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Institutional Investor

May 23, 2016 08:00 ET

Paul Singer, Founder and CEO of Elliott Management Corp., and Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder and CEO of Rock Creek Group, Honored; More Than 100 Investors, Consultants, Managers and Rising Stars Nominated for Awards in Institutional Investor's 14th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 23, 2016) - Institutional Investor magazine is delighted to announce the honorees, nominees and rising stars for the 14th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards.

Elliott Management Corp. founder and CEO Paul Singer is Institutional Investor's 2016 Manager Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The 2016 Investor Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Afsaneh Beschloss, founder and CEO of Rock Creek Group. Singer and Beschloss will be honored at a dinner and ceremony to take place at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The dinner will also celebrate the Class of 2016 Hedge Fund Rising Stars, and Institutional Investor will announce the winners of its annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards.

Now in its 14th year, the Hedge Fund Industry Awards recognize the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, corporate funds, sovereign funds and public funds that stood out in 2015 for their innovation, achievement and contribution to the industry. The awards also honor the Hedge Fund Rising Stars of 2016 -- 30 individuals whose accomplishments in, and contributions to, the industry make them unique among their peers and position them as future leaders.

CNBC's Tyler Mathisen will emcee the dinner. More than 500 industry leaders are expected to attend. High Water Women's Backpack Drive will be the featured charity for the night.

Hedge Fund Manager Nominees
Accretive Capital Mgmt, Algert Global, Alphadyne Asset Mgmt, Alternative Investment Mgmt, Angelo, Gordon & Co., AQR Capital Mgmt, ARP Investments, Atreaus Capital, Aurora Investment Mgmt, Beach Point Capital Mgmt, Bienville Capital Mgmt, BlackRock, Blackstone Alternative Asset Mgmt, BNY Alcentra Group Holdings, Bridgewater Associates, Capital Fund Mgmt, Capula Investment Mgmt, CarVal Investors, Citadel, Coatue Mgmt, Corbin Capital Partners, The D.E. Shaw Group, Element Capital Mgmt, Eminence Capital, Evanston Capital Mgmt, Fortress Investment Group, FQS Capital Partners, GoldenTree Asset Mgmt, Graticule Asset Mgmt, Hathersage Capital Mgmt, HG Vora Capital Mgmt, HSBC Alternative Investments, Investcorp, Kortright Capital Partners, Land & Buildings Investment Mgmt, Lone Peak Partners Mgmt, Magnitude Capital, Marshall Wace, Maverick Capital, Millennium Mgmt, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Napier Park Global Capital, Pacific Investment Mgmt Co., Pagoda Asset Mgmt, Paloma Partners, Passport Capital, Pine River Capital Mgmt, Polygon Global Partners, Portland Hill Capital, Protégé Partners, Quest Global Advisors, QVT Financial, Renaissance Technologies, Sachem Head Capital Mgmt, Sandon Capital, Suvretta Capital Mgmt, Sylebra Capital Mgmt, Systematica Investments, TCI Fund Mgmt, Tiger Asset Mgmt, Tiger Global Mgmt, Toscafund Asset Mgmt, Trian Partners, Two Sigma Investments, UBS Hedge Fund Solutions, Viking Global Investors, VR Capital, Waterfall Asset Mgmt

Hedge Fund Investor Nominees
Aksia, Albourne America, Angeles Investment Advisors, Appomattox Advisory, Arizona Public Safety, Bowdoin College, Cook Children's Health Care System, Dubin & Co., Duquesne Family Office, Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island, Farmers Insurance Group, Florida State Board of Administration, Ford Foundation, General Electric Asset Mgmt, Government of Singapore Investment Corp., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, IBM, Indiana University Health, Intermountain Healthcare, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Kern County Employees' Retirement Association, Korea Investment Corp., Makena Capital Mgmt, Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Mgmt Board, Meritage Group, MIT Investment Mgmt Co., New Mexico State Investment Council, New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Ohio Public Employees' Retirement System, Partners Capital, Perella Weinberg Partners, Pfizer, Rocaton Investment Advisors, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement System, Smithsonian Institution, Summit Rock Advisors, Summit Strategies Group, Temasek Holdings, Texas County & District Retirement System, Texas Municipal Retirement System, Texas Tech University, UNC Mgmt Co., United Technologies, University of Virginia Investment Mgmt Co., W.K. Kellogg Foundation, West Virginia Investment Mgmt Board, Wildcat Capital Mgmt, Willett Advisors

2015 Hedge Fund Rising Stars
Jessye Ball (Millennium Mgmt), Sarah Berner (Aristeia Capital), Jenna Bussman-Wise (AIG Investments), Maureen Chang (Point72 Asset Mgmt), Dennis Chenfu (Pershing), Charles Dufresne Jr. (Sciens Capital Mgmt), William Freda (Graticule Asset Mgmt Asia), Samantha Greenberg (Margate Capital), Mark Gurevich (Ropes & Gray), Tal Gurion (Mariner Glen Oaks), Craig Huie (Office of the Treasurer of the Regents, University of California), Yusef Kassim (Blue Harbour Group), Florian Kronawitter (White Square Capital), Vikram Kumar (TT International), Brandon Levin (Jana Partners), Jonathan Levin (George Weiss Associates), Brett Minarik (Aksia), Ian Monroe (Etho Capital), Jason Morrow (Utah Retirement Systems), Pierre-Adrien Nicolas (Squarepoint Capital), Jamie Pabst (Green Owl Capital Mgmt), Parag Pande (Blackstone Group), Agata Praczuk (MetLife), Max Saffian (Fortress Investment Group), Matt Satnick (MSD Partners), Eric Singer (Viex Capital Advisors), Katina Stefanova (Marto Capital), Reginald Tucker (New York State Common Retirement Fund), Michael Wang (Cypress Funds), Sean Wygovsky (Polar Asset Mgmt Partners)

State Street is the 2016 Awards Dinner and Ceremony Sponsor. Other lead sponsors include Deloitte and Pershing Prime Services. 

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About Institutional Investor magazine
Now in its fifth decade, Institutional Investor has consistently distinguished itself among the world's foremost financial publications with groundbreaking journalism and incisive writing that provides "must read" intelligence for a global audience. This award-winning magazine is essential reading for the world's leading financiers, corporate executives and government officials, who rely on the breadth and depth of coverage that have made Institutional Investor such a premier publication.

About the Hedge Fund Industry Awards
Institutional Investor magazine's 14th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards recognize the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, corporate funds, sovereign funds, public funds and rising stars that stood out for their performance, innovation, achievement and contribution to the industry in the past year. Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor magazine 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 magazine group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. Hedge fund managers are also invited to vote for the investor nominees. Institutional Investor's editorial staff analyzes the results of the voting to determine the winners, who are announced at the annual awards dinner and ceremony, this year being held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City.

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