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HedgeWorld announces 2013 hedge fund award winners
By Chris Clair
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This year, HedgeWorld sought to compile a list of the top performing hedge funds by strategy for 2013. The award winning funds were selected from among the 6,300 active hedge funds and funds of funds that report to the Lipper Hedge Fund Database. In its evaluation, HedgeWorld looked at the sample Sharpe ratios of U.S.-based funds for the 12-month period ending Dec. 31, 2013.

The top-performing funds in each of 11 categories were identified and the winners notified. Thanks to Jordi Visser, CIO at Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, and Richard Learner, Portfolio Manager for the DigiLog Global Equity LP fund, for coming to HedgeWorld East 2014 to discuss their funds and the funds' performance.

Following are the top funds of 2013 based on risk-adjusted performance by sample Sharpe ratio. Assets under management figures are as of Dec. 31, 2013.

CONVERTIBLE ARBITRAGE
Whitebox Concentrated Convert Arbitrage Fund LP
Whitebox Advisors LLC, Minneapolis, MN
Sharpe Ratio: 1.12 | AUM: $339.5 million

DEDICATED SHORT BIAS
Edgewood Partners LP
Sunnymeath Asset Management Inc, Red Bank, NJ
Sharpe Ratio: 0.82 | AUM: $13.1 million

EMERGING MARKETS (PURE)
Frontaura Global Frontier LLC
Frontaura Capital LLC, Chicago, IL
Sharpe Ratio: 0.83 | AUM: $167.0 million

EQUITY MARKET NEUTRAL
DigiLog Global Equity LP
Global Equity LLC, Chicago, IL
Sharpe Ratio: 1.08 | AUM: $115.1 million

EVENT DRIVEN
Hildene Opportunities II LP
Hildene Capital Management LLC, New York, NY
Sharpe Ratio:2.54 | AUM: $262.4 million

FIXED INCOME ARBITRAGE
Whitebox Credit Arbitrage Fund LP
Whitebox Advisors LLC, Minneapolis, MN
Sharpe Ratio: 1.39 | AUM: $323.4 million

FUND OF FUNDS
Morrocroft Special Opportunity Fund I
Gorelick Brothers Capital LLC, Charlotte, NC
Sharpe Ratio: 2.01 | AUM: $19.5 million

GLOBAL MACRO MLM
Macro-Peak Partners LP
Mount Lucas Management Corporation, Princeton, NJ
Sharpe Ratio: 0.71 | AUM: $191.3 million

LONG/SHORT EQUITY
Saracen Total Return Onshore Income
Sacaren Capital LP, Houston, TX
Sharpe Ratio: 2.12 | AUM: $8.5 million

MANAGED FUTURES
Tlaloc Capital + Grain Program
Tlaloc Capital LLC, Houston, TX
Sharpe Ratio: 1.11 | AUM: $46.3 million

MULTI-STRATEGY
Weiss Multi-Strategy Partners II
LLC Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers LLC, New York, NY
Sharpe Ratio: 2.54 | AUM: $32.0 million

HedgeWorld congratulates the winners. For any questions about the HedgeWorld Awards, please contact Chris Clair, Managing Editor, HedgeWorld, at chris.clair@thomsonreuters.com.



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