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Sunil Gopalan, Hedgeweek

Fourth Hedgeweek awards celebrate winners in a tough year

The fourth edition of the Hedgeweek Awards, presented today in London's Mayfair and sponsored by Lyxor Asset Management, brought together the leading names in the global hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2012.

With 2013 starting positively for many hedge fund sectors, the industry is reaping the benefits of responding positively to growing regulatory demands while focusing on generating results for investors.

The awards were determined by the votes of Hedgeweek's 41,000 subscribers, who include institutional investors, wealth managers, fund managers and other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians, law firms, custodians and advisers.

The winners of the Hedgeweek Awards 2013 are:
 

Best Long/Short Fund Manager: Mendon Capital (Moors & Mendon Master Fund LP)

Best Market Neutral Fund Manager: Insight Investment Management

Best Relative Value Fund Manager: Axa Investment Managers

Best Credit Fund Manager: MKP Capital (MKP Credit LP)

Best Distressed Securities Manager: Swiss Capital Alternative Investments AG, Zurich

Best Managed Futures CTA: Winton Capital

Best Fixed Income Fund Manager: Dexia Asset Management

Best Absolute Return Fund Manager: Bernheim, Dreyfus & Co

Best Global Macro Fund Manager: The Cambridge Strategy

Best Event Driven Fund Manager: Cube Capital LLP

Best UCITS-Compliant Product: Deutsche Bank X Markets

Best Diversified Fund of Hedge Funds Manager: Liongate Capital Management

Best Specialist Fund of Hedge Funds Manager: Financial Risk Management (FRM)

Best Index Provider: Hedge Fund Research

Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator: SS&C GlobeOp

Best Asian Hedge Fund Administrator: Citi

Best European Hedge Fund Administrator: Maples Fund Services

Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator: Meridian Global Fund Services Group

Best North America Prime Broker: Pershing Prime Services

Best European Prime Broker: Newedge

Best Asia Prime Broker: Deutsche Bank

Best Managed Accounts Platform: Lyxor Asset Management

Best UCITS Platform: Alpha UCITS

Best Hedge Fund Seeding Platform: IMQubator

Best Risk Management Software: PerTrac RiskPlus

Best Fund Accounting & Reporting System: Tradar

Best Managed Accounts Technology: EIM LumX

Best European Trading Venue: Deutsche Bourse

Best North American Trading Venue: NYSE

Best Asian Trading Venue: TKSE

Best North American Accounting Firm: Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

Best European Accounting Firm: Deloitte

Best North American Regulatory Advisory Firm: IMS

Best European Regulatory Advisory Firm: Kinetic Partners

Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm: Ogier

Best North American Public Relations Firm: Walek & Associates

Best European Public Relations Firm: Peregrine Communications

Best North American Law Firm: Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Best European Law Firm: Simmons & Simmons

Best Offshore Law Firm: Walkers

Best Third Party Marketing Firm: Agecroft Partners LLC

Best Global Insurance Provider: Lockton Companies LLP


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