HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2018

Recognising and rewarding hedge fund service providers who have demonstrated exceptional client service, innovative product development and strong and sustainable business growth over the past 12 months.
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WELCOME TO THE HFM EUROPEAN HEDGE FUND SERVICES AWARDS

Rewarding excellence in hedge fund servicing

The HFM European Service Awards, now in their 10th year, aim to recognise and reward hedge fund service providers who have demonstrated exceptional client service, innovative product development and strong and sustainable business growth over the past 12 months.

The awards will return on Thursday 25 April 2019 in London.

The rigorous judging process, based on the views of a panel of leading hedge fund COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs, ensures these awards stand out from the crowd as the ones the big providers really want to win and we hope they act to continue to drive up service standards across the sector.

The criteria for each award is listed below but the judging committee would like to highlight the importance of providing glowing client testimonials as part of your entry. All judges sign NDAs before joining the panel and all information provided as part of the submission will be kept completely confidential.

2018 WINNERS

CategoryWinner
Best offshore law firm Maples and Calder
Best onshore law firm Simmons & Simmons
Best onshore law firm - client service Dechert
Best onshore law firm - hedge fund start-ups Schulte Roth & Zabel
Best administrator - over $30bn single manager Citco
Best administrator - reporting/regulatory services Northern Trust
Best administrator - over $30bn innovation Apex Fund Services
Best administrator - over $30bn client service Quintillion
Best administrator - over $30bn fund of hedge funds BNY Mellon
Best advisory firm - regulation and compliance Duff & Phelps
Best Mifid II solution - research management Red Deer
Best Mifid II solution - trade and transaction reporting Digiterre
Best regulatory hosting platform Mirabella
Best audit services KPMG
Best fund accounting and reporting software Eze Software
Best outsourced operations/finance service Buzzacott
Best treasury management solution Nex Enso
Best valuations firm for hard to value assets Houlihan Lokey
Best depository solution BNP Paribas Securities Services
Best administrator - under $30bn single manager Vistra Fund Services
Best administrator - under $30bn innovation Custom House
Best administrator - under $30bn client service Circle Partners
Best administrator - under $30bn fund of hedge funds Maitland
Best administrator - middle-office services SS&C GlobeOp
Best administrator - technology SEI
Best administrator - Ucits funds HSBC Securities Services
Best outsourced trading solution Linear Investments
Best boutique prime broker Cowen
Best prime broker - innovation Invast Global
Best prime broker - capital introduction JP Morgan
Best prime broker - technology Saxo Markets
Best prime broker in emerging markets HSBC
Best overall prime broker Morgan Stanley
Best cyber-security service RFA
Best hedge fund platform Eze Software
Best hedge fund platform - emerging funds AK Jensen
Best information and data provider Thomson Reuters
Best managed service provider Indus Valley Partners
Best portfolio management software provider Enfusion
Best risk management technology provider HedgeFacts
Best tech infrastructure provider RFA
Best technology for small and start-up firms Charles Square
Best use of cloud technology Eze Castle Integration
Best executive search firm Mondrian Alpha
Best hedge fund insurer Travelers Insurance
Best insurance broker Howden Group
Best managed account platform Lyxor Asset Management
Best marketing and communications consultancy Peregrine Communications
Best Ucits platform Bank of America Merrill Lynch

HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2018 Winners

HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2018

2018 SHORTLIST

Category Organisation
Best administrator -  over $30bn client service Apex Fund Services
  BNP Paribas Securities Services
  BNY Mellon
  Centaur
  Citco
  HSBC Securities Services
  Northern Trust
  Quintillion
Best administrator -  over $30bn fund of hedge funds BNP Paribas Securities Services
  BNY Mellon
  Citco
  State Street Alternative Investment Solutions
Best administrator -  under $30bn client service Circle Partners
  Custom House
  Maitland
  Vistra Fund Services
Best administrator -  under $30bn fund of hedge funds Circle Partners
  Custom House
  Maitland
  Vistra Fund Services
Best administrator - over $30bn single manager Apex Fund Services
  BNP Paribas Securities Services
  BNY Mellon
  Citco
  Northern Trust
  Quintillion
  SS&C GlobeOp
  State Street Alternative Investment Solutions
Best administrator - reporting/regulatory services Centaur
  Circle Partners
  Citco
  Northern Trust
  BNP Paribas Securities Services
  BNY Mellon
Best administrator - under $30bn single manager  Circle Partners
  Custom House
  Maitland
  Vistra Fund Services
Best administrator – middle-office services Apex Fund Services
  BNY Mellon
  Citco
  Northern Trust
  OSMO Partners
  SEI
  SS&C GlobeOp
Best administrator – over $30bn innovation Apex Fund Services
  BNY Mellon
  Centaur
  Citco 
  SEI
Best administrator – technology BNY Mellon
  Circle Partners
  Citco
  Northern Trust
  SEI
  Vistra Fund Services
Best administrator – Ucits funds Apex Fund Services
  BNY Mellon 
  HSBC Securities Services
  Maitland
Best administrator – under $30bn innovation Circle Partners
  Custom House 
  Maitland
  Vistra Fund Services
Best advisory firm – regulation and compliance AB Trading Advisors
  ACA Compliance(Europe)
  Cordium
  Duff & Phelps
  Laven Partners 
  Lawson Conner Services
  Robert Quinn Consulting
  Sturgeon Ventures
Best Mifid II solution – research management – new Commcise
  Red Deer
  RSRCHXchange
  Thomson Reuters
  Visible Alpha
Best Mifid II solution – trade and transaction reporting  – new AQMetrics
  Digiterre
  Duff & Phelps
  Nasdaq
  NEX
  OSMO Partners
  Synetec
Best offshore law firm Harneys
  Maples and Calder
  Mourant Ozannes
Best onshore law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  Cummings Law
  Dechert
  Paul Hastings
  Simmons & Simmons
  Schulte Roth & Zabel 
Best onshore law firm – client service AB Trading Advisors
  Cummings Law
  Dechert
  Paul Hastings
  Rachel Smoker Fund Documentation
  Schulte Roth & Zabel 
Best onshore law firm – hedge fund start-ups Cummings Law
  Dechert
  MJ Hudson
  Rachel Smoker Fund Documentation
  Simmons & Simmons
  Schulte Roth & Zabel 
Best regulatory hosting platform Duff & Phelps
  Laven Partners
  Lawson Conner Services
  Mirabella
Best audit services Deloitte
  EY
  Grant Thornton
  KPMG
  PwC
Best fund accounting and reporting software Backstop Solutions Group
  Enfusion
  Eze Software
  FundCount
  HedgeFacts
  SS&C Advent
Best outsourced operations/finance service – new Buzzacott
  HedgeFacts
  OSMO Partners
Best treasury management solution – new  Hazeltree
  Indus Valley Partners
  Nex Enso
  OSMO Partners
Best valuations firm for hard to value assets Duff & Phelps
  HedgeFacts
  Houlihan Lokey
  IHS Markit
Best boutique prime broker Cowen International
  GPP
  Invast Global
  Investec Prime Services
  Linear Investments
  Maybank Kim Eng
  Saxo Markets
Best depository solution BNP Paribas Securities Services
  BNY Mellon
  HSBC
  INDOS Financial 
  Reyl
 Best outsourced trading solution - new Investec Prime Services
  Linear Investments
  Liquidnet
Best overall prime broker Credit Suisse
  Deutsche Bank
  Goldman Sachs
  HSBC
  JP Morgan
  Morgan Stanley 
  UBS
Best prime broker - innovation Cowen International
  Invast Global
  Linear Investments
  Saxo Markets
Best prime broker – capital introduction  Credit Suisse
  Goldman Sachs
  JP Morgan
  Morgan Stanley 
  UBS
Best prime broker – technology Cowen International
  Invast Global
  Linear Investments
  Saxo Markets
Best prime broker in emerging markets HSBC
  Investec Prime Services
  Maybank Kim Eng
Best cyber-security service – new Abacus Group 
  ACA Compliance(Europe)
  Charles Square
  Duff & Phelps
  netConsult
  RFA
Best hedge fund platform AK Jensen
  Digiterre
  Edgefolio 
  Eze Software
  FIS
  Imagineer Technology Group
  Lawson Conner Services
  Linear Investments
  SturgeonVentures
Best Hedge Fund Platform – emerging funds AK Jensen
  Imagineer Technology Group
  Lawson Conner Services
  Linear Investments
  SturgeonVentures
Best information and data provider Charles Square
  HedgeFacts
  MarketsFlow
  QuantHouse
  Thomson Reuters
Best managed service provider – new  Abacus Group
  Capital Support
  Charles Square
  Eze Castle Integration
  FIS
  Indus Valley Partners 
  Lawson Conner Services
  netConsult
  RFA
Best portfolio management software provider AlternativeSoft
  Enfusion
  Eze Software
  FIS
  HedgeFacts
  MarketsFlow
  Numerix
  Quantifi
  SS&C Advent
Best risk management technology provider Axioma Risk
  Clarus Risk
  FINCAD
  HedgeFacts
  Imagine Software
  KlarityRisk
  MarketsFlow
  Quantifi
Best tech infrastructure provider Capital Support
  Eze Castle Integration
  HedgeFacts
  Linear Investments
  netConsult
  RFA
  TradingScreen
Best technology for small and start-up firms AQMetrics
  Charles Square
  Fidessa
  HedgeFacts
  InfoHedge Technologies
  Lawson Conner Services
  Linear Investments
  netConsult
  RFA
Best use of cloud technology  Abacus Group
  Capital Support
  Enfusion
  Eze Castle Integration
  netConsult
  TORA
  Nasdaq
  RFA
  TradingScreen
Best executive search firm  Context Jensen Partners
  Mondrian Alpha
  Omerta
Best hedge fund insurer Pioneer Underwriters
  QBE
  Travelers Insurance
Best insurance broker AssuredPartners London
  Howden Group
  JLT
  Lockton
Best managed account platform Deutsche Bank
  HedgeMark
  Innocap Investment Management
  Lighthouse Partners
  Lyxor Asset Management
  Man FRM
Best marketing and communications consultancy CitySavvy
  Peregrine Communications
  Prosek Partners
Best Ucits platform Alpha UCITS
  Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  Deutsche Bank
  LRI Group
  Trium Capital
  Schroders

ENTRY RULES

When entering the 2018 Awards, please read through the following criteria for your chosen category(ies), which explain what the judging panel will be looking for when they judge the entries and select the winners.

All entry forms should be submitted by the final deadline of 12:00pm GMT, Friday 2 March 2018

The awards will be publicised internationally in the general and hedge fund media. All awards finalists will be honoured — and the winners announced at a lunch on Thursday 26 April 2018 in London.

All winners will also be invited to be interviewed by HFMWeek.

Please note the final deadline for inclusion is Friday 2 March 2018 with no extensions.

The Awards are FREE to enter, and you can submit as many entries as you wish across all categories. The shortlist will be announced in mid-March 2018.

JUDGING

The judging period will be from 1 December 2016 – 30 November 2017

The judging process is rigorous and thorough to ensure all entries receive full consideration and that excellence in each of the categories is truly rewarded. A diverse panel of leading hedge fund COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs will make up the judging committee with the judges then split into groups depending on their specialist expertise. Each group judges a maximum of five awards.

The judges will use the entries submitted and any knowledge and experience they have with the relevant firms to come to their decisions and will score the firms based on the criteria set out alongside each award. 

THE JUDGING PANEL

This year our 20-strong judging panel represents over $250bn of hedge fund assets.

To add extra scrutiny to the process we are inviting shortlisted candidates for the below six top awards to attend a judging morning where they can pitch themselves to a selection of the judging panel:

  • Best administrator - over $30bn single manager
  • Best Mifid II solution – trade and transaction reporting  – new
  • Best fund accounting and reporting software
  • Best tech infrastructure provider
  • Best boutique prime broker
  • Best regulatory hosting platform

Shortlisted firms can appear in person at our London offices or over Skype to address the judges in 10-minute slots. If the firm is unavailable to attend the judging morning the judges will rely solely on your submission but we advise that this could negatively impact your chances of winning.

PLEASE NOTE: Judges are obliged to declare that they have no conflicts of interest prior to judging and sign NDAs to ensure that all information submitted as part of the judging remains private.

2018 JUDGING PANEL

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2017 WINNERS

Category

Winner

Best administrator - under $30bn single manager

Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services

Best administrator - over $30bn single manager

Quintillion, Part of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services

Best administrator - fund of hedge funds

BNP Paribas Securities Services

Best administrator - small and start-up firms

Vistra Guernsey

Best administrator - technology

Apex Fund Services

Best administrator - reporting services

Maples Fund Services

Best administrator - ucits funds

Maitland

Best administrator - under $30bn client service

Circle Partners

Best administrator - over $30bn client service

Deutsche Bank

Most innovative fund administrator - under $30bn

Custom House Global Fund Services

Most innovative fund administrator - over $30bn

SEI

Best administrator - under $30bn overall

Centaur

Best administrator - over $30bn overall

Citco Fund Services

Best AIFMD solution

Lawson Conner

Best depositary solution

INDOS Financial

Best regulatory hosting platform

Mirabella Financial Services

Best hedge fund platform

AK Jensen

Best ucits platform

Deutsche Bank

Best managed account platform

HedgeFacts

Best foreign exchange services

World First

Best insurance broker

Lockton Companies

Best executive search provider

One Ten Associates

Best information and data vendor

IHS Markit

Best advisory firm - regulation and compliance

Abide Financial

Best overall advisory firm

Albourne Partners

Best audit services

KPMG

Best marketing and communications consultancy

Peregrine Communications

Best independent cap intro provider

Linear Investments

Best middle-office solution

SS&C

Best cloud computing solution

Eze Castle Integration

Best outsourced tech infrastructure provider

netConsult

Best risk management technology provider

Misys

Best portfolio management software provider

AlphaDesk

Best fund accounting and reporting software

Eze Software Group

Best technology Firm - Consultancy

RFA

Best technology for small and start-up firms

Matsco Solutions (UK Operations)

Best technology firm – client service

Capital Support

Most innovative technology provider

Backstop Solutions Group

Best technology - overall

Linedata

Best offshore law firm - client service

Harneys

Best onshore law firm - client service

Simmons & Simmons

Best onshore law firm - hedge fund start-ups

MJ Hudson

Best offshore law firm

Maples and Calder

Best onshore law firm

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Best prime broker - technology

Saxo Markets

Best prime broker - capital introduction

Societe Generale

Best prime broker - emerging markets

HSBC

Best prime broker - innovation

Cowen International

Best boutique prime broker

GPP 

Best overall prime broker

BNP Paribas

Best insurance underwriter 

Pioneer 

EVENT INFO

The HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2019 will take place in London on Thursday 25 April 2019

Timings

12:00 Welcome drinks reception
12:30 Three course lunch
13:45 Awards ceremony
15:00 Event closes

Venue Information

The Hurlingham Club
Ranelagh Gardens
London
SW6 3PR
+44 (0)20 7610 7400

Dress code

Lounge suits

Map and directions to venue

TICKETS

Ticket prices for the 2019 Awards include a table of 10 seats at the ceremony, drinks reception and three-course lunch. 

For table booking enquiries, please contact:

Andrew Durbidge 
a.durbidge@hfmweek.com 
+44 (0)20 7832 6637

CONTACT US

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e.day@pageantmedia.com
+44 (0) 207 832 6634

Sponsorship & Tables

Andrew Durbidge
a.durbidge@hfmweek.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6637

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