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Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2014
THE EUREKAHEDGE ASIAN
HEDGE FUND AWARDS 2014
Capella Singapore • 23 May 2014

 

Press Release | The Event | Photos From The Night | 2014 Award Sponsors & Participants | The Winners | Nomination/Judging Methodology | Judges | Charity Auction| Previous Asian Hedge Fund Awards

 

Gala dinner sponsor

Mizuho
 

Cocktail sponsor

Maples and Calder

 

The Event

The Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2014 returned to Capella Singapore for its 11th incarnation on 23 May 2014. As Singapore’s longest running and only hedge fund award ceremony, the event was graced by 300 hedge fund players commemorating the region’s 76 top performing Asian hedge funds for 2013.

A total of 14 awards were presented on the night with The SFP Value Realization Fund clinching two of the three awards they were nominated for; the Best Asian Hedge Fund award, along with the Best Asian Event Driven Fund awardfor the second consecutive year.

Their double win was closely followed by Fortress Asia Macro Fund who held on to their titles from 2013 (Best Asia-based Macro Fund and Best Singapore-based Hedge Fund; both for the second consecutive year). Nominated in three categories this year, new winner Hayate Japan Equity Long Short Fund won the Best Japan Hedge Fund and Best Asian Long/Short Equities Fund award. Another fund holding on to their 2013 title was GCI Japan Hybrids (Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund).

The rest of the region’s top performers were Orchid China Master Fund (Best Greater China Hedge Fund), Steinberg India Emerging Opportunities Fund (Best India Hedge Fund) and K2 Asian Absolute Return Fund (Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund). We also welcomed newcomer Auscap Long Short Australian Equities Fund (Best New Asian Hedge Fund) to the industry.

Winners of the strategic investment mandate awards include Boronia Diversified Fund (Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund), Regal Amazon Market Neutral Fund(Best Asian Relative Value Fund), Terra Grove Japan Fund (Best Asian Quant Fund) and GCI Japan Hybrids (Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund).

For 2014, Eurekahedge picked Children of Cambodia; a Singapore-based charity association to receive the proceeds from this year’s charity auction. A total of SGD$30,000 was raised through the silent auction of three paintings, and a live auction of one painting. The funds will be donated to support Children of Cambodia’s partner, the Angkor Hospital for Children. Eurekahedge would like to extend our appreciation to all winning bidders for contributing to this cause.

Eurekahedge would also like to once again thank the numerous sponsors, participants, delegates and judges for their commitment to the industry in joining us at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2014. We look forward to yet another year of continued success and celebration with your support. Please check back on our website in a few days for pictures and videos from the event.

 

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.


 

2014 Award Sponsors & Participants

Conyers Dill & Pearman
 
HSBC
 
CME Group
 
Maples and Calder
Newedge
 
BNP
 
Walkers
 
Mizuho
Scotiabank
 
Clifford Chance
 
UBS
 
Nomura
  Mizuho Securities   Goldman Sachs   Ambit
Apex Fund Services            

 

The Winners:

Best India Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Ambit
Ambit

• Alchemy India Opportunities Fund
• Forefront India Dynamic Value Fund
• Kuvera Fund
• Malabar India Fund
• Steinberg India Emerging Opportunities Fund WINNER


Best Greater China Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Maples Fund Services Asia
Maples and Calder

• EJF Greater China Fund
• Greenwoods China Alpha Fund
• LBN China+ Opportunity Fund
• Orchid China Master Fund WINNER
• Prudence Enhanced Income Fund
• SMC China Opportunity Fund
• Springs China Opportunities Fund
• Telligent Greater China Fund


Best Asian Quant Fund
Sponsored by Conyers Dill & Pearman
Conyers Dill & Pearman
• Macquarie Asian Alpha Fund
• MNJ Asia-Pacific Absolute Return Fund
• Terra Grove Japan Fund WINNER
• Terra Grove Pan Asia Fund
• Tokai Tokyo Japan Phoenix Fund
• Wisdom Advanced Fund

Best New Asian Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Scotiabank
Scotiabank
• Auscap Long Short Australian Equities Fund WINNER
• Classy Activist Fund
• Ellerston Australian Market Neutral Fund
• Miran Long Short Equity Segregated Portfolio
• UMJ Galleyla Fund
• Watermark Market Neutral Fund

Best Japan Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Nomura
Nomura
• Akito Fund
• Alithion Japan Fund
• Gardenia Japan Opportunity Fund
• GCI Japan Hybrids
• Hayate Japan Equity Long Short Fund WINNER
• Simplex Value Up Trust
• The SFP Value Realization Fund

Best Asian Relative Value Fund
Sponsored by UBS
Clifford Chance
• CFB Convertibles Fund PLC
• Credence Global
• Element Capital Fund
• NARECO Commodity Low Volatility Alpha
• Regal Amazon Market Neutral Fund WINNER

Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Walkers Global Singapore
Walkers • AP Asia Absolute Return Fund
• AP Asia Alpha Strategy Fund
• Arete Macro Fund
• K2 Asian Absolute Return Fund WINNER
• KIS Asia Long Short Fund
• Platinum Asia Fund
• Rohatyn Group Asia Opportunity Fund

Best Asian Event Driven Fund
Sponsored by Maples Fund Services Asia
Maples and Calder • Evenstar Sub-Fund
• LIM Asia Special Situations Fund
• Pengana Asia Special Events (Offshore) Fund
• Simplex Value Up Trust
• Sinfonietta
• The SFP Value Realization Fund WINNER

Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund
Sponsored by CME Group (Singapore)
CME Group • Boronia Diversified Fund WINNER
• Degraves Capital Program
• Galaxy Quantitative Fund
• Kaiser Trading Fund
• Merricks Capital Soft Commodities Fund
• PAM Managed Futures Segregated Portfolio
• Vegasoul Fund

Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Mizuho Bank
Mizuho
• Asuka Opportunities Fund
• Aurora Fortitude Absolute Return Fund
• CAI Global Fund
• GCI Japan Hybrids WINNER
• LIM Asia Multi-Strategy Fund
• LIM Japan Fund
• Phalanx Japan-AustralAsia Multi-Strategy Fund
• Rohatyn Group Asia Opportunity Fund

Best Singapore-based Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Conyers Dill & Pearman
Conyers Dill & Pearman

• Alithion Japan Fund
• ChapelGate Credit Opportunity Fund
• Fortress Asia Macro Fund WINNER
• Hayate Japan Equity Long Short Fund
• MNJ Asia-Pacific Absolute Return Fund
• Start 22
• The Merchant Commodity Fund


Best Asian Long/Short Equities Fund
Sponsored by Mizuho Securities
Mizuho Securities • Akito Fund
• Hayate Japan Equity Long Short Fund WINNER
• MW Japan Market Neutral Fund
• Nezu Asia Fund
• Platinum Japan Fund
• UMJ Kotoshiro Fund
• Yaraka Fund

Best Asia-based Macro Fund
Sponsored by Apex Fund Services
Apex Fund Services • Arete Macro Fund
• Fortress Asia Macro Fund WINNER
• Quantedge Global Fund
• Vicktor Capital Global Macro Portfolio
• Woodsford Asset Allocator Fund

Best Asian Hedge Fund
Sponsored by Mizuho Bank
Mizuho
• Akito Fund
• Arcus Japan Long Short Fund
• Evenstar Sub-Fund
• Nezu Asia Fund
• Platinum Japan Fund
• Pure Heart Natural Selection Fund
• Terra Grove Japan Fund
• The SFP Value Realization Fund WINNER

 

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 2014 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 2013 performance, also evaluates 1Q 2014 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
Principal
GFIA, Singapore

GFIA was founded by Peter Douglas CAIA, a pioneer of the Asian hedge fund industry. GFIA researches skill-based managers and their strategies in Asia and emerging markets, working for investors and allocators. He represents the CAIA Association in Singapore. 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 Singapore Financial Industry Certified Professional. 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).

       
Akane Hashimoto

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.

 

Charity Auction

Eurekahedge will be holding an auction to raise money for charity. This year, all profits will be donated to Eurekahedge’s chosen charity association, Children of Cambodia; a Singapore-based charity association that was started 9 years ago by a 25-year old doctor who contributes their funding and support to the Angkor Hospital for Children.

Four paintings are up for auction and among them, three will be silent auctioned. Each silent auctioned painting will be represented by a Miss Universe Singapore who will be collecting bid information. The winner will be notified at the end of the night by SMS.

Items for Auction

Urban Life
(69cm X 91cm, acrylic on canvas)
presented by Miss Universe Singapore 2011: Valerie Lim

Choo Meng Foo:
Trained in the arts, architecture and urban design, Meng Foo believes that life is about learning and experiencing the myriad possibilities that nature offers. He has been featured in Asian Geographic, DK, Wave, One and Silverlining, and specializes in acrylic, watercolour, ink and photography.

Urban Life is a 49-day consecutive work of exploration and meditation on the subject of creativity with limitation. Marina Bay Sands is painted in different styles and expressions; also a trial of his virtuosity. To Meng Foo, Marina Bay Sands signifies a huge paradigm shift, a new era of Singapore and being Singaporean.

  Urban Life

Osvaldo Forlino I Am From Here
(76cm X 76cm, mixed media on canvas)
presented by Miss Universe Singapore 2012: Lynn Tan


Ann Healey
:
A Singapore-based artist, Ann’s artworks exhibited at Palais Reinaissance, Ritz-Carlton Millenia and The Four Seasons Hotel. She has worked with organizations like Singapore Art Museum and the National Arts Council.

Ann’s works feature an array of marks, texts, memories created from fiction, heroines, facts or mathematical equations. Amidst the chaos, every element is a manipulation of each other, creating a false anima that is subtly intimate and distant at the same time — relying solely on perception.


Sharma Sing
(77cm X 143 cm, mixed media on canvas)
presented by Miss Universe Singapore 2013: Shi Lim
  Valerie Lim


KA’a
:
Having exhibited internationally; Europe, Australia and across South East Asia, the duo have recently participated in Art Expo Malaysia, The Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Artiste a Suivre France and Lawson’s Urban Art auction in Sydney. Locally, they have exhibited in Chan Hampe, Vue Privee and have produced works with Ferrari and Shanghai Tang.

KA’a’s motivation is to create contrasting and engaging works that blend nature with the chaos of city life, while still focusing on the under-represented. Sharma Sing depicts the raw and real, traditional and contemporary life on the corner streets of Singapore.


The Core  
The Core
(170cm X 110cm, mixed media on plexiglass)


Deusa Blumke:
An artist from Brazil, Deusa Blumke’s artwork convey the impact of colours, materials and expressive lines. Portraying a process through which she ‘listens’ to shapes and colours, her artworks manifest a guided movement and flow of the brushstrokes from this technique. Deusa Blumke believes that art helps one to stop and appreciate moments to seek existing inner peace that most times, have laid forgotten inside each of us. Her artworks aim to capture the attention of viewers, even if it is only for a single moment because at the end of the day, all we have is that moment.

 

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

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

If you have any comments about or contributions to make to this newsletter, please email advisor@eurekahedge.com

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