Welton Trend Wins Best Trend-Follower at HFM’s US Quant Awards 2020
We are pleased to announce that our Welton Trend program won Best Trend-Follower at HFM’s US Quant Performance Awards 2020.
In addition, Welton Global made the shortlist for Best Systematic Macro Fund, while Welton Nexus made the shortlist for Best Quant Equity.
- Best Trend-Follower | (Welton Trend – Winner)
- Best Systematic Macro Fund | (Welton Global – Shortlist)
- Best Quant Equity | (Welton Nexus – Shortlist)
Encompassing the full breadth of CTA managed futures and quant hedge funds the HFM US Quant Performance Awards celebrated those firms outperforming their peers on February 26, at the Metropolitan Club, New York. The awards ceremony recognized winners across 15 categories as leading quant performers within the US.
* To be considered for the HFM US Quant Award, a manager must submit an application to the organizer regarding their firm and programs for review. There are no fees charged by the organizer for a manager to participate in the selection process. Firms entering the Trend-Follower category must submit with their application a minimum track record of 3 years ending with their October 2019 performance figures. Monthly performance data should be submitted for USD share classes.
Judges for the award are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and expertise. The judging panel comprises of leading institutional and private investors and specialist investment consultants. Each member of the panel will have an equal weight in choosing the winners in each category they are assigned. Judges will focus on absolute performance as well as outperformance of the relevant category benchmark and standard deviation of returns. They will also take into consideration the relative AuM, nature of the investment strategy, track-records, other supporting materials and professional knowledge they have about shortlisted funds to come to their decisions. The judges and HFM staff have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories that they think may be more suitable, or to disqualify entries. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep information about entries and the final winners confidential.