The Hedgeweek Americas Awards follow a clear and transparent process. 

For the fund manager categories, the pre-selected shortlists are based on data provided by Bloomberg, analysing annualised performance by Americas-based hedge funds in their respective categories over a 12-month period from 1 June, 2020 to 31 May, 2021. For the full methodology relating to all the fund manager categories, please see here.

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. 

Voting for the eventual winners is then conducted via an extensive online poll of the hedgeweek readership carried out over a period of several weeks.