We are pleased to inform you that Welton’s Global Quantitative Equity Portfolio (QEP) won “Newcomer – Equity”* at HFMWeek’s US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2016. Welton’s selection was announced at HFMWeek’s Awards ceremony at the Cipriani Hotel in New York on October 20th. Full list of winners available here.
Welton’s Global Directional Portfolio (GDP) was nominated for two additional awards, “Fund of the Year Under $1 Bil” and “Managed Futures (CTA) Under $1 Bil.”
*To be considered for the HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Awards, 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. From the manager applications submitted, eight finalist are selected by the organizer for each category. Selection as a finalist is based on the criteria and process set forth below by the organizer and may not reflect the opinions of all investors and industry experts. Past consideration for such an award is not necessarily indicative of future qualifications.
The HFM US Hedge Fund Performance Awards 2016 were open to US and Canadian based managers who met a minimum criteria around Base of Operations, Strategy, Assets Under Management, and Track Record. Upon fulfilling the minimum requirements, fund managers were judged by a panel of representatives from HFM, leading institutional and private investors and industry experts. Each member of the judging panel will have an equal vote in choosing the winners in each category. Decisions should be unanimous, but a majority will suffice. Judging decisions will be based on performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.