Bridgewater, Citadel, Millennium, Paulson among initial nominees for 2013 Absolute Return Awards

By Josh Friedlander, Amal Robleh

Wed Dec 4, 2013

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Canyon, King Street, Marathon, SPM and York also among the top managers of the year.

{UPDATE: Click here for the second round of nominations}


Member's of Citadel's award-winning team celebrate at the 2012 Awards ceremony.

Absolute Return is proud to present initial nominations for the 2013 Absolute Return Awards, to be held February 13 at Gotham Hall in New York City. 

As always, the independent, quantitatively-driven awards recognize those hedge funds with the best risk-adjusted returns, acknowledging the twin aims of delivering strong performance and managing volatility. (For a full description of the methodology, please take a look at our nomination criteria.)

This year, we have also expanded the emerging manager category to recognize funds with $50-$250 million and, separately, those with $250-$500 million in assets. Nominees for those categories will be announced in January, along with nominees for New Fund of the Year and Management Firm of the Year.

If your fund did not make this initial cut, fear not. The first round of nominations is based on only 10 months worth of performance figures. The nominations are likely to change, in some cases significantly, after factoring in returns for November and December. The second round of nominations will be released in early January, and the final nominations will be released in late January based on performance for the full 2013 calendar year.

We urge managers to submit their performance data as soon as possible to ensure their consideration in our calculations. As a reminder, the awards are based strictly on risk-adjusted performance.  All firms that submit performance to the database and are up to date will be automatically considered for the awards. Complete information on the judging methodology is available here

See also:

Citadel climbs to top as big winner at 2012 Absolute Return Awards
D. E. Shaw, Pine River, SPM, Third Point among other honorees.

Photos from the 2012 Awards dinner

Absolute Return Awards for 2013
Full event information.

Nominations - First Round

 Nominated Fund  Management Company
Arbitrage & Convertibles  
Castle Creek Arbitrage Castle Creek Arbitrage
Lazard Rathmore Lazard Asset Management
Paulson International Paulson & Co.
Wolverine Flagship Wolverine Asset Management
Credit & High Yield  
Aristeia Partners Aristeia Capital
Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts Brevan Howard Asset Management
GoldenTree Master GoldenTree Asset Management
King Street Capital King Street Capital Management
Contrarian Capital Fund I Offshore Contrarian Capital Management
Hildene Opportunities Hildene Capital Management
Marathon Special Opportunity Marathon Asset Management
STS Partners Deer Park Road Corp.
York Credit Opportunities York Capital Management
Event Driven  
Litespeed Partners Litespeed Management
Owl Creek I Owl Creek Asset Management
Paulson Recovery Paulson & Co.
Sola Solus Alternative Asset Management
Fixed Income & Mortgage Backed Securities  
Axonic Credit Opportunities Axonic Capital
Canyon Structured Assets Canyon Capital Advisors
Credit Suisse Securitized Products Master Credit Suisse Asset Management
LibreMax Partners LibreMax Capital
Prosiris Global Opportunities Prosiris Capital Management
Tilden Park Investment Tilden Park Capital Management
Global Equity  
IVA Global International Value Advisers
Pacific & General Investments Dalton Investments
Senvest Partners RIMA Management
Tyrian Global Opportunities Tyrian Investments
Global Macro  
Bridgewater Pure Alpha Trading Company II Bridgewater Associates
MKP Opportunity Master MKP Capital Management
Trend Macro Trend Capital Management
Wexford Spectrum Wexford Capital
Managed Futures  
Campbell Global Assets Campbell & Company
Two Sigma Compass Cayman Two Sigma Investments
Beach Point Total Return Offshore Beach Point Capital Management
Canyon Value Realization Canyon Capital Advisors
Citadel Wellington Citadel Investment Group
Millennium International Millennium International Management
Visium Global Visium Asset Management
Broadfin Healthcare Broadfin Capital
Coatue Qualified Partners Coatue Management
Dorset Energy Optima Fund Management
Perceptive Life Sciences Perceptive Advisors
Visium Balanced Visium Asset Management
ZP Master Utility Zimmer Partners
U.S. Equity  
Cambrian Atlantic Investment Management
Marcato International Marcato Capital Management
RGM Value Opportunity Fund II RGM Capital
Trian Partners Trian Fund Management
Long Term (5 Years)  
Citadel Tactical Trading Citadel
Citadel Wellington Citadel
Metacapital Mortgage Opportunities Master Metacapital Management
Millennium International Millennium International Management
Perella Weinberg Partners Asset Based Value Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management
Pine River Fixed Income Pine River Capital Management
SPM Structured Servicing Holdings Structured Portfolio Management
Long Term (10 Years)  
Bryn Mawr Capital Bryn Mawr Capital Management
King Street Capital King Street Capital Management
Millennium International Millennium International Management
SPM Structured Servicing Holdings Structured Portfolio Management
York Credit Opportunities York Capital Management
Nominees to be announced next month  
EMERGING MANAGER ($50m - $250m)  
Nominees to be announced next month  
EMERGING MANAGER ($250m - $500m)  
Nominees to be announced next month  
Nominees to be announced next month  
Nominees to be announced on the night
Nominations Criteria

To be considered, funds should report their performance to the Absolute Return database or contact us directly, and must meet our nomination criteria. To submit your funds to the database or check that they are already being considered, please contact:

Amal Robleh
Americas Data & Research Manager
(212) 224-3403
Sponsorship & Tables

To reserve your table, or to talk about sponsorship opportunities at this event, please contact:

Mishal Karia
Events Manager
(In London) +44 207-779-8179

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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