2023 Winners

The winners of the HFM US Performance Awards 2023 were announced at the Gotham Hall, New York on November 1st. A total of 41 award titles were distributed to a high calibre of entrants, recognising exceptional talent across the hedge fund industry. A huge congratulations to all the winners.

2023 Winners
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Alternative risk premia

AQR Capital Management

AQR Diversifying Strategies Fund

Best 40 Act Fund

Ironwood Capital Management

Ironwood Institutional Multi-Strategy Fund

Best digital assets fund

GrandLine Technologies

GrandLine Technologies (Market-Neutral Aggregate)

Best merger arbitrage

TIG Advisors

TIG Arbitrage Enhanced

Commodities fund

Pinnacle Asset Management

Pinnacle Natural Resources

Credit - distressed over $500m

GoldenTree Asset Management

GoldenTree Master Fund Select

Credit - distressed under $500m

Wexford Capital

Wexford Credit Opportunities Fund

Credit - newcomer

Man Numeric (Part of Man Group)

Man Numeric Systematic Credit Long/Short

Credit - relative value over $500m

Context Capital Management

Context Partners Fund

Credit - relative value under $500m

Hudson Bay Capital

Hudson Bay Capital Structure Arbitrage Enhanced Fund

Credit long/short

Angelo Gordon

AG Corporate Credit Opportunities Fund

Credit long-term performance (5 years)

Millstreet Capital Management

Millstreet Credit Fund

Emerging markets fund

Sandglass Capital Advisors

Sandglass Opportunity Fund

Equity - newcomer

Taika Capital

Taika Capital Long Short Equity Fund

ESG fund

Welton Investment Partners

Welton ESG Advantage

Event-driven over $1bn

Glazer Capital

Glazer Enhanced Offshore Fund

Event-driven under $1bn

Sandglass Capital Advisors

Sandglass Opportunity Fund

Fund of hedge funds

Magnitude Capital

Magnitude International

Fund of hedge funds long-term performance (5 years)

Eagle's View Capital Management

Eagle's View Dedicated Fund

Fund of hedge funds specialist

Pinnacle Asset Management

Pinnacle Opportunity

Global equity long-term performance (5 years)

Citadel

Citadel Tactical Trading

Global equity over $1bn

Valley Forge Capital Management

Valley Forge Capital

Global equity under $1bn

Stone House Partners

SH Capital Partners

Global macro over $1bn

Citadel

Citadel Global Fixed Income Fund

Global macro under $1bn

Massar Capital Management

Massar Macro Commodity Fund

Macro long-term performance (5 years)

The D. E. Shaw Group

Oculus

Managed futures (CTA) long-term performance (5 years)

AQR Capital Management

AQR Alternative Trends Strategy

Managed futures (CTA) over $1bn

Campbell

Campbell Absolute Return Portoflio

Managed futures (CTA) under $1bn

NWOne

NWOne diversified strategy program

Multi-strategy long-term performance (5 years)

Millennium

Millennium USA

Multi-strategy over $1bn

Citadel

Citadel Wellington

Multi-strategy under $1bn

AQR Capital Management

AQR Apex Strategy

Quantitative strategy over $1bn

ROW Asset Management

ROW Diversified Fund

Quantitative strategy under $bn

Anacapa Advisors

Anacapa Advisors

Sector specialist

Janus Henderson Investors

Biotechnology Innovation Fund

US equity

Spitfire Capital

The Spitfire Fund

US equity long-term performance (5 years)

SG Capital Management

Teton Concentrated Fund

Volatility fund

Lattice Capital Management

Dynamic Alpha Fund

Billion Dollar Fund

Citadel

Citadel Wellington

Management firm of the year

Citadel

Outstanding achievement

GoldenTree Asset Management

Steven Tananbaum

Hybrid / crossover strategy (public and private equities)

RTW Master Fund

RTW Investments

2022 Winners
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Credit Long-Term Performance (5 Years)

Fortress Investment Group

Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund

Credit long/short - over $500m

Millstreet Capital Management

Millstreet Credit Fund

Credit long/short - under $500m

Ellington Management Group

Ellington Warlander Fund

Credit - distressed over $500m

Deer Park Road Management Company

STS Master Fund

Credit - distressed under $500m

Ellington Management Group

Ellington Warlander Fund

Credit - relative value over $500m

Saba Capital Management

Saba Capital Master Fund

Credit - relative value under $500m

AIP Asset Management

AIP Convertible Private Debt Fund

Credit - newcomer

Arena Investors

Arena Special Opportunities Partners I

Managed futures (CTA) long-term performance (5 years)

Quest Partners

AlphaQuest Original (AQO)

Managed futures (CTA) over $1bn

AlphaSimplex

AlphaSimplex Managed Futures Strategy Fund

Managed futures (CTA) under $1bn

Drury Capital

Drury Diversified Trend-Following Program

Managed futures - newcomer

Rosetta Analytics

RL One

Quantitative strategy over $1bn

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

Schonfeld Strategic Partners Fund

Quantitative strategy under $1bn

ReSolve Asset Management

ReSolve Evolution Multi-Strategy Futures Program

Event-driven over $1bn

NexPoint

NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund

Event-driven under $1bn

Caravel Capital Investments

Caravel Capital Fund

Best merger arbitrage

Twin Capital Management

Twin Securities

Global equity long-term performance (5 years)

Millennium Management

Millennium Management

Global equity over $1bn

Citadel

Citadel Tactical Trading

Global equity under $1bn

No Street Capital

Harvest Small Cap Partners

Sector specialist

Coast Capital

Coast Capital Engaged Fund

Equity - newcomer

Altema Asset Management

Altema Diversified Equity Market Neutral Fund

US equity long term performance (5 years)

Brightline Capital Management

Brightline Capital Partners

US equity

New Paradigm Capital Management

New Paradigm Fund

Fund of hedge funds

Pinnacle Asset Management

Pinnacle Opportunity

Fund of hedge funds long-term performance (5 years)

Magnitude Capital

Magnitude U.S. Partners

Fund of hedge funds specialist

Pinnacle Asset Management

Pinnacle Natural Resources

Global macro over $1bn

Haidar Capital Management

Haidar Jupiter

Global macro under $1bn

AQR Capital Management

AQR Global Macro Strategy

Macro long-term performance (5 years)

Massar Capital Management

Massar Macro Commodity

Macro newcomer

Eagle's View Contrarian Advisors

Eagle's View Contrarian Macro Fund

Multi-strategy over $1bn

The D. E. Shaw Group

D. E. Shaw Composite Fund

Multi-strategy under $1bn

Carlson Capital

Double Black Diamond

Multi-strategy long-term performance (5 years)

Hudson Bay Capital Management

Hudson Bay Fund LP and Hudson Bay International Fund

Alternative risk premia

Versor Investments

ARP Alternative Return Capture

Best 40 Act fund

Infinity Capital Partners

Infinity Core Alternative Fund

Best digital assets fund

Stylus Capital Partners

Stylus Capital Partners

Commodities fund

Statar Capital

Statar Capital

Volatility fund

One River Asset Management

One River Risk Responders Fund

Emerging markets fund

Sandglass Capital

Sandglass Opportunity Fund

ESG fund

Sigma Advanced Capital Management

Carbon Neutral Alpha Program (CNA)

Billion Dollar Fund

Bridgewater

Bridgewater Pure Alpha (18% Vol)

European Equity - under $500m

TIG Zebedee Focus Fund

Zebedee Capital Partners

2021 Winners
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Alternative risk premia

Axonic Systematic Arbitrage Funds

Axonic Capital

Best 40 Act Fund

Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund

Fred Alger Management

Best digital assets fund

Dunamis Trading Fund

Dunamis Trading Group

Best ESG fund

Welton ESG Advantage

Welton Investment Partners

Best options strategy

Dynamic Alpha Fund

Lattice Capital Management

Credit long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn

Van Hulzen Covered Call Strategy

Van Hulzen Asset Management

Credit long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn

Aristeia International

Aristeia Capital

Credit over $1bn

Millstreet Credit Fund

Millstreet Capital Management

Credit under $1bn

Context Partners Fund

Context Capital Management

Event driven over $1bn

AG Mortgage Value Partners

Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Event driven under $1bn

Aristeia International

Aristeia Capital

Fund of hedge funds - specialist

Hildene Opportunities Master Fund II

Hildene Capital Management

Fund of hedge funds long-term performance (5 years)

Millstreet Credit Fund

Millstreet Capital Management

Fund of hedge funds over $1bn

Hudson Bay Fund

Hudson Bay Capital Management

Fund of hedge funds under $1bn

DG Value Partners II

DG Capital

Global equity long-term performance (5 years)

The Optima Partners Focus Fund

Optima Asset Management

Global equity over $1bn

Ironwood Partners

Ironwood Capital Management

Global equity under $1bn

SkyBridge Multi-Adviser Hedge Fund Portfolios

SkyBridge Capital

Macro long-term performance (5 years)

Ironwood Institutional Multi-Strategy Fund

Ironwood Capital Management

Macro over $1bn

Equitas Evergreen Fund

Equitas Capital Advisors

Macro under $1bn

Pura Vida Master Fund

Pura Vida Master Fund

Managed futures (CTA) over $1bn

Senvest Master Fund

Senvest Management

Managed futures (CTA) under $1bn

Fourthstone Master Opportunity Fund

Fourthstone

Managed futures/CTA long-term performance (5 years)

Haidar Jupiter

Haidar Capital Management

Merger arbitrage

Citadel Global Fixed Income Fund

Citadel

Multi-strategy long-term performance (5 years)

Massar Macro Commodity Fund

Massar Capital Management

Multi-strategy over $1bn

Crabel Advanced Trend 1x

Crabel Capital Management

Multi-strategy under $1bn

Auspice Diversified

Auspice

Newcomer - equity

Drury Diversified Trend-Following Program

Drury Capital

Newcomer – macro

Glazer Enhanced Offshore Fund

Glazer Capital

Newcomer - managed futures

Millennium USA

Millennium Management

Credit - relative value under $500m

AIP Asset Management

AIP Convertible Private Debt Fund

Quantitative strategy under $1bn

D. E. Shaw Composite Fund

D. E. Shaw & Co.

Specialist equity

Ancora Merlin Fund

Ancora Alternatives

US equity long-term performance (5 years)

Magnetar Systematic Multi-Strategy Fund

Magnetar Capital

US equity over $1bn

Pro Cyclist Fund

Black Swift Group

Newcomer – macro

Mission Crest Macro Fund

Lighthouse Investment Partners

Newcomer - managed futures

Ridgedale MSP Partner Series

Ridgedale Advisors

Quantitative strategy over $1bn

Schonfeld Strategic Partners Fund

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors

Quantitative strategy under $1bn

Voloridge Trading Aggressive Fund

Voloridge Investment Management

Specialist equity

Magnetar Systematic Multi-Strategy Fund

Magnetar Capital

US equity over $1bn

Equinox Partners

Equinox Partners

2020 Winners
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Best 40 Act Fund

Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund

Fred Alger Management

Newcomer - equity

HITE Energy

HITE Hedge Asset Management

Specialist equity

Equinox Partners - Gold Mining Managed Accounts

Equinox Partners Asset Management

US equity under $1bn

Waterfront CP Enhanced Master Fund

Waterfront Capital Partners

US equity over $1bn

Millennium Partners

Millennium Partners

Global equity under $1bn

Aquilo Capital

Aquilo Capital Management

Global equity over $1bn

Citadel Tactical Trading

Citadel

Global Equity long-term performance (5 years)

Valley Forge Capital

Valley Forge Capital Management

US equity long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn

Valley Forge Capital

Valley Forge Capital Management

US equity long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn

Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund

Renaissance Technologies

Best options strategy

Infinity Q Volatility Alpha Fund

Infinity Q Capital Management

Credit under $1bn

Hudson Bay Cap Structure Arbitrage Enhanced Fund

Hudson Bay Capital Management

Credit over $1bn

Saba Capital Partners

Saba Capital Management

Credit long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn

Millstreet Credit Fund

Millstreet Capital Management

Credit long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn

Short Duration Fund

Brevet Capital

Merger arbitrage

NexPoint Merger Arbitrage Fund

NexPoint

Newcomer – macro

Abraham Fortress Fund

Abraham Trading Company

Macro under $1bn

Massar Macro Commodity

Massar Capital Management

Macro over $1bn

D. E. Shaw Oculus Fund

D. E. Shaw & Co

Macro long-term performance (5 years)

Haidar Jupiter

Haidar Capital Management

Newcomer managed futures (CTA)

Statera

Roe Capital

Managed futures (CTA) under $1bn

Revolution Alpha Program

Revolution Capital Management

Managed futures (CTA) over $1bn 

Crabel Multi-Product 1.5X

Crabel Capital Management

Managed futures/CTA long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn

Millburn Commodity Program

Millburn Ridgefield Corporation

Managed futures/CTA long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn

Crabel Multi-Product 1.5X

Crabel Capital Management

Newcomer – macro

Mission Crest Macro Fund

Lighthouse Investment Partners

Fund of hedge funds - specialist

Pinnacle Physicals & Financing Master Track II

Pinnacle Asset Management

Fund of hedge funds - multi-strategy under $1bn

Eagle's View Capital Partners

Lighthouse Investment Partners

Fund of hedge funds - multi-strategy over $1bn

Ironwood Capital Management

Ironwood Capital Management

Fund of hedge funds - long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn

Silver Creek Core Strategies

Lighthouse Investment Partners

Fund of hedge funds - long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn

Magnitude Institutional

Magnitude Capital

Event driven under $1bn

LIM Unleveraged Arbitrage Strategy

Longfellow Investment Management Co., LLC

Event driven over $1bn

Hudson Bay Fund

Hudson Bay Capital Management

Quantitative strategy under $1bn

One River Dynamic Convexity

One River Asset Management

Quantitative strategy over $1bn

Voloridge Trading Aggressive Fund

Voloridge Investment Management

Multi-strategy under $1bn

Janus Henderson Multi Strategy Fund

Janus Henderson Investors

Multi-strategy over $1bn

Voloridge Trading Aggressive Fund

Voloridge Investment Management

Multi-strategy long-term performance (5 years)

D. E. Shaw Composite Fund

D. E. Shaw & Co

2019 Winners
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Best 40 Act Fund


Rational/NuWave Enhanced Market Opportunity Fund

Best options strategy


Dynamic Alpha Fund

Best options strategy long-term performance (5 years)


Infinity Q Volatility Alpha Fund

Credit long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn


AG Mortgage Value Partners

Credit long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn


Hudson Cove Credit Opportunity Fund

Credit over $1bn


Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund

Credit under $1bn


Millstreet Credit Fund

Equity long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn


Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund

Equity long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn


Gondor Partners

Event driven over $1bn


GoldenTree Distressed Fund II

Event driven under $1bn


Hildene Opportunities Offshore Fund II

Fund of hedge funds - emerging managers


OmniQuest

Fund of hedge funds - long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn


Magnitude Institutional

Fund of hedge funds - long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn


Accumulus Fund

Fund of hedge funds - multi-strategy over $1bn


Ironwood Partners

Fund of hedge funds - multi-strategy under $1bn


Pinnacle Physicals & Financing Master, Track II

Fund of hedge funds - specialist


Private Advisors Hedged Equity Fund

Global equity over $1bn 


Citadel Global Equities Fund II

Global equity under $1bn


Highside Global Master Fund

Global equity long-term performance (5 years)


Chilton Flagship Long/Short Strategy

Macro long-term performance (5 years)


Haidar Jupiter Fund

Macro over $1bn


DE Shaw Oculus Fund

Macro under $1bn


Arrow Creek

Managed futures (CTA) over $1bn


Crabel Gemini 1.5X

Managed futures (CTA) under $1bn


Eagle Risk Allocation

Managed futures/CTA long-term performance (5 years) over $1bn


Campbell Managed Futures

Managed futures/CTA long-term performance (5 years) under $1bn


NuWave Combined Futures Portfolio

Merger arbitrage


Omni Event Fund (Ordinary Shares)

Multi-strategy over $1bn


Citadel Wellington

Multi-strategy under $1bn


Sculptor Enhanced Master Fund

Multi-strategy long-term performance (5 years)


Millennium USA

Newcomer - equity


Parplus Equity Master Fund

Newcomer – macro


Athanor Fund

Quantitative strategy over $1bn


Schonfeld Strategic Partners Fund

Quantitative strategy under $1bn


Campbell Absolute Return

Specialist equity


Pura Vida Fund One

US equity over $1bn


Crawford Lake Enhanced Onshore Fund

US equity under $1bn


MIG Master Fund

US newcomer FoHFs


Talson-Taylor Insurance Opportunities Series

Outstanding industry acheivement


TBC

Management Firm of the Year


Magnetar

2018 Winners
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Newcomer credit


Arena Special Opportunities Fund

Commodity fund


Cornerstone - Caritas Royalty Fund

40 Act Credit


Bramshill Income Performance Strategy

Credit - over $1bn


Angelo Gordon - AG Mortgage Value Partners

Credit - under $1bn


Axonic PG Structured Credit Fund

Credit - long-term over $1bn


Fortress - Drawbridge Special Opportunities

Credit - long-term under $1bn


Hudson Cove Credit Opportunity Fund

Newcomer equity


Black Swift Healthier Focus Fund

40 Act Equity


Cognios Market Neutral Large Cap Fund

US equity - over $1bn


Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund International

US equity - under $1bn


CAS Investment - Sosin Partners

US equity - long-term over $500m


Zimmer Partners - ZP Master Utility Fund

US equity - long-term under $500m


Fourthstone Master Opportunity Fund

Global equity - over $1bn


Citadel Global Equities Fund

Global equity - under $1bn


Valley Forge Capital

Global equity - long-term over $1bn


Senvest Partners

Global equity - long-term under $1bn


Apis Global Deep Value

Newcomer macro


Montrock48 Partners

Macro - over $1bn


Citadel Global Fixed Income Fund

Macro - under $1bn


Haidar Jupiter Fund

Macro - long-term over $1bn


Citadel Global Fixed Income Fund

Macro - long-term under $1bn


Welton Global

Newcomer CTA


Typhon Capital - Vulcan Metals Fund

40 Act Managed futures


361 Managed Futures Strategy Fund

Managed futures/CTA - over $1bn


Quest Partners - AlphaQuest Original Program

Managed futures/CTA - under $1bn


Global Sigma - AGSF

Managed futures/CTA - long-term over $1bn


Quest Partners - AlphaQuest Original Program

Managed futures/CTA - long-term under $1bn


Fort Global Diversified

Specialist equity


Burrage Capital Healthcare Fund

Merger arbitrage


TIG Arbitrage Enhanced

Event-driven - over $1bn


GoldenTree Distressed Debt II (2014)

Event-driven - under $1bn


Hildene Opportunities Offshore Fund II

Multi-strategy - over $1bn


Millennium USA

Multi-strategy - under $1bn


Guggenheim Alpha Segregated Fund

Quantitative - over $1bn


Schonfeld Strategic Partners Fund

Quantitative - under $1bn


J E Moody - JEM Commodity Relative Value Program 3X