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Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016

THE EUREKAHEDGE ASIAN
HEDGE FUND AWARDS 2016

CAPELLA SINGAPORE • 27 MAY 2016

The Event | 2016 Award Sponsors & Participants | Awards Categories | Nomination/Judging Methodology | Judges | The Charity |Pictures & Video From 2015 | Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards


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The Event

Well into its 13th year, the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards has celebrated the best and honoured the finest in the Asian hedge fund industry. In 2015, a total of 17 awards were presented to commemorate 98 top performing Asian hedge funds in front of 310 hedge fund attendees.

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016 will be returning to Capella Singapore on 27 May 2016. For 2016, Eurekahedge has partnered with the Bone Marrow Donor Programmeto raise funds and awareness towards their cause. Do keep your eyes peeled for more updates of the event and details of the charity in the weeks to come.

With a history of being fully booked months ahead, please contact awards@eurekahedge.com early to secure your attendance to this highly coveted awards ceremony.

2016 Award Sponsors & Participants
Conyers Dill & Pearman
 
 
Ascalon Capital Managers
 
Mizuho Securities
 
Credit Suisse
 
 
The Categories

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 as well as highlighting 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.

Regional Awards

Best Asian Hedge Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Conyers Dill & Pearman
Conyers Dill 

& Pearman

Best Japan Hedge Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best Greater China Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Maples Fund Services Asia

Best Indian Hedge Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best ASEAN Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Maybank Kim Eng
Maybank Kim Eng


Strategy Awards

Best Asian Long/Short Equity Fund
Sponsored by Mizuho Securities
Mizuho Securities

Best Asian Event Driven Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best Asian Multi-Strategy Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best Asian Fixed Income Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best Asia-based Global Macro Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best Asian Long Only Absolute Return Fund
Available for sponsorship


Special Awards

Best Singapore-based Hedge Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best New Asian Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Ascalon Capital Managers
Ascalon Capital Managers

Most Consistent Asia-based Fund
Available for sponsorship

Best Asian Billion Dollar Hedge Fund
Available for sponsorship


Special Achievement Award

Best Female Hedge Fund Manager
Available for sponsorship

 
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.

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.
The Charity

This year, Eurekahedge has 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.

More updates on auction items will be available at a later date.

Pictures & Video From 2015

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.

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 2016 and sponsorship opportunities available, please contact our awards team on +65 6212 0925 or at awards@eurekahedge.com