Enter the HFM European Performance Awards 2016

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To enter the 2016 European Hedge Fund Performance Awards, click on the following above to complete and submit the official entry form. 

 

  
  

How to enter the awards

1. Review the categories and entry rules

Carefully read through this year’s Awards categories and the accompanying entry rules to help you decide which categories to enter and what information to include in your entry.

Part of the entry process will require you to provide your fund's performance data. This should be submitted via the Awards fund performance information document. 

When completing the online entry form, you will be prompted to upload your completed performance data document. Download the data document here. The performance data document provided is the only one that will be accepted in consideration for the Awards.

Please note that the 'Management Firm of the Year' category does not require performance data to be provided. However you will need to upload  blank excel document with your entry form, in order for the submission to be accepted.

2. Complete the official online entry form 

Submit the official entry form, by the deadline of 12pm GMT, Friday 26 February 2015.

Entries close at the above time, so make sure you have submitted your online entry form in time.

The Awards are FREE to enter, and you can submit as many entries as you wish across all categories. The shortlist will be announced in mid March 2016.

  


How to complete the online entry form


1. Create an online profile
and login via the entry form link above - you will use this to draft and submit your award entry(ies)

2. Complete the online entry form - you can draft and save your submission entry then return to edit it at a later date. You can find your drafts by logging into your online profile - all unsubmitted entries will have an 'Edit' link against them. Click on this link to review and edit your entry(ies). Please note, all entries with always be marked as pending regardless of whether they have been submitted or not.

3. Make your final submission by the entry deadline -  Friday 26 February 2016.

If you have any questions regarding entering the Awards, please contact:

For entry inquiries, please contact:
Indira Peters-DiDio
+1 (646) 823-4254 / + 1 (212) 268 4919

  

Entry rules and criteria

1. Inclusion:
Only funds with their management/advisory company or team based in the UK or Europe will be eligible for the HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2016.
    
A link to the entry form will be sent to all managers and contacts on the HFMWeek database. Other interested managers can access the online entry form via this website.
    
Funds interested in participating in the awards program must submit all information via the official HFMWeek European Performance Awards 2016 Online Entry Form. Please note that all funds must submit a completed entry form to be considered for the awards; incomplete information might lead to disqualification from the awards process. All entry forms should be submitted by Friday 26 February 2016.

The awards will be publicised internationally in the general and hedge fund media. All awards finalists will be honoured — and the winners announced at a dinner on Thursday 21 April 2016 at The Hurlingham Club, London.

All winners will also be invited to be interviewed by HFMWeek. 


The deadline for inclusion is Friday 26 February 2016.

2. Criteria:
The Awards 2016 seek submissions in 42 categories. A full list of categories is displayed on this website.

Any fund satisfying the following criteria will be eligible for the HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2016:


Base of operations:

Funds submitting in all categories must have their management/advisory company or team based in the UK or Europe and submit their USD share class.

Strategy:

Funds submitting for any of the categories with the exception of newcomers and best seeding must trade/invest primarily - defined as at least 75% of portfolio over the last three years — in one or more of the 42 strategies described by the categories above.

Funds submitting for the newcomer categories must trade/invest primarily — defined as at least 75% of portfolio over the last 12-35 months — in one of the 42 strategies as described by the categories.

Funds submitting for best seeding fund must trade/invest primarily — defined as at least 75% of portfolio over the last 12 months — in one of the 42 strategies as described by the categories.

Assets Under Management:
Funds submitting for all categories (apart from newcomer and funds of hedge funds categories) must have a minimum of 25 million (USD) in assets under management ending November 2015.

Funds submitting for newcomer categories must have a minimum of 10 million (USD) in assets under management ending November 2015.
    
Funds submitting for funds of hedge funds categories must have a minimum of 50 million (USD) in assets under management ending November 2015.

Please submit the USD share class for the awards.
 
Track Record:

Funds submitting for any of the categories except newcomers and best seeding fund must have a track record of 3 years ending with their November 2015 performance figures. (Please supply all performance figures dating back to the fund’s inception date)

Funds submitting for newcomer categories must have a track record of at least 12 months and less than 36 months — that is, 12 to 35 months of performance data ending with their November 2015 performance. (Please supply all performance figures dating back to the fund’s inception date)

Funds submitting for best seeding fund must have a track record of at least 12 months of performance data ending with their November 2015 performance. (Please supply all performance figures dating back to the fund’s inception date)

Funds submitting for long term performance – 5 years must have a track record of 5 years ending with their November 2015 performance figures. (Please supply all performance figures dating back to the fund’s inception date)


3. Judging Decisions:

The judging panel will comprise representatives from HFMWeek, leading institutional and private investors and industry experts.
Each member of the judging panel will have an equal vote in choosing the winners in each category. Decisions should be unanimous, but a majority will suffice. 

Judging decisions will be based on performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.


Judging process

    
All judges will comply with a confidentiality agreement to ensure no information is disclosed or discussed outside of the judging process. 

A shortlist of finalists for each category will be announced in March with the winners revealed on 21 April at The Hurlingham Club, London. Please mark this important date on your calendar. 

4. Contact Us:

General enquiries about the HFMWeek European Performance Awards 2016 and the judging for the awards can be directed to the individuals listed below.

Sponsorship

For information about HFMWeek Award sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lucy Churchill at l.churchill@hfmweek.com or telephone +44 (0) 20 7832 6615.


Entries

For entry enquiries, please contact Indira Peters-DiDio at i.peters@hfmweek.com or by telephone +1 (646) 823-4254 or + 1 (212) 268 4919.

Awards Dinner

To purchase tables for the awards dinner, please contact Indira Peters-DiDio at i.peters@hfmweek.com or by telephone +1 (646) 823-4254 or + 1 (212) 268 4919.

    
General queries

For general event queries, please contact Harriet Spence at h.spence@hfmweek.com or telephone: +44 (0) 20 7832 6577.

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