Institutional Investor magazine's 16th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards recognizes the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, corporate funds, public funds, sovereign funds and rising stars that stood out for their performance innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry in the past year.
Award nominees will be honored and winners announced and awarded at a dinner and ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Last year's event hosted more than 450 industry leaders.
We hope you'll be a part of this year's night of networking and celebration!
HEDGE FUND ALLOCATOR AWARD FINALISTS
Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Year
Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.
China Investment Corporation (CIC)
Government of Singapore Investment Corp. (GIC)
Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Qatar Investment Authority
The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA)
Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year
Jim Vos, Aksia
John Claisse, Albourne Partners
Michael Larsen, Cambridge Associates
Stephen Nesbitt, Cliffwater
Gregory Dowling, Fund Evaluation Group
Corporate Plan of the Year
Western Union Co.
Endowment of the Year
The J. Paul Getty Trust
Penn State Office of Investment Management
Texas Tech University System
University of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO)
Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)
Summit Strategies Group
Half Sky Capital
Rubric Capital Management
Tourbillon Capital Partners
Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois
Skye Global Management
Suvretta Capital Management
Lakeview Capital Management
Institutional Investor begins the voting process with a public call for nominations; the editorial staff concurrently develops a list of candidates based on its knowledge of the firms and institutions, as well as on discussions with its wide network of industry sources. The staff then vets each of the nominations, as well as its internally generated candidates, based on how strongly it believes the candidates meet a wide range of criteria for their respective categories. The staff puts particular emphasis on performance over the past three years, with special consideration given to the most recent year. Once the nominees are publicly announced, the magazine group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. Hedge fund managers are also invited to vote for the investor nominees. Institutional Investor's editorial staff analyzes the results of the voting to determine the winners, which are announced at the annual awards dinner and ceremony.