InvestHedge Awards 2008 (& Global Briefing Seminar)

Venue: The Pierre (61st and fifth)
Location: New York
Dates: Thursday, 12 March 2009 - Thursday, 12 March 2009

Some 300 of the leading players in the global fund of hedge funds industry came together last night at the Pierre Hotel in New York for the Seventh annual InvestHedge Funds of Hedge Funds Awards for the best risk adjusted performance among the global funds of hedge funds universe. For the first time, 13 out of the 19 awards were judged on 36 month risk-adjusted performance.

Kairos Low Volatility Fund
Prifund Alpha Uncorrelated
RMF Market Neutral Strategies
Sciens Volatility Driven Fund
SSARIS Multi-Manager Relative Value Strategy
Thames River Sentinel Fund

Event Driven & Distressed
Ermitage Event Driven Fund
Gems Recovery Portfolio
Investcorp Event Driven Hedge Fund
Key Recovery Fund
RMF Event Driven Strategies
SC Turnaround Fund

Global Macro
Centennial Global Macro Fund
GAM Trading II
HSBC Trading AdvantEdge Fund
Prifund Alpha Traders
SC Trend Fund
Trading Capital Holdings

Managed Futures
ACL Alternative Fund
Crown Managed Futures
FRM Sigma Fund
Kenmar Global Managed Futures Program
Lighthouse Managed Futures Fund - Trend
Oriental Fund
RMF Managed Futures Strategies
Sciens Dynamic Trading Fund

Commodities & Natural Resources
Ermitage Resources Fund
Kenmar Global Resource Fund
Opus Commodities Fund
Pinnacle Natural Resources
RMF Commodity Strategies
Zephyr Commodity Fund

Emerging Managers
Austin Capital Next Generation QP Fund
BT Total Return Fund
Protégé Partners

Asian & Emerging Market Strategies
Federal Street Asia/Emerging Markets Fund
Galileo Pacific Fund
Persistent Edge Asia Partners
Persistent Edge China Partners
Tiger Selection Holdings
Vision Asia Maximus Fund

US Strategies
Archstone Opportunities Fund
Leveraged Capital Holdings
Lyrical Multi-Manager Fund
New Providence Associates
Prima Capital Fund
RMF Long Short Equity US
Sentinel Fund

European Strategies
Ermitage European Absolute Fund
Orbita European Growth Strategy
Permal European Holdings
Richcourt Euro Strategies
RMF Long Short Equity Europe
Turnstone European C Fund

Global Equity
ABS Limited Partnership
Attalus Long/Short Equity Fund
Blue Rock Capital Fund
Lighthouse Global Long/Short Fund
Spruce Global Equity Fund

Global Multi-Strategy $100m - $500m
Culross Global Fund
Culross H Fund
Eddington Triple Alpha Fund
Persistent Edge Global Partners
Quest Trading Managers
SSARIS Multi-Manager Absolute Return Strategy
The Merriwell Fund

Global Multi-Strategy $500m - $1bn
Aurum Isis Fund
Castle Alternative Invest
Comas Global Alternatives
Stenham Universal Portfolio II
Thames River Warrior Fund

Global Multi-Strategy $1bn +
Blackstone Partners Investment Fund
Cadogan Partners
Credit Suisse MMP Dedicated Client Portfolio
Liongate Multi-Strategy Fund
The Turquoise Fund

10-Year Performance Award $500m - $1bn
Alpen Fund
Aurum Isis Fund
Castle Alternative Invest
GAM Trading II
HDF Global Opportunities
Mosaic Trading
Olympia Star II
RMF Managed Futures Strategies
Thames River Warrior Fund

10-Year Performance Award $1bn +
Archstone Partners
Aurora Limited Partnership
Blackstone Partners Investment Fund
Cadogan Alternative Strategies Fund
Crestline Partners
GAM Diversity
Lighthouse Diversified Fund
Nemrod Diversified Holdings
Permal Macro Holdings
SAIL Flagship Fund

New Fund of the Year (2008)
Belair (Lux) Sustainable Alternatives SRI Fund
Eddington Macro Opportunities Fund
Ermitage Directional Fund
Ivy Trading Strategies Fund
Kenmar Global Agricultural and Softs Fund
Protégé Opportunistic Fund
SB Schonfeld Active Managers Fund

Institutional Firm of the Year (2008)
BlackRock Alternative Advisors 
Blackstone Alternative Asset Management
Ermitage Group
GAM Multi-Manager
Harris Alternatives
K2 Advisors
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co.
Rock Creek Global

Group of the Year
Ermitage Group
Lighthouse Investment Partners
Pictet & Cie
Pinnacle Asset Management
RMF Investment Management
SSARIS Advisors
The Capital Holdings Funds/LCF Rothschild Group

Fund of the Year
Nominees to be annonced on the night