17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards June 27, 2019 • New York City

 

Institutional Investor's 17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards recognizes the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, 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 27, 2019. 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 AWARDS

 

Public Plan of the Year, Large (more than $15 billion in assets) Winner:

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Finalists:

Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System

Oregon State Treasury

Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico

State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois

 

Public Plan of the Year, Small (less than $15 billion in assets) Winner:

San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Finalists:

Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas

Orange County Employees Retirement System

Police & Fire Department Retirement Plan of the City of San José

Texas County & District Retirement System

 

Corporate Plan of the Year Winner:

United Parcel Service

Finalists:

AT&T

Boeing

Exelon Corp.

FedEx Co.

Raytheon Co.

 

Endowment of the Year Winner:

University of Texas Investment Management Co.

Finalists:

Bowdoin College

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Texas Tech University

Villanova University

Yale University

 

Foundation of the Year Winner:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Finalists:

Cargill Foundation

Carnegie Corp. of New York

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

 

Family Office of the Year Winner:

Merrimac Corp.

Finalists:

Crow Holdings

Fremont Group

Kactus Capital Management

Lighthouse Financial Services

Pendyne Capital

 

Health Care System of the Year Winner:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Finalists:

BJC HealthCare

Children’s Health (Dallas)

Cleveland Clinic

Hartford HealthCare

Indiana University Health

 

Outsourced Investor of the Year Winner:

Cambridge Associates

Finalists:

Appomattox Advisory

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Makena Capital Management

Neuberger Berman

Perella Weinberg Partners

 

Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year Winner:

Cambridge Associates

Finalists:

Aetos Alternatives Management

Aksia

Albourne Partners

NEPC Investment Consulting

StepStone Group

 

Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Year Winner:

Texas Permanent School Fund

Finalists:

Alberta Investment Management Corp.

China Investment Corp.

Future Fund (Australia)

Korea Investment Corp.

Queensland Investment Corp.

 

 

 

HEDGE FUND MANAGEMENT AWARDS

 

Institutional Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Bridgewater Associates

Finalists:

Citadel

Millennium Management

Renaissance Technologies

Tiger Global Management

Two Sigma Investments

 

Emerging Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Darsana Capital Partners

Finalists:

EcoR1 Capital

Foxhaven Asset Management

Riposte Capital

Skye Global Management

SQN Investors

 

Equity-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Tiger Global Management

Finalists:

Cadian Capital Management

Darsana Capital Partners

Deerfield Management

Falcon Edge Capital

Jericho Capital Asset Management

 

Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Mudrick Capital Management

Finalists:

Drawbridge Special Opportunities (Fortress)

Ellington Management Group

Hildene Capital Management

Selwood Asset Management

Waterfall Asset Management

 

Multistrategy Hedge Fund of the Year Winner:

The D. E. Shaw Group

Finalists:

Citadel

Millennium Management

Paloma Partners

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC

Tilden Park Capital Management

 

Activist Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

TCI Fund Management

Finalists:

P. Schoenfeld Asset Management

P2 Capital Partners

Starboard Value

Trian Fund Management

ValueAct Capital

 

Event-Driven Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Elliott Management

Finalists:

EJF Capital

Omni Partners

Starboard Value

SVPGlobal

Taconic Capital

 

Macro Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Bridgewater Associates

Finalists:

Autonomy Capital

Brevan Howard Capital Management

Caxton Associates

Element Capital Management

Tudor Investment Corp.

 

Quantitative Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Two Sigma

Finalists:

Campbell & Co.

Paloma Partners

PDT Partners

QMS Capital Management

Renaissance Technologies

 

Liquid Alternative Fund of the Year Winner:

BlackRock Tactical Opportunities Fund

Finalists:

Calamos Market Neutral Income A

Camelot Event-Driven Fund

Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund

BNY Mellon Global Real Return

GMO Special Opportunities VI

 

 

 

HONOREES

 

Allocator Lifetime Achievement Award

Collette Chilton

Chief Investment Officer, Williams College

View Coverage

 

Manager Lifetime Achievement Award

John Overdeck and David Siegel

Co-Chairmen, Two Sigma

View Coverage

 

Rising Stars of Hedge Funds

Seth Birnbaum, Bridgewater Associates

Jonathan Brudnick, Sachem Head Capital Management

William Heard, Heard Capital

Al Kim, Helmsley Charitable Trust

Jennifer Lai, Dalton Investments

Ninon Marapachi, Bank of America

Adam Parker, Center Lake Capital Management

Tess Shih, Capital Fund Management

Brett Swenson, Citadel (Surveyor Capital)

Logan Unland, Parkman Healthcare Partners

 

 

Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor selects award nominees based on how strongly candidates — both those put forward via the call for nominations and those independently identified by the editorial staff — meet the criteria for their respective categories. Once the nominees are publicly announced, the group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. Hedge fund managers are invited to vote for the allocator nominees. Institutional Investor's editorial staff analyzes the results of the voting to determine the winners, who are announced at the annual awards dinner and ceremony, to be held this year at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC.

 

Please direct questions regarding the nomination and award selection process to hedgefundawards@institutionalinvestor.com.

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17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards June 27, 2019 • New York City

 

Institutional Investor's 17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards recognizes the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, 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 27, 2019. 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 AWARDS

 

Public Plan of the Year, Large (more than $15 billion in assets) Winner:

Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Finalists:

Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System

Oregon State Treasury

Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico

State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois

 

Public Plan of the Year, Small (less than $15 billion in assets) Winner:

San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

Finalists:

Employees’ Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas

Orange County Employees Retirement System

Police & Fire Department Retirement Plan of the City of San José

Texas County & District Retirement System

 

Corporate Plan of the Year Winner:

United Parcel Service

Finalists:

AT&T

Boeing

Exelon Corp.

FedEx Co.

Raytheon Co.

 

Endowment of the Year Winner:

University of Texas Investment Management Co.

Finalists:

Bowdoin College

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Texas Tech University

Villanova University

Yale University

 

Foundation of the Year Winner:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Finalists:

Cargill Foundation

Carnegie Corp. of New York

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

 

Family Office of the Year Winner:

Merrimac Corp.

Finalists:

Crow Holdings

Fremont Group

Kactus Capital Management

Lighthouse Financial Services

Pendyne Capital

 

Health Care System of the Year Winner:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Finalists:

BJC HealthCare

Children’s Health (Dallas)

Cleveland Clinic

Hartford HealthCare

Indiana University Health

 

Outsourced Investor of the Year Winner:

Cambridge Associates

Finalists:

Appomattox Advisory

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Makena Capital Management

Neuberger Berman

Perella Weinberg Partners

 

Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year Winner:

Cambridge Associates

Finalists:

Aetos Alternatives Management

Aksia

Albourne Partners

NEPC Investment Consulting

StepStone Group

 

Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Year Winner:

Texas Permanent School Fund

Finalists:

Alberta Investment Management Corp.

China Investment Corp.

Future Fund (Australia)

Korea Investment Corp.

Queensland Investment Corp.

 

 

 

HEDGE FUND MANAGEMENT AWARDS

 

Institutional Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Bridgewater Associates

Finalists:

Citadel

Millennium Management

Renaissance Technologies

Tiger Global Management

Two Sigma Investments

 

Emerging Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Darsana Capital Partners

Finalists:

EcoR1 Capital

Foxhaven Asset Management

Riposte Capital

Skye Global Management

SQN Investors

 

Equity-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Tiger Global Management

Finalists:

Cadian Capital Management

Darsana Capital Partners

Deerfield Management

Falcon Edge Capital

Jericho Capital Asset Management

 

Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Mudrick Capital Management

Finalists:

Drawbridge Special Opportunities (Fortress)

Ellington Management Group

Hildene Capital Management

Selwood Asset Management

Waterfall Asset Management

 

Multistrategy Hedge Fund of the Year Winner:

The D. E. Shaw Group

Finalists:

Citadel

Millennium Management

Paloma Partners

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC

Tilden Park Capital Management

 

Activist Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

TCI Fund Management

Finalists:

P. Schoenfeld Asset Management

P2 Capital Partners

Starboard Value

Trian Fund Management

ValueAct Capital

 

Event-Driven Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Elliott Management

Finalists:

EJF Capital

Omni Partners

Starboard Value

SVPGlobal

Taconic Capital

 

Macro Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Bridgewater Associates

Finalists:

Autonomy Capital

Brevan Howard Capital Management

Caxton Associates

Element Capital Management

Tudor Investment Corp.

 

Quantitative Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Winner:

Two Sigma

Finalists:

Campbell & Co.

Paloma Partners

PDT Partners

QMS Capital Management

Renaissance Technologies

 

Liquid Alternative Fund of the Year Winner:

BlackRock Tactical Opportunities Fund

Finalists:

Calamos Market Neutral Income A

Camelot Event-Driven Fund

Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund

BNY Mellon Global Real Return

GMO Special Opportunities VI

 

 

 

HONOREES

 

Allocator Lifetime Achievement Award

Collette Chilton

Chief Investment Officer, Williams College

View Coverage

 

Manager Lifetime Achievement Award

John Overdeck and David Siegel

Co-Chairmen, Two Sigma

View Coverage

 

Rising Stars of Hedge Funds

Seth Birnbaum, Bridgewater Associates

Jonathan Brudnick, Sachem Head Capital Management

William Heard, Heard Capital

Al Kim, Helmsley Charitable Trust

Jennifer Lai, Dalton Investments

Ninon Marapachi, Bank of America

Adam Parker, Center Lake Capital Management

Tess Shih, Capital Fund Management

Brett Swenson, Citadel (Surveyor Capital)

Logan Unland, Parkman Healthcare Partners

 

 

Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor selects award nominees based on how strongly candidates — both those put forward via the call for nominations and those independently identified by the editorial staff — meet the criteria for their respective categories. Once the nominees are publicly announced, the group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. Hedge fund managers are invited to vote for the allocator nominees. Institutional Investor's editorial staff analyzes the results of the voting to determine the winners, who are announced at the annual awards dinner and ceremony, to be held this year at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC.

 

Please direct questions regarding the nomination and award selection process to hedgefundawards@institutionalinvestor.com.

17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards June 27, 2019 • New York City
17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards June 27, 2019 • New York City
17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards June 27, 2019 • New York City