Sign up for free newsletter

 

Hedgeweek USA AWards 2013

Hedgeweek USA Awards 2013

Sun, 23/06/2013 - 09:34

The Hedgeweek USA Awards 2013 presented earlier this month in New York City brought together the leading names in the US hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2012.

Delivering the opening remarks at the Awards, Jim Munsell, Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP, highlighted a number of significant business and regulatory developments for alternative investment funds and their managers. He concluded, “Most of the recent developments have served to increase barriers to entry, increase costs, and compress operating margins. Nevertheless, this remains a great business to be in, with tremendous opportunities for wealth creation for those with sufficient capital and a willingness to embrace the new realities of the post-crisis alternative asset management world.”

With the much-anticipated liberalisation of hedge fund marketing regulations, managers at the event agreed the challenge for hedge funds in the USA this year is to maintain performance in the face of significant competition from other investment sectors.
 
To ensure that nominees for the fund manager awards were selected not just for their performance and size, but also for sound qualitative reasons, Hedgeweek commissioned Marianne Scordel of Bougeville Consulting to research the top three performers in each of the hedge fund strategies during 2012. The list of nominees was then sent to Hedgeweek’s readers, who were asked to nominate the top manager in each strategy (see list of winners below).
 
The winners were determined by the votes of Hedgeweek’s 41,000 readers, who include institutional investors, wealth managers, fund managers and other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians, law firms and advisers.
 
Bougeville Consulting’s overview and analysis, along with the complete list of top three managers in each strategy follows. 
 
Hedgeweek 2013 USA Awards Winners List
 
Best Macro Manager – Swiss Seagull AG
 
Best Event Driven Activist Manager – Jana Partners LLC
 
Best Event Driven Merger Arbitrage Manager – Paulson Investment Company Inc
 
Best Event Driven Distressed Manager – HG Vora Capital Management 
 
Best Event Driven Multi-Strategy Manager – Numen Capital LLP
 
Best Relative Value Convertible Bond Arbitrage Manager – HFR Asset Management LLC
 
Best Relative Value Volatility Arbitrage Manager – LJM Partners Ltd
 
Best Relative Value Multi-Strategy Funds Manager – Barnegat Fund Management Inc
 
Best Equity Short Bias Manager – Silvercreek Management Inc
 
Best Equity Market Neutral Manager – Bayou City Capital LP
 
Best North American Index Provider – Hedge Fund Research Inc 
 
Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator – Admiral Administration (US) LLC
 
Highly Commended North American Fund Administrator – Opus Fund Services
 
Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator – Meridian Fund Services (USA) LLC
 
Best Prime Broker – Concept Capital Markets LLC
 
Best North American Hedge Fund Research Provider – BTIG LLC
 
Best Managed Accounts Platform – Lyxor Asset Management Inc
 
Best Seeding Platform – Tiger Management 
 
Best Risk Management Software Provider – CurAlea Associates LLC
 
Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Systems Firm – SunGard VPM LLP
 
Best Managed Account Platform Technology Firm – Eze Castle Integration
 
Best North American Trading Venue – Liquidnet Inc
 
Best North American Accounting Firm – Anchin Block & Anchin LLP
 
Best North American Regulatory Advisory firm – Turnkey Trading Partners
 
Best North American Public Relations Firm – Walek & Associates
 
Best North American Law Firm – Sidley Austin LLP
 
Best Offshore Law Firm – Mourant Ozannes
 
Best North American Third Party Marketing Firm – Agecroft Partners LLC


Subscribe to free daily newsletter
features
Special report
Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

Article

The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.    ... »

Special report
How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

Comment
Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

Article

Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

latestjobs
Junior Sales to Corporates (FX/IR)

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

VP IG Credit Sales, NA Investment Bank

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Head Compliance- Asset Management

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

events
12 hours 59 min from now - Florida
3 days 12 hours from now - San Francisco
3 days 12 hours from now - London
specialreports