Absolute Return Awards 2017: Final nominations announced

The 13th annual Absolute Return Awards will honor the top performing managers of 2017.

With all the performance numbers for December now in, Absolute Return is proud to present the final list of nominations for the 2017 Absolute Return Awards.

The winners will be announced at a dinner on March 8 at the Lotte New York Palace in New York City.

As always, the independent, quantitatively-driven awards recognize those hedge funds with the best risk-adjusted returns, acknowledging the twin aims of delivering strong performance and managing volatility. (For a full description of the methodology, please see the nomination criteria tab on the awards event website).

Congratulations to all the nominated funds and firms for their performance this year, and we look forward to celebrating with you at the awards dinner on March 8.

Full details of the event, including a full description of the methodology and nomination criteria, table reservations and all other information relating to the awards can be found here.

Arbitrage & Convertibles – $250m and above
Capstone Volatility Master
D.E. Shaw Valence
Lazard Rathmore Class A2
RiverNorth Institutional Partners
Whitebox Relative Value Partners
Wolverine Flagship Fund

Commodites & Managed Futures – $500m and above
Dunn WMA Program
Fort Global Contrarian
Graham Global Investment Fund (BVI) – K4D-15
Millburn Multi-Markets Trading
Nestor Partners
PIMCO Commodity Alpha Fund
Quantitative Global Program

Credit & High Yield – $100m and above
Angel Oak Strategic Mortgage Income Fund
AQR Absolute Return Credit Strategy
Bayview Liquid Credit Strategies Fund
Beach Point Strategic Fund II
Millstreet Credit Fund
Wasserstein Debt Opportunities

Credit & High Yield – $500m and above
400 Capital Credit Opportunities Fund
Candlewood Structured Credit Harvest Fund
Drawbridge Special Opportunities
Guggenheim Opportunistic Investment Grade Securities Fund
Hildene Opportunities Fund II
One William Street Capital Master Fund
OWS Credit Opportunity Master Fund
Waterfall Eden Fund

Distressed – $250m and above
Archer Capital Fund
GoldenTree Distressed Debt Fund
Hildene Opportunities Fund
Marble Ridge
PSAM Rebound Fund
Sound Point Beacon Master Fund – Series A

Emerging Markets – $200m and above
FAMA Brazil Cayman Feeder Fund
Lazard Emerging Income
Kapitalo Kappa FIN FIQ FIM
Maua Macro FIC FIM
Moneda Latin American Corporate Debt Fund
Oceana Long Short Strategy
Sagil Latin American Opportunities Fund – Class B
SPX Eagle

Event Driven – $100m and above
Context BH Partners
Corre Opportunities Qualified Onshore Fund
Corrib Master Fund
FrontFour Capital Partners
KG Investments Fund Class A-8
Pentwater Equity Opportunities Master Fund

Event Driven – $500m and above
ECF Value Fund
HG Vora Special Opportunities Master Fund
Owl Creek Credit Opportunities Fund
Owl Creek Overseas Fund
Pentwater Event Fund
PSAM World Arb Partners
Sound Point Credit Opportunities Master Fund – Series B

Fixed Income & Mortgage-backed Securities – $500m and above
Credit Suisse Securitized Products Master Fund
III Credit Opportunities Fund – Seed Series
LibreMax Partners
Marathon Securitized Credit Fund
Seer Capital Partners Fund
Varadero International – Tranche 1
Waterfall Victoria Fund

Global Equity – $100m and above
Apis Capital
Avalon Global Partners
Engle Capital Master Fund
Lizard International Fund
Platinum Fund
Valley Forge Capital
White Elm Capital Partners

Global Equity – $500m and above
1798 Fundamental Strategies Fund
AQR Long Short Equity Strategy
Citadel Global Equities Fund
Crosslink Emerging Growth Fund
HMI Capital Partners
Renaissance Institutional Diversified Global Equities Fund
Senvest Israel Partners

Global Macro – $100m and above
Haidar Jupiter Fund
Ping Exceptional Value Fund
PWP Global Macro Fund

Global Macro – $500m and above
Alphadyne Global Rates Master Fund
Alphadyne International Master Fund
Bridgewater All Weather @12% Trading
Citadel Global Fixed Income
D.E. Shaw Oculus Fund
GMO Systematic Global Macro Strategy
Karya Fund
PIMCO Absolute Return Strategy (PARS) III Fund
Trend Macro Fund
Wexford Spectrum Fund

Multi Strategy – $250m and above
Boothbay Absolute Return Strategies
Canyon Balanced Fund
Canyon Value Realization Fund
Citadel Wellington
D.E. Shaw Composite Fund
Hudson Bay International Fund
Linden Capital
Millennium USA
PIMCO Tactical Opportunities Fund
SPM Core Fund

Specialist – $100m and above
Ardsley Partners Renewable Energy Fund
DAFNA LifeScience Fund
Doonbeg Fund
Elizabeth Park Capital
Forest Hill Strategic Value Fund

Specialist – $500m and above
Basswood Financial Fund
Cadian Master Fund
Electron Global Fund
Financial Opportunity Long/Short Fund
Perceptive Life Sciences Fund
Seligman Tech Spectrum Fund
ZP Master Utility Fund

U.S. Equity – $100m and above
Braddock Partners
Basswood Opportunity Fund
Five Corners Partners
Mark Partners
Van Hulzen Covered Call Strategy
Waratah Performance

U.S. Equity – $500m and above
Corsair Capital Partners
Crawford Lake Onshore Partners
Intrinsic Edge Partners
Lakewood Capital Partners
Lumina Partners
Marcato International
Quantitative Tactical Aggressive Fund
Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund International Series B
Sandler Associates

 

Long Term Performance Awards

Equity-only Strategies (5 Years) – $100m-$1bn
Armistice Capital Fund
Brightline Capital Partners
Context BH Partners
Financial Opportunity Fund
Granite Point Capital
Marlin Fund
Seligman Tech Spectrum Fund
Stonepine Capital

Equity-only Strategies (5 Years) – $1bn and above
Basswood Financial Fund
Citadel Global Equities Fund
HMI Capital Partners
Perceptive Life Sciences Fund
Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund International Series B
Senvest Partners
ZP Master Utility Fund

All Strategies (ex-Equity, 5 Years) – $100m-$1bn
Altum Credit Master Fund
Dunn WMA Program
GoldenTree Distressed Debt Fund
Haidar Jupiter Fund
Hildene Opportunities Fund II
Horse Cove Partners
MMCAP Fund
Varadero International – Tranche 1
Waterfall Victoria Fund

All Strategies (ex-Equity, 5 Years) – $1bn and above
Citadel Tactical Trading
Citadel Wellington
Credit Suisse Securitized Products Master Fund
D.E. Shaw Composite Fund
Drawbridge Special Opportunities
Guggenheim Opportunistic Investment Grade Securities Fund
Hildene Opportunities Fund
III Credit Opportunities Fund Seed Series
Millennium USA

Equity-only Strategies (10 Years) – $100m-$1bn
Brightline Capital Partners
Crawford Lake Onshore Partners
Financial Opportunity Fund
Horizon Growth Fund
Marlin Fund
Oceana Long Short Strategy
Stonepine Capital

Equity-only Strategies (10 Years) – $1bn and above
ECF Value Fund
Lakewood Capital Partners
Perceptive Life Sciences Fund
Polar Long/Short Fund
Senvest Partners
ZP Master Utility Fund

All Strategies (ex-Equity, 10 Years) – $100m-$1bn
Chicago Capital Management
KWK Partners
Midway Market Neutral Fund – Class B Offshore
MMCAP Fund
RiverNorth Capital Partners
SPM Structured Servicing Holdings Master Fund
Waterfall Victoria Fund

All Strategies (ex-Equity, 10 Years) – $1bn and above
D.E. Shaw Composite Fund
Drawbridge Special Opportunities
Element Capital Fund
FORT Global Futures Program
Graham Absolute Return
Hudson Bay Fund
Linden Capital
Millennium International Fund
Paloma Partners

New Fund of the Year
Adam Macro Strategy II
Azora Master Fund
Bain Capital Public Equity Global Industrials Fund
Bienville Argentina Opportunities Fund 2.0
Brevan Howard Securitized Products Master Fund
GoldenTree Emerging Markets Fund
Sabrepoint Capital Partners
Shrewsbury River Capital CMBS Event-Driven Fund

Management Firm of the Year
AQR Capital Management
Citadel
D.E. Shaw & Co.
Renaissance Technologies

Fund of the Year
Nominees to be announced on the night