Absolute Return Awards 2009

The full list of this year's final nominees and winners was as follows:


U.S. EQUITY
Bay Resource Partners
Elm Ridge Capital Partners
SAB Overseas
Soundpost Capital
Stelliam Fund
**WINNER: Stelliam Fund **

 

GLOBAL EQUITY
Carlson Black Diamond Relative Value
M Kingdon (Offshore NV)
Maverick
Viking Global Equities III
Wexford Catalyst
**WINNER: Carlson Black Diamond Relative Value **

 

SPECIALIST EQUITY
BlackRock Health Sciences
CRM Windridge Partners
FrontPoint Financial Horizons
Harvest Small Cap Partners
Seligman Spectrum Focus
**WINNER: FrontPoint Financial Horizons **

 

EMERGING MARKET EQUITYBRZ Long Short FIM
HG Green
JGP Max FIM
Tarpon All Equities
**WINNER: HG Green **

 

ARBITRAGE & CONVERTIBLES
Castle Creek Arbitrage
Paulson Enhanced
Symphony Rhapsody
Waterstone Market Neutral
Whitebox Concentrated Convertible Arbitrage
**WINNER: Castle Creek Arbitrage **

 

EVENT DRIVEN
Gruss Global Investors
King Street Capital
Paulson Advantage
Pentwater Event Fund
Scottwood Capital
**WINNER: King Street Capital **

 

GLOBAL MACRO
Balestra Capital Partners
Caxton Global Investment
MKP Opportunity
Moore Global Investments
Quantum Endowment
Tudor BVI
**WINNER: MKP Opportunity **

 

MULTISTRATEGY
Halcyon Enhanced
Hudson Bay
Mariner Tricadia Credit Strategies
Millennium International
Nisswa Fund
Orbis Optimal
Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage
**WINNER: Hudson Bay **

 

MANAGED FUTURES
Chesapeake Diversified
Graham Global Investment
Hyman Beck Global Portfolio
Quantitative Global
Sunrise Capital Diversified
Tudor Tensor
**WINNER: Hyman Beck Global Portfolio **

 

FIXED INCOME & MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES
Barnegat
EMF Fixed Income
Midway Market Neutral
MKP Credit
Nisswa Fixed Income
SPM Structured Servicing Holdings
**WINNER: Nisswa Fixed Income **

 

HIGH YIELD & EMERGING MARKET DEBT
BlueMountain Credit Alternatives
Brownstone Partners Catalyst
NWI Emerging Markets Currency
**WINNER: BlueMountain Credit Alternatives **
 


DISTRESSED SECURITIES
Alden Global Distressed Opportunities
Caspian Select Credit
Davidson Kempner Distressed Opportunities
Paulson Credit Opportunities
Perella Weinberg Partners Xerion Fund
York Credit Opportunities
**WINNER: Alden Global Distressed Opportunities **

 

NEW FUND OF THE YEAR
Alden Global Distressed Opportunities
Marathon Credit Opportunity
Nisswa Fixed Income
Whitebox Special Opportunities
**WINNER: Nisswa Fixed Income **

 

LONG-TERM PERFORMANCE
Caxton Global Investment
King Street Capital
Millennium International
Paulson International
SAC Capital International
**WINNER: SAC Capital International **

 

MANAGEMENT FIRM OF THE YEAR
Carlson Capital
Mariner Investment Group
Moore Capital
Paulson & Co.
Whitebox Advisors
York Capital Management
**WINNER: Paulson & Co.**

 

FUND OF THE YEAR
HG Green
Nisswa Fund
Quantum Endowment
Waterstone Market Neutral
**WINNER: Waterstone Market Neutral **