Winners announced for European Single Manager Awards 2013

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Winners of the European Single Manger Awards 2013 were honoured at a black-tie dinner (May 29) celebrating the performance and best qualities of the region's industry.

The awards highlighted the outstanding leadership of three unique individuals. Leda Braga, president of BlueCrest Capital management, was recognised for her contribution to the industry, while Winton Capital Management's David Harding was given the lifetime achievement award.

Cern Pension Fund chief executive Theodore Economou, who accepted the award for outstanding contribution to the industry by an institutional investor, urged hedge funds to use their "extremely valuable skillset" to help pension funds protect capital and generate long-term profits.

Best overall group was given to CQS, which also picked up the best investor relations team trophy.

In the one-year performance category, Oceanwood Global Opportunities Master Fund was named best event driven hedge fund, while BTG Pactual Global Asset Management's Global Emerging Markets and Macro Fund nabbed the best global macro award.

Black River Asset Management's senior portfolio manager, Mark Schulze, picked up the award for the best energy/commodities hedge fund.

Hedge fund of the year was handed to Cantab Capital Partners' chief executive, Ewan Kirk, for the CCP Quantitative Fund. Cantab also picked up the most innovative fund trophy for the CCP Core Macro Fund.

This year, for the first time, a separate category recognised the contribution made by emerging managers. Avantium Liquid EM Macro Master Fund picked up a double: best global macro/managed futures emerging manager and emerging manager of the year.

Long-term performance and alternative Ucits funds were also selected for awards.

Around 250 people attended the black-tie dinner held at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.

 

13th Annual European Single Manager Awards 2013 – Winners

Performance awards (over one year)

Best equity long/short hedge fund
Corto European Fund (Pictet Asset Management)

Best event driven hedge fund
Oceanwood Global Opportunities Master Fund (Oceanwood Capital)

Best global macro hedge fund
Global Emerging Markets and Macro Fund (BTG Pactual Global Asset Management)

Best fixed income hedge fund
Nektar (Nektar Asset Management (a part of Brummer & Partners))

Best credit/distressed hedge fund    
Alcentra Structured Credit Opportunity Fund II (Alcentra)

Best equity market neutral hedge fund
Old Mutual Global Statistical Arbitrage Fund (Old Mutual Global Investors)

Best energy/commodities hedge fund
Black River Commodity Trading Fund (Black River Asset Management)

Best volatility hedge fund
Absolute Volatility Arbitrage Plus (Amundi Asset Management)

Best managed futures/CTA hedge fund
AHL Evolution (AHL (Man Group))

Best foreign exchange hedge fund
GAM Star Discretionary FX (GAM)

Best emerging Europe or MENA focused hedge fund
Insparo Africa and Middle East Fund (Insparo Asset Management)

Best global emerging markets focused hedge fund
BlueBay Emerging Market Corporate Alpha Fund (BlueBay Asset Management)

Best multi-strategy hedge fund
Pine River Fund (Pine River Capital Management)

Best sub-$100m hedge fund
Apollo (The Cambridge Strategy)

Hedge fund of the year
CCP Quantitative Fund (Cantab Capital Partners) (2012 profile) Video 2012

Emerging manager performance awards

Best equity hedge/event driven emerging manager
Astellon Special Opportunities Fund (Astellon Capital Partners)

Best global macro/managed futures emerging manager
Avantium Liquid EM Macro Master Fund (Avantium Investment Management)

Best fixed income/credit emerging manager
Eiffel Credit Opportunities (Eiffel Investment Group)

Emerging manager of the year
Avantium Liquid EM Macro Master Fund (Avantium Investment Management)

Long-term performance awards

Best directional hedge fund over three years
GLG European Distressed Fund (GLG (Man Group))

Best non-directional hedge fund over three years
Nektar (Nektar Asset Management (a part of Brummer & Partners))

Best directional hedge fund over 10 years
Winton Futures Fund (Winton Capital Management)

Best non-directional hedge fund over 10 years
G7 Fixed Income (Aviva Investors)

Alternative Ucits performance awards

Best equity hedge alternative Ucits fund
Martin Currie European Absolute Alpha Fund (Martin Currie Investment Management) Video

Best macro alternative Ucits fund
GAM Star Global Rates (GAM)

Best sub-$100m alternative Ucits fund
Skyline Ucits Fund (Skyline Capital Management)
 
Alternative Ucits fund of the year
Hadron Alpha Select Fund (Hadron Capital)

Qualitative awards

Most innovative hedge fund
CCP Core Macro Fund (Cantab Capital Partners)

Best investor relations team
CQS

Best overall group
CQS

Lifetime achievement
David Harding, president and founder, Winton Capital Management

Outstanding contribution to the industry by an institutional investor
Theodore Economou, CEO, CERN Pension Plan Video

Outstanding contribution to the industry
Leda Braga, president, BlueCrest Capital Management

 

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