HFM AsiaHedge Awards 2020: Winners Announced

12 November 2020 | Rewarding excellence in hedge fund performance across 21 categories

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The HFM AsiaHedge Awards are the most important and influential awards in the APAC hedge fund calendar, with the best performing funds all vying for industry-wide recognition and celebration.

The AsiaHedge Awards recognised Asia-Pacific managers that have generated the best risk-adjusted returns in their respective areas over the 12-month period from September 2019 to August 2020.

All winners were decided by a quantitative process, which aimed to recognise the two primary aims of hedge funds – to manage volatility and to deliver positive returns for their investors. The AsiaHedge Awards rely on an established methodology based on absolute and relative returns, Sharpe ratios and minimum asset levels.

Now in their 19th year, this year’s HFM AsiaHedge Awards took place virtually on 12 November to provide a platform to still reward those hedge funds leading the way in the sector at a time when face-to-face events are not possible.

Tom Duffell, Editor, HFM

"2020 will be a year that will be remembered for the devastating impact of the coronavirus outbreak among other extraordinary world events.

Spikes of volatility in Asian and global financial markets have occurred throughout the year as hedge funds in the region have done their best to stem losses and even take advantage of the dislocation.

Losses were relatively short-lived in Asia as hedge funds bounced back from early year losses, caused by a Covid-19 selloff, to post five months of consecutive gains from April to September. Inflows too have returned to Asia hedge funds, following waves of redemptions during the first half of 2020.

As the year draws to a close the market outlook is becoming more favourable for hedge funds, yet many pitfalls for hedge fund managers remain in place. 
Operations continue to be under pressure as most of the globe continues to work from home. Never has a hedge funds infrastructure been so important to remain cost-efficient and competitive. 

Congratulations to all the winners, as well as everyone who was nominated and best of luck for the year ahead."

2020 Winners

1 Year: Arbitrage & Market Neutral

Jinde Quantitative Fund
Jinde Asset Management

1 Year: Asia ex-Japan

Lake Bleu Prime Healthcare Fund
Lake Bleu Capital

1 Year: Asia inc Japan

Anatole Partners Enhanced Master Fund
Anatole Investment Management

1 Year: China Under $250m

CSV China Opportunities Fund
CSV Capital Management

1 Year: China Over $250m

Eastjade China Fund
EAM Investment Advisors

1 Year: Event-Driven

Zongyi Auspicious Global Opportunity Fund
Auspicious Capital Management

1 Year: Fixed Income, High Yield & Distressed

HKAM Global Fixed Income Fund
Hong Kong Asset Management

1 Year: Global Equity

Optimus Prime Fund
Optimus Prime Fund Management

1 Year: Japanese Equity

Simplex Fund Oyako
Simplex Asset Management

1 Year: Macro

Arete Macro Fund
Ocean Arete

1 Year: Managed Futures, Commodities and FX

Windrose Commodities
Windrose Investment Management

1 Year: Multi Strat Under $250m

Longchamp Absolute Return Unit Trust Fund

1 Year: Multi Strat Over $250m

Pinpoint Multi-Strategy Fund
Pinpoint Asset Management    

1 Year: Single Country

Regal Emerging Companies Fund III
Regal Funds Management

Emerging Managers – Smaller Fund $10-$50m

River Capital China Select Fund
River Capital

Five Years: $250M - $500M

PruLev Global Macro Fund
Swiss-Asia Financial Services

Five Years: Over $500M

Lake Bleu Prime Healthcare Fund
Lake Bleu Capital


Persistent Edge China Partners
Persistent Asset Management

New Fund of the Year

Regal Emerging Companies Fund III
Regal Funds Management

Management Firm

UG Investment Advisers

Fund of the year

Anatole Partners Enhanced Master Fund
Anatole Investment Management

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