Awards Nominations Update: Appaloosa, Coatue, Glenview among new nominees

By Josh Friedlander, Amal Robleh

Wed Jan 8, 2014

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Seventy-three Americas hedge fund firms in line for potential honors in latest round of nominations.


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  Guests dine at the 2012 awards in the rotunda of Gotham Hall in New York City.
Member's of Citadel's award-winning team celebrate at the 2012 Awards ceremony  (Photos: Axel Depeux)

The competition is beginning to take shape for the 2013 Absolute Return Awards, to be held February 13 at Gotham Hall in the heart of New York City.

With November's performance now in, 94 funds managed by 74 hedge fund firms have been nominated for awards in 16 categories. 

Newly announced categories include Emerging Manager, Management Firm of the Year, and New Fund of the Year. Nominees in the latter category include new funds from three well established firms – Citadel, Metacapital Management, and TIG Advisors – as well as an impressive healthcare equity offering from newcomer Pura Vida Investments.

Among the best performing established firms managing multiple high-performing funds, Canyon Capital Advisors, Citadel, Paulson & Co., and Visium Asset Management will vie for Management Firm of the Year.

Among nominees for the award recognizing the best five-year performance, Brett Jefferson’s esoteric structured credit bets have earned the flagship fund of his firm Hildene Capital Management a place among a distinguished group that includes funds managed by Citadel, Pine River, Millennium International Management, and several other brand name firms.

Among nominees for the award recognizing the best 10-year performance, the entrance of Tiger Cub Coatue Management’s flagship technology fund makes it clear that founder Philippe Laffont now ranks among the best specialist equity managers of his generation.

As in previous years, the awards recognize those funds producing 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 for the full calendar year of 2013. The latest date to submit your firm's performance is January 15. To ensure your consideration, please contact: Absolute Return Research Editor Amal Robleh at (212) 224-3403 or

 Management Company  Nominated Fund
Arbitrage & Convertibles  
Castle Creek Arbitrage Castle Creek Arbitrage
Lazard Asset Management Lazard Rathmore
Mohican Asset Management Mohican VCA Fund
Paulson & Co. Paulson International
Wolverine Asset Management Wolverine Flagship
Credit & High Yield  
Aristeia Capital Aristeia Partners
Brevan Howard Asset Management Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts
GoldenTree Asset Management GoldenTree Master
Hildene Capital Management Hildene Opportunities Fund II
King Street Capital Management King Street Capital
MidOcean Partners MidOcean Credit Opportunity
Waterfall Asset Management Waterfall Eden
Appaloosa Management Palomino
Contrarian Capital Management Contrarian Capital Fund I Offshore
Deer Park Road Corp. STS Partners
Hildene Capital Management Hildene Opportunities
Marathon Asset Management Marathon Special Opportunity
Redwood Capital Management Redwood Offshore
Stone Lion Capital Stone Lion
York Capital Management York Credit Opportunities
Event Driven  
Litespeed Management Litespeed Partners
Owl Creek Asset Management Owl Creek I
P. Schoenfeld Asset Management PSAM World Arb Partners
Paulson & Co. Paulson Recovery
Solus Alternative Asset Management Sola
Fixed Income & Mortgage Backed Securities  
Axonic Capital Axonic Credit Opportunities
Canyon Capital Advisors Canyon Structured Assets
 Cerberus Capital Management  Cerberus RMBS Opportunities Fund
Credit Suisse Asset Management Credit Suisse Securitized Products Master
III Associates III Credit Opportunities
LibreMax Capital LibreMax Partners
MatlinPatterson Group MP Securitized Credit Master
Prosiris Capital Management Prosiris Global Opportunities
Tilden Park Capital Management Tilden Park Investment
Global Equity  
International Value Advisers IVA Global
RIMA Management Senvest Partners
Tourbillon Capital Partners Tourbillon Global Master
Tyrian Investments Tyrian Global Opportunities
Global Macro  
Bridgewater Associates Bridgewater Pure Alpha Trading Company II
MKP Capital Management MKP Opportunity Master
Trend Capital Management Trend Macro
Wexford Capital Wexford Spectrum
Managed Futures  
Campbell & Company Campbell Global Assets
Graham Capital Managemen Graham Global Investment Fund (BVI) - K4D-10
Two Sigma Investments Two Sigma Compass Cayman
Beach Point Capital Management Beach Point Total Return Offshore
Canyon Capital Advisors Canyon Value Realization
Citadel Citadel Wellington
Millennium International Management Millennium International
Visium Asset Management Visium Global
Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers Weiss Multi-Strategy Partners II
Broadfin Capital Broadfin Healthcare
Coatue Management Coatue Qualified Partners
Forest Hill Capital Forest Hill Strategic Value
Harvest Capital Strategies Harvest Small Cap Partners
Optima Fund Management Dorset Energy
OrbiMed Advisors OrbiMed Partners
Perceptive Advisors Perceptive Life Sciences
Visium Asset Management Visium Balanced
Zimmer Partners ZP Master Utility
U.S. Equity  
Atlantic Investment Management Cambrian
Glenview Capital Management Glenview Capital Partners (Cayman)
Glenview Capital Management Glenview Opportunity
Marcato Capital Management Marcato International
Passport Capital Passport Long Short Strategy
RGM Capital RGM Value Opportunity Fund II
Trian Fund Management Trian Partners
Long Term (5 Years)  
Citadel Citadel Tactical Trading
Citadel Citadel Wellington
Hildene Capital Management Hildene Opportunities Fund
Metacapital Management Metacapital Mortgage Opportunities Master
Millennium International Management Millennium International
Perella Weinberg Partners Capital Management Perella Weinberg Partners Asset Based Value
Pine River Capital Management Pine River Fixed Income
Structured Portfolio Management SPM Structured Servicing Holdings
Long Term (10 Years)  
Bryn Mawr Capital Management Bryn Mawr Capital
Coatue Management Coatue Qualified Partners
King Street Capital Management King Street Capital
Millennium International Management Millennium International
Structured Portfolio Management SPM Structured Servicing Holdings
York Capital Management York Credit Opportunities
New Fund of the Year  
Citadel Citadel Global Fixed Income
Metacapital Management Metacapital Rising Rates
Pura Vida Investments Pura Vida Master
TIG Advisors TIG Securitized Asset
Emerging Manager ($100m - $500m)  
Armory Advisors Armory Fund
e360 Power e360 Power
Granite Point Capital Management Granite Point Capital
Ping Capital Management Ping Exceptional Value
Varadero Capital Varadero International
Management Firm of the Year  
Canyon Capital Advisors  
Paulson & Co.  
Visium Asset Management  
Fund of the Year  
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
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