Hedgeweek announces winners of Hedgeweek European Awards 2022

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Hedgeweek has announced the winners of the Hedgeweek European Awards 2022, which recognise excellence among fund managers and service providers in Europe across a wide range of categories.

Voting for the awards, which were presented today (30 March)  at an exclusive ceremony and networking event at the Reform Club, London, is conducted via an online poll of the entire Hedgeweek userbase, where participants are asked to make their choice among the shortlisted firms in each category.

The manager categories cover a wide spectrum of investment strategies and fund types– encompassing the hedge fund, multi-manager, emerging manager and liquid alternatives universes. The service provider categories span all the key areas of the broader hedge fund industry ecosystem.

Pre-selection data for the awards was provided by Bloomberg, based on annualised returns over the 12 months from 1 September, 2020 to 31 August, 2021 by funds in the following categories:

The hedge fund manager award categories include UK and European-based single-manager and multi-manager hedge funds with a track record of more than three years and over USD50 million (except the Smaller Hedge Fund Category, which can be up to USD50m) in AuM.

The women-managed fund award category includes all hedge funds that have self-disclosed to Bloomberg as being managed by women, with a track record of more than three years. This category has no AuM minimum.

The liquid alternatives manager award categories include UK and European single-manager funds employing a hedge-fund-like strategy outside of the traditional hedge fund structure with a track record of more than three years and over USD50 million in AuM.

The emerging manager award categories include UK and European-based single-manager hedge funds with a track record of less than three years. These categories have no AuM minimum.

For the service provider categories, the nominated firms are based on a widespread survey of more than 100 fund managers and other key industry participants.

Nominations for all categories are based on annualised performance over a 12-month period from 1 September, 2020 to August 31, 2021. Nominations in various award categories are further split by size and strategy as specified in the award name.

Best Credit Hedge (ex Structured Credit) Fund
– Lodbrok Capital LLP (Lodbrok European Credit Opportunities Fund Limited)
Best Structured Credit Fund – SCIO Capital LLP (SCIO Opportunity Fund) 
Best All Hedge Fund Under USD50m – Aionite Capital
Best Macro (ex CTA & Crypto) Fund – Othania Capital A/S - Othania Invest A/S
Best All Hedge Fund Over USD1bn – Melqart Opportunities Fund Ltd - Melqart Asset Management (UK) Ltd
Best Relative Value Fund Under USD500m – Albemarle Asset Management Ltd
Best Emerging Manager in Credit Hedge – Spring Investments SA
Best Equity Hedge Fund Over USD500m – Odey Asset Management Group Lt (OEI MAC Inc)
Manager of the Year – Accendo Capital Managers Sarl (Accendo Capital)
Best Multi-Strategy Multi-Manager Product – HBK Investments Advisory SA (TVP-The Value Partners Fund Ltd)
Best Equity Hedge Fund Under USD500m – Milkwood Capital Ltd (Milkwood Fund)
Best Emerging Manager in Equity Hedge – Proxy P Management AB (ProxyP SICAV-SIF - Proxy Renewable L/S Energy)
Best Female Fund Manager – Rhenman & Partners Asset Manager (Rhenman & Partners Fund - Rhenman Healthcare Equity)
Best Emerging Manager in Macro Hedge – Westbeck Capital Management - Westbeck Energy Opportunity Fund
Best UCITS – Lemanik Group (Lemanik SICAV - European Special Situations)
Best Relative Value Fund Over USD500m – Impact Investment Partners AG (Blue Diamond Global Strategies Feeder SPC)
Best CTA Fund – Mulvaney Capital Management Lt (Mulvaney Global Markets Fund Ltd)
Best Event Driven Fund – Brooklands Fund Management Ltd (Sefton Place Fund)

Best Third-Party Marketing Firm
– Aravis Capital Limited
Best Prime Broker - Start-Up & Emerging Managers – IG Prime
Best AI Technology Provider – Sentieo
Best Risk Management Software – AlternativeSoft
Best CRM Provider – Captec Systems
Best Tax Advisory – EisnerAmper
Best Data Management Solution – FINBOURNE Technology
Best Treasury Management Solution – Kayenta
Best Quant Technology Solution – SigTech
Best ManCo Solution – Waystone
Best UCITS Platform – Waystone
Best Seeding Platform – Investcorp-Tages
Best Foreign Exchange Solution – IS Prime Ltd
Best Regulatory Reporting Solution – SteelEye
Best ESG Solution – FIS
Best Outsourced Trading Provider – Cowen
Best Index Provider – BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions Group
Best PR and Communications Firm – Prosek Partners
Best Portfolio Management Software – SS&C Eze
Best Administrator - Start-up & Emerging Funds – Opus Fund Services
Best Managed Accounts Platform – Lyxor Asset Management, a company of Amundi Group
Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Software – SS&C Technologies: Advent Geneva
Best Regulatory Advisory & Compliance Firm – ACA Group
Best Accounting Firm - Overall – KPMG
Best Administrator - Offshore – Maples Group
Best Law Firm - Fund Domicile – Maples Group
Best Cybersecurity Provider – Charles Square 
Best Recruitment Firm – Rutherford
Best Cloud Services Provider – Edge Technology Group
Best Offshore Regulatory & Compliance Firm – Intertrust Group
Best Outsourced Solution – Risksave 
Best Regulatory Hosting Solution – ACA Mirabella
Best Trading and Execution Platform – Tradeweb
Best Administrator - Technology – BNP Paribas Securities Services
Best Digital Assets Custodian – Copper.co
Best Alternative Data Provider – Similarweb
Best Law Firm - Digital Assets – Simmons & Simmons
Best Law Firm - Overall – Simmons & Simmons
Best Primer Broker - Client Service – Sova Capital
Best Insurance Service Provider – Howden
Best Prime Broker - Overall – Goldman Sachs
Best Audit Firm – Grant Thornton
Best Custodian Services – JP Morgan
Best Data Science Solution Provider – Eagle Alpha
Best Administrator - Overall – Sanne Group
Best Trading Technology Provider – CMC Markets Connect
Best Administrator - ESG – Apex Group
Best Research Solution – Bipsync

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