a co-founder of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore (FPAS). Peter holds an honours degree from the University of Exeter, an MBA from INSEAD, is a Distinguished IBF Fellow, and was the first CAIA charterholder in Singapore.
David Walter
David Walter
Director
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, Singapore
 
David Walter, MA is a Director in PAAMCO’s Portfolio Management Group based in the firm’s Singapore office. He is responsible for Asian focused investments and acts as Head of Research for Asia and Portfolio Manager for the Pan Asia Portfolio Solutions’ funds. Prior to joining PAAMCO, David performed a similar role for KBC Alpha Asset Management. Before KBC, he co-founded Arbiter Fund Managers where he established and managed a dedicated Japanese long/short equity fund. Previously, David worked at London and Oxford Capital Markets establishing and running a Japan-focused multi-strategy fund. Prior to that he was Head of Japanese Equity Product at Sanwa International Securities. David began his professional career in 1987 at Barings Far East Securities where he was employed as a Japanese convertible and warrant trader. He has twenty-four years of investment management experience. David graduated from Christ Church, Oxford with an MA (Hons) degree in Modern History.
John Knox
John Knox
Principal
LGT Capital Partners (Asia Pacific) Limited, Hong Kong
 
John Knox is a partner of LGT Capital Partners, one of the largest European managers of Alternative assets, with AUM of over US$29billion in hedge funds and private equity for over 300 institutional clients. John is a member of its Hedge Fund investment committee. Prior to joining LGT Capital Partners he was one of the founding partners of KGR Capital, a specialist Asian fund of fund manager acquired by LGT in 2008. Before this he was involved in derivatives for most of his career, latterly at JP Morgan, where he was responsible for its securitized derivatives initiative in Hong Kong. John has 30 years of experience in various roles in investment management and investment banking, having been head of the UK equity derivatives desks for Hoare Govett, and HSBC James Capel in London before moving to Hong Kong in 1992 to set up the global derivatives group for Jardine Fleming (now JP Morgan), becoming a group executive director in 1997. John established KGR Capital in 2002 and has been actively involved in the hedge fund industry in Asia since then.
Akane Hashimoto
Akane Hashimoto,
Managing Director, Investment & Research
HC Asset Management Co Ltd, Japan
 
Akane Hashimoto joined HC in February 2003 as a consultant. Since then, she has been actively involved in Investment & Research activities as well as business development. Currently, she is responsible for Investment & Research activities as well as client relations activities. Prior to joining HC, she spent four years at Watson Wyatt (now Towers Watson) as an investment and business consultant. She began her career at The Bank of Tokyo (now Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) in 1994, spending five years in the capital markets group. Bachelor of Arts (Economics), The University of Tokyo (1994).
Ronnie Woo
Ronnie Wu
Managing Director
Gottex Penjing Asset Management
 
Ronnie Wu is chief investment officer and managing director of Gottex Penjing Asset Management. He joined Gottex in August 2012 following its acquisition of Penjing Asset Management, where he was the founder and chief investment officer. He led the effort in hedge fund research and selection, portfolio construction and monitoring the macro environment.  As a key management partner, Ronnie was also responsible for the overall business direction of Penjing. He was the co-founder of Vision Investment Management (Asia) Ltd (VIM) in 2000. He joined VIM from UBS Global Asset Management in 1997, a key team member responsible for managing two market-neutral, multiple strategies fund of hedge funds. Ronnie holds a BS degree in Finance from University of Portland, USA and an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University, USA. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

 

Charity Auction
 

For 2015, Eurekahedge have teamed up with Student Advisory Centre; a children and youth charity that cares for young underprivileged students to raise funds for Children's Wishing Well. Using an online donation portal, Children's Wishing Well functions like a wish granting service sharing the needs of school children with financial difficulties. By allowing them to post up wishes through their teachers, potential donors may then browse the wishes to understand their individual situation and choose which child to support and donate to. Thus far, students have received laptops, book vouchers, hearing aids, assistance with large medical bills, sports shoes and basic household items. Anything that a child needs for basic living, education and health.

 

Solar Horizon is honored to support Student Advisory Centre by sponsoring several of the exciting, high-value charity auction items including the living botanic art walls, bespoke diamond jewellery and high impact coaching sessions

Solar Horizon is a Solar Leasing & Financing provider of commercial and industrial rooftop Solar PV systems under a ‘zero-cost’ model in Singapore. A young and dynamic company, Solar Horizon has rapidly established itself as among the nation’s leading Solar Leasing companies and has engaged its partners and shareholders to support the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015.

Basketball Training Session with Kyle Jeffers, Captain of the Singapore Slingers
Rev up your shooting and crisp passes with professional basketball training sessions by Captain of the Singapore Slingers, Kyle Jeffers. This is a great opportunity to gather with a bunch of friends or build a fun teamwork session with your colleagues!

Born in California, Kyle Jeffers played and started for Oregon State University in his college days. He played two years in Europe, before arriving in Singapore six years ago. He is a hot favourite having averaged 14 points per game and 11 rebounds over his career in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL).

Specially for Eurekahedge, Kyle will be offering 2 personal high intensity trainings or skillwork sessions, 1 group session (for up to 8 persons) and a signed SEA Games Basketball by the Singapore Men’s National Team.

 
Sponsored by Solar Horizon

Sponsored by Rykadan Hospitality
 

3 nights stay at Dhensa Boutique Resort Punakha, Bhutan
Nestled on the slopes of Punakha Valley in the kingdom of Bhutan, Dhensa is a world apart. A simple proposition to revive your senses; immerse in the peace and beauty of nature at its most brilliant. Flanked by thick pine forests, the resort overlooks the Punakha river and hundreds of padi-fields that stair-step down to the valley floor. The resort combines contemporary design with Bhutan’s ancient and alluring ways. At the core of the Dhensa Punakha philosophy lies the sense of innocence and peace that permeates everything about Bhutan.

The 24 suites are set in six (6) separate cottages, all with private balconies with an ottoman daybed. Nourishing, nurturing food - unashamedly uncomplicated can be found at the resort restaurant, which uses seasonal, local and organic produce - farm to table where possible. Guests will have time to re-discover what nature has to offer since the dawn of time and reconnect with those simple luxuries that have been forgotten in day-to-day life. A mid-morning picnic, a quiet trek, or an opportunity to experience rice threshing with the locals as a glimpse of local sustenance. A return to the purest form of luxury. A return to innocence.

Exclusive stay at Nozawa Onsen’s private lodge
Stay in a private lodge, high up a mountain in deep snow country above Olympic ski resort, Nozawa Onsen. The property is a warm and cosy family home, not usually available for rent.

Having soaked in a steaming-hot Japanese bath, you’ll sleep in a freshly renovated Japanese room, on a heated tatami floor and a view of snowy mountains. The owner will make you a hearty breakfast, then you ski out before the lift system opens, with the whole mountain to yourself.

 
Sponsored by Mr Peter Douglas

Sponsored by Mr Choo Meng Foo
 

"A Million" by Mr Choo Meng Foo
Meng Foo is back at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015 with a donation of his most ambitious work entitled “A Million”. Choo says his work “shows green blades in the water of MacRitchie Reservoir, with dazzling straight and crooked reflective lines. In fact it is a challenge to create 3 dimensionality with such a difficult subject matter... I was also creating a painterly effect using the green blades reflection in the water.” He chose MacRitchie for its Genius Loci in the water history of Singapore.

Choo is a man with many interests. He believes in reading, painting, photographing, writing and designing. He is trained in the arts, architecture and urban design. His works have been featured in Asian Geographic, DK, Wave, One and Silverlining. His art works are collected locally and overseas.

Capella Singapore, Sentosa: 1 Night Stay with breakfast
The Capella on Sentosa offers an unforgettable experience in luxury and tranquillity. Comprising two historic bungalows dating back to the 1880’s, these British colonial buildings have been painstakingly restored to its magnificient splendour. Every acre of Capella Singapore evokes elegance, serenity and timeless beauty. The Premier Room luxury accommodation offers a view of the South China Sea or the resort's lush green garden. With an expansive balcony, BOSE sound system, Nespresso coffee machine, walk-in wardrobe and luxurious Pratesi linens, guests can expect a perfect retreat.

 
Sponsored by Capella Singapore

Sponsored by Solar Horizon
 

Bespoke Jewellery by Infiniti Jewels
Here is the master piece of the night: a customised diamond to surprise your wife, propose to your fiancée or for your personal jewellery collection. From ring to necklace or bracelet, express your love and creativity with a unique piece to last a lifetime! Infiniti Jewels specialises in bespoke diamond jewellery. With three decades of experience in custom design and manufacturing, Infiniti offers fine diamonds customised for the discerning individual. Through a personalised jewelry design experience, we transform your imagination into stunning and unique pieces that shine for a lifetime. Infiniti also carries an exclusive line of exquisite diamond jewelry, where each piece is crafted to perfection and one of its kind.

Botanical Art by Greenology
Looking for beauty and tranquillity in your home or office? Greenology blends the science of botany and art of landscape architecture to produce living tapestries. These combinations of amazing moss and plant foliage double up as natural acoustic solutions. Sublimely tactile and low maintenance, these bespoke aesthetic centerpieces evokes serenity, beauty and health. So, what you get isn’t a wall, it’s a lifestyle of aesthetically appealing and healthy space.

Founded in 2008, Greenology’s award winning creations for residential and commercial space attest to its passion and expertise. They make their mission everyday to green our world, one wall at a time! Greenology projects spans across Singapore, Australia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.

 
Sponsored by Solar Horizon
Sponsored by Dream Academy
 
 

A pair of premium tickets to Dim Sum Dollies® - The History of Singapore Part 1 presented by local theatre company Dream Academy®, and a pre-show backstage tour.
Dream Academy® was set up in the year 2000 by writer, actor and director Selena Tan. The company quickly created a niche in the local theatre scene with its original stand up comedy-cabaret shows featuring homegrown acts like the Dim Sum Dollies®, Broadway Beng® and Kumar. Showcasing the best of Singapore's comedic talents, Dream Academy® shows are outrageously cheeky and present refreshingly incisive vignettes of Singapore, delivered with live music accompaniment and spectacular sets, costumes and effects. The Dim Sum Dollies® made their debut as an all-woman cabaret trio in 2002 at the Esplanade Recital Studio. They have since played to more than 120,000 people over 8 productions, earning their wings - or should we say, feathers - as Singapore’s first ladies of satire. “Characteristically insightful, this delightful comic revue manages to tight fit contemporary and quintessentially Singaporean hot topics” - Channel NewsAsia, on Dim Sum Dollies in The History of Singapore (2007)"

Poetry in Memories, “Penny” by Koh Tien Gui 
Entitled “Penny”, this artwork is the latest by Koh Tien Gui. His work is warm, nostalgic, colorful, romantic and even mysterious in imagery. The visual images invite poetic interpretation. The images make a conscious effort to give the viewer hope, which Tien Gui suggests through the use of brilliant colours and luminescent qualities. Beyond this, in all Tien Gui’s work, there is a fundamental reconciliation of the mystery and the poetry for a world that exists only in memories.

Born in Singapore in 1968, Tien Gui is a lawyer by profession; it was only when he worked with the United Nations and lived in Geneva, Switzerland that his interest in art took hold and blossomed. Crayons or pastels are his specialty. His subject matter is his native Singapore and childhood memories of a time gone by. The colourful beauty of Tien Gui’s art captures the essence of a simpler time and lifestyle. He has been exhibiting his works since 2001, with solo exhibitions in Switzerland, Singapore, Italy and the UK. 

 
Sponsored by Mr Koh Tien Gui

Sponsored by Mr Peter Douglas
 

2 nights of luxury accommodation at Nozawa Onsen
Enjoy two nights of luxury accommodation at Address Nozawa complete with personal ski or board guiding! Address Nozawa’s serviced apartment style lodging is the first of its kind in the village and combines the comfort of being at home with the pleasure of being pampered at a hotel. All apartments have a kitchenette with all the equipment you need to create a meal and lovely experience with your loved ones! Rave reviews abound about its perfect location, its spacious or brilliantly well appointed rooms, ‘immaculate bathrooms’ ‘amazingly comfortable beds’ and ‘its funky cool vibe’. Wonderful winter and year-round activities to make for a memorable vacation!

Training with Fandi Ahmad, Legendary Singaporean Footballer + Signed Lion XII Jerseys + 4 VIP tickets
Priceless!  Specially for the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015, the Lions XII has put together a superb ‘money-cannot-buy’ package! Train with Fandi Ahmad, Legendary Singaporean Footballer + Signed Lion XII Jerseys + 4 VIP tickets.

LionsXII (Lions Twelve), Singapore’s preeminent football club was founded in 2011. They play in the Malaysian Super League and have consistently held the top tier ranking.

The Auction Winner brings home a priceless personal training session with Head Coach, Fandi Ahmad. Fandi needs no introduction being widely regarded as a legend in Asian football! An hour for personal training and a chat, a Jersey signed by all the Players and 4 VIP tickets to a big match complete a memorable experience for the Football Afficionado!

 
Sponsored by Football Association of Singapore

Sponsored by Mr Maurice Nhan 
 

Lacquer on Wood Painting, Four Nude Ladies by Dinh Hanh
Acquire a lacquer on wood painting by a Vietnamese artist Dinh Hanh. This artwork is actually made of 4 smaller paintings of 30x40 cm each, assembled and framed together. Its style is quintessential Dinh Hanh.

Dinh Hanh is one of the most established and respected artists in Vietnam today. Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, he is a graduate of the Hanoi Academy of Fine Arts. He has harnessed the traditional and ancient medium of multi-layered lacquer on wood and expresses his modern interpretation through a study of the female form. He has led worldwide exhibitions in galleries, his work is represented in museums and he has participated in art fairs in Palm Beach, New York, London, Naples, Israel, London and Southeast Asia. His lacquers are in select private collections worldwide. In the words of Raquelle Azran, collector, museum curator and gallerist, “Using the most delicate of line and contour, Hanh beguiles us with glowing images that are both universal and timeless.

Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

For more details on the previous years, please click below.

2014 awards 2013 awards 2012 awards 2011 awards 2010 awards
2009 awards 2008 awards 2007 awards 2006 awards
2005 awards 2004 awards    
 

For more information on the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015 and sponsorship opportunities available, please contact our awards team on +65 6212 0925 or at awards@eurekahedge.com