How to enter the awards
1. Review the categories and entry rules
Carefully read through this year’s awards categories and the accompanying entry rules to help you decide which categories to enter and what information to include in your entry.
Part of the entry process will require you to provide your fund's performance data. This should be submitted via the awards fund performance information document.
Download the data document here.
When completing the online entry form, you will be prompted to upload your completed performance data document. The performance data document provided is the only one that will be accepted in consideration for the awards.
To ensure your fund catches the eye of investors on an ongoing basis, you can also submit your performance data document to be included on HFM’s global hedge fund performance database.
2. Complete the official online entry form
Submit the official entry form, by the deadline of 5:00pm GMT, Friday 30 November 2018. Entries close at the above time, so make sure you have submitted your online entry form in time.
Please note that this year there will be no entry extensions, and all entries must be submitted by Friday 30 November 2018 in order to be considered for this year’s awards.
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 December 2018
How to complete the online entry form
1. Create an online profile here- you will then be able to access the official online entry form and use this to draft and submit your award entry(ies).
2. Complete the online entry form - you can draft and save your submission entry then return to edit it at a later date. You can find your drafts by logging here.
Please note, you must return to your entry dashboard to select and submit your award entry(ies). Drafts of entries will not be put forward for consideration by the judges.
3. Make your final submission by the entry deadline - Friday 30 November 2018
If you have any questions regarding entering the Awards, please contact a member of the team here.
Entry rules and criteria
The awards are free to enter, and you can enter as many categories as you wish.
The entry form link will be sent to all managers and contacts in the CTA Intelligence database. Other interested managers can access the online entry form via this website.
Firms interested in entering the awards must submit all information via the official CTA Intelligence online entry form. If you report to the HFM database, you can indicate you wish to submit these returns.
The awards will be publicised internationally in the general and managed futures media. All awards finalists will be honoured—and the winners announced at a dinner on Wednesday, February 13 at Lotte Club in New York. Please mark this date in your calendar.
The final deadline for inclusion is Friday, November 30, 2018.
Base of operations:
CTAs must have their management/advisory company or team primarily based in North America.
For each category entered the strategy/program must trade primarily in futures, forwards, or options.
Assets Under Management:
CTAs entering the newcomer category must have a minimum of $5m in AuM ending 30 September 2018.
CTAs entering the emerging CTA category must have a minimum of $10m in AuM ending 30 September 2018.
CTAs entering any other category must have a minimum of $20m in AuM ending 30 September 2018.
CTAs entering any of the categories except the best long-term performance, alternative markets CTA, multi alternative risk premia fund, emerging CTA and newcomer categories must submit a track record of 3 years ending with their September 2018 performance figures.
CTAs entering the long-term performance categories must submit a track record of 5 years ending with their September 2018 performance figures.
CTAs entering the alternative markets CTA, multi alternative risk premia fund, and emerging CTA categories must submit a track record of 12 to 36 months of performance data ending with their September 2018 performance.
CTAs entering the newcomer category must submit a track record of 6 to 18 months of performance data ending with their September 2018 performance.
Please submit USD share classes.
Please note that entries are not accepted for those categories marked ‘nominated’.
3. Judging Decisions:
The judging panel, chaired by CTA Intelligence editorial staff, will comprise of leading institutional and private investors and investment consultants. 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 risk-adjusted performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.
All judges will comply with a confidentiality agreement to ensure no information is disclosed or discussed outside of the judging process.
A shortlist of finalists for each category will be announced in December with the winners revealed on February 13 at the Lotte Club in New York. Please mark this important date on your calendar.
4. Contact Us:
For general enquiries about the CTA Intelligence US Awards 2019 and the judging for the awards please contact a member of the team here.