Absolute Return announces final 2009 award nominees

Mon Oct 19, 2009


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Paulson & Co. makes a strong showing, achieving five nominations.


AR Magazine is very pleased to announce the final list of contenders for this year's Absolute Return Awards, to be held on Monday evening, November 2, at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. To buy tickets and for more information about the event, please click here.

U.S. EQUITY
• Bay Resource Partners
• Elm Ridge Capital Partners
• SAB Overseas
• Soundpost Capital
• Stelliam

GLOBAL EQUITY
• Carlson Black Diamond Relative Value
• M Kingdon (Offshore NV)
• Maverick
• Viking Global Equities III
• Wexford Catalyst

SPECIALIST EQUITY
• BlackRock Health Sciences
• CRM Windridge Partners
• FrontPoint Financial Horizons
• Harvest Small Cap Partners
• Seligman Spectrum Focus

EMERGING MARKET EQUITY
• BRZ Long Short FIM
• HG Green
• JGP Max FIM
• Tarpon All Equities

ARBITRAGE & CONVERTIBLES
• Castle Creek Arbitrage
• Paulson Enhanced
• Symphony Rhapsody
• Waterstone Market Neutral
• Whitebox Concentrated Convertible Arbitrage

EVENT DRIVEN
• Gruss Global Investors
• King Street Capital
• Paulson Advantage
• Pentwater Event Fund
• Scottwood Capital

GLOBAL MACRO
• Balestra Capital Partners
• Caxton Global Investment
• MKP Opportunity
• Moore Global Investments
• Quantum Endowment
• Tudor BVI

MULTISTRATEGY
• Halcyon Enhanced
• Hudson Bay
• Mariner Tricadia Credit Strategies
• Millennium International
• Nisswa Fund
• Orbis Optimal
• Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage

MANAGED FUTURES
• Chesapeake Diversified
• Graham Global Investment
• Hyman Beck Global Portfolio
• Quantitative Global
• Sunrise Capital Diversified
• Tudor Tensor

FIXED INCOME & MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES
• Barnegat
• EMF Fixed Income
• Midway Market Neutral
• MKP Credit
• Nisswa Fixed Income
• SPM Structured Servicing Holdings

HIGH YIELD & EMERGING MARKET DEBT
• BlueMountain Credit Alternatives
• Brownstone Partners Catalyst
• NWI Emerging Markets Currency

DISTRESSED SECURITIES
• Alden Global Distressed Opportunities
• Caspian Select Credit
• Davidson Kempner Distressed Opportunities
• Paulson Credit Opportunities
• Perella Weinberg Partners Xerion Fund
• York Credit Opportunities

LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE
• Caxton Global Investment
• King Street Capital
• Millennium International
• Paulson International
• SAC Capital International

NEW FUND OF THE YEAR
• Alden Global Distressed Opportunities
• Marathon Credit Opportunity
• Nisswa Fixed Income
• Whitebox Special Opportunities

MANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEAR
• Carlson Capital
• Mariner Investment Group
• Moore Capital
• Paulson & Co.
• Whitebox Advisors
• York Capital Management

FUND OF THE YEAR
Nominees to be announced at the awards ceremony