THE EUREKAHEDGE ASIAN
Fairmont Singapore Stamford Ballroom • 20 May 2010
The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2010 was an outstanding success with over 300 hedge fund industry players from across the region recognising the top achievers for 2009 and 1Q2010. We were pleased to see so many new faces this year and the impressive turnout demonstrates the resilience of the industry.
A total of 14 awards were presented to the best performing Asian hedge funds with Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy Fund taking the main plaudits, winning the highly coveted Best Asian Hedge Fund Award, in addition to the Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund award.
HT Asian Alpha Amoeba Fund also won top accolades, claiming the Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund and the Best Asian Long/Short Equity Fund.
The top regional performers were presented to Northwest China Opportunities Fund as the Best Greater China Hedge Fund; Prowess of Japan as the Best Japan Hedge Fund, winning it for the second year in a row; HSBC India Alpha Fund as the Best India Hedge Fund; and Riley Paterson Asian Opportunities Fund as the Best Local (Singapore) Hedge Fund. Rising star Serica Credit Balanced Fund won the Best New Asian Hedge Fund award.
This year, the Special Achievement Award was presented to George Long for his outstanding 15-year contribution to the Asian hedge fund industry. His company, Long Investment Management, has the longest-running Asian hedge fund. This is the first time our esteemed panel of judges have presented the Special Achievement Award to an individual.
Other big winners of the night were Macquarie Special Events Fund for the Best Asian Event Driven Fund; KC Asia Fund for the Best Asia-based Global Macro Fund; Regal Amazon Market Neutral Fund for the Best Asian Relative Value Fund; and CSL Active Long Only Commodity Programme for the Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund.
Eurekahedge would like to take this opportunity to thank all sponsors, participants, delegates and the judges involved in making this year’s event such an overwhelming success and we wish the very best to the industry for the next 12 months.
The nominees and winners are as follows:
Best Greater China Hedge Fund
Winner: Northwest China Opportunities Fund Ltd
Best Japan Hedge Fund
Winner: Prowess of Japan Fund - JPY
Best India Hedge Fund
Winner: HSBC India Alpha Fund - USD
Best Local (Singapore) Hedge Fund
Winner: Riley Paterson Asian Opportunities Fund
Best New Asian Hedge Fund
Winner: Serica Credit Balanced Fund
Strategic Mandate Awards
Best Asia-based Global Macro Fund
Winner: KC Asia Fund
Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund
Winner: CSL Active Long Only Commodity Programme
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 and operating as at the end of March 2010 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 2009 performance, also evaluates 1Q2010 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.
For more details on our past years awards, please click below.
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.
"Lovely event, excellent organization!!! Thanks for doing such a great job! We at SCB had a great time, and all our clients and partners were all praises as well. It was great teaming up with you... Once again, great job and it was a pleasure for SCB to partner with Eurekahedge."
Udit Gambhir, Director, Transaction Banking - Standard Chartered Bank
"Thank you for the invitation to the event last night guys; a great evening and a testimony to a job well done by you and the team."
David S Forsyth, Director - Kerry Consulting
"Thank you very much for your invitation to last night's event. It went extremely well and attracted a lot of positive comments. Seems that the industry is back on track."
Ralph Chicktong, Managing Director - Custom House Fund Services
"Nice meeting up with you last Thursday evening at the Asian Hedge Fund Awards. It's indeed a successful event . Congratulations!!"
Roy Wang - Wind Information (Hong Kong)
For more details on the previous years, please click below.
For more information on the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2010 and sponsorship opportunities available, please contact our awards team on +65 6212 0925 or at firstname.lastname@example.org