AsiaHedge Awards 2011

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel
Location: Hong Kong
Dates: Thursday, 20 October 2011 - Thursday, 20 October 2011

The AsiaHedge Awards celebrate the top performing hedge funds in Asia-Pacific in 2011. Now in its tenth year, the awards bring together both international and Asian managers and investors to acknowledge the achievements of the best in the industry. Drinks 7.00pm, Dinner 8.00pm. Dress code business formal. Call Robert Ball on +852 2842 6996 to book your table. Final Nominations now online.


Ortus Capital, LIM Advisors and Value Partners lead the winners at the 2011 AsiaHedge Awards 


The Ortus Fund, a global macro strategy managed by Joe Zhou's Hong Kong-based Ortus Capital, took the plaudits of over 250 leading managers and investors in the Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry, as it won the AsiaHedge Fund of the Year award for 2011 at a glittering industry dinner in Hong Kong on October 20.

The highly-coveted Management Firm of the Year award for 2011 went to George Long's LIM Advisors, which also took home the award for the best Asian Multi Strategy fund.

AsiaHedge is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the AsiaHedge Awards this year, and to commemorate that, a new award--The AsiaHedge Long Term Performance award—was instituted.  Aptly enough, Value Partners Classic--a fund managed by Cheah Cheng Hye's Value Partners, one of the longest running asset management firms in Asia, emerged as the proud winner of this award.

The Oracle Structured Credit fund, managed by the former Lehman Brothers team of Leon Hindle and Fredric Teng in Hong Kong, won the hotly contested New Fund of the Year award.

Combating what are perhaps one of the toughest market conditions of the century, the sentiment was one of strength and determination at the 10th AsiaHedge Awards Dinner, given the emergence of Asia as the epicentre of future economic and geo-political growth.

"The AsiaHedge Awards are unique and enjoy a high degree of credibility in the Asian hedge fund space, being the only awards that are driven purely by a quantitative process," said Aradhna Dayal, editor of AsiaHedge, based in Hong Kong. "Our awards judge funds purely on the risk adjusted performance basis, which eliminates any element of subjectivity."

"As we mark the 10th anniversary of the AsiaHedge Awards, I can't help but marvel at the amazing strides the Asian hedge fund industry has taken. The industry today is truly institutionalised, with several world-class managers, and long-term institutional capital making its way steadily into the region," noted Aradhna Dayal.

"The AsiaHedge award winners undoubtedly deserve an applause, having successfully gleaned alpha from a variety of strategies amidst such volatile markets, and are a testament to the industry's maturity," added Dayal.


A full list of winners for the 2011 AsiaHedge awards is as follows:


FUND OF THE YEAR
Ortus Fund


MANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEAR
LIM Advisors


LONG TERM PERFORMANCE (10 years)
Value Partners Classic Fund


NEW FUND OF THE YEAR
Oracle Investment Fund


ARBITRAGE & MARKET NEUTRAL
Amazon Market Neutral 

 
ASIA EX JAPAN
CC Asia Absolute Return


ASIA INC JAPAN
Macquarie Asian Alpha Fund
 

CHINA
Zeal China Fund


EVENT DRIVEN
Owl Creek Asia Fund


FIXED INCOME, HIGH YIELD & DISTRESSED
Orchard Centar
 

INTERNATIONAL
Attunga Agricultural Trading Fund


JAPAN
Ginga Service Sector Fund
 

MACRO & MANAGED FUTURES
Quantedge Global Fund

MULTI-STRATEGY
LIM Asia Special Situations Fund

SINGLE COUNTRY
Zambezi Absolute Return

SMALL & MID CAP
Frontier Asia Fund