Absolute Return awards update: Axonic, Citadel, Pine River funds among new nominees

By Rob Copeland

Mon Jan 7, 2013

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Sixty-five Americas hedge fund firms in line for potential honors in latest round of nominations.


[ Update: Click here for the FINAL nominations]

York Capital Management's Jamie Dinan accepts his trophy at the 2011 AR Awards. The York Credit Opportunities Fund won the award for long-term performance (10 years). (Photo:John Marolakos for AR)

The field is beginning to shake out for the 2012 Absolute Return Awards, to be held February 12 at Gotham Hall in the heart of New York City (see complete nominee list below).

With November's performance in, funds managed by 65 hedge fund firms have been nominated for 17 different awards. Newly announced categories include Global Equity, which pits Citadel Global Equities against Tiger Global and four other competitors; and New Fund of the Year, which features a variety of new players and new funds from major management companies like GoldenTree Asset Management and Passport Capital.

These updated nominations, which add more than two dozen names to the list, fill out some of the most hotly-contested awards. Axonic Credit Opportunities and Rimrock High Income Plus have been added to the Fixed Income/Mortgage-Backed category, while MKP Credit and Sandler Associates are in the running for the fund with the best Long Term Performance.

As in previous years, the awards are aimed at trying to identify the funds with the best risk-adjusted returns--meeting the twin aims of hedge funds to deliver strong performance and manage volatility. For a full description of the methodology, please take a look at our nomination criteria.

Final nominations will be announced before the end of the month, taking into account full performance from 2012. The latest date to submit your firm's performance is January 15. Please contact:

Amal Robleh
Data & Research Associate
(212) 224-3403
arobleh@hedgefundintelligence.com

For further information about the event or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Ian Sanderson
Business Development Manager
+44 (0) 20 7779 7354
isanderson@hedgefundintelligence.com

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2012 Absolute Return Awards

Updated nominees

(Based on 2012 YTD performance through November)