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The annual Hedgeweek Americas Awards recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers in the Americas across a wide range of categories.

Voting for the awards is conducted via an online poll of the entire Hedgeweek readership, where participants are asked to make their choice among the shortlisted firms in each category.


The hedge fund categories cover a wide range of investment strategies – including Equity, Credit, Macro, CTA, Event-Driven, Specialist Equity Sector, Relative Value, Insurance-Linked Strategies, Structured Credit and Multi-Manager – while the service provider categories span all the key areas of the broader hedge fund industry ecosystem.


There are also additional fund manager award categories for Women-Managed funds, Emerging Manager funds, Liquid Alternative funds, Canadian funds, and Latin American funds.


All winners are invited to attend an exclusive awards presentation ceremony and industry networking event on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at The University Club of New York at 5.30pm EST. The results of the awards will also be covered – along with winners’ profiles – in a Hedgeweek Americas Awards Special Report that will be distributed globally.

2021 Shortlists:

Fund Manager Categories

BEST OVERALL HEDGE FUND (over $1bn)

CAS Investment Partners – Sosin Partners (SOSINPA)

JW Asset Management – JW Partners (JWPTNRS)

Senvest Management – Senvest Partners (SENVPRT)


BEST EQUITY HEDGE FUND (over $500m)

Anson Funds Management – Anson Investments Master Fund (ANINMAS)

Malabar Investments – Malabar India Fund (MALABAR)

Peconic Partners – Peconic Grenadier Fund (PECGREN)


BEST EQUITY HEDGE FUND (up to $500m)

Atyant Capital Management – Atyant Capital India Fund 1 (ATYCIFE)

Loyola Capital Management – Loyola Capital Partners (LOYCPAR)

TAH Management/Tenth Avenue Holdings – TAH Core Fund (TAHCORE)


BEST EQUITY SECTOR-FOCUSED HEDGE FUND – FINANCIALS

EJF Capital – EJF Financial Services Fund (EJFFINS)

Elizabeth Park Capital Management – Elizabeth Park Capital (ELIZAPC)

Endeavour Capital Management – Endeavour Regional Bank Opportunities Fund II (ENDRBII)


BEST EQUITY SECTOR-FOCUSED HEDGE FUND – HEALTHCARE

Blue Water Life Science Advisors – Blue Water Life Science Fund (BLWLIFS)

Optima Management Partners – JENOP Global Healthcare Fund (JEOPGHA)

Pura Vida Investments – Pura Vida Master Fund (PURAVID)


BEST EQUITY SECTOR-FOCUSED HEDGE FUND – TECHNOLOGY

Nishkama Capital – Nishkama Capital Fund (NISHKAM)

Ogborne Capital Management – Ogborne Partners (OGBORNE)

Cobia Capital Management – Cobia Capital Master Fund (COBCLTD)


BEST CREDIT HEDGE FUND (over $500m)

Aequim Alternative Investments – Aequim Arbitrage Master Fund (AEQUARB)

Birch Grove Capital – Birch Grove Credit Strategies Master Fund (BRCREDS)

Brigade Capital Management – Brigade Leveraged Capital Structures Offshore (BRILCSO)


BEST CREDIT HEDGE FUND (up to $500m)

Artisan Partners – Artisan Credit Opportunities Fund (ARTCRED)

Wasserstein Debt Opportunities Management, LP (WASSDOO)


BEST STRUCTURED CREDIT HEDGE FUND

Altum Capital Management – Altum Credit Fund (ALTCRED)

Freedom Financial Asset Management – Freedom Consumer Credit Fund, Series B (FRECCFB)

Hildene Capital Management – Hildene Opportunities Master Fund II (HILOPII)ZAIS Group – Zais Opportunity Fund (ZAISCDB)


BEST EVENT-DRIVEN HEDGE FUND (over $500m)

Engaged Capital – Engaged Capital Flagship Fund (ENGFLAG)

Gates Capital Management – ECF Value Fund (ECFVFLP)

P2 Capital Partners – P2 Capital Fund (P2CAPIT)


BEST EVENT-DRIVEN HEDGE FUND (up to $500m)

DG Capital Management – DG Value Partners II (DGCAPLC)

Saltoro Capital – Saltoro Alpha Fund (SALTORO)

Schultze Asset Management – Schultze Offshore Fund (SCHULOU)

Union Square Park Capital Management – Union Square Park Partners (UNSQPLP)


BEST MACRO HEDGE FUND

HonTe Advisors – HonTe LH Macro Onshore Fund (HONLHMO)

Pacific Investment Management Co – PIMCO Commodity Core Alpha Offshore Fund (PCRISPR)

Calvion Capital Management – Calvion Capital Master Fund (CALVION)


BEST CTA HEDGE FUND

Belmont Investments – Belmont Commodity Trend Fund (BELCTFB)

Gresham Investment Management – GreshamQuant - ACAR Fund (GREQUAC)

Ramsey Quantitative Systems Inc – RQSI Global Asset Allocation Master Fund (RQSIGAA)


BEST RELATIVE VALUE HEDGE FUND

Whitebox Advisors – Whitebox Relative Value Partners (WBCONAR)

Magnetar Capital – Magnetar Systematic Multi-Strategy Fund (MAGMARP)

Lazard Asset Management – Lazard Rathmore (LARATHM)

Silverback Asset Management – Silverback Opportunistic Credit Fund (INSILAC)


BEST INSURANCE-LINKED STRATEGIES HEDGE FUND

Elementum Advisors – Elementum Zephyrus Total Return Cat Bond Fund (ELZEPTA)

Pillar Capital Management – Juniperus Insurance Opportunity Fund (JUNIPIO)


BEST MULTI-STRATEGY MULTI-MANAGER FUND

Equitas Partners – Equitas Evergreen Fund (EQUEVGR)

Hatteras Funds – Hatteras Core Alternatives Institutional Fund (HATMSIF)


BEST FEMALE-MANAGED HEDGE FUND

Paradigm Capital Management – PCM Partners International (PPCPCAD)

Select Equity Group – Hudson Street Fund (HUDSTLP)

Summit Street Capital Management – Summit Street US Equity Value Fund (SUMUSEV)

Altum Capital Management – Altum Credit Fund (ALTCRED)


BEST SMALLER HEDGE FUND (up to $50m)

AIS Futures Management – AIS Futures Fund, 3X-6X (AISFUTU)

Bitrock Capital – Bitrock Capital Partners (BITROCK)

Connective Capital Management – Connective Capital Emerging Energy Master Fund (COCAEMQ)


BEST EMERGING MANAGER FUND – EQUITY HEDGE

322 Investments Management – 322 Disruptor Fund (322DISR)

Fairlight Capital – Fairlight Alpha Fund (FAIRALP)

Harboro Capital Partners GP – Harboro Capital Partners LP (HARBORO)


BEST EMERGING MANAGER FUND – CREDIT HEDGE

Boundary Creek Advisors – Boundary Creek Offshore Fund (BOUCROA)

ASG Capital LLC – ASG Enhanced Income Fund LP (ASGENIF)

Haitou Investment Management – Haitou Cayman Fund, Series B (HAITCFB)


BEST EMERGING MANAGER FUND – MACRO HEDGE

Black Bear Capital Advisors – The GEM Fund (GEMFLLC)

Wakem Capital Management – Wakem Global Opportunities Fund (WAKGLOP)


BEST LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUND – EQUITY HEDGE

BC Gestao de Recursos – Brasil Capital Equity Fund (BSCEHCA)

Snow Capital Management – Snow Capital Long/Short Opportunity Fund (SNOIX)

ValueWorks LLC – ValueWorks Capital Long-Biased Composite (VALCLBC)


BEST LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUND – CREDIT HEDGE

Marathon Asset Management – Marathon Loan Opportunities Fund (MARLOOP)

Shelton Capital Management – Shelton Tactical Credit Fund (DEBIX)

Venator Capital Management – Venator Alternative Income Fund (VENAINF)


BEST LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUND – MACRO HEDGE

AQR Capital Management – AQR Risk-Balanced Commodities Fund (ARCIX)

Catalyst Capital Advisors – Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX)

Toews Corp – Toews Tactical Opportunity Fund (THSMX)


BEST LIQUID ALTERNATIVE FUND – MULTI-STRATEGY HEDGE

Advisors Preferred LLC – Hundredfold Select Alternative Fund (HFSAX)

DWS Investment Management Americas – DWS REEF Real Assets Fund (AAAVX)

Princeton Fund Advisors – Princeton Premium Fund (PPFIX)


BEST CANADIAN HEDGE FUND – CREDIT STRATEGIES

Arrow Capital Management – East Coast Investment Grade II Fund (EASECFN)

Ewing Morris & Co Investment Partners – Ewing Morris Flexible Fixed Income Fund (EMFLFIF)

RP Investment Advisors – RP Select Opportunities Master Fund (RPSOMFL)


BEST CANADIAN HEDGE FUND – EQUITY STRATEGIES

Equilibrium Capital Management – King & Victoria Fund (KINGVICT)

Lightwater Partners – Lightwater - Nimble Fund (NIMBLEP)

Venator Capital Management – Venator Founders Fund (VENAFOA) 


BEST LATIN AMERICAN HEDGE FUND – EQUITY STRATEGIES

Squadra Investments – Squadra Equity Fund - Brazil Long-Biased Equity Strategy (SQEBLBE)

Safra Asset Management – JS Investments Equities USD (JSIEQUI)

Truxt Investimentos – Truxt Investments - Equity Long Only Master Fund (TRUELOM) 


BEST LATIN AMERICAN HEDGE FUND – MACRO STRATEGIES

Algarve Gestao de Investimentos – Beaver Creek Global Fund (BEAVERC)

Matrix Asset Management Ltd – Matrix Asset Management - Multi Asset Fund (MATRIXM)

MPT Asset Management Corp – MPT Funds - USD Segregated Portfolio (MPTUSDA)



BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM

Anchin

Eisner Amper

CohnReznick

EY


BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM START-UP & EMERGING FUNDS

Anchin

Berkower LLC

Withum

Akram & Associates


BEST TAX ADVISORY

Anchin

Berkower LLC

Cohen & Company


BEST CUSTODIAN SERVICES

BNY Mellon

State Street

UMB Bank


BEST OFFSHORE ADMINISTRATOR

Circle Partners

Horseshoe Fund Services

Vistra


BEST ADMINISTRATOR - MIDDLE-OFFICE SERVICES

HedgeServ

NAV Fund Services

MUFG Investor Services


BEST ADMINISTRATOR - ESG

Citco

Sanne

Apex Group

SS&C GlobeOp


BEST ADMINISTRATOR - TECHNOLOGY

SS&C GlobeOp

UMB Fund Services

NAV Fund Services

SEI

Sanne Group


BEST ADMINISTRATOR - START-UP & EMERGING FUNDS

Horseshoe Fund Services

Circle Partners

Opus Fund Services

UMB Fund Services


BEST ADMINISTRATOR - OVERALL

Citco

U.S. Bank Global Fund Services

SEI

SS&C GlobeOp

HedgeServ


BEST AUDIT FIRM

CohnReznick

Eisner Amper

EY


BEST PRIME BROKER - START-UP & EMERGING MANAGERS

BTIG

Cowen Prime

BCS Global Markets

BNY Mellon Pershing


BEST CLOUD SERVICES PROVIDER

RFA

Eze Castle Integration

Options IT

Align


BEST MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER

RFA

Eze Castle Integration

Options IT

Edge Technology Group


BEST CYBER SECURITY PROVIDER

Drawbridge Partners

Eze Castle Integration

RFA

Align


BEST DATA MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

Arcesium

IHS Markit

Linedata

Refinitiv


BEST FUND ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING SOFTWARE

FundCount

FIS

SS&C Advent

Linedata


BEST HEDGE FUND DOMICILE

Cayman

BVI

Bermuda


BEST RECRUITMENT FIRM

Jensen Partners

Lockwood

Selby Jennings


BEST INDEX PROVIDER

Barclay Hedge

HFR

MSCI


BEST INSURANCE SERVICE PROVIDER

Alliant

Pioneer

Lockton


BEST MANAGED ACCOUNTS PLATFORM

HedgeMark

Innocap

Infrahedge

Kettera


BEST LAW FIRM

Sadis & Goldberg

Seward & Kissel

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld


BEST OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

Harneys

Ogier

Walkers

Maples & Calder


BEST LAW FIRM - DIGITAL ASSETS

Seward & Kissel

Harneys

DLA Piper


BEST OFFSHORE REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE FIRM

Carne Group

Waystone

Harneys


BEST OUTSOURCED SOLUTION

ACA Group

STP Investment Services

Finalto

Murano


BEST OUTSOURCED TRADING PROVIDER

Jones Trading

Cowen Outsourced Trading

BTIG


BEST PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Coremont

Enfusion

SS&C Eze

Indus Valley Partners


BEST PR AND COMMUNICATIONS FIRM

Feuerman & Nemeth Inc

Peaks Strategies

Prosek


BEST PRIME BROKER

Goldman Sachs

Jefferies

Morgan Stanley


BEST REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE FIRM

Waystone

ACA Group

Constellation, part of IQ-EQ

Kroll

AutoRek


BEST RISK MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

FIS

AlternativeSof

TS Imagine


BEST SEEDING PLATFORM

Investcorp Tages 

PAAMCO Launchpad

Fiera Capital


BEST DIGITAL ASSETS CUSTODIAN 

Gemini

Copper

BlockFills


BEST THIRD PARTY MARKETING FIRM 

Agecroft

Crawford Ventures

Havener Capital


BEST TREASURY MANAGEMENT SOLUTION 

Arcesium

Indus Valley Partners

Kayenta

Citco


BEST ESG SOLUTION 

Citco

RepRisk

Apex Group

Linedata


BEST AI TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER 

AlphaSense

Sentieo

SESAMm


BEST TRADING AND EXECUTION PLATFORM 

TS Imagine

Tradeweb

Refinitiv


BEST TRADING TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

Refinitiv

TS Imagine

LineData

Finalto


BEST DATA SCIENCE SOLUTION PROVIDER 

BMLL

Eagle Alpha

Hivemind


BEST ALTERNATIVE DATA PROVIDER 

SimilarWeb

IHS Markit

Refinitiv 

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Methodology

The Hedgeweek Americas Awards follow a clear and transparent process.


For the fund manager categories, the pre-selected shortlists are based on data provided by Bloomberg, analysing annualised performance by Americas-based hedge funds in their respective categories over a 12-month period from June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. For the full methodology relating to all the fund manager categories, please see here.


For the service provider categories, the nominated firms are based on a widespread survey of more than 400 fund managers and other key industry participants.


Voting for the eventual winners is then conducted via an extensive online poll of the hedgeweek readership carried out over a period of several weeks.

Why should you participate?

For all the key constituents in the Americas-based hedge fund industry – managers, investors, and service providers – the Hedgeweek Americas Awards provide a unique insight as to the most highly-regarded and successful fund managers and service providers. Based on voting from within the industry itself, the results help you to make decisions and choices that add value to your business.


For investors/allocators


Knowing which hedge fund managers have outperformed in different types of investment strategies – and which service providers are rated most highly in various areas – is essential for investors. Help us to understand which firms have impressed you most.


For fund managers


Identifying, and working with, the best-in-class service providers across a broad spectrum of activities and products is a key ingredient to the success of any alternative investment firm. Tell us which counterparties you rate most highly – and why.


For service providers


Understanding which hedge fund managers are strongest in which sectors, and how the competition stacks up in your own areas of expertise, gives you vital business intelligence. Play your part in enabling us to identify who most deserves recognition.

Branding

Hedgeweek offers all nominees and winners the platform to increase their brand awareness during and after the awards process, highlighting their achievements and successes in a strong year

Voted for by participants within the hedge fund industry itself, the awards are a badge of honour – marking recognition and respect among peers, advisors, investors, and counterparties

Recognition

The annual awards provide firms with an opportunity to assess their progress and standing within the industry, across all the key areas in which fund managers and service providers operate

Benchmarking

With global investor and allocator interest in hedge funds increasing rapidly, it is more important than ever to know how you are perceived and where you stand out from the crowd

Differentiation

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