Mesirow, Ivy and Hawthorn have picked up multiple nominations for the 2003 InvestHedge Awards, an event designed to recognize excellence in the fund of funds industry. The ceremony will be held in the stylish setting of New York's Cipriani restaurant on March 4.
Competition for the coveted multi-strategy award is between five of the biggest players in the U.S., with Harris' Aurora, Deutsche Bank's Topiary, Mesirow, Ivy Defenders and Silver Creek all vying for the prize.
European funds of funds struggled in this category in 2003 because they had a lower weighting to U.S. equity funds. They also had a