2021 Shortlists:
 

Fund Manager Categories

BEST OVERALL HEDGE FUND (over $1bn)
CAS Investment Partners – Sosin Partners (SOSINPA)
JW Asset Management – JW Partners (JWPTNRS)
Senvest Management – Senvest Partners (SENVPRT)

BEST EQUITY HEDGE FUND (over $500m)
Anson Funds Management – Anson Investments Master Fund (ANINMAS)
Malabar Investments – Malabar India Fund (MALABAR)
Peconic Partners – Peconic Grenadier Fund (PECGREN)

BEST EQUITY HEDGE FUND (up to $500m)
Atyant Capital Management – Atyant Capital India Fund 1 (ATYCIFE)
Loyola Capital Management – Loyola Capital Partners (LOYCPAR)
TAH Management/Tenth Avenue Holdings – TAH Core Fund (TAHCORE)

BEST EQUITY SECTOR-FOCUSED HEDGE FUND – FINANCIALS
EJF Capital – EJF Financial Services Fund (EJFFINS)
Elizabeth Park Capital Management – Elizabeth Park Capital (ELIZAPC)
Endeavour Capital Management – Endeavour Regional Bank Opportunities Fund II (ENDRBII)

BEST EQUITY SECTOR-FOCUSED HEDGE FUND – HEALTHCARE
Blue Water Life Science Advisors – Blue Water Life Science Fund (BLWLIFS)
Optima Management Partners – JENOP Global Healthcare Fund (JEOPGHA)
Pura Vida Investments – Pura Vida Master Fund (PURAVID) 

BEST EQUITY SECTOR-FOCUSED HEDGE FUND – TECHNOLOGY
Nishkama Capital – Nishkama Capital Fund (NISHKAM)
Ogborne Capital Management – Ogborne Partners (OGBORNE)
Cobia Capital Management – Cobia Capital Master Fund (COBCLTD) 

BEST CREDIT HEDGE FUND (over $500m)
Aequim Alternative Investments – Aequim Arbitrage Master Fund (AEQUARB)
Birch Grove Capital – Birch Grove Credit Strategies Master Fund (BRCREDS)
Brigade Capital Management – Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Offshore (BRILCSO) 

BEST CREDIT HEDGE FUND (up to $500m)
Artisan Partners – Artisan Credit Opportunities Fund (ARTCRED)
Wasserstein & Co – Wasserstein Debt Opportunities Master (WASSDOO) 

BEST STRUCTURED CREDIT HEDGE FUND
Altum Capital Management – Altum Credit Fund (ALTCRED)
Freedom Financial Asset Management – Freedom Consumer Credit Fund, Series B (FRECCFB)
Hildene Capital Management – Hildene Opportunities Master Fund II (HILOPII)ZAIS Group – Zais Opportunity Fund (ZAISCDB) 

BEST EVENT-DRIVEN HEDGE FUND (over $500m)
Engaged Capital – Engaged Capital Flagship Fund (ENGFLAG)
Gates Capital Management – ECF Value Fund (ECFVFLP)
P2 Capital Partners – P2 Capital Fund (P2CAPIT) 

BEST EVENT-DRIVEN HEDGE FUND (up to $500m)
DG Capital Management – DG Value Partners II (DGCAPLC)
Saltoro Capital – Saltoro Alpha Fund (SALTORO)
Schultze Asset Management – Schultze Offshore Fund (SCHULOU)
Union Square Park Capital Management – Union Square Park Partners (UNSQPLP) 

BEST MACRO HEDGE FUND
HonTe Advisors – HonTe LH Macro Onshore Fund (HONLHMO)
Pacific Investment Management Co – PIMCO Commodity Core Alpha Offshore Fund (PCRISPR)
Calvion Capital Management – Calvion Capital Master Fund (CALVION) 

BEST CTA HEDGE FUND
Belmont Investments – Belmont Commodity Trend Fund (BELCTFB)
Gresham Investment Management – GreshamQuant - ACAR Fund (GREQUAC)
Ramsey Quantitative Systems Inc – RQSI Global Asset Allocation Master Fund (RQSIGAA) 

BEST RELATIVE VALUE HEDGE FUND 
Whitebox Advisors – Whitebox Relative Value Partners (WBCONAR)
Magnetar Capital – Magnetar Systematic Multi-Strategy Fund (MAGMARP)
Lazard Asset Management – Lazard Rathmore (LARATHM)
Silverback Asset Management – Silverback Opportunistic Credit Fund (INSILAC) 

BEST INSURANCE-LINKED STRATEGIES HEDGE FUND
Elementum Advisors – Elementum Zephyrus Total Return Cat Bond Fund (ELZEPTA)
Pillar Capital Management – Juniperus Insurance Opportunity Fund (JUNIPIO) 

BEST MULTI-STRATEGY MULTI-MANAGER FUND
Equitas Partners – Equitas Evergreen Fund (EQUEVGR)
Hatteras Funds – Hatteras Core Alternatives Institutional Fund (HATMSIF) 

BEST FEMALE-MANAGED HEDGE FUND 
Paradigm Capital Management – PCM Partners International (PPCPCAD)
Select Equity Group – Hudson Street Fund (HUDSTLP)
Summit Street Capital Management – Summit Street US Equity Value Fund (SUMUSEV) 
Altum Capital Management – Altum Credit Fund (ALTCRED)

BEST SMALLER HEDGE FUND (up to $50m)
AIS Futures Management – AIS Futures Fund, 3X-6X (AISFUTU)
Bitrock Capital – Bitrock Capital Partners (BITROCK)
Connective Capital Management – Connective Capital Emerging Energy Master Fund (COCAEMQ) 

BEST EMERGING MANAGER FUND – EQUITY HEDGE
322 Investments Management – 322 Disruptor Fund (322DISR)
Fairlight Capital – Fairlight Alpha Fund (FAIRALP)
Harboro Capital Partners GP – Harboro Capital Partners LP (HARBORO) 

BEST EMERGING MANAGER FUND – CREDIT HEDGE
Boundary Creek Advisors – Boundary Creek Offshore Fund (BOUCROA)
ASG Capital LLC – ASG Enhanced Income Fund LP (ASGENIF)
Haitou Investment Management – Haitou Cayman Fund, Series B (HAITCFB) 

BEST EMERGING MANAGER FUND – MACRO HEDGE
Black Bear Capital Advisors – The GEM Fund (GEMFLLC)
Wakem Capital Management – Wakem Global Opportunities Fund (WAKGLOP) 

BEST LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUND – EQUITY HEDGE
BC Gestao de Recursos – Brasil Capital Equity Fund (BSCEHCA)
Snow Capital Management – Snow Capital Long/Short Opportunity Fund (SNOIX)
ValueWorks LLC – ValueWorks Capital Long-Biased Composite (VALCLBC) 

BEST LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUND – CREDIT HEDGE
Marathon Asset Management – Marathon Loan Opportunities Fund (MARLOOP)
Shelton Capital Management – Shelton Tactical Credit Fund (DEBIX)
Venator Capital Management – Venator Alternative Income Fund (VENAINF) 

BEST LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUND – MACRO HEDGE
AQR Capital Management – AQR Risk-Balanced Commodities Fund (ARCIX)
Catalyst Capital Advisors – Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX)
Toews Corp – Toews Tactical Opportunity Fund (THSMX) 

BEST LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUND – MULTI-STRATEGY HEDGE
Advisors Preferred LLC – Hundredfold Select Alternative Fund (HFSAX)
DWS Investment Management Americas – DWS REEF Real Assets Fund (AAAVX)
Princeton Fund Advisors – Princeton Premium Fund (PPFIX) 

BEST CANADIAN HEDGE FUND – CREDIT STRATEGIES
Arrow Capital Management – East Coast Investment Grade II Fund (EASECFN)
Ewing Morris & Co Investment Partners – Ewing Morris Flexible Fixed Income Fund (EMFLFIF)
RP Investment Advisors – RP Select Opportunities Master Fund (RPSOMFL) 

BEST CANADIAN HEDGE FUND – EQUITY STRATEGIES
Equilibrium Capital Management – King & Victoria Fund (KINGVICT)
Lightwater Partners – Lightwater - Nimble Fund (NIMBLEP)
Venator Capital Management – Venator Founders Fund (VENAFOA) 

BEST LATIN AMERICAN HEDGE FUND – EQUITY STRATEGIES
Squadra Investments – Squadra Equity Fund - Brazil Long-Biased Equity Strategy (SQEBLBE)
Safra Asset Management – JS Investments Equities USD (JSIEQUI)
Truxt Investimentos – Truxt Investments - Equity Long Only Master Fund (TRUELOM) 

BEST LATIN AMERICAN HEDGE FUND – MACRO STRATEGIES
Algarve Gestao de Investimentos – Beaver Creek Global Fund (BEAVERC)
Matrix Asset Management Ltd – Matrix Asset Management - Multi Asset Fund (MATRIXM)
MPT Asset Management Corp – MPT Funds - USD Segregated Portfolio (MPTUSDA)

 

Service Provider Categories

BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM
Anchin
Eisner Amper
CohnReznick
EY

BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM START-UP & EMERGING FUNDS
Anchin
Berkower LLC
Withum
Akram & Associates

BEST TAX ADVISORY
Anchin
Berkower LLC
Cohen & Company

BEST CUSTODIAN SERVICES
BNY Mellon
State Street
UMB Bank

BEST OFFSHORE ADMINISTRATOR
Circle Partners
Horseshoe Fund Services
Vistra

BEST ADMINISTRATOR - MIDDLE-OFFICE SERVICES 
HedgeServ
NAV Fund Services
MUFG Investor Services

BEST ADMINISTRATOR - ESG 
Citco
Sanne
Apex Group
SS&C GlobeOp

BEST ADMINISTRATOR - TECHNOLOGY 
SS&C GlobeOp
UMB Fund Services
NAV Fund Services
SEI
Sanne Group

BEST ADMINISTRATOR - START-UP & EMERGING FUNDS 
Horseshoe Fund Services
Circle Partners
Opus Fund Services
UMB Fund Services

BEST ADMINISTRATOR - OVERALL 
Citco
U.S. Bank Global Fund Services
SEI
SS&C GlobeOp
HedgeServ

BEST AUDIT FIRM 
CohnReznick
Eisner Amper
EY

BEST PRIME BROKER - START-UP & EMERGING MANAGERS 
BTIG
Cowen Prime
BCS Global Markets
BNY Mellon Pershing

BEST CLOUD SERVICES PROVIDER 
RFA
Eze Castle Integration
Options IT
Align

BEST MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER 
RFA
Eze Castle Integration
Options IT
Edge Technology Group

BEST CYBERSECURITY PROVIDER 
Drawbridge Partners
Eze Castle Integration
RFA
Align

BEST DATA MANAGEMENT SOLUTION 
Arcesium
IHS Markit
Linedata
Refinitiv
Bipsync

BEST FUND ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING SOFTWARE 
FundCount
FIS
SS&C Advent
Linedata

BEST HEDGE FUND DOMICILE 
Cayman
BVI
Bermuda

BEST RECRUITMENT FIRM 
Jensen Partners
Lockwood
Selby Jennings

BEST INDEX PROVIDER 
Barclay Hedge
HFR
MSCI

BEST INSURANCE SERVICE PROVIDER 
Alliant
Pioneer
Lockton

BEST MANAGED ACCOUNTS PLATFORM 
HedgeMark
Innocap
Infrahedge
Kettera

BEST LAW FIRM  
Sadis & Goldberg
Seward & Kissel
Schulte Roth & Zabel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld 

BEST OFFSHORE LAW FIRM 
Harneys
Ogier
Walkers
Maples & Calder

BEST LAW FIRM - DIGITAL ASSETS 
Seward & Kissel
Harneys
DLA Piper

BEST OFFSHORE REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE FIRM 
Carne Group
Waystone
Harneys

BEST OUTSOURCED SOLUTION 
ACA Group
STP Investment Services
Finalto

BEST OUTSOURCED TRADING PROVIDER 
Jones Trading
Cowen Outsourced Trading
BTIG

BEST PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE 
Coremont
Enfusion
SS&C EzeIndus Valley Partners

BEST PR AND COMMUNICATIONS FIRM 
Feuerman & Nemeth Inc
Peaks Strategies
Prosek

BEST PRIME BROKER 
Goldman Sachs
Jeffries
Morgan Stanley

BEST REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE FIRM 
Waystone
ACA Group
Constellation Advisers, LLC
Duff & Phelps
AutoRek

BEST RISK MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE 
FIS
AlternativeSof
TS Imagine

BEST SEEDING PLATFORM 
Investcorp 
Tages 
PAAMCO Launchpad
Fiera Capital

BEST DIGITAL ASSETS CUSTODIAN 
Gemini
Copper
BlockFills

BEST THIRD PARTY MARKETING FIRM 
Agecroft
Crawford Ventures
Murano

BEST TREASURY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION 
Arcesium
Indus Valley Partners
Kayenta
Citco

BEST ESG SOLUTION 
Citco
RepRisk
Apex Group
Linedata

BEST AI TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER 
AlphaSense
Sentieo
SESAMm

BEST TRADING AND EXECUTION PLATFORM 
Trading Screen
TradeWeb
Refinitiv

BEST TRADING TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER
Refinitiv
Trading Screen
LineData
Finalto

BEST DATA SCIENCE SOLUTION PROVIDER 
BMLL
Eagle Alpha
Hivemind

BEST ALTERNATIVE DATA PROVIDER 
SimilarWeb
IHS Markit
Refinitiv