Absolute Return Awards for 2013

Venue: Gotham Hall
Location: New York
Dates: Thursday, 13 February 2014 - Thursday, 13 February 2014

The Absolute Return Awards identify the best performing US hedge fund managers based on risk adjusted returns. The awards are regarded as the most prestigious and accurate in the industry. This year's gala ceremony and dinner will be held at New York City's Gotham Hall, where 300+ attendees will celebrate the best in risk-adjusted performance. Call Mishal Karia on +44 (0) 20 7779 8179 to book your table.

Paulson reigns supreme as comeback king of 2013

John Paulson's firm celebrated its twenty year anniversary with a hat trick of trophies at the 2013 Absolute Return Awards, including the much coveted Management Firm of the Year accolade.

Click here to view the final nominations and winners. 


Click here to see interviews with the winners of the awards.

Following two years of poor performance, the firm put those dark years behind it in 2013. Beating out worthy nominees in a tough category which included Canyon, Citadel and Two Sigma, the firm took the evening's top prize for the first time since 2009.

Wins for its Paulson Recovery and Paulson International funds in the event driven and arbitrage and convertibles categories, respectively, took the hedge fund titan's haul to three for the evening. Combined with the eight other Absolute Return awards Paulson has won historically, this cements the firm's position at the top of the awards leaderboard.

As is traditional, the nominees for the crowd favorite Fund of the Year award weren't announced until the dinner itself. In a tough category where all contenders had returns in excess of 40%, Glenview grabbed the top prize. That was their second stroll to the podium following a win in U.S. equity.

Izzy Englander of Millennium and Deepak Narula of Metacapital beat out funds from other industry stalwarts to take home the two long term performance awards of the night.

This year's awards ceremony and dinner was held at New York City's Gotham Hall, where attendees mingled and witnessed the presentation of 17 awards recognizing the best in risk-adjusted performance.


In order to be included in the nomination process for next year, the fund must appear in the Absolute Return Database. To check that your fund is included, contact:

Amal Robleh
T: +1 212 224 3403