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JUNE 10, 2013

Ward Ferry Management takes centre stage at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2013 as WF Asia Fund wins Best Asian Long/Short Equities Fund and the coveted Best Asian Hedge Fund award

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2013 took place on 7th June 2013, marking the 10th anniversary of the event along with the celebration of another year of successes in the Asian hedge fund industry. The gala event saw a turnout of 330 hedge fund players in attendance commemorating 70 of the best performing Asian hedge funds for 2012.

This year saw a total of 17 awards presented on the night with WF Asia Fund taking home the Best Asian Hedge Fund award along with Best Asian Long/Short Equities Fund. A particularly sweet success for Ward Ferry Management who have been in the business for 13 years.

Other double winners this year include GCI Japan Hybrids (Best Japan Hedge Fund and Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund) and last year’s Best New Asian Hedge Fund; Fortress Asia Macro Fund (Best Singapore Hedge Fund and Best Asia-based Macro Fund). The rest of the region’s top performers consist of Golden China Fund (Best Greater China Hedge Fund), Albizia ASEAN Opportunities Fund (Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund) and Helios Strategic Fund (Best India Hedge Fund).

Also on the night we welcomed a newcomer to the industry - Double Haven Asia Absolute Bond Fund (Best New Asian Hedge Fund), and congratulated alternative boutique firm Stratton Street Capital (Special Achievement Award) for their perseverance, creativity and success in the industry with their focus on innovative products and fresh alpha opportunities and to have grown assets over a hundred fold since their launch in 2000.

Other winners with strategic investment mandates include The SFP Value Realization Fund (Best Asian Event Driven Fund), Income Partners Asian Credit Hedge Fund(Best Asian Fixed Income Fund), RV Capital Asia Opportunity Fund (Best Asian FX Investing Fund), CFB Convertibles - Far East Sub Fund (Best Asian Relative Value Fund), Credence Oriental Trade Enterprise (Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund) and Quantedge Global Fund (Best Asian Quant Fund).

This year, Eurekahedge once again partnered with RICE to hold a charity auction and a total of SGD$88,000 was raised. The proceeds from the auction will be passed to the benefitting charities managed by RICE. Eurekahedge would like to thank all winning bidders for their contributions in supporting this cause.

Eurekahedge would also like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous sponsors, participants, delegates and judges for joining us at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2013, as well as for their commitment to its success. We hope to welcome the support of all involved in the success of our 10th anniversary in the years to come.

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