Information on how to enter your fund

Entries are now closed

Any queries on the entry process, please contact Margie Lindsay at

Entries for the 14th European Single Manager Awards 2014 recognise the best hedge funds in Europe. All funds/management companies must complete the correct entry forms, including the mandatory Excel spreadsheet with performance information. Downloads for all entry forms are at the end of this page.

Make sure you submit your entries by the closing date, Friday, March 28.

All references to assets under management (AUM) need to be expressed in US dollars and/or using the US dollar share class. If there is no US dollar share class, use the base currency for the fund/management company. This allows judges to compare like-for-like performance.

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).

This year Hedge Funds Review is working with BarclayHedge. Hedge funds that report to BarclayHedge are automatically considered in the one-year and long-term performance categories. All other funds are encouraged to complete the online entry form.

Entrance criteria
To qualify for the performance categories, with the exception of sub-$100 million and the emerging managers awards, funds must report three years of net returns and have a minimum of $100 million of assets under management in the fund and/or strategy.

One-year performance January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013
Three-year performance January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2013
10-year performance January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2013

Entrance criteria emerging manager categories
Hedge fund management companies launched on or after January 1, 2011 are eligible to enter the emerging hedge fund categories. Individual funds entering must have a minimum of $10 million assets under management with a 12-month track record (this can include pre-launch trading history).

Entrance criteria best new and most innovative categories
For these categories, only funds launched on or after January 1, 2013 are eligible. There is no minimum AUM requirement. An Excel spreadsheet must be submitted with as much performance information as possible.

Qualitative awards
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, 2013 are eligible. There is no minimum AUM requirement for this category.
A fund can be entered into more than one category if it meets the entry requirements.

Additional documents
You can also send any additional information you would like the judges to consider such as presentations/pitch books, factsheets, etc (please supply in PDF, Word or PowerPoint formats only).

Additional information
You must use the entry forms and Excel spreadsheet downloads available from this website. If for any reason you cannot download the necessary forms, contact Margie Lindsay, who will be able to email you the forms.
Please include performance since inception, no matter what category entering, and 2014 performance where available. Performance is net of fees and the US dollar class should be used. If there is no US dollar class, use the base currency class for the fund.

Non-directional strategies
These strategies have a low exposure to changes in the value of stockmarkets and other assets. Hedge fund managers that pursue these strategies are seeking to achieve a performance that is not 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.

Directional strategies
These are strategies that have a high exposure to changes in the value of stockmarkets 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.


Performance entry forms
Performance entry form (use for all one, three and 10-year categories as well as best new and most innovative hedge fund categories)
Mandatory Excel spreadsheet (use for all one, three, and 10-year categories as well as best new and most innovative hedge fund categories)

Qualitative entry forms
Best new or most innovative entry form (plus a completed Excel spreadsheet)
Best overall group entry form
Best investor relations team entry form
Outstanding and lifetime awards entry form

If you have any problem downloading forms, please contact Margie Lindsay and she will send you the necessary forms by email.

Return entry forms, mandatory Excel spreadsheet and other supporting documents to Margie Lindsay,
executive editor of Hedge Funds Review (+44 (0)20 7316 9440).

Please note, all successful funds/management companies are expected to confirm a minimum of half a table at the awards dinner on May 22, 2014.

All entries must be received by Friday, March 28, 2014.

hfr108            hfr010            hfr155