The Absolute Ucits Awards are the only global industry awards to recognise and reward fund performance in the fast-growing $300bn plus Ucits sector.
31st July, 2018Entry Opening Date
30th October, 2018Entry Closing Date
30th October, 2018Awards Ceremony
WELCOME TO THE ABSOLUTE UCITS AWARDS 2018
The awards are judged on EuroHedge’s long-established methodology of focusing on the risk-adjusted performance of funds, with the aim of letting the numbers do the talking. The nominations and eventual winners are decided by an entirely quantitative process, which reflects the two key aims of hedge funds – to manage volatility and to deliver positive returns for investors.
This year the awards will be taking place on the 30th October at Plaisterers' Hall, London.
Fidentiis Tordesillas – European Financial Opportunities
Finisterre Unconstrained Emerging Market Fixed Income
Nordic Cross Stable Return
Rivage Equity Optimized Strategy
RWC Continental European Equity
Management Firm of the Year
BlueBay Asset Management
Pictet Asset Management
Fund of the Year
Nominees to be announced on the night
The UCITS Awards recognise excellence in risk-adjusted and absolute return performance by alternative UCITS hedge funds – judged over one-year and three-year time periods across a variety of investment strategies.
Nominations for the one-year awards are based on 12-month performance numbers from September 2017 to the end of August 2018. For the three-year awards, the performance period runs from September 2015 to August 2018 inclusive.
There is also an award for New Fund of the Year – covering those new alternative UCITS funds that were launched between March 2017 and February 2018, with a trading history of between seven and 18 months.
In addition there are awards for Management Firm of the Year – based on the one-year performance across a firm’s range of funds, and for which the minimum level of assets under management to qualify is $1 billion – and for the Fund of the Year, for which the minimum asset level is $250 million.
The UCITS Awards aim to highlight the best risk-adjusted performers in the UCITS hedge fund industry across a range of categories, with nominations and awards being based on a combination of Sharpe ratios and absolute returns.
The awards are judged on a long-established methodology focusing on the risk-adjusted performance of funds, with the aim being to let the numbers do the talking.
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.
For the one-year and three-year strategy 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 and 36-month periods.
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.
For the New Fund, Management Firm and Fund of the Year awards – 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.
One Year Awards:
European Equity (under $500m) · 1 Year
European Equity (over $500m) · 1 Year
Asian & Emerging Market Equity · 1 Year
Convertibles & Volatility · 1 Year
Credit & Fixed Income · 1 Year
Equity Market Neutral & Quant Strategies · 1 Year
Event Driven · 1 Year
Global Equity · 1 Year
Macro · 1 Year
Managed Futures · 1 Year
Multi Strategy · 1 Year
US Equity · 1 Year
Three Years Awards:
European Equity (under $500m) · 3 Years
European Equity (over $500m) · 3 Years
Asian & Emerging Market Equity · 3 Years
Credit & Fixed Income · 3 Years
Equity Market Neutral & Quant Strategies · 3 Years
Event Driven · 3 Years
Global Equity · 3 Years
Macro · 3 Years
Managed Futures · 3 Years
Multi Strategy · 3 Years
US Equity · 3 Years
New Fund of the Year
Management Firm of the Year
Fund of the Year
Absolute Ucits Awards 2018 will take place on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at the Plaisterers’ Hall, London..
19:00 Welcome drinks reception
20:00 Three course dinner
21:30 Awards ceremony
23:00 After Dinner drinks and networking
23:30 Close of the event
One London Wall
1 London Wall
Map and directions to venue
Sponsorship of the prestigious Absolute Ucits Awards in 2018 would enable you to positively position your brand at the epicentre of the $300bn Ucits sector, and give you direct access to the top table of the best and highest performing funds in the European market.
With household name firms like Schroder, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch already on the winners roster, the 2018 awards provide a unique occasion to be associated with some of the most influential decision-makers in the hedge fund market and to take advantage of the opportunity to create and develop long-term, high-value relationships with the people who matter most to your organisation.
Sponsors can choose to sponsor a range of different groups of categories; sponsoring a category brings the prestige of the category and winner to your organisation. All sponsors benefit from pre, during and post event promotion, giving our partners the highest level of visibility and association with this important and fast developing sector.
To find out more about sponsoring the awards, please contact: