17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards

Jun 27th 2019
Mandarin Oriental
New York City

Institutional Investor's 17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards recognizes the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, corporate funds, public funds, sovereign funds and rising stars that stood out for their performance innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry in the past year.

Award nominees will be honored and winners announced and awarded at a dinner and ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Last year's event hosted more than 450 industry leaders.

We hope you'll be a part of this year's night of networking and celebration!


After Reception Sponsor


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Wine Sponsor


Corbin Advisors

Cocktail Sponsor


IHS Markit

Dessert Sponsor


The Nuvo Group

Table Sponsor



Award Categories

Hedge Fund Allocator Awards

Corporate/Insurance Plan of the Year
Endowment of the Year
Family Office of the Year
Foundation of the Year
Health Care System of the Year
Outsourced Investor of the Year
Public Plan of the Year, Large ($15 billion or more in assets)
Public Plan of the Year, Small (less than $15 billion in assets)
Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Year
Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year

Hedge Fund Management Awards

Institutional Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Bridgewater Associates
Millennium Management
Renaissance Technologies
Tiger Global Management
Two Sigma Investments

Emerging Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Darsana Capital Partners
EcoR1 Capital
Foxhaven Asset Management
Riposte Capital
Skye Global Management
SQN Investors

Equity-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Cadian Capital Management
Darsana Capital Partners
Deerfield Management
Falcon Edge Capital
Jericho Capital Asset Management
Tiger Global Management

Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Drawbridge Special Opportunities (Fortress)
Ellington Management Group
Hildene Capital Management
Mudrick Capital Management
Selwood Asset Management
Waterfall Asset Management

Multistrategy Hedge Fund of the Year

D. E. Shaw & Co.
Millennium Management
Paloma Partners
Schonfeld Securities
Tilden Park Capital Management

Activist Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

P. Schoenfeld Asset Management
P2 Capital Partners
Starboard Value
TCI Fund Management
Trian Fund Management
ValueAct Capital

Event-Driven Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

EJF Capital
Elliott Management
Omni Partners
Starboard Value
Taconic Capital

Macro Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Autonomy Capital
Brevan Howard Capital Management
Bridgewater Associates
Caxton Associates
Element Capital Management
Tudor Investment Corp.

Quantitative Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Campbell & Co.
Paloma Partners
PDT Partners
QMS Capital Management
Renaissance Technologies
Two Sigma Investments

Liquid Alternative Fund of the Year

BlackRock Tactical Opportunities Fund
Calamos Market Neutral Income A
Camelot Event-Driven Fund
Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund
Dreyfus Global Real Return I
GMO Special Opportunities VI


Rising Stars of Hedge Funds
Manager Lifetime Achievement Award
Allocator Lifetime Achievement Award


Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor selects award nominees based on how strongly candidates — both those put forward via the call for nominations and those independently identified by the editorial staff — meet the criteria for their respective categories. Once the nominees are publicly announced, the group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. Hedge fund managers are invited to vote for the allocator nominees. Institutional Investor's editorial staff analyzes the results of the voting to determine the winners, who are announced at the annual awards dinner and ceremony, to be held this year at the Mandarin Oriental in NYC.

Please direct questions regarding the nomination and award selection process to hedgefundawards@institutionalinvestor.com.


Mandarin Oriental

80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street 
New York, NY 10023 

Offering a bird's eye view of the city, Mandarin Oriental, New York is a luxury hotel with a Five-Star difference. Enjoying a stunning setting and beautiful views of Manhattan, Mandarin Oriental offers the ultimate in service, comfort and style.

Contact Us

Award Winners RSVP

Ursula Kizy

+1 212 224 3124

Sponsorship and Non-Winner Attendance

Patricia Bertucci

+1 212 224 3890

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