Absolute Return Awards 2009

Venue: 583 Park Avenue
Location: 63rd Street and Park Avenue, New York
Dates: Monday, 02 November 2009 - Monday, 02 November 2009

The Absolute Return Awards identify the best performing US hedge fund managers based on riskadjusted returns. The awards are regarded as the most prestigious and accurate in the industry, with last year's event attracting many of the largest hedge fund firms to host tables at the event.


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The full list of this year's final nominees and winners was as follows:

U.S. EQUITY
Bay Resource Partners
Elm Ridge Capital Partners
SAB Overseas
Soundpost Capital
Stelliam Fund
**WINNER: Stelliam Fund **

 

GLOBAL EQUITY
Carlson Black Diamond Relative Value
M Kingdon (Offshore NV)
Maverick
Viking Global Equities III
Wexford Catalyst
**WINNER: Carlson Black Diamond Relative Value **

 

SPECIALIST EQUITY
BlackRock Health Sciences
CRM Windridge Partners
FrontPoint Financial Horizons
Harvest Small Cap Partners
Seligman Spectrum Focus
**WINNER: FrontPoint Financial Horizons **

 

EMERGING MARKET EQUITYBRZ Long Short FIM
HG Green
JGP Max FIM
Tarpon All Equities
**WINNER: HG Green **

 

ARBITRAGE & CONVERTIBLES
Castle Creek Arbitrage
Paulson Enhanced
Symphony Rhapsody
Waterstone Market Neutral
Whitebox Concentrated Convertible Arbitrage
**WINNER: Castle Creek Arbitrage **

 

EVENT DRIVEN
Gruss Global Investors
King Street Capital
Paulson Advantage
Pentwater Event Fund
Scottwood Capital
**WINNER: King Street Capital **

 

GLOBAL MACRO
Balestra Capital Partners
Caxton Global Investment
MKP Opportunity
Moore Global Investments
Quantum Endowment
Tudor BVI
**WINNER: MKP Opportunity **

 

MULTISTRATEGY
Halcyon Enhanced
Hudson Bay
Mariner Tricadia Credit Strategies
Millennium International
Nisswa Fund
Orbis Optimal
Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage
**WINNER: Hudson Bay **

 

MANAGED FUTURES
Chesapeake Diversified
Graham Global Investment
Hyman Beck Global Portfolio
Quantitative Global
Sunrise Capital Diversified
Tudor Tensor
**WINNER: Hyman Beck Global Portfolio **

 

FIXED INCOME & MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES
Barnegat
EMF Fixed Income
Midway Market Neutral
MKP Credit
Nisswa Fixed Income
SPM Structured Servicing Holdings
**WINNER: Nisswa Fixed Income **

 

HIGH YIELD & EMERGING MARKET DEBT
BlueMountain Credit Alternatives
Brownstone Partners Catalyst
NWI Emerging Markets Currency
**WINNER: BlueMountain Credit Alternatives **
 

DISTRESSED SECURITIES
Alden Global Distressed Opportunities
Caspian Select Credit
Davidson Kempner Distressed Opportunities
Paulson Credit Opportunities
Perella Weinberg Partners Xerion Fund
York Credit Opportunities
**WINNER: Alden Global Distressed Opportunities **

 

NEW FUND OF THE YEAR
Alden Global Distressed Opportunities
Marathon Credit Opportunity
Nisswa Fixed Income
Whitebox Special Opportunities
**WINNER: Nisswa Fixed Income **

 

LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE
Caxton Global Investment
King Street Capital
Millennium International
Paulson International
SAC Capital International
**WINNER: SAC Capital International **

 

MANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEAR
Carlson Capital
Mariner Investment Group
Moore Capital
Paulson & Co.
Whitebox Advisors
York Capital Management
**WINNER: Paulson & Co.**

 

FUND OF THE YEAR
HG Green
Nisswa Fund
Quantum Endowment
Waterstone Market Neutral
**WINNER: Waterstone Market Neutral **