The annual AsiaHedge Awards highlight excellence in Asia-Pacific’s hedge fund industry, bringing together a distinguished group of the region’s most influential hedge fund managers, investors, and other industry professionals to celebrate the achievements of the best performing funds of the previous year.
1st August, 2018Entry Opening Date
29th November, 2018Entry Closing Date
HFM AsiaHedge Awards 2019
The annual HFM AsiaHedge Awards highlight excellence in Asia-Pacific’s hedge fund industry. Each year, a distinguished group of the region’s most influential hedge fund managers, investors, and other industry professionals come together to celebrate the achievements of the best performing funds of the previous year. The Awards aim to recognise these top risk-adjusted performers who are reporting positive returns across a wide variety of categories. The shortlisted and eventual winners are decided by a quantitative process, which aims to recognise the two primary aims of hedge funds – to manage volatility and to deliver positive returns for investors.
HFM’s AsiaHedge Awards, now in their 18th year, aim to recognise the best risk-adjusted performers in the Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry across a wide variety of categories, with awards being based on a combination of Sharpe ratios and absolute returns.
The awards are judged on a long-established methodology focusing on the risk-adjusted performance of funds, with our aim being to let the numbers do the talking.
The shortlisted funds and eventual winners are decided by a quantitative process, which aims to recognise the two primary aims of hedge funds – to manage volatility and to deliver positive returns for investors.
The full 12-month period for the Awards runs from September 2018 to the end of August 2019 (?). For the one-year strategy categories, the minimum asset levels required to qualify for nominations remains $50m – with nominations being based on outright returns and Sharpe ratios over the 12-month judging period between.
To qualify for consideration, funds must also achieve annualised returns higher than the median returns for their peer groups and they must be within 10% of their high-water marks that were set before the start of the 12-month period under review.
The winners in the main strategy categories will be those funds which meet the relevant criteria and which achieve the highest returns – so long as they are within 25% of the best Sharpe ratios within their nominated peer groups.
For the New Fund, Management Firm and Fund of the Year awards – which include funds and firms operating across different strategy areas – funds are judged on additional comparative criteria as well as absolute returns and Sharpe ratios.
Exceptions to the standard AuM criteria include the New Fund Award (where the minimum size is $10m), for Management Firm of the Year (where the minimum assets are $500m), for the two Long-Term Performance – Five Years awards (where the minimum assets are set at $200m and $500m respectively), for Long Term Performance – 10 Years (where the minimum is $500m) and for Fund of the Year (where the minimum is $200m).
For the Fund of the Year award, for which the minimum asset size is $200m, we will take into account the relevant winners in various categories – as well as other funds with exceptional performance which may have missed out on winning other awards by being narrowly outside the range on Sharpe Ratio.
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