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Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2018



The Event | 2018 Award Sponsors and Participants | The Nominees | Nomination/Judging Methodology | Judges | The Charity | Pictures & Video From 2017 | Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

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The Event

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2018 will be returning to Capella Singapore on 25 May 2018.
Stay tuned to this page for regular updates on the event.

250 attendees turned up last year at the 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 2017 included 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 were also pleased to welcome CTI Capital Global Opportunities Fund as the Best New Asian Hedge Fund for 2017.

Congratulations were 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 last 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 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.

2018 Award Sponsors & Participants
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The Nominees

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.

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 2018, 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 2017 performance, also evaluates 1Q 2018 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.


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.

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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
Penjing Asset Management
Ronnie Wu is chief investment officer and managing director of Penjing Asset Management. He joined Penjing Asset Management in November 2015. 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.
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Eliza Lau
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Synergy Fund Management Group

Eliza Lau is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Synergy Fund Management Group an asset management firm founded in 2010 and based in Hong Kong with a mission to discover local hidden talents for overseas investors, while helping local investors access overseas talents. Ms. Lau has over 28 years of experience in the financial industry, of which includes managing Funds of hedge Funds, Funds of PE Funds, Family Office Portfolios, Global Macro Hedge Funds, Asia Equity Long/Short Hedge Fund and Pan-Asia Long-only equity funds. Prior to founding Synergy Fund Management Group, Ms. Lau spent 8 years at Search Investment Group helped the Principal, Mr. Robert Miller, to build an institutional investment platform for Global and Asia Hedge Funds and PE Funds. Ms. Lau built and setup SAIL Advisors Limited in 2003 from Family Office to one of the largest Funds of Funds in Asia, where she was the CEO, CIO, and Member of Board of Directors for Search Investment Group.

Prior to Search Investment Group, Ms. Lau was one of the founding partners of JL Capital Partners Limited, an Asian macro hedge fund management based in Singapore. Before JL, Ms. Lau spent 13 years with Salomon Brothers, based in New York and Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, she helped to build the Salomon Brothers Asset Management business and setup Pan-Asia focus funds including hedge funds and long only fund operation where she was responsible for managing Pan-Asian equity portfolios and convertible bond portfolios. Prior to Hong Kong, Ms. Lau spent 6 years in the research division at Salomon Brothers in New York, where she conducted intensive research on global equity, fixed-income and quantitative modeling for the Portfolio Construction team.
Logo of Down Syndrome Association (Singapore), charity partner at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2018

This year, Eurekahedge will be partnering with Down Syndrome Association (Singapore). Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) – DSA(S), was borne out of love and devotion by a group of parents of children with Down syndrome. The Association was established in September 1996 and aims to support and educate families, professionals and the general public about the genetic conditions.

DSA(S), a primarily self-funding & non-profit Voluntary Welfare Organisation (WWO), works closely and regularly with health and educational professionals and VWOs in support of persons with Down syndrome. They are officially recognised by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and is registered as a charity organisation with the Commissioner of Charities, Singapore.

At DSA(S), they depend largely on the generosity and support of corporates and the community to continue with their work in providing education and training to support their members through a wide range of meaningful enrichment and developmental programmes. Education support includes Infant & Toddler Programme, Integration Facilitation Support Programme, and Adult Enhancement Programme; enrichment classes cover dance, aikido, speech & drama, and many more.

Pictures & Video From 2017
Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

For more details on the Awards held in the following years, please click below.

2017 awards 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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