How to Enter

Methodology

 

The Hedge Funds Review European Performance Awards 2017 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 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 are made 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 COB, Friday, September 22, 2017.

 

Time period for judging

  • One-year performance July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
  • Five-year performance July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2017
  • 10-year performance July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2017
  • Best new hedge fund/FoHF/alternative Ucits: launched on or after January 1, 2016

 

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

 

Entrance criteria emerging managers
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).
Funds entered must have a substantial presence in Europe.
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 $250 million assets under management (except for sub-$250m 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 fund entry. You will find these once you click through to enter here.
Please include performance since inception if possible, no matter what category entering.
A fund can be entered into more than one category if it meets the entry requirements.
Additional documents, such as presentations, fact sheets and DDQs can be attached for all award categories as additional information for judging.

 

Click here to enter


Find all necessary entry forms on the online entry platform. Download, complete and upload all forms as well as any supporting documents to the system before the entry deadline on September 22.

 

For any questions regarding  the entry criteria, entry forms or categories, please contact Margie.Lindsay@incisivemedia.com or +44 (0)7710 094 337

 

For any queries regarding the online entry process and platform, please contact Max.Chambers@incisivemedia.com

 

Deadline for submission of all entries is COB September 22, 2017.

 

Please note, all successful funds/management companies are expected to attend the awards dinner on November 23, 2017.