Hedgeweek USA Awards 2014

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James Williams, Hedgeweek

US hedge funds react to new regulatory paradigm

This year’s Hedgeweek USA Awards event, held at the ‘Les Trois’ private room at Restaurant Ca Va in the Intercontinental Hotel, brought together an exclusive group of some of the hedge fund industry’s leading practitioners. »


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Hedgeweek USA Awards 2014 – The Winners

The Hedgeweek USA Award 2014s, presented today in NYC, brought together the leading names in the US hedge funds industry to celebrate the achievements of the best performing managers and service providers in 2013. »


Robert Hay, Bayou City Capital

Bayou City Capital – Best Equity Market Neutral Fund Manager

Robert Hay (pictured) founded Bayou City Capital LP in November 2000. Both Hay and William Monroe, who joined in 2011, represent the fund’s General Partner, Omni Trading LLC, a registered Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor with the National Futures Association. Both Hay and Monroe share a background in options trading within the highly volatile energy futures markets. »


Marty Bergin, Dunn Capital Management

DUNN Capital Management LLC – Best CTA

DUNN Capital Management was established by legendary futures trader William Dunn, PhD, back in 1974. The trading strategy is 100 per cent systematic. The firm’s flagship fund – the USD308m DUNN World Monetary & Agriculture (‘WMA’) Program – began trading in 1984 and uses trading algorithms to build long and short positions in a medium- to long-term trend-following strategy. »


Jim Cass, SEI

SEI – Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator

Last year SEI grew its business across three client segments: 1) New clients, 2) Existing clients consolidating their administration services with SEI and 3) Existing clients utilising more of SEI’s product offerings. »


Don Seymour, DMS Offshore Investment Services

DMS Offshore Investment Services – Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm – Joint Winner

DMS Offshore Investment Services (‘DMS’) was established in the Cayman Islands by Don Seymour 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 (pictured) with tongue firmly in cheek. »


Marianne Scordel

Are US hedge funds going with the flow? A mature market adapting and expanding

By Marianne Scordel – When Hedgeweek decided to compare the US to the European hedge fund market a year ago, we found it pertinent to address the question from the perspective of an industry analysis, in order to provide new managers with inspiration and insight around how to position their businesses. »


Michael Bernstein, Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor Asset Management – Best Managed Accounts Platform

Since Lyxor Asset Management was established in 1998 it has grown into one of the industry’s largest managed account platforms with over USD12billion in AuM. Manager selection is key to the success of the business model. Managers must pass a series of rigorous reviews conducted by Lyxor’s investment, operational risk and market risk teams. There are currently around 80 managers on the commingled platform. »


Jeroen Tielman, IMQ Investment Management

IMQ Investment Management – Best Seeding Platform

Amsterdam-based hedge fund seeding firm IMQ Investment Management 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. »


Robert O'Boyle, Liquid Holdings

Liquid Holdings – Best Risk Management Software Firm

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. »


Jeffrey Rosenthal, Anchin Block & Anchin

Anchin Block & Anchin LLP – Best North American Accounting Firm

What is perhaps different for 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. »


Ron Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg

Sadis & Goldberg LLP – Best North American Law Firm

Sadis & Goldberg LLP is one of New York’s leading law firms. The Financial Services Group, which enjoys an international reputation, is headed up by partner Ron Geffner (pictured) and consists of a team of 13 seasoned legal professionals. »


Robert Roley, Advent Software

Advent Software – Best Fund Accounting & Reporting Systems Firm

2013 was a year of key milestones for Advent’s Geneva product: the leading fund accounting engine within the hedge fund industry. First, version 10 of Advent’s Geneva was rolled out, with over 100 new features added to the three versions of the product. Second, more than 300 clients now use Geneva. And third, it passed USD100m in revenue since it was first introduced to the market. »


Sandy Crystal, Crystal & Company

Crystal & Company – Best North American Insurance Provider

Crystal & Company is a leading strategic risk and insurance advisor. Headquartered in New York, the firm was established in 1933 and has since grown to become a global broker with a particular focus on servicing the needs of the financial services industry. »


Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Agecroft Partners – 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. »


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