The With Intelligence HFM US Performance Awards are judged by a panel made up of leading institutional and private investors and investment consultants.
Judges focus on absolute performance as well as standard deviation of returns and outperformance of the relevant With Intelligence benchmark index. They also take into consideration the relative AuM, 1, 3 and 5-year track-records, nature of the investment strategy, other supporting materials and professional knowledge they have about shortlisted funds to come to their decisions.
This methodology aims to reflect how institutional investors assess hedge fund performance in their allocation decisions in the real world.
The judges and HFM staff have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories that they believe to be more suitable, or to disqualify entries.
Each member of the judging panel has an equal weight in choosing the winners in each category they are assigned.
All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to ensure that information about entries and the final winners remain confidential.