It is with great regret that due to the ongoing crisis surrounding the spread of COVID-19, Institutional Investor is cancelling our 18th Annual Hedge Funds Awards dinner originally scheduled for June 25th in New York City.
Instead, winners will be announced online at institutionalinvestor.com in mid-June, following our regular voting process.
However, rest assured: This is just a one-year hiatus.
It is our belief that the current crisis will catalyze a new generation of hedge fund managers, ones who excel at protecting client capital in such volatile times – and even some who, through dint of foresight and skill, create significant alpha.
We look forward to celebrating these managers, and the clients whose capital they manage, in 2021.
Institutional Investor's Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards recognizes the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, corporate funds, public funds, sovereign funds and rising stars that stood out for their performance innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry in the past year.
Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor selects award nominees based on how strongly candidates — both those put forward via the call for nominations and those independently identified by the editorial staff — meet the criteria for their respective categories. Once the nominees are publicly announced, the group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. Hedge fund managers are invited to vote for the allocator nominees. Institutional Investor's editorial staff analyzes the results of the voting to determine the winners, who will be announced online in mid June.