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Best Hedge Fund Administrator

Fortis Prime Fund Solutions

Our readers say: “Strong expertise, integrity, and responsiveness to client requirements”

Best Prime Broker

Jefferies

Our readers say: “Great service, from capital-raising to operations”

Best Risk Management Software Provider

SunGard

Our readers say: “Accurate risk management, flexible tools, good research and service”

Best Fund Accounting and Reporting System

Advent Software

Our readers say: “Transparency, speed and accuracy”

Highly Commended Fund Accounting and Reporting System

SunGard

Our readers say: “Built for hedge funds, excellent derivative accounting”

Best Managed Account Platform Technology Provider

Advent Software

Our readers say: “Speed and accuracy”

Best Managed Account Platform

Lyxor Asset Management

Our readers say: “Comprehensive, robust and accurate”

Best Accounting Firm

Rothstein Kass

Our readers say: “Best of breed, accurate, quick and sophisticated”

Best Public Relations Firm

Walek & Associates

Our readers say: “Understands the hedge fund industry, well connected, delivers results”

Best Overall Law Firm

Seward & Kissel

Our readers say: “Best combination of expertise and pricing, market leader in fund establishment”

Best Offshore Law Firm

Mourant

Our readers say: “Expertise, availability and quick service”

Best Long/Short Equity Fund

Boyer Allan Pacific Opportunities Fund

Our readers say: “Focus on delivering consistent returns in the Asia ex-Japan mid-cap space, team’s depth of expertise”

Best Market Neutral Fund

Gottex Market Neutral Plus Fund

Our readers say: “Good investment process, their funds are not exposed to any significant directional equity, fixed income, commodity or FX market risk”

Best Relative Value Fund

Phalanx Japan Australasia Multi-Strategy Fund

Our readers say: “Strong 2008 and 2009 performance with a Sharpe ratio of over 3, excellent communication”

Best Credit Fund

Centaur Credit Select Fund

Our readers say: “Strong performance in 2009, returning over 45 per cent”

Best Fixed-Income Fund

Danske Invest Hedge Fixed Income Strategies

Our readers say: “Posted a positive return over the financial crisis with more than 40 per cent, also managed to maintain low volatility”

Best Multi-Strategy Fund

Investcorp Interlachen Multi-Strategy Fund

Our readers say: “Prudent approach to leverage, fund met all liquidity requests for underlying investors, never imposing gates or restricting access to capital”

Best Absolute Return Fund

Dexia Index Arbitrage

Our readers say: “Consistent performance and low volatility since inception in 2003, rigorous investment process and experienced management team”

Best Global Macro Fund

CCA Global Macro Fund

Our readers say: “Managers’ flexibility to make directional and relative value investments across a wide range of short- to long-term strategies, markets and instruments”

Best Event-Driven Fund

Marwyn Value Investors

Our readers say: “Application of a unique mix of hedge fund and private equity skills to their investments”

Best Managed Futures CTA

Global Advisors 

Our readers say: “Excellent risk-adjusted returns, unique focus, strong attention to downside”

Best Diversified Fund of Hedge Funds

GAM Diversity

Our readers say: “GAM’s long-term track record, Diversity’s positive returns irrespective of market direction”

Best Specialist Fund of Hedge Funds

Key Europe

Our readers say: “Excellent performance over 2009, strong risk-adjusted returns to investors”

Best Energy Commodity Fund of Hedge Funds

Man RMF Energy Fund

Our readers say: “Strong risk-adjusted performance in 2009, expertise in developing and managing themed portfolios”

Best Convertible Arbitrage Fund

Admiral Flagship Fund

Best Regulatory Advisory Firm

Meteora Partners

 

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