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Hedgeweek USA Awards 2017 – The winners

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The Hedgeweek USA Awards 2017 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 New York today (21 September), 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 USA Awards 2017, as follows:

Best Macro CTA Fund – Aspect Capital
Best Event Driven Value Orientated Fund – WBB Life Sciences
Best Event Driven Merger Arbitrage Fund – BCK Capital Management
Best Event Driven Distressed Fund – Cedarview Capital Management LP
Best Convertible Arbitrage Fund – Context Capital Management
Best Credit Fund – Hollis Park Partners LP
Best Fixed Income Credit Strategy Hedge Fund – LMCG Investments LLC
Best Statistical Arbitrage Hedge Fund – Magnetar Capital
Best Equity Short Bias Fund – Spruce Point Capital Management LLC
Best Equity Market Neutral Fund – Ouroboros Asset Management
Best Macro Hedge Fund – Hathersage Capital Management
Best Commodities hedge Fund – NuWave Investment Management
Best Niche Hedge Fund – Crawford Lake Capital Management LLC
Best Fund of Hedge Funds – Titan Advisors LLC
Best Diversified Fund of Hedge Funds – P&A Capital Advisors
Best Specialist Fund of Hedge Funds – Optima Fund Management LLC
Best Multi Strategy Fund – Citadel
Best Liquid Alternatives ’40 Act’ Fund – Probabilities Fund Management, LLC
Best North American Index Provider – HFR
Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator – Opus Fund Services 
Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator – Maitland
Best Liquid Alternatives ’40 Act’ Fund Administrator – UMB Fund Services
Best North American Prime Broker – Cowen Prime Services LLC
Best North American Hedge Fund Research Provider – Wedbush Prime
Best Managed Accounts Platform – Gemini
Best Seeding Platform – Titan Advisors LLC
Best Risk Management Software Firm – AlternativeSoft
Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Systems Firm – Fidelity Information Services (FIS)
Best Managed Account Platform Technology Firm – Eze Castle Integration Inc
Best North American Trading Venue – Bats Global Markets
Best North American Accounting Firm – EisnerAmper LLP
Best North American Regulatory Advisory Firm – Constellation Advisers
Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm – DMS Governance 
Best North American Cyber-Security Services Provider – Duff & Phelps
Best North American Cloud Services Provider – Eze Castle Integration Inc
Best North American Public Relations Firm – Peaks Strategies
Best North American Executive Search Firm – Spencer Stuart
Best North American Data Visualisation Software Provider – Lightkeeper LLC
Best North American Insurance Provider – Iron Cove Partners
Best North American Law Firm – Sadis & Goldberg LLP
Best Offshore Law Firm – Harneys
Best North American Third Party Marketing Firm – Meyler Capital

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