With 320 hedge fund players in attendance, Eurekahedge gave credit to the top achievers of 2011 and 1Q 2012 and were pleased to welcome many new faces among this year’s event.
A total of 15 awards were presented on the night, and Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-Strategy Fund took centre stage by winning the coveted award of Best Asian Hedge Fund in addition to Best Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund. The remaining awards for top performers in the region went to Nezu Japan Fund for Best Japan Hedge Fund, Tairen China Fund for Best Greater China Hedge Fund, CC Asia Absolute Return Fund for Best Asia ex-Japan Hedge Fund and Alithion Japan Fund for Best Singapore Hedge Fund.
Key highlights of this year’s awards were Fortress Asia Macro Fund who took the stage for Best New Asian Hedge Fund and Peter Fletcher’s acceptance of the Special Achievement Award – awarded in recognition of Mr. Fletcher’s influence on the Asian hedge fund industry since the 1990s, as well as his work in founding the Rice charity.
Other big winners included Ortus Fund for Best Asian FX Investing Fund, BIA Pacific Macro Fund for Best Asia-based Global Macro Fund, Pengana Asia Special Events Fund for Best Asian Event Driven Fund, Regal Amazon Market Neutral Fund for Best Asian Relative Value Fund, Monsoon Asia-Pacific Systematic Program for Best Asia-based CTA/Managed Futures Fund, MNJ Asia-Pacific Absolute Return Fund for Best Asian Quant Fund and Sensato Asia Pacific Master Fund for Best Asian Long/Short Equity Fund.
Eurekahedge’s partnership with the charity Rice this year saw SGD$44,000 being raised through a charity auction. This amount will be dedicated towards Rice’s philanthropic efforts in improving the lives of children across Asia via their respective charities.