Hedge Funds Review European Single Manager Awards 2015: The winners

Manny Roman, CEO of Man Group, awarded for lifetime achievement

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The winners of the 15th edition of Hedge Funds Review European Single Manager Awards, which recognises the best of Europe's hedge fund managers, were recognised at a gala dinner on May 21.

Manny Roman, CEO of Man Group, received the lifetime achievement award, while Albourne Partners' Sam Lewis was recognised for his contribution to the industry and Peter Fletcher of PHF Capital collected the award for outstanding contribution to the industry by an institutional investor.

The award for best hedge fund group went jointly to Chenavari Investment Managers and to Kairos Investment Managers. Kairos also won the awards for best equity hedge alternative Ucits fund and for best new hedge fund. Chenavari was also named best directional hedge fund manager over three years.

Cantab Capital Partners was named hedge fund of the year, while Aperios Partners won the emerging manager of the year award. Aperios was also recognised as the best sub-$100 million hedge fund and Cantab for its outstanding investor relations team.

Best emerging fixed income hedge fund manager was given to La Française Investment Solutions.

Episteme Capital Partners was named best emerging global macro hedge fund manager, while Tendance Finance picked up the award for best sub-$100 million alternative Ucits fund, best alternative Ucits hedge fund and best emerging managed futures/CTA hedge fund manager.

Best long/short equity hedge fund went to Lyxor Asset Management's Capricorn Fund, while Henderson AlphaGen was named best event-driven hedge fund. The Cambridge Strategy won best foreign exchange hedge fund. Informed Portfolio Management collected the award for best global macro hedge fund.

Candriam Investors Group was recognised as best fixed income hedge fund. Best credit/distressed hedge fund went to Wye Tree Asset Management, while Saemor Capital picked up the award for best equity market neutral hedge fund.

Best managed futures/CTA went to Cantab Capital Partners and best multi-strategy to Capital Fund Management.

DB Platinum Advisors collected the award for best macro alternative Ucits fund and Omni Partners for most innovative hedge fund.

Best directional hedge fund manager over 10 years was given to North Asset Management and best non-directional hedge fund manager over 10 years went to Trafalgar Capital Management, which was also named best non-directional hedge fund manager over three years.

The award for outstanding contribution to alternative media services was given to Dr Stu, host of the [email protected] Short Club on London's Resonance FM radio station.

Hedge Funds Review European Single Managers awards 2015 winners

One year performance awards

Best long/short equity hedge fund
Capricorn Fund (Lyxor Asset Management)

Best fixed income hedge fund
Candriam Bonds Total Return (Candriam Investors Group)

Best credit/distressed hedge fund
Wyetree RRETRO Fund (WyeTree Asset Management)

Best event driven hedge fund
Volantis Catalyst Fund (Henderson AlphaGen)

Best foreign exchange hedge fund
Emerging Markets Currency Alpha Strategy (The Cambridge Strategy)

Best equity market neutral hedge fund
Saemor Europe Alpha Fund (Saemor Capital)

Best managed futures / CTA hedge fund
CCP Quantitative Fund (Cantab Capital Partners)

Best multi-strategy hedge fund
Stratus Fund (Capital Fund Management)

Best global macro hedge fund
IPM Systematic Macro Fund (Informed Portfolio Management)

Best sub-$100 million hedge fund
Aperios Emerging Connectivity Fund (Aperios Partners)

Emerging manager performance awards

Best emerging fixed income hedge fund manager
LFIS Vision Credit Opportunities (La Française Investment Solutions)

Best emerging global macro hedge fund manager
Systematic Quest Portfolio Company (Episteme Capital Partners)

Best emerging managed futures/CTA hedge fund manager
Next AM Fund Tendance Finance (Tendance Finance)
Aquantum Commodity Spread (Aquantum Group)

Best emerging hedge fund manager of the year
Aperios Emerging Connectivity Fund (Aperios Partners)

Best emerging markets hedge fund
Emerging Markets Currency Alpha Strategy (The Cambridge Strategy)

Long-term performance awards

Best directional hedge fund manager over 3 years
Chenavari Toro Capital IA (Chenavari Investment Managers)

Best non-directional hedge fund manager over 3 years
Trafalgar Trading Fund (Trafalgar Capital Management)

Best directional hedge fund manager over 10 years
North MaxQ Macro Fund (North Asset Management)

Best non-directional hedge fund manager over 10 years
Trafalgar Trading Fund (Trafalgar Capital Management)

Alternative Ucits performance awards

Best sub-$100 million alternative Ucits fund
Next AM Fund (Tendance Finance)

Best equity hedge alternative Ucits fund
KIS KEY (Kairos Investment Management)

Best macro alternative Ucits fund
DB Platinum IV Systematic Alpha (DB Platinum Advisors)

Best alternative Ucits hedge fund
Next AM Fund Tendance Finance (Tendance Finance)

Qualitative awards

Hedge Funds Review Hedge Fund of the year
CCP Quantitative Fund (Cantab Capital Partners)

Best new hedge fund
Pegasus Fund (Kairos Investment Management)

Most innovative hedge fund
Omni Secured Lending Fund (Omni Partners)

Best hedge fund investor relations team
Cantab Capital Partners

Best hedge fund group
Chenavari Investment Managers
Kairos Investment Management

Lifetime achievement award
Manny Roman, chief executive, Man Group

Outstanding contribution to alternative media services
Dr Stu

Outstanding contribution to the hedge fund industry by an institutional investor
Peter Fletcher, managing director, PHF Capital

Outstanding contribution to the hedge fund industry
Sam Lewis, Albourne Partners

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