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Hedge Funds Rock rocks again


The Australian Alternative Investment Awards, held in conjunction with the Hedge Funds Rock charity fundraiser, will be proceed in-person this year after last year’s deferral to Covid-19 restrictions.

The awards, which recognise the best alternative investment funds and asset managers in the Australian funds management industry, have a new addition in the form of the best specialist ESG fund, and will be held at the annual Hedge Funds Rock charity fundraising event on December 10 at the Sydney Hilton.

“After holding a successful virtual event in the depths of COVID in 2020, we are naturally delighted to be able to hold HFR and the Awards as a live event this year,” said Kim Ivey, Australian Future Foundation Chairman and HFR co-founder. “It is the 20th year anniversary of HFR and we are planning a very special occasion.”

“I’d like to thank all the Award sponsors for their continued support of the Australian alternative investment industry and for everyone’s support of the Foundation’s work with a growing list of Australian charities. The charities, the awards, the great manager  videos, and the comradery…all make for a hugely enjoyable night.”

The 2021 Australian Alternative Investment Award nominees are:

Best Emerging Manager

•             To Be Announced on the night

Best Long Short Equity Fund

  • •             Alceon High Conviction Absolute Return Fund

    •       L1 Capital Long Short Fund

    •             Monash Absolute Investment Fund

    Best Market Neutral Fund

    •             Karara Market Neutral Plus Fund Series 1

    •             Perpetual Pure Equity Alpha Fund

    •             Regal Tasman Market Neutral Fund

    Best Global Macro & Managed Futures Fund

    •             BMO Pyrford Global Absolute Return Fund

    •             Janus Henderson Dynamic Trend Fund

    •             JPMorgan Global Macro Opportunities Fund

    Best Multi Strategy Fund

    •             Legg Mason Tactical Allocation Trust

    •             Partners Group Global Multi Asset Fund

    •             PineBridge Global Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund

    Best Alternative Fixed Income & Credit Fund

    •             Alexander Credit Opportunities Fund

    •             Perpetual Wholesale Dynamic Fixed Income Fund

    •             Tribeca Vanda Asia Credit Fund

    Best Private Debt Fund

    •             Manning Private Debt Fund

    •             Metrics Credit – Secured Private Debt Fund I

    •             Revolution Private Debt Fund

    Best Specialist ESG Fund

    •             Acadian Wholesale Sustainable Global Equity Fund

    •             Impax Sustainable Leaders

    •             Stewart Investors Worldwide Sustainability Fund

    Best Global Manager Operating in Australia

    •             Blackrock Investment Management

    •             Neuberger Berman

    •             Partners Group

    Best Investor Supporting Australian Alternative Managers

    •             Ironbark Asset Management

    •             Morrows

    •             Pinnacle Investment Management

    Best Listed Alternatives Investment Product

    •             Bailador Technology Investments

    •             L1 Long Short Fund

    •             WAM Alternative Assets

    Contribution to the Industry Award

    •             To be announced on the night

    Best Alternative Investment Manager of the Year

    •             To Be Announced on the night

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