How to Enter

How to Enter

How to enter

Methodology

The Hedge Funds Review European Performance Awards 2018 recognise the best hedge funds and funds of hedge funds in Europe.

Winners are selected based on a rigorous methodology that combines quantitative and qualitative analysis.
The process begins by running a quantitative screen over the funds entering each category extracting raw performance figures as well as other important metrics.

Funds that meet the qualification criteria are then ranked based on returns, Sharpe and Sortino ratios and downside deviation. The funds with the best aggregate ranking make the long list that goes before the judging panel.
The judging panels consider the results of the quantitative analysis and select a 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.
All comparisons are made net of fees and using US dollars and/or US dollar share classes. Where no US dollar share class is available, the main currency of the fund/FoHF is used.
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.

 

Entry criteria

Entry deadline is, Friday, September 14, 2018.

Time period for judging

One-year performance July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Five-year performance July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2018
10-year performance July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2018
Best new hedge fund/ alternative Ucits/FoHF launched on or after January 1, 2017

 

Entrance criteria single managers

To qualify for the performance categories funds must report three years net returns (except emerging managers) and have a minimum of $100 million assets under management (except for emerging managers and sub-$100m funds) in the fund and/or strategy (strategy includes managed accounts).

Funds entered must have a substantial presence in Europe aside from a marketing presence.

For all categories, funds entered must be open to investment.

 

Entrance criteria emerging managers

Hedge fund management companies launched on or after January 1, 2013 are eligible to enter the emerging hedge fund categories.

Individual funds entering must have a minimum of $10 million assets under management with a minimum 12-month track record (this can include pre-launch trading history).

Funds entered must have a substantial presence in Europe aside from a marketing presence.

Funds entered must be open to investment.

 

Entrance criteria FoHFs

To qualify for the performance categories FoHFs must report three years net returns and have a minimum of $100 million assets under management (except for sub-$100m funds) in the fund and/or strategy (includes managed accounts).

Funds entered must have a substantial presence in Europe.

For all categories, funds entered must be open to investment.

 

Additional information

An Excel spread sheet with performance data is required for each performance fund entry. The Excel download form must be used (please do not submit your own Excel or a PDF of the Excel.)

All entry forms are available on the entry platform once you complete a short registration.

Include performance since inception if possible, no matter what category you are entering.

A fund can be entered into more than one category if it meets the entry requirements but only requires one performance entry form and Excel.

Additional documents, such as presentations, fact sheets and DDQs, can be attached for all award categories as additional information for the judging panel.

All necessary entry forms can be downloaded on the online entry platform after a short registration. Completed forms and any supporting documents should be submitted onto the entry platform by September 14, 2018.

Any questions regarding the entry criteria, categories, how to complete entry forms or the judging process, please contact Margie.Lindsay@infopro-digital.com or +44 (0)7710 094 337

Deadline for submission of all entries is September 14, 2018.

Please note, all successful funds/management companies are expected to attend the awards dinner on November 22, 2018. Click here to enter now