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Jorge Hendrickson

Opus Fund Services - Best Global Hedge Fund Administrator

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:18

Multi-award-winning hedge fund administrator Opus Fund Services was established in Bermuda in 2006, subsequently expanding its footprint into the US with offices in Chicago (2008), San Francisco (2009), New York (2013) and Portland (2014). It serves over 275 fund managers and 400+ funds with a combined AUM exceeding USD10.5bn. »

Adam Patti

IndexIQ - Best ’40 Act Liquid Alternatives Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:11

The IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (`QAI') seeks to replicate the risk-adjusted return characteristics of hedge funds using multiple hedge fund investment styles, including long/short equity, global macro, market neutral, event-driven, fixed income arbitrage, and emerging markets.  »

Anfrew Lapkin

HedgeMark - Best Managed Account Platform

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:07

2015 proved to be an excellent year for HedgeMark. Since BNY Mellon's acquisition of HedgeMark in May 2014, it's thesis regarding the strategic value of housing a dedicated managed account business within a global asset servicing organisation has been validated.  »

Anne Storie

DMS Offshore Investment Services - Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:04

DMS Offshore Investment Services specialises in providing global fund governance with the firm best regarded for the provision of offshore independent directors in the Cayman Islands. The second core business line is its UCITS and AIFMD management company and platform based in Dublin and Luxembourg. The interest in the platform has accelerated this year to the point where the management company has secured more than 60 fund mandates with close to 40 launched.  »

Hendrick Klein

Da Vinci Invest - Best Systematic CTA

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:01

Hendrik Klein and his team at Zurich-based Da Vinci Invest AG have been trading futures on Eurex since 1995, using a sophisticated algorithm to track economic indicators. In 2009, when Need to Know News brought out a computer-readable news feed, Klein immediately implemented it into the Da Vinci algorithm.  »

Bennett Egeth

Broadridge Financial Solutions - Best Risk Management Software Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:00

Whereas previously investment managers might have looked at risk from a `check-the-box' perspective, today's regulatory environment and the growing sophistication of institutional investors is requiring them take it more seriously. There is, according to Bennett Egeth, President of Broadridge Investment Management Solutions, a need to generate consistent, reproducible risk reporting for regulators.  »

Jonas Stark

Blue Diamond Asset Management - Best Statistical Arbitrage Hedge Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:57

Blue Diamond Asset Management is an independent privately owned company based in Pfaffikon, Switzerland. The team of 4 investment professionals and one COO has a singular focus on the Non-Directional strategy. The strategy uses systematic, proprietary investment processes to capture opportunities arising in the equity volatility markets to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns. Since the strategy launched on 30 September, 2011 it has generated a gross annualised return of 31.9 per cent, 21.6 per cent net.  »

Mike Rosen

Cowen Prime Services - Best Global Prime Broker

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:55

2015 was a big year for Concept Capital Markets, LLC having entered into an agreement to be acquired by Cowen Group, a leading growth investment bank and alternative investment firm with a heritage dating back to 1918. The transaction was completed 1 September 2015 and thanks to the significant financial and intellectual resources that Cowen has at its disposal, the newly named `Cowen Prime Services' division is now well positioned, and resourced, to further expand its prime brokerage offering. »

Stephen Burke

Cordium - Best Global Regulatory Advisory Firm

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:52

According to Stephen Burke, Managing Director, EMEA, at Cordium, one of the world's leading regulatory compliance consultancies, regulation has changed the fund market. There is much more complexity and both investors and regulators are more exacting. This has led to Cordium focusing on its software proposition, which culminated in the launch of a product solution set earlier this year around how clients organise their compliance arrangements and engage with their compliance programmes.  »

Jeffrey Rosenthal

Anchin Block & Anchin LLP - Best Global Accounting Firm

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:52

For the sixth consecutive year, the Best Global Accounting Firm is Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. With a staff of more than 350 and numerous specialised industry and service teams, Anchin is a full-service accounting, tax and advisory firm that provides investment companies, privately-held businesses, and HNW individuals with a wide range of traditional and non-traditional services. Jeffrey Rosenthal, CPA, is Partner- in-Charge of Anchin's Financial Services Group. 2015 was, he says, a `breakthrough year'.  »

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