Star turns! Who took the honours at the Hedgeweek European Awards 2020?
The Hedgeweek European Awards 2020 recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers, and celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to another significant year for the sector.
The winners, who were presented with their awards at a ceremony in London on 26 February, were decided by a poll of Hedgeweek readers which included industry professionals at hedge fund management firms, investors, fund administrators, custodians, accountants and auditors, law firms, consultants and fund distributors.
The event brought together attendees representing firms with a collective USD1.5 trillion in AUM.
The winners in both the manager and service provider categories are:
Best Macro CTA Fund – Man AHL
Best Event Driven Hedge Fund – Alcentra
Best Merger Arbitrage Hedge Fund – Lombard Odier
Best Convertible Arbitrage Hedge Fund – Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.
Best Long/Short Credit Hedge Fund – Pictet Asset Management
Best Statistical Arbitrage Hedge Fund – LMR Partners LLP
Best Equity Short-Bias Hedge Fund – Lombard Odier
Best Equity Market Neutral Hedge Fund – Union Bancaire Privée
Best Macro Hedge Fund – Schroder GAIA Two Sigma
Best Commodities Hedge Fund – Pictet Asset Management
Best Specialist or Niche Hedge Fund – Pillar Capital Management
Best Fund of Hedge Funds – HSBC Global Asset Management
Best Fund of Hedge Funds - Diversified >=$400m – Kempen Capital Management
Best Multi Strategy Hedge Fund – Mint Tower Capital Management B.V.
Best UCITs Hedge Fund AUM >=$500m – H2O Asset Management
Best Equity Long-Short & Equity Long-Bias Hedge Fund >=$500m – Marshall Wace
Best Fixed Income - High Yield Hedge Fund – Capital Four Management
Best Index Provider – MSCI
Best Law Firm – Eversheds Sutherland
Best Offshore Law Firm – Harneys
Best Hedge Fund Administrator – Apex Group
Best Hedge Fund Administrator for Start-up and Emerging Funds – Circle Partners
Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator – Vistra
Best Hedge Fund Administrator - Technology & Innovation – SS&C GlobeOp
Best Prime Broker – ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V.
Best Outsourced Trading Solution – Cowen Outsourced Trading
Best Boutique Prime Broker – Invast Global
Best Managed Accounts Platform – BNY Mellon HedgeMark
Best UCITs Platform – MontLake
Best Risk Management Software – AlternativeSoft Analytical Investment Solutions
Best Managed Accounts Software Provider – SS&C Advent
Best Portfolio Management & Accounting Software – SS&C Eze
Best Front to Back Technology – Safari by Truss Edge
Best Accounting Firm – EisnerAmper LLP
Best Outsourced Accounting Firm – Constellation Advisers, LLC
Best Shadow Accounting Firm – VITEOS
Best Regulatory Advisory & Compliance Firm – Crestbridge
Best Cyber-Security Service Provider – RFA
Best Cloud Service Provider –Options Technology Ltd
Best Outsourced IT Provider – Align
Best PR & Communications Firm – Peregrine Communications
Best Third Party Marketing Firm – Agecroft Partners LLC
Best Execution Platform – Tradeweb
Best Order Management System Provider – SS&C Eze