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Press Release: Global Hedge Fund Awards to Recognise Top Performing Hedge Fund Managers of 2018

MARCH 7, 2019

Press Release: Global Hedge Fund Awards to Recognise Top Performing Hedge Fund Managers of 2018

Eurekahedge, a market leading alternative fund data provider and research house is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Hedge Fund Awards - the first of its kind industry wide initiative to recognise and award hedge fund managers across the globe. Our elite panel of judges hailing from a mix of public and private pension funds as well as premier funds of hedge funds will pick winners across Americas, Europe & Middle East Africa and Asia Pacific.

Over 13,000 hedge funds reporting to the Eurekahedge Global Hedge Funds Database will be up for nomination across multiple award categories based on fund strategy, geographic mandate, fund size and overall consistency in delivering return for their investors.

Takashi Minagawa, Chairman & CEO at Eurekahedge said, “We have been hosting the Asian Hedge Fund Awards in Singapore for the last 15 years. This illustrious event continues to play a significant role for many within the Asian hedge fund community and we would like to bring the same spirit into producing our first ever Global Hedge Fund Awards.”

Mohammad Hassan, Head Analyst at Eurekahedge said, “We are implementing the gold standard for hedge fund awards by applying our rigorous methodology globally in a consistent manner to recognise and celebrate the very best of hedge fund managers whose success in delivering returns for their investors is often eclipsed by headline news surrounding the industry.”

If you are a hedge fund manager and wish to be considered for the Global Hedge Fund Awards secure your fund listing here.

What is the methodology?

Nominees for the Eurekahedge Global 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 hedge funds listed with Eurekahedge, operating as at end-March 2019, and having reported their latest performance and AUM numbers are eligible for nomination. All eligible funds for each of the award categories will be compiled and circulated among the judges to facilitate nomination for the awards. 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 recent performance, also evaluates multi-year risk/return metrics, on grounds of consistency in fund performance. The selection of nominees and winners is under the remit of the panel of judges, and the role of Eurekahedge in this endeavour is limited to pre-screening and computing the necessary quantitative metrics and moderating the discussion.

Find out more about the awards methodology here

What are the categories across regions?

Asia Pacific
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Americas
Best Greater China Hedge Fund
Best European Distressed Debt Hedge Fund
Best North American Distressed Debt Hedge Fund
Best India Hedge Fund
Best European Relative Value Hedge Fund
Best North American Relative Value Hedge Fund
Best Singapore-based Hedge Fund
Best ILS Focused Hedge Fund
Best Volatility Focused Hedge Fund
Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Hedge Fund
Best Europe-based CTA/Managed Futures Hedge Fund
Best North America-based CTA/Managed Futures Hedge Fund
Best Asian Event Driven Hedge Fund
Best European Event Driven Hedge Fund
Best North American Event Driven Hedge Fund
Best Asian Fixed Income Hedge Fund
Best European Fixed Income Hedge Fund
Best North American Fixed Income Hedge Fund
Best Asia-based Global Macro Hedge Fund
Best Europe-based Macro Hedge Fund
Best North America-based Macro Hedge Fund
Best Asian Long Short Equities Hedge Fund
Best European Long Short Equities Hedge Fund
Best North American Long Short Equities Hedge Fund
Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund
Best European Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund
Best North American Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund
Best New Asian Hedge Fund
Best New European Hedge Fund
Best New North American Hedge Fund
Best Japan Hedge Fund
Most Consistent Middle East & Africa-based Hedge Fund
Most Consistent Latin America-based Hedge Fund
Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund
Most Consistent UCITS Hedge Fund
Most Consistent Canada-based Hedge Fund
Most Consistent Asia-based Hedge Fund
Most Consistent UK-based Hedge Fund
Most Consistent US-based Hedge Fund
Best Asian Billion Dollar Hedge Fund
Best European Billion Dollar Hedge Fund
Best Americas Billion Dollar Hedge Fund
Best Asian Hedge Fund
Best European Hedge Fund
Best North American Hedge Fund

Who are the judges?

Our esteemed panel of judges have an illustrious track record of managing multi-billion dollar hedge fund allocations and hail from public and private pension funds as well as preeminent funds of hedge funds globally.

Asia Pacific
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Americas
Akane Hashimoto
Managing Director, Investment & Research
HC Asset Management Co Ltd, Japan
Ilario Scasascia
Head of Alternatives & Multi Manager Solutions
Vontobel Asset Management
Craig Bergstrom
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Corbin Capital Partners
Eliza Lau
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Synergy Fund Management Group
Nicolas Louis Salomon
Investment Coordinator
CERN Pension Fund
Vasily Prosolupov
Director, Absolute Return Investments
Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund
Shirin Ismail
Senior Vice President, Head of Alternatives
Fullerton Fund Management
Jarkko Matilainen
Co-Founder
North Peak Governance
Bill Chengyu Li
Senior Investment Officer, Director
Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board
Ronnie Wu
Managing Director
Penjing Asset Management
Eliza Lau
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer
Synergy Fund Management Group
Ilario Scasascia
Head of Alternatives & Multi Manager Solutions
Vontobel Asset Management
William Ma
Co-Chief Investment Officer
Noah Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited
Christopher Ayton
Partner, Portfolio Manager
Alternative Investment Group
Christophe L'Ahelec
Senior Principal, External Managers
Onatrio Teachers' Pension Plan
Pre-Screening & Moderation:
Mohammad Hassan, Head Analyst Hedge Fund Research & Indexation, Eurekahedge

When will the winners be announced?

The winners of the Eurekahedge Global Hedge Fund Awards will be announced on 3 June 2019. Eurekahedge will publish and disseminate details about fund nominees and winners as part of the Global Hedge Fund Awards 2019 Magazine in collaboration with our industry partners and sponsors.

Details about fund nominations will be released prior to 24 May 2019 at www.eurekahedgeawards.com.

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