Segantii Capital and Dalton Investments lead the winners at the 2012 AsiaHedge Awards
The Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy fund took the plaudits of over 250 leading managers and investors in the Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry last night, as it won the AsiaHedge Fund of the Year award for 2012 at a glittering industry dinner in Hong Kong.
The highly-coveted Management Firm of the Year award for 2012 went to Dalton Investments, a global firm founded by former Soros manager Jamie Rosenwald and headquartered on the US west coast but focused largely on Asia.
Other US-based firms that won this year included Sensato, also based on the west coast, as well as Pine River and Alphadyne.
But there were as always many winners among funds managed within the region, including Apollo Asia – which is managed from Kuala Lumpur – as well as Tairen, Nezu, GCI, Simplex, Trafalgar Copley, and Segantii.
This year's Long Term Performance award, based on the best risk-adjusted returns over the past five years, went to Brevan Howard Asia, a macro fund which is also managed from Hong Kong.
Greenwoods Asset Management of Hong Kong was nominated in three categories, and this time took the only new award, instituted for best Emerging Manager & Smaller Fund.
This year's New Fund of the Year award was a very closely contested race between six funds that all had excellent performance since launching, but was narrowly won by Gordian Capital's Shin-Ka Fund, managed from Singapore.
As in previous years, the awards were based on risk-adjusted returns, using a quantitative methodology that takes account of both outright performance and how well managers do at managing market volatility.
The full list of winners for the 2012 AsiaHedge awards is as follows:
FUND OF THE YEAR
Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy
MANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEAR
LONG TERM PERFORMANCE (10 years)
Brevan Howard Asia
ARBITRAGE & MARKET NEUTRAL
Pine River Asia
ASIA EX JAPAN
ASIA INC JAPAN
Sensato Asia Pacific
Simplex Value Up Trust
FIXED INCOME, HIGH YIELD & DISTRESSED
Stratton Street Renminbi Bond
MACRO & MANAGED FUTURES
Alphadyne Asia Rates Trading
GCI Japan Hybrids
EMERGING MANAGER & SMALLER FUND
Greenwoods China Alpha
NEW FUND OF THE YEAR
Gordian Capital Shin-Ka Fund
For the full list of nominees and winners, click here