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Hedgeweek USA Awards 2018 – The winners

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The Hedgeweek USA Awards 2018 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 (20 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 2018, as follows:

Best Macro CTA Fund – Quest Partners LLC 
Best Event Driven Value Orientated Fund – Kerrisdale Advisers, LLC
Best Event Driven Merger Arbitrage Fund – TIG Advisors LLC 
Best Event Driven Distressed Fund – Foxhill Capital Partners, LLC
Best Convertible Arbitrage Fund – Absolute Investment Advisers
Best Credit Fund – Corbin Capital Partners, LP 
Best Fixed Income Credit Strategy Hedge Fund – Sancus Capital Management, LP
Best Statistical Arbitrage Hedge Fund – Carmot Capital
Best Equity Short Bias Fund – Spruce Point Capital Management, LLC
Best Equity Market Neutral Fund – Gondor Capital Management 
Best Macro Hedge Fund – Hathersage Capital Management
Best Commodities Hedge Fund – NuWave Investment Management, LLC
Best Niche Hedge Fund – Pillar Capital Management Ltd
Best Fund of Hedge Funds – Optima Fund Management LLC
Best Diversified Fund of Hedge Funds – FQS Capital Partners LP 
Best Specialist Fund of Hedge Funds – Gapstow Capital Partners 
Best Multi Strategy Fund – Boothbay Fund Management, LLC
Best Liquid Alternatives ’40 Act’ Fund – Wavelength Capital Management, LLC
Best North American Index Provider – HFR 
Best North American Hedge Fund AdministratorOpus Fund Services
Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator – Horseshoe Fund Services Ltd 
Best Liquid Alternatives ’40 Act’ Fund Administrator – Gemini
Best North American Prime Broker – Cowen Prime Services, LLC
Best North American Hedge Fund Research Provider – Wedbush Prime Brokerage
Best Managed Accounts Platform – Lyxor
Best Seeding Platform – Protégé Partners
Best Risk Management Software Firm – Imagine Software Inc
Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Systems Firm – FIS
Best Managed Account Platform Technology Firm – SS&C Advent
Best North American Trading Venue – Nasdaq 
Best North American Accounting Firm (joint winner)Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP
Best North American Accounting Firm (joint winner)EisnerAmper LLP 
Best North American Regulatory Advisory Firm – Constellation Advisers
Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm – DMS Governance
Best North American Cyber-Security Services Provider – Align Cybersecurity™
Best North American Cloud Services ProviderEze Castle Integration, Inc
Best North American Public Relations FirmPeaks Strategies
Best North American Executive Search Firm – MJE Advisors
Best North American Data Visualisation Software Provider – Thinknum
Best North American Insurance ProviderIroncove Partners
Best North American Law Firm – Sadis & Goldberg, LLP
Best Offshore Law FirmHarneys 
Best North American Third Party Marketing Firm Agecroft Partners

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