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The winners of the Hedgeweek Global Awards 2014, as voted for by our readers…

Best Macro Manager - Blue Sky Capital Management
Best Event Driven Activist Manager – Third Point LLC
Best Event Driven Merger Arbitrage Manager – Paulson & Co
Best Event Driven Distressed Manager – Dromeus Capital Group
Best Event Driven Multi-Strategy Manager – Cygnus Asset Management SGIIC, SA
Best Relative Value Convertible Bond Manager – Jabre Capital Partners
Best Relative Value Volatility Arbitrage Manager – Antecedo Asset Management
Best Relative Value Fixed Income Arbitrage Manager – Danske Invest Hedge Fixed Income Strategies
Best Relative Value Multi-Strategy Manager – Stratton Street Capital LLP
Best Equity Short Bias Manager – Doherty Advisers
Best Equity Market Neutral Manager – Bayou City Capital
Best Managed Futures CTA – Mulvaney Management
Best Absolute Return Manager – Lyxor Asset Management
Best UCITS-Compliant Product – Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Best Diversified Fund of Funds Manager – Advance Emerging Capital
Best Specialist Fund of Hedge Funds Manager – Gottex Asset Management
Best Index Provider – Hedge Funds Research
Best North American Hedge Funds Administrator – UMB Fund Services
Best Asian Hedge Funds Administrator – JP Fund Administration
Best European Hedge Funds Administrator – Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services
Best Offshore Hedge Funds Administrator – Opus Fund Services
Best North American Prime Broker – Concept Capital Markets LLC
Best European Prime Broker – BNP Paribas
Best Asian Prime Broker – Barclays
Best Managed Accounts Platform – Lyxor Asset Management
Best UCITS Platform – Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
Best Seeding Platform – IMQ Investment Management
Best Risk Management Software – Liquid Holdings
Best Fund Accounting & Reporting System – Advent Software
Best Managed Accounts Technology Platform – SunGard Hedge360
Best European Trading Venue – XETRA – Deutsche Börse Cash Market
Best North American Trading Venue – NYSE Arca
Best North American Accounting Firm – Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
Best European Accounting Firm – KPMG
Best North American Regulatory Advisory Firm – Oyster Consulting, LLC
Best European Regulatory Advisory Firm – Cordium
Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm – DMS Offshore Investment Services
Best North American Public Relations Firm – WALEKPeppercomm
Best European Public Relations Firm – Peregrine Communications
Best North American Law Firm – Proskauer Rose LLP
Best European Law Firm – Clifford Chance
Best Offshore Law Firm – Mourant Ozannes
Best Third Party Marketing Firm – Agecroft Partners LLC


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