Absolute Return Awards finalized: D. E. Shaw, Ellington and Magnetar join lineup

By Amal Robleh

Tue Jan 28, 2014

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Seventy-seven hedge fund firms will seek glory at Gotham Hall.

[UPDATE: Award winners announced]

    Absolute Return Symposium
  Guests dine at the 2013 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)
May the odds be ever in your favor!

Though a Hunger Games-style battle to the death may not be on the cards at this year's Absolute Return Awards, the competition will be fierce. Worthy contenders now include D. E. Shaw Group, Ellington Management Group, JANA Partners and Magnetar Capital. 

There are now seven contenders for Management Firm of the Year, with Graham Capital Management, Owl Creek Asset Management and Two Sigma Investments in the running. The new entrants all produced strong gains in 2013, with their funds nominated in other categories. 

While only three funds vie for best of Managed Futures in a year during which few funds distinguished themselves, among Fixed Income funds there are 11 with such close Sharpe ratios and performance as to merit inclusion.

The awards will be held February 13 at Gotham Hall in New York City, following a cocktail hour and seated dinner. Further information about attending and booking a table can be found here

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 .

The nominees and winner of Fund of the Year will be revealed at the gala.

Management Company  Nominated Fund
Arbitrage & Convertibles  
Castle Creek Arbitrage Castle Creek Arbitrage
Lazard Asset Management Lazard Rathmore
Longfellow Investment Management Company Longfellow Merger Arbitrage Alternative Strategy
Mohican Asset Management Mohican VCA 
Paulson & Co. Paulson International
TIG Advisors TIG Arbitrage Associates
Wolverine Asset Management Wolverine Flagship
Credit & High Yield  
Appaloosa Management Thoroughbred
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
Credit Suisse Asset Management Credit Suisse Securitized Products Master
Ellington Management Group Ellington Mortgage Opportunities 
III Associates III Credit Opportunities
LibreMax Capital LibreMax Partners
Magnetar Capital Magnetar Constellation 
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  
Citadel Investment Group Citadel Global Fixed Income
Graham Capital Management Graham Absolute Return 
MKP Capital Management MKP Opportunity Master
Trend Capital Management Trend Macro
Wexford Capital Wexford Spectrum
Managed Futures  
Campbell & Company Campbell Global Assets
Graham Capital Management 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
Perry Capital Perry Partners 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
JANA Partners JANA Nirvana 
Magnetar Capital MTP Energy 
OrbiMed Advisors OrbiMed Partners
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 
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
D.E Shaw Group D. E. Shaw Composite 
King Street Capital Management King Street Capital
Millennium International Management Millennium International
MKP Capital Management MKP Credit Master 
Structured Portfolio Management SPM Structured Servicing Holdings
York Capital Management York Credit Opportunities
Citadel Citadel Global Fixed Income
Metacapital Management Metacapital Rising Rates
Passport Capital Passport Long Short Strategy
Pura Vida Investments Pura Vida Master
TIG Advisors TIG Securitized Asset
EMERGING MANAGER ($100m - $500m)  
Akanthos Capital Akanthos Arbitrage 
Armory Advisors Armory 
e360 Power e360 Power
Granite Point Capital Management Granite Point Capital
Haidar Capital Management Haidar Jupiter 
TCS Capital Management TCS Global Equity Partners
Varadero Capital Varadero International
Canyon Capital Advisors  
Graham Capital Management  
Owl Creek Asset Management  
Paulson & Co.  
Two Sigma Investments  
Visium Asset Management  
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
Research Editor
(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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