Entry rules and criteria

When entering the 2017 Awards, please read through the following entry rules as this will provide you with the necessary information for your chosen category(ies). The awards will be publicized internationally in the general and hedge fund media.

All awards finalists will be honored — and the winners announced at a dinner on Thursday October 19, 2017 at the Cipriani 42nd Street, New York.

The 2017 Awards seek submissions in 43 categories. A full list of categories are displayed here.

Entries will close at the extended deadline of 5:00pm ET, Friday, August 25, 2017.

1.Inclusion: Only funds with their management/advisory company or team based in USA or Canada will be eligible for the HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017. A link to the entry form will be sent to all managers and contacts on the HFM database. Other interested managers can access the online entry form via this website. Funds interested in participating in the awards program must submit all information via the official HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017 Online Entry Form.

Please note that all funds must submit a completed entry form to be considered for the awards; incomplete information might lead to disqualification from the awards process.

Funds must submit their performance data via the official awards data entry form. This can be downloaded here.

Please note that the Management Firm and Outstanding Contribution categories are not open to entries. The shortlist for these categories will be compiled by a panel of industry experts.

2. Criteria: Any fund satisfying the following criteria will be eligible for the HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017:

Base of operations:
Funds submitting in all categories must have their management/advisory company or team based in USA or Canada and submit their USD share class.

Strategy:
Funds submitting for any of the categories with the exception of the newcomers and 40 act fund categories must trade/invest primarily - defined as at least 75% of portfolio over the last three years - in one or more of the 43 strategies described on the categories page on this website.

Funds submitting for the newcomer categories must trade/invest primarily - defined as at least 75% of portfolio over the last 12-35 months - in one of the 43 strategies as described on the categories page on this website.

Funds submitting for the best 40 act fund categories must trade/invest primarily - defined as at least 75% of portfolio over the last 12 months - in one of the 43 strategies as described on the categories page on this website.

Assets Under Management:
Funds submitting for all categories (apart from all newcomer and fund of hedge funds categories) must have a minimum of 25 million (USD) in assets under management ending June 2017.

Funds submitting for newcomer categories must have a minimum of 10 million (USD) in assets under management ending June 2017.

Funds submitting for funds of hedge funds categories must have a minimum of 50 million (USD) in assets under management ending June 2017. Please submit the USD share class for the awards.

Track Record:
Funds submitting for any of the categories except the newcomers and best 40 act fund categories must have a track record of 3 years ending with their June 2017 performance figures.

Funds submitting for newcomer categories must have a track record of at least 12 months and less than 36 months—that is, 12 to 35 months of performance data ending with their June 2017 performance.

Funds submitting for the best 40 act fund categories must have a track record of at least 12 months of performance data ending with their June 2017 performance.

Funds submitting for long term performance – 5 years categories must have a track record of 5 years ending with their June 2017 performance figures.

Nominated categories:
Please note that entries are not accepted for those categories marked ‘Nominated’. The shortlist for these categories will be compiled by a panel of industry experts.

3. Judging Decisions: The judging panel will comprise of representatives from HFM, leading institutional and private investors and industry experts. Each member of the judging panel will have an equal vote in choosing the winners in each category. Decisions should be unanimous, but a majority will suffice. Judging decisions will be based on performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.

All judges will comply with a confidentiality agreement to ensure no information is disclosed or discussed outside of the judging process.

A shortlist of finalists for each category will be announced in September with the winners revealed on October 19 at Cipriani 42nd Street, New York. Please mark this important date on your calendar.

4. Contact Us: General enquiries about the HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2017 and the judging for the awards can be directed to the individuals listed below.

Sponsorship
Sarah Walsh
Deputy Commercial Manager
Email: s.walsh@hfmweek.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7832 6679

General enquiries
Rachel Magnus
Event Manager
Email: r.magnus@hfmweek.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7832 6571

Tables and entry enquiries
Indira Peters-DiDio
Data Manager
Email: i.peters@hfmweek.com
Tel: +1 (646) 891 2119/ +1 (646) 823 4254