Categories and Criteria

We can only be the pre-eminent industry awards by engaging with the industry. That’s why we have developed this year’s categories in consultation with leading firms to ensure they reflect the fast-moving nature of the sector.

Show us what you've got

If you’re a hedge fund, CTA or FoHF with a track record of outstanding returns and excellent performance and growth over the past 12 months, then there's a category for you to enter.

Your fund must have its management team based in the US, the judges will need to see monthly performance data in USD for your share class, the minimum AUM is set at $25million as of June 2022 (some categories require more), and the minimum track record is 12 months of monthly performance data (but some categories require 3 to 5 years).

Categories

Credit

Credit long-term performance (5 years)**
Credit long/short - over $500m**
Credit long/short - under $500m**
Credit - distressed over $500m**
Credit - distressed under $500m**
Credit - relative value over $500m**
Credit - relative value under $500m**
Credit - newcomer**

CTA/Managed futures

Managed futures (CTA) long-term performance (5 years)
Managed futures (CTA) 
Managed futures - newcomer
Quantitative strategy over $1bn
Quantitative strategy under $bn

Event-driven

Event-driven over $1bn
Event-driven under $1bn
Best merger arbitrage

Equity

Global equity long-term performance (5 years)
Global equity over $1bn
Global equity under $1bn
Equity - newcomer
Sector specialist
Hybrid / crossover strategy (public and private equities)

FoHF

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

Macro

Global macro over $1bn*
Global macro under $1bn*
Macro long-term performance (5 years)*
Macro - newcomer*

Multi-strat

Multi-strategy over $1bn***
Multi-strategy under $1bn***
Multi-strategy long-term performance (5 years)***

Other

Alternative risk premia
Best 40 Act fund
Best digital assets fund
Commodities fund
ESG fund
Volatility fund
Emerging market fund

Nomination-only categories

Billion Dollar Fund
Management firm of the year
Outstanding achievement

*Discretionary global macro funds only
**Open-ended funds only with at least quarterly redeemable share classes
***Open to funds trading multiple distinct hedge fund strategies. Excludes multi-manager/FoHF products.

Entry criteria

1. Inclusion:

The Awards are open to all US hedge fund, fund of funds, and CTA firms. A link to the entry form will be sent to all eligible managers and contacts on the HFM database. Other interested managers can access the online entry form via this website. Funds interested in participating in the awards programme must submit all information via the official With Intelligence HFM US Performance Awards 2022 Online Entry Form.

Please note that all funds must have submitted a completed entry form to be considered for the awards; incomplete information might lead to disqualification from the entry process. Please note that the “Management firm of the year”, “Best billion dollar fund”, and “Outstanding achievement” categories are not open to entries. The shortlist for these categories will be compiled by a panel of industry experts.

2. Criteria:

Any fund satisfying the following criteria is eligible for the With Intelligence HFM US Performance Awards 2022:

» Base of operations: Funds must have their management/advisory company or team based in the US.

» Share class: Funds must submit monthly performance data for their USD share class. If unavailable, EUR share class data will be accepted and HFM will convert it to USD.

» Assets under management: Funds submitting for all categories (apart from newcomer and fund of hedge funds categories) must have a minimum of $25m in AuM as of June 2022. Funds submitting for newcomer categories must have a minimum of $10m in AuM as of June 2022. Funds submitting for funds of hedge funds categories must have a minimum of $50m in AuM as of June 2022.

» Track record: Funds entering any of the categories except newcomer, ESG, best digital assets and alternative risk premia must submit a 3-year track record of monthly performance data through May 2022. Funds entering the newcomer categories must have a track record of monthly performance data of at least 12 months and less than 36 months (that is between 12 and 35 months) through June 2022. Funds entering the ESG, best digital assets and alternative risk premia categories must have a track record of monthly performance data of at least 12 months through June 2022. Funds entering the long-term performance (5 years) categories must submit a 5-year track record of monthly performance data through June 2022.

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