AR seeks top performers

Wed Aug 18, 2010

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How do you stack up? The sixth annual AR Awards will reward the best hedge funds in the Americas.

AR is searching for the best performing hedge funds by strategy for the sixth annual AR Awards dinner, which will be held on November 18 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.

With two more months of performance to count, there is still time for new nominees to emerge. Final contenders will be determined for the 12 months of performance ending September 30.

Once again, the AR Awards will be decided by a purely quantitative methodology. Nominees must meet the criteria for a minimum level of assets under management, beat the median return in their relevant peer group and generate best-in-class Sharpe ratios. The aim is to recognize those managers who succeeded in producing the best risk-adjusted returns among their peers. As introduced last year following the credit crisis, contenders must also be within 10% of their high-water mark in order to qualify.

In order to be considered, initial fund data must be received by September 10. To find out more about this year’s awards and to submit your fund’s performance, please contact Damian Alexander at

Categories include:
Arbitrage & Convertibles
As well as:
Distressed Securities
Emerging Markets Equity
Event Driven
Fixed Income & Mortgage Backed Securities
Fund of the Year
Global Equity
Global Macro
High Yield & Emerging Markets Debt
Long Term Performance
Managed Futures
Management Firm of the Year
New Fund of the Year
Specialist Equity
U.S. Equity

AR expects to apply the same minimum of $500 million across the strategy for all categories except for Specialist Equity, where funds only need to have $250 million under management within the strategy.

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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