Award Categories and Criteria 2017

Long/short equity

  • Best return over 12 months provided Sharpe ratio is within 25% of the top Sharpe among the nominees.
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.

Market neutral and quantitative

  • Best return over 12 months provided Sharpe ratio is within 25% of the top Sharpe among the nominees
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.

Multi-strategy

  • Best return over 12 months provided Sharpe ratio is within 25% of the top Sharpe among the nominees
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.

Fixed income

  • Best return over 12 months provided Sharpe ratio is within 25% of the top Sharpe among the nominees
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.

Specialist

  • Best return over 12 months provided Sharpe ratio is within 25% of the top Sharpe among the nominees.
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.
  • In categories that combine different strategy areas, additional quantitative and qualitative criteria applied

Fund of hedge funds (multi-strategy)

  • Best return over 12 months provided Sharpe ratio is within 25% of the top Sharpe among the nominees
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.

Fund of hedge funds (fixed income)

  • Best return over 12 months provided Sharpe ratio is within 25% of the top Sharpe
    among the nominees
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.

Africa (long/absolute return)

  • Best return over 12 months provided Sharpe ratio is within 25% of the top Sharpe
    among the nominees
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.

Long-term awards :
Single manager
Fund of funds

  • Based on three-year performance (annualised):
  • Minimum asset criteria apply.

Best new fund

  • Nominations based on funds that have launched in the previous 18 months (12-23-month track record)
  • Award based on 12-month returns
  • No minimum asset requirement for nomination
  • In categories that combine different strategy areas, additional quantitative and  qualitative criteria applied

Fund of the year

  • Nominees announced on the night
  • In categories that combine different strategy areas, additional quantitative and
    qualitative criteria applied

Funds submitting their monthly returns to our database are automatically considered
for the awards.

New funds can submit data to data@hedgenewsafrica.com