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Hedgeweek USA Awards 2017

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:00

This Hedgeweek Special Report includes a complete list of the winners at the Hedgeweek USA Awards 2017, plus profiles of many of the winning fund managers and service providers

The 'Hedgeweek USA Awards 2017' special report comprises 20 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Hedgeweek USA Awards 2017

Hedgeweek USA Awards 2017 - The winners

Fri, 22/09/2017 - 01:00

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. »

James Wiliams, Hedgeweek

US hedge funds industry: stand up, take a bow

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:06

The one enduring quality of the hedge fund industry is its seemingly endless optimism and willingness to continually evolve, to meet the demanding (and sometimes unrealistic) expectations of institutional investors.  »

Tom Walek, Peaks Strategies

Peaks Strategies - Best North American Public Relations Firm

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:18

Tom Walek is a pioneer in hedge fund PR and communications, having established his first firm, Walek & Associates in 1998. Following the sale of that firm, Walek unveiled a new strategic communications firm, Peaks Strategies, in April 2016, for public and private market companies in capital markets, traditional and alternative asset managers, fintech firms and financial and professional services. »

Craig Weynand, Nuveen Investment Management

NuWave Investment Management - Best Commodities Hedge Fund

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:41

NuWave Investment Management was founded in 2000 by Troy Buckner and considers itself equal parts asset management company and technology company, as the firm has long been a pioneer in the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning concepts to financial modelling and trading. »

Robin Bedford, Opus Fund Services

Opus Fund Services - Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:45

Multi-award-winning hedge fund administrator Opus Fund Services was established in Bermuda in 2006, subsequently expanding its footprint into the US with offices in Chicago (2008), San Francisco (2009), New York (2013) and Portland (2014). It serves over 250 fund managers and 425-plus funds with a combined AUM approaching USD14 billion. »

Frank Napolitani, EisnerAmper LLP

EisnerAmper LLP - Best North American Accounting Firm

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:49

With 1,500 professionals and 180 partners and over 250 employees dedicated to the financial services practice, EisnerAmper LLP has the breadth to handle global engagements and provide comprehensive guidance and support to its roster of hedge fund clients. It is one of the top 20 largest accounting firms in the United States and the fifth largest in the state of New York, after the Big 4. »

Philip Graham, Harneys

Harneys - Best Offshore Law Firm

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:53

Harneys operates through 14 international locations and its global funds practice advises on all aspects of offshore investment funds, from the establishment, to the ongoing maintenance and then the restructuring both in distressed and planned scenarios.  »

Ron Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg

Sadis & Goldberg LLP - Best North American Law Firm

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 16:57

Sadis & Goldberg LLP is one of New York's leading financial services-focused law firms. Known both domestically and internationally as a dominant force in the financial services sector, Sadis & Goldberg serves clients throughout the world. The Financial Services Group is headed up by partner Ron Geffner (pictured) and comprised of 15 attorneys that have each spent a significant amount of their career practicing in the private fund space, providing a compelling roster of seasoned legal advisers. »

Joseph Childrey, Probabilities Fund Management

Probabilities Fund Management - Best Liquid Alternatives ‘40 Act’ Fund

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:00

Probabilities Fund Management LLC, a San Diego-based registered investment advisor established in 2007 serves as manager of the Probabilities Fund (PROTX), a liquid alternative mutual fund.  »

Tony Fischer, UMB Fund Services

UMB Fund Services - Best Liquid Alternatives ‘40 Act’ Fund Administrator

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:13

Much has changed in the '40 Act space over the last five years or more. Far from being the preserve of traditional US mutual funds, as you move down the liquidity curve there are structuring opportunities for registered alternative products like closed-end interval funds, as well as multi-factor ETFs. »

Daniel Forbes, DMS Governance

DMS Governance - Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:21

"We've been busy in our core operations providing professional independent governance services to the alternative investment funds community. This has involved providing holistic solutions to our clients across multiple different business lines," comments Daniel Forbes pictured), Executive Director and head of DMS in New York. »

Benjamin Reid, Maitland Group

Maitland Group - Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:24

Maitland is one of the industry's largest independent hedge fund administrators with USD250 billion in AuA and more than 1,400 employees across 18 offices globally across 13 jurisdictions. Maitland is more than a fund administrator. It is a global advisory group, with its roots as an innovative law firm founded in Luxembourg in 1976 offering cross-border structuring solutions to corporates and some of the world's wealthiest families.  »

Peter Brady, BCK Capital Management

BCK Capital Management - Best Event Driven Merger Arbitrage Fund

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:28

BCK Capital Management was established in December 2015 and operates a global special situations fund – BCK Capital Master Fund Ltd – which comprises two complementary strategies: one catalyst-driven, the other merger arbitrage.  »

Jason Elmer, Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps - Best North American Cyber-Security Services Provider

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:32

The Duff & Phelps' cybersecurity services practice takes a leading role in helping financial services companies implement best practices to prepare for, respond to and, if necessary, recover from a cybersecurity attack. »

Mary Beth Hamilton, Eze Castle Integration

Eze Castle Integration - Best Managed Account Platform Technology Firm & Best North American Cloud Services Provider

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:36

Being voted Best North American Cloud Services Provider by Hedgeweek readers is a heavy weight to carry, but it hasn't stopped Eze Castle Integration from continuing to drive growth and innovation across the industry.  »

Bill Lipschutz, Hathersage

Hathersage Capital Management - Best Macro Hedge Fund

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:42

Hathersage Capital Management LLC is a discretionary global macro investment manager founded in 1991. The firm is a foreign exchange specialist, expressing its global macro views strictly in G10 currencies, using interbank spot, forwards and vanilla options.  »

Louis D’Agostino, Iron Cove Partners

Iron Cove Partners - Best North American Insurance Provider

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:46

Iron Cove Partners (ICP), a leading full-service national insurance brokerage firm serving the financial services industry, is the winner of Best North American Insurance Provider at this year's Hedgeweek US Awards.  »

Jack Seibald, Cowen Prime Services

Cowen Prime Services - Best North American Prime Broker

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:50

The series of acquisitions that have taken place since Cowen Inc acquired Concept Capital Markets, LLC – which took place exactly two years ago – have been numerous and have led Cowen's prime services unit to become regarded as a genuine alternative to bulge-bracket prime brokers. »

Ryan Mackey, Lightkeeper

Lightkeeper - Best North American Data Visualisation Software Provider

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 17:57

Lightkeeper LLC is the leading provider of portfolio intelligence tools to the hedge fund community. Its lightweight, mobile and cost effective software solution allows users to manage and manipulate large portfolio data sets. With Lightkeeper, investment professionals can analyse important information with the click of a mouse or the touch of a screen. »

Sean Trager, Wedbush Prime Brokerage

Wedbush Prime Brokerage - Best North American Hedge Fund Research Provider

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:01

Wedbush Securities was founded in 1955, and is one of the largest providers of small and midcap equity research in the US.  »

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