Criteria

The With Intelligence HFM Asian Performance Awards shine a light on the industry's star risk-adjusted performers in 2022, across a range of categories.

Nominees and winners are determined objectively, using a combination of Sharpe ratios and absolute returns. This quantitative approach makes us the only awards to reflect the two primary aims of hedge funds – to manage volatility, and to deliver positive returns for investors. 

To be included in the nomination process, funds must list their data on the HFM Database and have updated their figures for the performance period. All funds that wish to be considered for the final round of nominations, must have updated their August performance data by 28 September 2022.

The awards will release three rounds of nominations in August, September, and October, with the final shortlist being confirmed after the final October nominations’.

To list your fund complete this form and return to Hafsa Ali at hafsa.ali@withintelligence.com.

New for 2022 - Long Term Performance Judging

For the With Intelligence HFM Asian Performance Awards 2022 we will be enlisting the expertise of several industry investors to help determine the winners of our Long Term Performance categories.

The nominations for these categories will be announced in the second round of nominations and will be based on a performance period of Sept 2019 – August 2022 for the 3 Year category and September 2017 – August 2022 for the 5 Year category.


Criteria in detail

The With Intelligence HFM Asian Performance Awards are judged on a long-established methodology focusing on the risk-adjusted performance of funds, with our aim being to let the numbers do the talking.

The shortlisted funds and eventual winners are decided by a quantitative process, which aims to recognise the two primary aims of hedge funds – to manage volatility and to deliver positive returns for investors.

The full 12-month period for the Awards runs from September 2021 to the end of August 2022. For the one-year strategy categories, the minimum asset levels required to qualify for nominations remains $50m – with nominations being based on outright returns and Sharpe ratios over the 12-month judging period between.

To qualify for consideration, funds must also achieve annualised returns higher than the median returns for their peer groups and they must be within 10% of their high-water marks that were set before the start of the 12-month period under review.

The winners in the main strategy categories will be those funds which meet the relevant criteria and which achieve the highest returns – so long as they are within 25% of the best Sharpe ratios within their nominated peer groups.

For the New Fund, Management Firm and Fund of the Year awards – which include funds and firms operating across different strategy areas – funds are judged on additional comparative criteria as well as absolute returns and Sharpe ratios.

To be included in the nomination process, funds must list their data on the HFM Database and have updated their figures for the performance period. All funds that wish to be considered for the final round of nominations, must have updated their August performance data by 28 September 2022.

The awards will release three rounds of nominations in August, September, and October, with the final shortlist being confirmed after the final October nominations’.

2021 categories included:

Emerging Manager / Smaller Fund (US10M – US$50M) 

Fund of Hedge Funds

UCITS

Managed Futures, Commodities and FX

3 Years – Sept 2018 – Aug 2021 (Over US$250M)

5 Years- Sept 2016- Jul 2021 (Over US$500M)

Asia including Japan

Chinese Equity - Under US$250M

Chinese Equity – Over US$250M

Single Country

Australian Equity

Indian Equity

Japanese Equity

Asia ex Japan – Under US$500M

Asia ex Japan – Over US$500M

Specialist Finance & Credit

Arbitrage (Relative Value / Quant & Market Neutral)

Event Driven

Fixed Income, High Yield & Distressed

Global Equity - Under US$250M

Global Equity – Over US$250M

Macro – Under US$500M

Macro - Over US$500M

Multi Strategy

New Fund of the Year

Management Firm of the Year

Submit your data

List your fund on our database to be considered for shortlisting. Simply download the 'Fund Listing Template' and return the completed file to Hafsa Ali.


Nomination Inquiries
Hafsa Ali
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