HEDGEPO Announces Winners Of The Investors Choice Awards 2015, EMEA

HEDGEPO Announces Winners Of The Investors Choice Awards 2015, EMEA

Hedgepo, the data platform for the investment management industry, has announced the winners of its Investors Choice Awards 2015 for the EMEA region.

AHL / Man Investments, City Financial and Ben Oldman Partners won the major awards of the night, being the Fund of the Year, UCITS Fund of the Year and the Emerging Fund of the Year, respectively. AHL / Man Investments in fact took two awards on the evening, also winning the Systematic Fund of the Year in the over $1Bn category.

For the second year running, the awards were announced by Karen Tso, anchor of CNBC Squawk Box. Karen kept the managers on their toes with a few surprise questions she had up her sleeve. Over 300 people, including over 150 investors, attended the sold out event, which was held at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

AHL / Man Investments won the Fund of The Year award with its AHL Diversified fund, while City Financial won the UCITS fund of the Year award with its City Financial Absolute Equity Fund. The Emerging Fund of The Year award was won by Ben Oldman Partners’ Special Situations Fund.

“The winners of the night were chosen by experienced investors, people who can evaluate funds on more than just performance, and this is what makes the awards special for the funds and fund managers” said David Tawil, co-founder of Hedgepo.

This year, award finalists are being honoured and the winners announced at three gala dinners in New York, London and Hong Kong.

The awards were judged by a distinguished panel of institutional investors in funds and they took into account a set of qualitative criteria covering the investment process, risk management framework and depth of research team, as well as a set of quantitative performance measures including annualized returns, volatility and maximum drawdown.

Industry luminaries attended and discussed market trends. Winton Capital’s CEO David Harding said “The Bull market in bonds was terrific for us, as was the bear market in oil” and Pierre Andurand, the founder of Andurand Capital Management, predicts that oil could drop to $30 in the near term. Among the judges were key members of the investment teams at the following firms:


Abbey CapitalAberdeen Asset ManagementABN Amro AdvisorsADAS GroupArbuthnot Latham & Co.


BOC / The Linde Group

Britvic plc

Canadian Medical Protective Association

Feri Trust GmbH

FQS Capital Partners



J. Safra Asset Management

Kairos Investment Management

Kingfisher Pension Scheme


Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

Qatar Foundation Endowment

Redi & Partners / Pairstech Capital Management

Religious Endowment


Spring Mountain Capital

Stenham Advisors


Tages Group

Thales Pension Scheme

The Pensions Trust

University of Glasgow

Ryan Kalish, co-founder of Hedgepo said, “With 1400+ funds piping their data to 700 institutional investors & family offices through Hedgepo, the portal provides the natural forum for the Investors Choice Awards judging to take place.”

Hedgepo is also a proud corporate partner of Action Medical Research, which is a beneficiary of the Investors Choice Awards 2015 Gala Dinner. Since 1952, the charity has saved and transformed children’s lives through funding important breakthroughs in medical research.

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, said “I am delighted to know that the Hedgepo Investors Choice Awards 2015 are supporting Action Medical Research. This will be a most valuable contribution to the work of the charity, and I hope it will be a very happy and successful occasion” Congratulations to all the shortlisted fund managers and award winners!


HEDGEPO Announces Winners Of The Investors Choice Awards 2015, EMEA