Ninth European Performance Awards 2009

Although the past 18 months have been difficult for the hedge fund industry in general, the awards were able to recognise many outstanding performers. The high quality of the past was maintained and many new groups appeared on the shortlists.

Some of the categories had no shortlist. In these cases the judges believed the winner was so far ahead of its peers that it could stand alone.

At the awards ceremony, attended by over 250 people, stand-up comedian Chris Addison entertained the assembled gu