Hedge Funds Performance

Firms of the year: Canyon, Citadel, Graham, Owl Creek, Paulson, Two Sigma and Visium

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Nominees for the Absolute Return 2013 Management Firm of the Year Award achieved overarching success.

Competition for the Absolute Return Management Firm of the Year Award for 2013 is steep. Each firm nominated earned at least one strategy specific nomination for a fund it manages, but also had to demonstrate overall excellence. To be nominated, each firm had to manage at least three funds, with a total value of assets under management of at least $3 billion. And firms had to generate asset growth in addition to strong risk-adjusted performance.

Though only one firm will take home the prize, the seven that earned nominations are among the longest-running and most highly regarded in