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Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2013

Press Release | Testimonials From The Night | Photos From The Night
The Event | The Winners | Charity Auction
Nomination/Judging Methodology | Judges
Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

 

Gala dinner sponsor

Mizuho
 

Cocktail sponsor

UBS

 

Testimonials From The Night

"Thank you so much for letting us be a part of the event. It was extremely well done and a lot of fun, and it's nice to be at one of the events that brings everyone in the Hedge Fund community in Asia together under one roof."

Misha Graboi, Portfolio Manager
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company

 

"Had a great time. The wine and the food were excellent and the guest list very glamorous. The venue at the Capella made a big difference to the tone of the event. Bob’s bar was a great start to the evening and the ballroom was just the right size for the evening."

Paul Smith, Managing Director of Asia Pacific
CFA Institute

 

"Just a short note to congratulate you on the success of the Asian Hedge Fund Awards last Friday evening. It was very well run, the venue great and it was good to see a sense of quiet optimism coming back into the industry."

Ralph Chicktong, Director Business Development
Sofgen

 

"It is an honor to be recognized by Eurekahedge for a second consecutive year."

Adam Levinson, Chief Investment Officer
Fortress Investment Group

 

"It was fantastic. You guys did a great job. Loved the venue!"

Kate Colchester, Senior Vice President
Maples Fund Services

 

"The event was very well organized – we thank you to organize such a great event and appreciate your effort and commitment to the hedge fund industry. We are proud that we could join the event – well done!"

Hideki Hashiguchi, Managing Director (Japan)
Apex Fund Services (Singapore)

 

Photos From The Night


For a full screen view of the video or slide show, click the small square at the bottom right hand corner of the slideshow below.



   

 

The Event

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).

Eurekahedge would like 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.

 

The Winners:

Best India Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Kotak Mahindra Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank

• Alchemy India Long Term Fund
• Brahma India Fund
• Helios Strategic Fund WINNER
• NPE


Best Greater China Hedge Fund
Sponsored by UBS
UBS

• Acru China + Absolute Return Fund
• Credence Oriental Trade Enterprise
• Golden China Fund WINNER
• Prudence Enhanced Income Fund
• Pure Heart Value Investment Fund
• Sino Vision-Greater China Market Neutral Fund
• Value Partners High-Dividend Stocks Fund
• Zeal China Fund


Best Asian Fixed Income Fund
Sponsored by Mizuho Corporate Bank
Mizuho

• BRIM Asian Credit Fund
• Double Haven Asia Absolute Bond Fund
 IP All Seasons Asian Credit Fund WINNER
• Prudence Enhanced Income Fund
• Samena Asia Credit Fund
• Sentosa Asian Credit Fund
• Serica Credit Balanced Fund


Best Asian FX Investing Fund
Sponsored by FX Alliance International
FX Alliance International LLC
• Excalibur Global Macro Fund
• RV Capital Asia Opportunity Fund WINNER
• The Cambridge Strategy - Asian Markets Alpha

Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund
Sponsored by CME Group Asia
CME Group
• Credence Oriental Trade Enterprise WINNER
• Edge Investment Management
• Merricks Capital Soft Commodities Fund
• Sinopac Multi Strategy Quant Master Fund
• The Positive Theta Program

Best New Asian Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies
• Double Haven Asia Absolute Bond Fund WINNER
• Factorial Feeder Fund I
• Navis Yield Fund
• RV Capital Asia Opportunity Fund
• Samena Credit Opportunities Fund

Best Asian Relative Value Fund
Sponsored by ICAP
Walkers
• Arcanum Volatility Fund
• CFB Convertibles Fund - Far East Sub Fund WINNER
• Credence Global
• Parametrica Global Fund
• Regal Amazon Market Neutral Fund

Best Asian Quant Fund
Sponsored by Mizuho Corporate Bank
Mizuho
• Macquarie Asian Alpha Fund
• MNJ Asia-Pacific Absolute Return Fund
• Parametrica Global Fund
• Quantedge Global Fund WINNER
• Sinopac Multi Strategy Quant Master Fund

Best Asian Event Driven Fund
Sponsored by Maples Fund Services Asia
Maples and Calder
• Abax Global Opportunities Fund
• Azzy Fund
• LIM Asia Special Situations Fund
• Pengana Asia Special Events (Offshore) Fund
• Simplex Value Up Trust
• The SFP Value Realization Fund WINNER


Best Japan Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Nomura
Nomura
• Arcus Japan Value Fund
• GCI Japan Hybrids WINNER
• Ginga Explorer Fund
• Hayate Japan Equity Long Short Fund
• Simplex Value Up Trust
• The SFP Value Realization Fund
• UMJ Kotoshiro Fund

Best Singapore Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Conyers Dill & Pearman
Conyers Dill & Pearman
• APS Asia-Pacific Hedge Fund
• ChapelGate Credit Opportunity Fund
• Fortress Asia Macro Fund WINNER
• GCI Japan Hybrids
• Quantedge Global Fund
• Whitefield Asian Opportunities Fund

Special Achievement Award
Sponsored by Mizuho Corporate Bank
Mizuho

Stratton Street Capital WINNER


Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Maples Fund Services Asia
Maples and Calder
• Albizia ASEAN Opportunities Fund WINNER
• Arisaig Asia Consumer Fund
• ASM Asia Recovery Fund
• HT Asian Alpha Amoeba Fund
• K2 Asian Absolute Return Fund
• Thai Focused Equity Fund
• Ton Poh Thailand Fund

Best Asian Long/Short Equities Fund
Sponsored by Citi
• Australian Leaders Fund
• Golden China Fund
• Platinum Asia Fund
• Simplex J Flag Fund
• UMJ Kotoshiro Fund
• WAM Capital
• WF Asia Fund WINNER

Best Asia-based Macro Fund
Sponsored by UBS
UBS
• Excalibur Global Macro Fund
• Fortress Asia Macro Fund WINNER
• Quantedge Global Fund

Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Walkers Global Singapore
Walkers
• CAI Global Fund
• Factorial Feeder Fund I
• GCI Japan Hybrids WINNER
• KS Asia Absolute Return Fund IC
• LH Asian Arbitrage Fund
• Phalanx Japan-AustralAsia Multi-Strategy Fund
• Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy Fund

Best Asian Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Mizuho Securities
Mizuho Securities
• Credence Oriental Trade Enterprise
• Fortress Asia Macro Fund
• GCI Japan Hybrids
• Prudence Enhanced Income Fund
• Stratton Street PCC Renminbi Bond Fund
• UMJ Kotoshiro Fund
• WF Asia Fund WINNER

 

Charity Auction

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. A list of interesting items that were auctioned off can be found in the link below.

RICE Charity Auction 2013
List of charity auction items available here

 

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 and operating as at the end of April 2013 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 2012 performance, also evaluates 1Q 2013 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.

Peter Douglas Peter Douglas
Principal,
GFIA,
Singapore
Richard Johnston

Richard Johnston
Managing Director,
Albourne Partners (Asia) Limited, Hong Kong

David Walter

David Walter
Director, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, Singapore

John Knox

John Knox
Principal, LGT Capital Partners (Asia Pacific) Limited, Hong Kong

Akane Hashimoto

Akane Hashimoto,
Managing Director, Investment & Research, HC Asset Management Co Ltd, Japan

   

 

2013 Awards Participants

HSBC
 
Newedge
 
Goldman Sachs
 
Morgan Stanley
Apex Fund Services
           

 

Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

For more details on the previous years, please click below.

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 2013 and sponsorship opportunities available, please contact our awards team on +65 6212 0925 or at awards@eurekahedge.com


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