Information on how to enter your fund
Entries for the 13th European Single Manager Awards 2013 are done through an online process.
When completing the entry form, you can leave it and come back to complete it later.
Make sure you submit all your entries by the closing date on Friday, March 22, 2013.
All references to assets under management (AUM) need to be expressed in US dollars and/or using the US dollar share class. This allows judges to compare like-for-like performance.
If you have an Aima due diligence questionnaire, fund presentations, factsheets or other documents you would also like to submit, then you can upload these when you fill in the entry form.
The European Single Manager Awards are open to any hedge fund with a substantial European presence (for example with research or portfolio management undertaken in Europe; pure sales/distribution offices are not sufficient). To qualify for all performance awards, with the exception of sub-$100 million categories and the emerging managers awards, funds must have a three-year track record and a minimum of $100 million in assets under management in either the fund or the strategy.
Mandatory entry form
The mandatory form must be completed before entering any of the individual award categories. You need to complete a mandatory form for each fund entered, although the fund can be entered into as many categories as you like. Make sure you provide performance data by downloading the Excel spreadsheet and include performance data since inception if possible, regardless of the period under review.
The next stage will be to select the categories you want to enter. You may enter as many categories as you wish for an individual fund.
For one-year performance categories, the period under consideration is January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
For the long-term performance awards over three years, the period under consideration is January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012 and for 10 years the reporting period runs from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2012.
Emerging managers are defined as those with a track record of two years or less. The fund must have been launched on or before December 31, 2012 and have a substantial presence in Europe. There is no minimum AUM requirement for these categories.
These strategies have a low exposure to changes in the value of stock markets and other assets. Hedge fund managers who pursue these strategies are not seeking to achieve a performance that is significantly influenced by or correlated with the markets.
Examples of non-directional strategies include equity market neutral, fixed income arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, relative value and arbitrage strategies.
These are strategies which have a high exposure to changes in the value of stock markets and other assets. The manager deliberately builds a portfolio that has exposure to market trends. Unlike relative value and arbitrage strategies, these strategies do not have finite capacity so the opportunity to make profits should not be eroded over time.
Directional strategies examples include event driven, distressed and emerging markets.
Hedge funds with a substantial presence in Europe are invited to enter the qualitative awards. The qualitative awards will be decided at the discretion of the judging panel.
For each category you will need to write a few words on why the fund or person should win that category.
For the best new hedge fund category, only funds launched on or after January 1, 2012 and on or before December 31, 2012 are eligible. There is no minimum AUM requirement for this category.
If you are ready to enter the 13th Annual European Single Manager Awards 2013, go to the enter now page.
Entries close Friday, March 22.
Winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel in central London on May 29, 2013.
Please note, all winning companies are expected to attend the dinner on May 29 in London. Tables at the dinner cost £6,500 +VAT. The minimum order is half a table costing £3,750 +VAT.