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Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017

THE EUREKAHEDGE ASIAN
HEDGE FUND AWARDS 2017

CAPELLA SINGAPORE • 26 MAY 2017

The Event | Pictures From The Night | 2017 Award Sponsors & Participants | The Winners | Nomination/Judging Methodology | Judges | Charity | Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards


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The Event

250 attendees turned up at the latest Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards ceremony on 26 May 2017 to celebrate 64 of the best performing Asian hedge funds of 2016. Serica Credit Balanced Fund won the coveted Best Asian Hedge Fund award, along with the Best Asian Fixed Income Fund award – both categories in which they were nominated.

Their win was closely followed by Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy Fund who also secured awards in the two categories they were nominated in. The fund clinched Best Asian Multi-Strategy Fund and Best Asian Billion Dollar Hedge Fund, the third and second time they have won these awards respectively.

Returning winners for this year include Akito Fund JPY who clinched Most Consistent Asia-based Fund and Credence Global with the Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund award, both for the second time since 2016. We are also pleased to welcome CTI Capital Global Opportunities Fund as the Best New Asian Hedge Fund for this year.

Congratulations are also in order for the following new regional and strategic award winners whose hard work and dedication have landed them awards: KIS Asia Long Short Fund (Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund), UMJ Galleyla Fund (Best Japan Hedge Fund), ZEAL China Fund (Best Greater China Hedge Fund), Sentosa Asian Credit Fund (Best Singapore-based Hedge Fund), Malabar India Fund, (Best Indian Hedge Fund), Black Crane Asia Opportunities Fund (Best Asian Event Driven Fund), L1 Capital Long Short Fund (Best Asian Long/Short Equity Fund), Ton Poh Fund (Best ASEAN Fund), and Graticule Asia Macro Fund (Best Asia-based Global Macro Fund).

A raffle draw was conducted this year to raise funds for charity partner Make-A-Wish Singapore, an organisation founded with the mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Together with the contributions from our guests, a total of S$19,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish Singapore and we are grateful for the part everyone has played to help fulfil the last wishes of these children.

Eurekahedge would like to thank all industry players who have continually supported the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards through sponsorships, judging and selection of nominees and winners, as well as event attendees. Pictures and video from the event will be up on our website in the days to come.

Pictures From The Night
Guests mingling at Bob's Bar, Capella at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
Guests at the cocktail reception of the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
Guests at the cocktail reception of the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
Stage of the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
Satoshi Iwanaga, Chairman of Eurekahedge giving a speech the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
Elaine Tan, Director of Make-A-Wish Singapore giving a speech at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
The Flying Dutchman, emcee at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
Best Asian Hedge Fund Award winner at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
A winner at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
2017 Award Sponsors & Participants
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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 end-April 2017, 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 2016 performance, also evaluates 1Q 2017 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 2017
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.
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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 2017
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).
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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.
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Shirin Ismail
Senior Vice President, Head of Alternatives
Fullerton Fund Management
 
Shirin Ismail, CFA, Senior Vice President and Head of Alternatives, joined Fullerton Fund Management Company on its formation in 2003. In her current role, she is responsible for portfolio investments into global funds including hedge funds. Prior to joining Fullerton, Shirin was with the Fund Management Division of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited since November 2000, where she was a fixed income portfolio manager specializing in European bonds. With more than 20 years of experience in fixed income, FX forwards, money market, derivatives trading and portfolio management, Shirin previously work in the treasury dealing room of DBS Bank, Singapore from 1992-2000, managing the ACU money market book, European and Asian FX forwards, interest rate derivatives trading, bonds as well as asset & liability management. Shirin was voted as one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2011 and 2013 by The Hedge Fund Journal. She graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a First Class Honours Degree in Business (Banking & Insurance) in 1992.
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William Ma
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Noah Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Partner
Gopher Asset Management
Mr. William Ma, CFA, CAIA, is the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Noah Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited and the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Gopher Asset Management. Gopher is one the largest Fund of Hedge Funds manager in China with US$18.2 billion AUM. Previously Mr. Ma was the CIO of Gottex Penjing Asset Management (GPAM), the Asia asset management arm of Gottex Fund Management, a Swiss-listed alternative investment management firm. At GPAM, Mr. Ma managed US$2 billion of client assets and the Asian investment team, and was the lead portfolio manager of all of Gottex’s Asian fund of hedge funds focusing on portfolio management, hedge fund due diligence and manager selection. Prior to joining GPAM, Mr. Ma was Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager of Penjing Asset Management managing Asian funds of hedge funds. Before co-founding Penjing in 2005, he worked at Vision Investment Management (Asia) Ltd specializing in Asian hedge funds due diligence. Previously, he served as a research analyst at HT Capital Management Ltd, a Pan Asia Long/Short equity hedge fund management firm. 

Mr. Ma received his BEng (EESE) from the University of Hong Kong and his MBA in Finance and E-Commerce from the University of San Francisco, and was invited to Peking University in Beijing in 2002 as an exchange student representative in the Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) program. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst charter holder, and a member of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts.
Charity
Logo of Make-A-Wish Singapore, charity partner at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017

This year, Eurekahedge will be partnering with Make-A-Wish Singapore. Established since 2002, Make-A-Wish Singapore was founded with the mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experiences with hope, strength and joy.

It is their goal to grant a wish to every medically eligible child in Singapore. To date, Make-A-Wish Singapore has granted over 1,290 magical wishes. Whether it’s flying a plane, being a dancer or meeting a Formula One racing driver, the benefits of a wish are tangible. Research has indicated that a child whose magical wish had come true showed significant improvements in hope, positive emotions and health-related quality of life.

As they target to grant another 132 wishes this year, they need the unwavering support of donors, volunteer wish granters, corporate benefactors, ambassadors, wish families, medical partners and our other stakeholders. Be it donating, volunteering or referring a child, your support for Make-A-Wish will make an impactful difference in the lives of children and families in need. Share the Power of A Wish today!

"I wish to watch Barcelona Football Club play live!” - Edmund, 15, Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Edmund is a 15-year-old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Despite his condition, he, like any typical teen, loves watching football and adores the Barcelona Football Club. His wish is to watch them play live at their home stadium in Camp Nou, Barcelona. To fulfill his dream of watching his idols in a live match, Edmund was flown to Spain. With no inkling of what’s ahead, Edmund thought he was just going to be a regular game spectator but there was more in store - a surreal fandom experience beyond his imagination. Barcelona FC also won that game and Edmund was thrilled to witness, in person, how his favorite player, Lionel Messi, scored a goal. Before the match started, he was given the opportunity to take a group photo with all the players from FC Barcelona on the soccer pitch. Besides touring the Camp Nou stadium, Edmund and his family also visited Barcelona’s iconic, awe-inspiring landmarks - the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila where they snap endless pictures to capture their travel memories on print. At a post-trip gathering, Edmund ecstatically showed the wish granters a booklet on his trip. It was an unforgettable experience for him and he would like to thank Mr. Narayanan for making his wish come true.

 

 

"I wish to meet Princess Sofia in Disneyland!" - Violette, 3, Neuroblastoma

"I wish to meet Princess Sofia in Disneyland!" yearned cheerful 3-year-old Violette who has neuroblastoma and loves everything about Princess Sofia from the Disney TV series, Sofia the First. Lo and behold! Little Violette's heartfelt wish came true last month! She met beautiful Princess Sofia in Hong Kong Disneyland! Flying on Singapore Airlines, an excited Violette took her first-ever flight to Hong Kong for her first family holiday. Smiling stewardesses and friendly stewards doted on her with VIP attention and TOYS. An adventure of a lifetime awaited petite Violette upon her arrival in Hong Kong. There was the unforgettable VIP tour of Ocean Park Hong Kong, with Violette catching sight of adorable penguins, amiable dolphins and more in delight. At the Disney-themed 4D Magical World, famous Disney characters greeted Violette who happily took memorable photos with her favourite Disney characters. The most MAGICAL moment was when the absolutely thrilled Violette met Princess Sofia at Hong Kong Disneyland, right after Violette's own stunning princess makeover! Showered with affectionate kisses and warm hugs from her dearest Princess Sophia, Violette was overjoyed, truly experiencing the magical power of her wish journey and her granted wish. 

Raffle Draw Prizes for Charity

This Morning’s Guests (60 x 90 cm, acrylic on canvas with gold foil) by Inessa K

Inessa K is an artist and a dancer. Born in Kazakhstan, citizen of Russia, she has called Singapore home for the last 7 years. She obtained a Degree in Architecture & Design, has sharpened her painting skills under guidance of renowned artists like Ewa Gargulinska and Guy Noble at Central St. Martin's College of University of Arts London & Sarah Simblet at The Ruskin School of Oxford University. Inessa is an award-winning dancer. She has studied under international luminaries such as Raqia Hassan (Egypt), Tamalyn Dallal (USA), and Magdy El-Leisy (Egypt). Her performances have been featured in The Straits Times, Today, Singapore Tatler, Channel U, Channel 8 (Singapore) and TVB (Hong Kong). Inessa trained Asian celebrity artists such as Apple Hong and Fann Wong. Inessa's artworks are in private collections in UK, Singapore, Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, India and Dubai.

 
This Morning's Guests by Inessa K
F1 Experience
 

F1 Experience

Get in on the action at Singapore’s most highly anticipated racing event with a pair of Pit Grandstand tickets and passes to meet the F1 drivers!

Sri Lankan Villa Getaway

Three nights stay in a private villa located on the beach of Galle, Sri Lanka. Equipped with a team of six professional staff, the villa comes with four bedrooms, a six bunk bed room, pool and children's playground. With the capacity to accommodate four to eight adults and six children comfortably, it is perfect for groups or families.

  Skye House Villa in Galle, Sri Lanka
Fly A Cessna

Pilot For A Day

Take controls of a Cessna aircraft and fulfill your dreams of becoming a pilot. After a ground briefing session, you will be given control of a Cessna 172 for an hour to pave your way to the skies. If you do decide to train for a Private Pilot License, instructors are available post-flight for discussion.

Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

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

2016 awards 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