24 Feb 2014 2014 HFMWeek Award Nomination - Relative Value category

The Polygon Convertible Opportunity Fund was nominated for a 2014 HFM Week Award in the Relative Value category, alongside four other nominees.  

The HFM Week Award is compiled by HFM Week magazine, a publication of Pageant Media. Information about the award, including nomination and winning criteria, is available below and at www.hfmweek.com.

Rules for inclusion, entry criteria and judging decisions:

Funds interested in participating in the awards program must submit all information via the HFMWeek European Performance Awards Entry Form.

Funds submitting in all categories must have their management/advisory company or team based in the UK or Europe.

Funds must trade/invest primarily - defined as at least 75% of the portfolio over the last three years - in one or more of the 39 strategies described by the categories on the Entry Form; have a minimum of 25 million (USD) in assets under management ending December 2013; and have a track record of three years at the date defined by HFMWeek, with the exception of funds applying for a "newcomer" award in which case they must have a track record of 12-35 months of performance at the date defined by HFMWeek.

The judging panel comprises representatives from HFMWeek, leading institutional and private investors and industry experts. 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 performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.

The above information is a summary taken from HFMWeek's website at www.hfmweek.com and does not purport to be full and complete. Please refer to the website for a full explanation of the award criteria and process, which may change from year to year.

23 Feb 2014 2014 HFMWeek Award Nomination - Credit over $250m category

The Polygon Convertible Opportunity Fund was nominated for a 2014 HFM Week Award in the Credit Over $250m category, alongside five other nominees.

The HFM Week Award is compiled by HFM Week magazine, a publication of Pageant Media. Information about the award, including nomination and winning criteria, is available below and at www.hfmweek.com.

Rules for inclusion, entry criteria and judging decisions:

Funds interested in participating in the awards program must submit all information via the HFMWeek European Performance Awards Entry Form.

Funds submitting in all categories must have their management/advisory company or team based in the UK or Europe.

Funds must trade/invest primarily - defined as at least 75% of the portfolio over the last three years - in one or more of the 39 strategies described by the categories on the Entry Form; have a minimum of 25 million (USD) in assets under management ending December 2013; and have a track record of three years at the date defined by HFMWeek, with the exception of funds applying for a "newcomer" award in which case they must have a track record of 12-35 months of performance at the date defined by HFMWeek.

The judging panel comprises representatives from HFMWeek, leading institutional and private investors and industry experts. 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 performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.

The above information is a summary taken from HFMWeek's

23 Feb 2014 2014 HFMWeek Award Nomination - Event Driven category

The Polygon European Equity Fund was nominated for a 2014 HFM Week Award in the Event Driven category, alongside five other nominees.

The HFM Week Award is compiled by HFM Week magazine, a publication of Pageant Media. Information about the award, including nomination and winning criteria, is available below and at www.hfmweek.com.

Rules for inclusion, entry criteria and judging decisions:

Funds interested in participating in the awards program must submit all information via the HFMWeek European Performance Awards Entry Form.

Funds submitting in all categories must have their management/advisory company or team based in the UK or Europe.

Funds must trade/invest primarily - defined as at least 75% of the portfolio over the last three years - in one or more of the 39 strategies described by the categories on the Entry Form; have a minimum of 25 million (USD) in assets under management ending December 2013; and have a track record of three years at the date defined by HFMWeek, with the exception of funds applying for a "newcomer" award in which case they must have a track record of 12-35 months of performance at the date defined by HFMWeek.

The judging panel comprises representatives from HFMWeek, leading institutional and private investors and industry experts. 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 performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.

The above information is a summary taken from HFMWeek's

20 Feb 2014 2014 HedgePo Investor's Choice Awards Nominee- Multi-Strategy Event Driven Fund

The Polygon European Equity Opportunity Fund was nominated for a 2013 HedgePo Award in the Multi-Strategy Event Driven Fund of 2013 category, alongside five other nominees. 

The Investors Choice Award is compiled by HedgePo. Information about the award, including nomination and winning criteria, is available below and at http://www.investorschoiceawards.com/

 Rules for inclusion, entry criteria and judging decisions:

Funds interested in participating in the awards program must submit all information via the Investors Choice Awards Entry Form.

 'The Investors Choice Awards considers a range of qualitative and quantitative assessment criteria. HedgePo works hand in hand with some of the most' established institutional hedge fund investors through the portal to incorporate qualitative criteria into the selection process. Emerging managers are considered in separate categories. The award winners will be selected by our panel of judges, representing significant investors in hedge funds, both institutional investors and funds of hedge funds.'

 The above information is a summary taken from Investors Choice Awards website at http://www.investorschoiceawards.com/ and does not purport to be full and complete. Please refer to the website for a full explanation of the award criteria and process, which may change from year to year.

20 Feb 2014 2014 HedgePo Investor's Choice Awards Nominee - Credit Fund Long Term Performance

The Polygon Convertible Opportunity Fund was nominated for a 2013 HedgePo Award in the Credit Fund Long Term Performance Fund of 2013 category, alongside ten other nominees. 

The Investors Choice Award is compiled by HedgePo. Information about the award, including nomination and winning criteria, is available below and at http://www.investorschoiceawards.com/

Rules for inclusion, entry criteria and judging decisions:

Funds interested in participating in the awards program must submit all information via the Investors Choice Awards Entry Form.

'The Investors Choice Awards considers a range of qualitative and quantitative assessment criteria. HedgePo works hand in hand with some of the most' established institutional hedge fund investors through the portal to incorporate qualitative criteria into the selection process. Emerging managers are considered in separate categories. The award winners will be selected by our panel of judges, representing significant investors in hedge funds, both institutional investors and funds of hedge funds.'

The above information is a summary taken from Investors Choice Awards website at http://www.investorschoiceawards.com/ and does not purport to be full and complete. Please refer to the website for a full explanation of the award criteria and process, which may change from year to year.

23 Jan 2014 2013 EuroHedge Award Winner - Convertible & Volatility category

The Polygon Convertible Opportunity Fund won the 2013 EuroHedge Award in the Convertible & Volatility category.  There were five other nominees for this award.

The EuroHedge Award is compiled by EuroHedge magazine, a publication of Hedge Fund Intelligence.  Information about the award, including nomination and winning criteria, is available below and at www.hedgefundintelligence.com .

Award Criteria To be considered for an award, funds must submit performance data to the HedgeFund Intelligence Database and have at least a 12-month track record history.

The only exception to this rule is for new fund awards where a minimum seven-month track record is required; for these awards, the funds' whole performance history to date is taken into account.

Winners are decided using an established methodology based upon a combination of Sharpe ratios and returns over the relevant time period.

Nominations are decided by those funds in each peer group that achieve the strongest Sharpe ratios over 12 months, so long as they also beat the median returns in their relevant peer groups and are within 10% of their high-water marks.

The eventual winners will be the funds that have the best returns, as long as they also have Sharpe ratios within 25% of the best Sharpe of the nominees in their relevant peer groups.

Most of the award categories require a minimum asset level of at least $100 million. The only exceptions are the Emerging Manager & Smaller Fund and the New Fund of the Year awards, where the minimum is set at $30 million, and the Long-Term Performance awards, where the minimum asset level is $500 million.