Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Agecroft Partners LLC – Best Third-Party Marketing Firm

Agecroft Partners specialises in consulting and third-party marketing for hedge funds. Its objective: to raise assets globally for institutional quality hedge fund managers by utilising a consultative approach within the institutional investor community. »

Anthony Payne, Peregrine Communications

Peregrine Communications – Best European Public Relations Firm

It’s been a barnstorming last few months for London-headquartered Peregrine Communications with some strong client wins including Acadian Asset Management, Wells Fargo Asset Management, Mirae Asset Global Investments and Rogge Global Partners. »

Don Seymour, DMS Offshore Investment Services

DMS Offshore Investment Services – Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm

DMS Offshore Investment Services (‘DMS’) was established in the Cayman Islands by Don Seymour (pictured) in 2000. Over the past 14 years it has grown into one of the industry’s leading fund governance firms with over 200 people. “It’s been a 14-year overnight success,” says Seymour with tongue firmly in cheek. »

Stephen Burke, Cordium

Cordium – Best European Regulatory Advisory Firm

The last few months have been a flurry of activity for Cordium. In December 2013 it acquired Sigma Partnership, a London-based compliance and accounting firm. This was followed by the acquisition of HedgeStart in January 2014, a multi-service provider to the hedge fund industry. Then last month Cordium acquired Zodiac Advisory Services, a Malta-based provider of compliance, risk, accounting and governance services. »

Jeffrey Rosenthal, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Anchin’s Financial Services Group

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

What is perhaps different to today’s start-up manager as compared to five years ago is the need to launch with greater amounts of capital. Moreover, they are doing so with a greater awareness of the need to adopt best practices from day one to stand a chance of attracting institutional dollars. »

Dr Martin Reck, Cash Market Managing Director at Deutsche Börse

Xetra – Deutsche Börse Cash Market – Best European Trading Venue

Deutsche Börse Cash Market provides listing, trading and clearing services to issuers, intermediaries and investors. In addition, it provides efficient access to the capital markets, supports the latest trading techniques and provides an ever-growing range of tradable securities such as stocks, exchange traded funds, bonds, warrants and certificates. Xetra, one of the leading market places for securities in Europe, is run by Deutsche Börse Cash Market. »

Dae Kim, SunGard

SunGard Hedge360 – Best Managed Accounts Technology Platform

SunGard’s cloud-based Hedge360 bridges the gap between front-, middle- and back-office operations and supports the full investment lifecycle for alternative investment fund managers. »

Roger Woolman, Advent Software

Advent Software – Best Fund Accounting & Reporting Services Firm

Advent Software has recently launched a new online community to bring the power of collaboration directly to hedge fund managers. Advent Direct Community is part of the Advent Direct initiative being rolled out by the firm, a cloud platform that allows clients to tailor and consolidate workflows from front to back. »

Robert O'Boyle, Liquid Holdings

Liquid Holdings – Best Risk Management Software Provider

New York-based Liquid Holdings offers a significant real-time risk management solution to the hedge fund community. Its cloud-based Liquid platform integrates portfolio and risk analytics by leveraging the firm’s heritage in bringing next generation technology expertise to the hedge fund community. »

Jeroen Tielman, CEO and founder of IMQ Investment Management

IMQ Investment Management – Best Seeding Platform

Amsterdam-based hedge fund seeding firm IMQ is ready to embark on a new initiative as its current IMQubator fund begins to reach the end of its seven-year investment lifecycle; the fund will be liquidated in December 2015. »

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