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Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019 – The Winners

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The Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019 for excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers celebrate the achievements of firms that contributed to another significant year for the sector.

The winners, who were presented with their awards in London on 14 February, were decided by a poll of Hedgeweek readers, who include both investors and managers as well as other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, custodians, accountants and auditors, law firms, consultants and fund distributors. The final winners in both the manager and service provider categories were confirmed by the Hedgeweek team.

The industry’s achievements are reflected in the winners of the Hedgeweek Global Awards 2019, as follows:

Best long/short equity strategy hedge fund – AKO Global
Best value orientated strategy hedge fund – Cobia Capital Partners LP
Best 130/30 strategy hedge fund – BlackRock
Best long/short credit strategy hedge fund – Millstreet Capital Management
Best fixed income credit strategy hedge fund – Fair Oaks Dynamic Credit fund
Best mortgage backed securities strategies hedge fund – East Lodge Capital
Best specialist credit strategy hedge fund – CVC Credit Partners
Best equity market neutral hedge fund – Saemor Capital
Best fixed income arbitrage hedge fund – Astra Asset Management
Best relative value arbitrage hedge fund – Lutetia Capital
Best convertible arbitrage hedge fund – Hudson Bay Capital
Best macro hedge fund – Brevan Howard
Best foreign exchange hedge fund – Tarpon Trading LLC
Best insurance-linked strategies hedge fund – Pillar Capital Management
Best niche hedge fund – Altana Wealth – ADCF
Best multi strategy fund of hedge funds – Man FRM
Best single-strategy fund of hedge funds – Skënderbeg Alternative Investments AG
Best systematic CTAs – Metori Capital Management
Best discretionary CTAs – Typhon Capital Management LLC
Best UCITS liquid alternatives fund – Lyxor Asset Managment
Best UCITS liquid alternatives platform – MontLake
Best event driven fund – Foxhill Capital Partners
Best absolute return fund – Spruce Point Capital Management LLC
Best global index provider – MSCI
Best global hedge fund administrator – SS&C Technologies
Best offshore hedge fund administrator – Opus Fund Services
Best UCITS liquid alternatives fund administrator – BNY Mellon 
Best liquid alternatives ’40 Act’ fund administrator – UMB Fund Services
Best global prime broker – Morgan Stanley
Best specialist market prime broker – Invast Global
Best outsourced trading provider – Cowen Prime Services
Best global hedge fund research provider – Preqin
Best managed accounts platform – BNY Mellon Hedgemark
Best seeding platform – SteppenWolf Capital LLC
Best risk management software firm/supplier – AlternativeSoft
Best fund accounting and reporting systems firm – FIS
Best managed account platform technology firm – SS&C Advent – Geneva
Best global accounting firm – EisnerAmper LLP
Best global shadow accounting firm – Viteos
Best global regulatory advisory firm – Turnkey Trading Partners
Best offshore regulatory advisory firm – DMS Governance
Best global cyber-security services provider – Align
Best global cloud services provider – RFA
Best global public relations firm – MacMillan Communications
Best global data visualisation software provider – Nedelma Inc
Best global consultant in business strategy – Sturgeon Ventures LLP
Best global insurance provider – Iron Cove Partners
Best global law firm – Sadis & Goldberg
Best offshore law firm – Harneys
Best global third party marketing firm – Agecroft Partners, LLC 

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