How to Enter


The Hedge Funds Review 16th Annual European Single Manager Awards 2016 recognise the best 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 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. All comparisons were made using US dollars and/or US dollar share classes.  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.


Entrance criteria: performance categories

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

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

  • One-year performance January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
  • Three-year performance January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015
  • 10-year performance January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2015

A fund can be entered into more than one category if it meets the entry requirements.

Download Excel Spreadsheet

An Excel spreadsheet with performance data is required for each fund entered. You must use the Excel download from this website here

Please include performance since inception, no matter what category entering, and 2016 performance where available.

Entrance criteria: emerging manager categories

Hedge fund management companies launched on or after January 1, 2012 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). Those with less than a 12 month track record are encouraged to enter Best new hedge fund and/or Most innovative hedge fund categories.

Additional documents

Ensure you complete an Excel spreadsheet with performance figures (net of fees; US dollar share class) and send with completed entry form.
You can also send any additional information you would like the judges to consider such as presentations/pitch books, fact sheets (please supply documents in PDF, Word or PowerPoint formats only).

Please return entry form, Excel spreadsheet and other supporting documents to the awards editor, Margie Lindsay:
Phone: +44 (0)7710 094 337