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BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.
In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy. Active in the real economy for over 150 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 147,000 members of staff in 67 countries and supports on a daily basis 31 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions. The Group is built on three complementary core businesses:
French Retail Banking, which encompasses the Societe Generale, Crédit du Nord and Boursorama brands. Each offers a full range of financial services with omnichannel products at the cutting edge of digital innovation; International Retail Banking, Insurance and Financial Services to Corporates, with networks in Africa, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and specialised businesses that are leaders in their markets; Global Banking and Investor Solutions, which offers recognised expertise, key international locations and integrated solutions.
Societe Generale is included in the principal socially responsible investment indices: DJSI (World and Europe), FTSE4Good (Global and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (World, Europe and Eurozone), four of the STOXX ESG Leaders indices, and the MSCI Low Carbon Leaders Index. For more information, you can follow us on twitter @societegenerale or visit our website www.societegenerale.com
RFA is an award-winning technology partner and has been working for over 700 clients in the financial services sector for almost 30 years. With a focus on excellent service we are long term, trusted advisors to our discerning, highly regulated client base.
With global operations in the US, a new office in Luxembourg, EMEA headquarters in London’s Mayfair and two data centres in the UK (ISO27001 and SSAE16/Type II), RFA is ideally placed to support businesses with a range of financial cloud, managed services and global support services, cybersecurity, compliance and RegTech solutions, project management and delivery, unified communications and mobile solutions.
Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. Our strategy builds on Credit Suisse's core strengths: its position as a leading wealth manager, its specialist investment banking capabilities and its strong presence in our home market of Switzerland. We seek to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on both the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets, while also serving key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland. Credit Suisse employs approximately 45‘560 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse AG's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.
ABN AMRO Clearing is recognised as a leading provider for integrated solutions in the domain of execution, clearing, custody, financing and risk management across asset classes, on a wide range of markets globally. Part of ABN AMRO Group, ABN AMRO Clearing has 11 offices globally employing more than 800 staff. ABN AMRO Clearing services clients on 160+ exchanges, MTFs and FX liquidity centres and consistently ranks as a top 3 clearer in most time zones. We consistently rank amongst the top 2 clearing firm on most relevant derivatives exchanges globally. ABN AMRO Clearing offers an integrated approach to global transaction processing, risk management and processes over 16 million trades per day.
The ABN AMRO Prime service offering is extremely well fit to service hedge funds that apply strategies in multiple asset classes based on CTA/Managed Futures; Relative Value Arbitrage, volatility and long/short positions. Our innovative services include synthetic products and Risk Management of the investment portfolio based on correlation between asset classes. Investment firms particularly value our sound balance sheet, a high level of asset protection and operational excellence
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our own two home markets of the UK and the US.
With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 80,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. For Further information about Barclays, please visit our website www.home.barclays.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
We report our activities in the following four business segments:
We provide a broad range of investment banking services to a diverse group of corporations, financial institutions, investment funds and governments. Services include strategic advisory assignments with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, spin-offs and risk management, and debt and equity underwriting of public offerings and private placements, including local and cross-border transactions and acquisition financing, as well as derivative transactions directly related to these activities.
INSTITUTIONAL CLIENT SERVICES
We facilitate client transactions and make markets in fixed income, equity, currency and commodity products, primarily with institutional clients such as corporations, financial institutions, investment funds and governments. We also make markets in and clear client transactions on major stock, options and futures exchanges worldwide and provide financing, securities lending and other prime brokerage services to institutional clients.
INVESTING & LENDING
We invest in and originate loans to provide financing to clients. These investments and loans are typically longer-term in nature. We make investments, some of which are consolidated, directly and indirectly through funds and separate accounts that we manage, in debt securities and loans, public and private equity securities, and real estate entities.
We provide investment management services and offer investment products (primarily through separately managed accounts and commingled vehicles, such as mutual funds and private investment funds) across all major asset classes to a diverse set of institutional and individual clients. We also offer wealth advisory services, including portfolio management and financial counseling, and brokerage and other transaction services to high-net-worth individuals and families.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
SEB is a Northern European banking group, working with companies, institutions and private individuals. We have a 160-year history and strong franchise in investment banking and asset management.
With over 30 years’ experience with leading European and US hedge funds, SEB is one of the largest equity prime brokers in Europe and the leading provider of equity finance products for hedge funds in the Nordic market. SEB is the top equity broker in the Nordic region as well as the region’s number one provider within research, structured products, prime brokerage, equity finance and custody.
As an SEB client, you will have access to all SEB’s trading desks covering Equities, Futures, Fixed Income and FX as well as Direct Market Access to more than 40 global equity and futures markets. The Prime Brokerage platform consolidates all transactions and all accounts. Client’s assets are posted on segregated accounts which minimises credit risk on SEB.
With AuM of SEK 1,838 billion, SEB is one of the largest asset managers in Northern Europe. As of 30 June 2018, SEB had total assets of SEK 2,818 billion
GPP is a full service prime broker, a high touch alternative to the bulge bracket traditional prime brokers, partnering with hedge funds, asset managers, proprietary trading firms, financial intermediaries, broker-dealers and banks at all stages of their life cycle.
Our award-winning services are created with scalable solutions and a flexible approach. We offer trade execution, margin financing, securities lending, risk management and reporting with clearing and custody services, which can all be customised to suit funds of different sizes and strategies. Services are integrated into our web-based technology platform, providing you with access and control when you need it. This state-of-the art technology combined with our institutional strength operational infrastructure and focus on tailored client service enables us to fully support your business for growth.
You can access global financial markets via our multi-asset class trading platform, which provides trade execution, margin financing, securities lending, clearing and custody services. We currently cover over 50 markets across all time zones, with 24/5 market support from our offices in London, Hong Kong and Cape Town.
U.S. Bank Global Fund Services (Ireland) Limited (formerly Quintillion Limited), an affiliate of U.S. Bank Global Fund Services, is our fund administration unit based in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC). Our experienced accounting and investor services professionals, coupled with leading technologies, allow us to deliver superior fund administration solutions. Our client-centric model helps ensure that from our experienced senior management to your dedicated daily contact, our organisation is aligned with your needs to streamline operations and promote your ongoing success
U.S. Bank Global Fund Services was established in 1969 to serve the unique needs of registered and unregistered products and we’ve been providing solutions to support a variety of global investment strategies and products, including mutual funds, alternative investments and exchange traded funds. For more information about our comprehensive suite of services, visit www.usbank.com/globalfundservices.
LONG TERM PERFORMANCE (5 years) – EQUITY STRATEGIES
·Marshall Wace - MW Market Neutral TOPS
·Rhenman Healthcare Equity Long/Short
LONG TERM PERFORMANCE (5 years) – MACRO, FIXED INCOME & RELATIVE VALUE
·Barak Structured Trade Finance
·Blue Diamond Non-Directional
·Clareant Structured Credit Opportunity
·Cheyne Total Return Credit
·John Street Vantage Strategy
·Northlander Commodity Advisors
LONG TERM PERFORMANCE (10 years) – EQUITY STRATEGIES
·Ennismore European Smaller Companies
·Lansdowne Developed Markets Strategic Investment
·Marshall Wace - MW Eureka
·Marshall Wace - MW Market Neutral TOPS
·OCCO Eastern European
LONG TERM PERFORMANCE (10 years) – MACRO, FIXED INCOME & RELATIVE VALUE
·BlackRock Fixed Income Global Alpha
·Boussard & Gavaudan
·CQS Directional Opportunities
·Numen Credit Opportunities
·Observatory Credit Markets
MANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEAR
Nominees to be announced next month
The EuroHedge Awards aim to highlight the best risk-adjusted performers in the European hedge fund industry in 2018 across a range of categories, with nominations and awards being based on a combination of Sharpe ratios and absolute returns.
The nominations and eventual winners are decided by an entirely quantitative process, which aims to reflect the two primary aims of hedge funds – to manage volatility and to deliver positive returns for investors.
Nominations for the individual strategy categories are based on 12-month performance numbers from January 2018 to the end of December 2018. Nominations for the Long Term Performance awards are based on a five-year period from January 2014 to December 2018, and on a 10-year period from January 2009 to December 2018.
There are also awards for New Fund of the Year – covering those funds that were launched between July 2017 and June 2018, with a trading history of between seven and 18 months.
In addition, there are awards for the Management Firm of the Year – based on the one-year performance across a firm’s various funds – and for the overall Fund of the Year.
For the one-year award categories, the minimum fund asset level required to qualify for nominations is $100 million – with nominations being based primarily on Sharpe ratios over the 12-month period.
The winners are those funds that meet the relevant criteria and which achieve the highest returns among the nominated funds – so long as they are also within 25% of the best Sharpe ratios within their nominated peer groups.
To qualify for nominations, funds must achieve annualised returns higher than the median returns for their peer groups – and they must also be within 10% of their high water marks that were set before the start of the performance period under review.
For the New Fund and Emerging Manager & Smaller Fund awards, the minimum asset threshold is set at a lower level – while the minimum asset level for the Long Term Performance awards is $500 million.
For the Long Term Performance, New Fund, Emerging Manager & Smaller Fund, Management Firm and Fund of the Year awards – all of which include funds and firms operating across different strategy areas – nominees and winners are judged on additional comparative criteria as well as absolute returns and Sharpe ratios.
For the Fund of the Year award, we will take into account the qualifying winners in other categories – as well as other funds with exceptional performance which may have missed out on individual strategy awards by being narrowly outside the range on Sharpe Ratio.
Nominations for the Fund of the Year award will not be announced until the evening of the event itself.
To be included in the nomination process, funds must appear in the EuroHedge Database. All funds that wish to be considered for nomination must be submitted to the database by Friday 7 December 2018.
To check that your fund is eligible for nomination, please contact Amy Wilcockson or Siobhan Hallissey: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 207 832 6680 or +44 (0) 207 832 6677.
The EuroHedge Awards 2018 will take place on Thursday, 24 January 2019 at the Grosvenor House, London.
18:30 Welcome drinks reception 19:15 Dinner and awards 22:30 After party 01:30 Close of the event
Grosvenor House 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair London W1K 7TN
Map and directions to venue
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