AR Awards 2010

Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Location: New York
Dates: Thursday, 18 November 2010 - Thursday, 18 November 2010

The AR 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. Over 350 hedge funds, investors and other industry professionals will come together to celebrate the achievements of the best performing funds of the previous year at this stylish and prestigious event. Book your table now!


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Bridgewater, Paulson take top honors at AR Awards

Bridgewater is named Management Firm of the Year while Sprott captures Fund of the Year. Sixteen awards were handed out last night at the Mandarin Oriental.

Bridgewater Associates took home top prizes for management firm of the year and macro fund of the year at the sixth annual AR Awards, held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York on Thursday to honor the hedge fund industry's top managers.

Paulson & Co. won for best long-term performance for its Paulson Advantage fund, while Toronto's Sprott Asset Management took home the evening's Fund of the Year prize for its Sprott Capital fund.

The awards went to the firms that delivered the best risk-adjusted returns over the past 12 months. The winners were determined using an objective quantitative analysis of returns and Sharpe ratios measured for the 12-month period ending September 30.

Bridgewater, which manages $58.2 billion, proved that size isn't a detriment to making big returns. The Westport, Conn. firm received three nominations and took home two awards.

Performance used to determine the winners was drawn primarily from the AR database, which tracks more than 3,000 U.S. funds. To ensure that the true best-in-class funds were also considered, AR Magazine also collected additional data from third-party sources. The evening was sponsored by Citi Prime Finance, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Newedge.

 

AR AWARDS 2010 – FINAL NOMINEES & WINNERS


U.S. EQUITY
Omega Overseas
Pershing Square
Sandler Associates
Seminole Capital Partners
Sprott Capital

** Winner **
Sandler Associates


G
LOBAL EQUITY
Crestwood Capital Partners
Crosslink Emerging Growth
M Kingdon Offshore
Maverick
Wexford Catalyst

** Winner **
Crestwood Capital Partners


SPECIALIST EQUITY
Caduceus Capital
Coatue Offshore
JANA Nirvana
Perceptive Life Sciences
Visium Balanced

** Winner **
Perceptive Life Sciences


EMERGING MARKET EQUITY
ARX Long Short FIM
IP investment Fund – Value Brazil
JGP Max FIM
M Square Brazil Value
Tarpon All Equities

** Winner **
ARX Long Short FIM


ARBITRAGE & CONVERTIBLES
Advent Convertible Arbitrage
Lazard Rathmore
Symphony Rhapsody
Tenor Opportunity
Wolverine Convertible Arbitrage

** Winner **
Lazard Rathmore


EVENT DRIVEN
Amber Global Opportunities
ECF Value
Pentwater Event Fund
PSAM WorldArb
Scoggin Capital
Third Point Offshore 
York Total Return

** Winner **
Third Point Offshore


GLOBAL MACRO
Alphadyne International
Banyan Capital
Bridgewater All Weather
Bridgewater Pure Alpha
Graham Global Investment
NWI Explorer Global

** Winner **
Bridgewater All Weather


MULTISTRATEGY
BlackRock Multi-Strategy
Canyon Value Realization
Carlson Capital Double Black Diamond
Hudson Bay
Mariner Partners – Performance
Millennium International
Whitebox Multi-Strategy

** Winner **
Mariner Partners


MANAGED FUTURES
FX Concepts Multi-Strategy
NuWave Combined Futures Portfolio
QFS Currency
Renaissance Institutional Futures
Viridian

** Winner **
Renaissance Institutional Futures


FIXED INCOME & MORTGAGE-BACKED
Barnegat
BlackRock Obsidian
Halcyon Offshore Asset Backed Value
Nisswa Fixed Income
Providence MBS
SPM Structured Servicing Holdings

** Winner **
SPM Structured Servicing Holdings


HIGH YIELD & EMERGING MARKET DEBT
Arrow High Yield
BlueMountain Credit Alternatives
Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts
Moneda Latin American Debt
NWI Emerging Markets Currency
Waterfall Eden

** Winner **
Waterfall Eden


DISTRESSED
BHR Master
Candlewood Special Situations
Marathon Special Opportunity
Palomino
Paulson Credit Opportunities
Perella Weinberg Partners Asset Based Value
Strategic Value Restructuring
York Credit Opportunities

** Winner **
Perella Weinberg Partners Asset Based Value


LONG TERM PERFORMANCE (over 5 years)
Atlas Global
Balestra Capital Partners
Carlson Capital Black Diamond Relative Value
King Street Capital
Paulson Advantage

** Winner **
Paulson Advantage


NEW FUND OF THE YEAR
5:15 Master Fund
Alphadyne Global Rates
Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts
Front Street Chelston Park Energy Resource
HG Vora Special Opportunities
Nisswa Convertibles
Pentwater Equity Opportunities
Seven Hills Capital Partners

** Winner **
Nisswa Convertibles


MANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEAR
BlackRock
Bridgewater Associates
Carlson Capital
Paulson & Co
Pine River Capital Management
York Capital Management

** Winner **
Bridgewater Associates


FUND OF THE YEAR
Bridgewater All Weather
Mariner Partners
Palomino
SPM Structured Servicing Holdings
Sprott Capital – Performance
Third Point Offshore

** Winner **
Sprott Capital