*** 2019 Judges will be announced shortly***
This year’s judging panels for the single manager and fund of hedge funds awards, chaired by awards editor Margie Lindsay, is composed of
Mark Baker: judging single manager awards
Managing partner, Strategic Capital Investors
A veteran of the hedge fund industry, Mark Baker is a managing partner of Strategic Capital Investors and investment advisor to the Strategic Capital Fund, launched in January 2016. The fund's objective is to provide three-year acceleration capital to early stage systematic hedge funds.
He is also a managing director of GQG Partners, a boutique investment management firm focused on global and emerging markets equities, where he is responsible for business development and investor relations for the EMEA region.
Previously, Mr Barker provided seed and acceleration capital while chief investment officer of Hermes BPK Partners.
He began his career at E D & F Man (now the Man Group) in 1985 in the nascent managed funds business with the Mint Funds where he successfully built and managed a number of fund of hedge funds businesses.
Chris Jones: judging single manager and FoHF awards
Chief executive, Graham Capital
Chris Jones is chief executive of Graham Capital Management’s London-based affiliate, responsible for managing the business operations of the London office as well as the firm’s European investor relations. Prior to joining Graham in 2016, Jones was managing director and head of investment advisory from March 2012 to February 2016 at investment consultant bfinance where he managed relationships with a variety of global institutional and private clients. From January 2005 to February 2012 he was chief investment officer of Key Asset Management, a fund of hedge funds, where he was responsible for the oversight of the investment and risk management of a several funds of hedge funds.
Jones is currently a Fellow of the University of Cambridge where he lectures postgraduate courses on hedge funds and risk management at the Judge Business School.
Andrew McCaffery: judging single manager award
Global head of strategic client investments for Aberdeen Standard Investments
Andrew McCaffery is the global head of strategic client investments for Aberdeen Standard Investments and a member of the investment management committee and client committee. McCaffery is chairman of the Aberdeen pan alternatives investment committee and a member of all investment committees within his division.
McCaffery joined Aberdeen in 2011 from BlueCrest Capital Management, where he was a founder member of the alignment Investors division. Before joining BlueCrest in 2008, he was head of absolute return strategies at Aberdeen. Prior to that McCafffery was CEO of Attica Alternative Investments in London, a fund of hedge funds business.
Earlier, he had been a managing director at UBS overseeing global coverage of hedge fund investors, having been an architect of the investment bank's hedge fund business planning and also a member of its proprietary risk committee.
Joining the industry in 1983, McCaffery held senior roles in fixed income and capital markets prior to joining UBS.
Romule Nohasiarisoa: judging single manager awards
Manager research consultant – hedge funds, Mercer
Romule Nohasiarisoa joined the hedge fund boutique, a unit within Mercer Investments in London in May 2016 as a senior researcher. He has been researching hedge fund managers and strategies since February 2003 and has worked for a number of large international institutions in Canada and Europe including Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (Montreal, Canada), Scotia Bank (Toronto, Canada), UBS Wealth Management (Zurich, Switzerland), PGGM (Netherlands) and ABN Amro (Netherlands).
Nohasiarisoa began his career at Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec in December 1998 within an internally run global macro strategy. He is a CFA charter holder and has a master degree in bank and finance from the Université Paris XIII – Villetaneuse, France.
Tushar Patel: judging single manager and FoHFs awards
Managing director, Hedge Funds Investment Management (HFIM)
Tushar Patel is the investment manager and managing director at Hedge Funds Investment Management (HFIM). He is responsible for investment management for hedge funds activities at the firm. He is a graduated in economics, chartered accountant, fellow of Securities Institute, alumni of London Business School, associate member of the Society of Investment Professionals, a member of the CFA Institute, CFAUK and formerly an individual member of the London Stock Exchange. He has previously served on a number of industry committees, including the hedge fund committee at the Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima) in London and currently on the hedge fund research club steering committee at the CFA Institute, UK.
Peter Rigg: judging single manager and FoHFs awards
Partner, Crossbow Partners
Peter Rigg is a partner at Crossbow Partners, a Swiss based boutique that provides alternative investment solutions for institutional and family office clients. Previously he worked for HSBC for 21 years in London, New York and Geneva, always in the field of alternative investments. His experience covered research, portfolio management, client advisory as well as management roles. He served as CEO of HSBC Alternative Investments with responsibility for hedge fund, private equity and real estate businesses in HSBC Private Bank.
Natasha Reeve-Gray: judging single manager and FoHFs awards
Founder and CEO of Perimeta Partners
Natasha Reeve-Gray has worked in the alternative investment industry for over 20 years, specialising in managed futures and systematic quant businesses. She has been a speaker and panellist for a variety of industry related organisations such as Hedge Fund Lion’s Den Season 2 and Top Traders unplugged. Ms Reeve-Gray was also voted one of the leading women in hedge funds by Hedge Fund Journal in 2010.
Ms Reeve-Gray co-founded Altis Partners in 2000, which became one of the largest systematic trend following managers growing assets at peak to over $1.6bn. At Altis she was a principal, director and a member of the investment committee. Her role within Altis was business development, expanding to operational and general oversight over 10 years.
In 2018 she founded Perimeta Partners, a research-driven, quantitative, multi-strategy investment manager that uses an evidence-based, adaptive learning approach to portfolio optimisation.
She is also a successful venture capital style investor into early-stage, start-up businesses.
Matthew Roberts: judging single manager awards
Portfolio manager and head of Fulcrum Alternative Strategies
Matthew Roberts joined Fulcrum in 2018 to run Fulcrum Alternative Strategies. The Fulcrum Alternative Strategies team develops solutions designed to offer diversification from core bond and equity markets. These solutions span the full liquidity spectrum from daily dealing funds to illiquid co-investments.
Previously he was a portfolio manager for the Towers Watson Partners Fund since 2014 as well as responsible for decision making on a range of delegated and fiduciary pension fund portfolios. From 2005 he was a manager researcher in fixed income, hedge funds and other alternatives.
Mr Roberts has authored several research pieces on topics including currency, trend following and risk parity. He has also participated in detailed projects with large institutional investors and wealth management groups, helping them with governance