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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 & Video From 2016 | 2016 Award Sponsors & Participants | 2016 Winners | Nomination/Judging Methodology | Judges | Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards


The Event

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards will be returning on 26 May 2017 at Capella Singapore.

Previously 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. 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.

Watch this space for new updates. In the meantime, please contact your account manager or email awards@eurekahedge.com for an event/awards sponsorship, or to reserve your spot.

Pictures From 2016
2016 Award Sponsors & Participants
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Logo of JP Morgan, sponsor at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016  
Logo of DIAM, sponsor at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
 
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Logo of Alternative Soft, presenter at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016
 
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2016 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 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.
Picture of David Walter, judge at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
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).
Picture of Ronnie Woo, judge at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
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.
Picture of Shirin Ismail, judge at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
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.
Picture of William Ma, judge at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017
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.
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    

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