Ensuring excellence is rewarded

The judging process was designed to be rigorous and thorough to ensure all entries receive full consideration and that excellence in each of the categories is truly rewarded. A diverse panel of leading hedge fund COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs made up the judging panel. The judges were split into groups depending on their specialist expertise.

To add further scrutiny to the process we invited shortlisted firms for selected award categories to attend face-face judging sessions where they pitched their entries to a selection of the judging panel.

Our Judging Panel Includes



Alexander Baker
CTO
Orchard Group
Bruce Berger
COO/CFO
Atlantic Investment Management
Chris Hughes
COO
Axonic Capital
Derek Backofen
CCO and Head of Operations
MKP Capital
Greg Scarffe
COO
Broad Bay Capital Management
Michael Fastert
COO and CLO
TIG Advisors
Michael Ardisson
President & COO
Medalist Partners
Nitin Sapru
Partner and CFO
Saba Capital
Phillip Chapple
COO
Monterone Partners
Rick Sharma
Chief Legal Officer
Bridgewater Associates
Rory Cohen
General Counsel
Varadero Capital, L.P.
Sam Livingstone
Head of Data Science
Jupiter Asset Management
Simon Bowie-Britton
CTO
Trium Capital LLP
Thomas DeVita
CFO
MKP Capital
Xavier Danaux