This website contains information about the 2012 Annual European Fund of Hedge Funds Awards. To be informed as soon as details on the 2013 awards are available, please complete a remind me form here
The Hedge Funds Review European Fund of Hedge Funds Awards remain the only signature event held exclusively for the European fund of hedge funds sector and as such continues to attract the top names from the industry.
Previous recipients of these awards have seen as much as a 10-fold increase in assets under management (AUM) in the 12 months after winning. Making the shortlist alone guarantees managers increased awareness in the investor community and an enhanced reputation.
Our judging panel is impartial and unbiased and seeks to reward genuine performance and success.
The judging process begins by running a screen across all entrants, selecting only managers with a significant European presence, typically some investment or due diligence function.
We then run a quantitative screen over all funds entering to extract raw performance figures as well as other important metrics.
Winners are selected based on a rigorous methodology that combines quantitative and qualitative analysis.
FoHFs that meet the qualification criteria will be ranked based on returns, Sharpe and Sortino ratios and downside deviation. The funds with the best aggregate ranking will make the longlist that goes before the panel of judges.
The judging panel considers the results of the quantitative analysis and selects a shortlist and winner in each category. In selecting the winning funds, the judges take into account the quantitative analysis as well as their qualitative experience and expertise.
Where judges may be conflicted in an award category, they stand aside from judging.
The judging panel is impartial and unbiased and seeks to reward genuine performance and quality.
BarclayHedge is also providing an independently sourced initial quantitative screening of FoHFs for the performance categories.
FoHFs are also invited to enter the qualitative categories which will recognise achievements in product development, innovation, client service and excellence in the industry by both groups and individuals.