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Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016

THE EUREKAHEDGE ASIAN
HEDGE FUND AWARDS 2016

CAPELLA SINGAPORE • 27 MAY 2016

The Event | Pictures From the Night | 2016 Award Sponsors & Participants | The Winners | Nomination/Judging Methodology | Judges | Charity Auction | Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards


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Cocktail sponsor

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The Event

Held on 27 May 2016, a turnout of 300 guests gathered for the 13th Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards ceremony to commemorate the 88 top performing Asian hedge funds of 2015 which saw familiar friends and new faces.

Coming out tops was Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy who secured awards in the three categories they were nominated in, including the coveted title of Best Asian Hedge Fund for the second year running. The fund was also named Best Asian Multi-Strategy Fund – the second consecutive time they’ve won this accolade & Best Asian Billion Dollar Hedge Fund.

Close behind with two wins were Akito Fund JPY, who clinched Best Japan Hedge Fund for the second time since 2015, and Most Consistent Asia-based Fund, followed by Tairen China Fund’s win of Best Greater China Hedge Fund and Best Asian Long/Short Equity Fund. Helios Strategic also kept their streak going with Best Indian Hedge Fund for the second consecutive year. Eurekahedge is excited to see several new winners joining the fold starting with Ton Poh Thailand Fund who won the newly minted Best ASEAN Fund award, Pooja Malik of Nipun Asia Total Return Fund as the Best Female Hedge Fund Manager, and welcoming QUAD Asia Absolvt Fund as the Best New Asian Hedge Fund.

Among other regional and strategic awards, congratulations goes out to APS Asia Pacific Long Short Fund (Best Singapore-based Hedge Fund), Pinpoint Multi-Strategy Fund (Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund), KS Korea Credit Fund (Best Asian Fixed Income Fund), Credence Global (Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund), Athos Asia Event Driven Fund (Best Asian Event Driven Fund), AE Capital Systematic FX Fund (Best Asia-based Global Macro Fund), and Everbright China Focus Fund (Best Asian Long Only Absolute Return Fund).

This year, Eurekahedge’s fund raising activities were conducted with charity partner the Bone Marrow Donor Programme; Singapore’s only register of volunteer bone marrow donors that has been providing that one chance of survival to hundreds of patients suffering from terminal blood-related diseases. A total of S$52,220 was raised for the Bone Marrow Donor Programme via a curated selection of auction items and experiences that were available that night and Eurekahedge is grateful for the encouraging response from the winning bids and raffle ticket purchases who have contributed in the effort to saving lives.

Eurekahedge is thankful for the constant support of the industry players who remain committed to the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards either through sponsoring awards and tables, judging the selection for nominees and winners, or attending the event. Please check back on our website in a few days for pictures and videos.

Pictures From the Night
Guests mingling at Bob's Bar, Capella at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
Guests at the cocktail reception of the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
Guests at the cocktail reception of the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
Guests at the cocktail reception of the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
The Flying Dutchman conducting a live auction at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
Guests at the ballroom of Capella at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
Miss Universe Singapore girls pose for a picture at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
Best Asian Hedge Fund Award winner at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
All winners at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016

More pictures and video coming soon. Check back next week for an update.

2016 Award Sponsors & Participants
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Logo of DIAM, sponsor at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
 
Logo of CAIA, sponsor at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
 
Logo of Alternative Soft, presenter at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
 
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The Winners

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards have had award categories across the board in regional and strategic mandates that not only reflect the industry’s performance but also highlight outstanding performers of the year. In 2015, the categories were revamped with new awards introduced to acknowledge performers that have yet to be recognised for their efforts.

 
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 2016, 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 2015 performance, also evaluates 1Q 2016 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.

Picture of Peter Douglas, judge at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
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.
Picture of David Walter, judge at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
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.
Picture of John Knox, judge at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
John Knox
Partner
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$50 billion in various alternative asset classes, including hedge funds, private equity, private debt and insurance-linked securities (ILS) for over 400 institutional clients across 35 countries. 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 over 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. John established KGR Capital in 2002 and has been actively involved in the Alternatives industry in Asia since then.
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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).
Picture of Ronnie Woo, judge at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
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
Logo of the Blood Marrow Donor Programme, charity partner at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016

This year, Eurekahedge partnered with the Bone Marrow Donor Programme in Singapore. For the past 20 years, the Bone Marrow Donor Programme (BMDP) has been providing that one chance of survival to hundreds of patients suffering from terminal blood-related diseases - where their only chance is to have a bone marrow transplant and there’s no matching brother or sister able to donate healthy blood stem cells.

The BMDP manages Singapore’s only register of volunteer bone marrow donors and with just a 1 in 20,000 chance of finding a matching donor, and are absolutely committed to building the local donor register into a true national asset able to help all Singaporeans have that second chance. The BMDP is part of global fight against blood disease and is a member of the World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) that has connected registries all across the world.

What the BMDP does literally means the difference between life and death and that is why they make a promise to find a donor for every patient. The BMDP reaches out to all sectors within the community to share the word and let people know that everyone has the power to save a life – then they are given the opportunity to sign up and actually do something about it.

NOMA
Noma is a two Michelin star restaurant that is ranked one of the 50 best restaurants in the world. Run by renowned chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen Denmark,it creates gastronomical marvels and has a minimum 2 year wait for a reservation. The name is a portmanteau of the two Danish words "nordisk" (Nordic) and "mad" (food). Opened in 2003, the restaurant is known for its reinvention and interpretation of the Nordic Cuisine. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, it has been ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine.

  Noma Restaurant Experience auctioned at the Eurekahedge Asian hedge fund awards 2016
Beyond 50 Collection auctioned at the Eurekahedge Asian hedge fund awards 2016
 

Beyond 50
The Beyond 50 collection was featured at the Singapore National Museum in commemoration of Singapore's 50 years of independence. Each piece brilliantly captures special moments and landmarks in this beautiful garden city.

Victor Khor Piano Extraordinaire
Ready to relieve a dream? Take classes under one of Asia's most outstanding solo pianists, Victor Khor. Victor perfected his musicianship at the world famous Moscow Conservatoire and was the first Singapore pianist to be awarded a scholarship to study with two piano legends - Tatiana Nikolayeva and Yevgeny Malinin. His playing has attracted praise from sone of the world's foremost pianists such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Stephen Hough who describes him as "a fine, sensitive and exciting pianist with an imaginative flair."

  Victor Khor Piano Experience auctioned at the Eurekahedge Asian hedge fund awards 2016
Charles Blackman Lithograph auctioned at the Eurekahedge Asian hedge fund awards 2016
 

Charles Blackman 'Orpheus' Lithograph
This beautiful piece is created by Charles Blackman. Blackman's work is are presented at the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries and numerous regional and university gallery collections.

Charles Blackman is an Australian painter and printmaker born in Sydney, 1928. His vast body of work includes landscapes and figurative pieces that are often described as romantic and dream like. Much of Blackman's work explores the concept of human relationships.

Whiskies of the World
Discover the secret world of whiskies with 7 of your friends hosted by celebrity Keagan Kang. The Belljar, an intimate hideout just a stone throw from the financial district makes the perfect setting for an exclusive masterclass on everything Whisky. You will enjoy a selection of 4 bottles handpicked from different regions paired with nibbles in a whisky tasting experience like no other.

  Keagen Kang Whiskies Experience auctioned at the Eurekahedge Asian hedge fund awards 2016
Sands of Time photograph auctioned at the Eurekahedge Asian hedge fund awards 2016

Sands of Time
Drs Kevin & Iroshini Chua have a great passion for travel and photography. They have creatively combined these two passions into one and produced incredible travel photography. This photograph was taken in the famed Antelope Canyon in Arizona and the limited edition print measures 24 x 33 inches.

Limited Edition 2015 Barcelona Jersey
Limited Edition 2015 jersey celebrating Lional Messi breaking the all time La Liga goal scoring record. Limited to only 20 worldwide and signed by the entire2015 squad including Messi – whose brilliant career includes helping Barcelona make history in achieving a second continental treble with their recent UEFA Champions League victory, and along list of individual honours.

  Limited Edition Barcelona Jersey auctioned at the Eurekahedge Asian hedge fund awards 2016
 
Andy Warhol's Marilyn screenprint auctioned at the Eurekahedge Asian hedge fund awards 2016

Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn'
Extremely high quality screen print, by the master of Pop Art! Huge print size of 91.4cm x 91.4cm, the original matrices were used to produce this reproduction, and with the originals selling for well over US$80,000 each - this is a great chance to pick up at an afforadable price.

Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

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

2015 awards 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, please contact our awards team on +65 6212 0925 or at awards@eurekahedge.com