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By accessing this web site, you confirm your agreement with and understanding of the following conditions of use without limitation or qualification. Please read these conditions carefully before using this web site. This web site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of this web site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. GoldenTree Asset Management LP ("GoldenTree") reserves the right to, and may at any time, change the terms, conditions and notices under which this web site is offered. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current terms and conditions to which you are bound. References to GoldenTree shall be deemed to include GoldenTree Asset Management LP and any of its affiliated entities. The contents herein may not be copied, quoted or referenced without GoldenTree’s permission.

Assets Under Management

Total assets, with respect to the structured product portfolios, such as CLOs, include the effects of leverage and available capital to invest. With respect to managed funds and accounts that have “private equity” type terms, assets under management include investors’ committed capital until such time as the applicable investment period has terminated.

No Offer of Securities

The material on this web site does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, advisory services or any securities or any interests in investment funds managed by GoldenTree. Offerings of securities are made only by prospectus or private offering memoranda by persons who are registered, or not required to be registered as broker-dealers or agents in the particular jurisdiction. Such offerings are made, and such investment advisory services are offered, only to persons who are "accredited investors" as defined in Rule 501(a) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Responses to any inquiry which may involve rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation effecting or attempting to effect transactions in securities will not be made absent compliance with state broker-dealer, investment advisor, broker-dealer agent or investment advisor representative registration requirements, or applicable exemptions or exclusions from such requirements. This web site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. GoldenTree makes no representations or warranties that the content of this web site is applicable or appropriate for use in locations outside of the United States of America.

Limitation of Liability

While GoldenTree uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information on this web site, errors or omissions sometimes occur. All information and content on this web site is furnished "as is" and GoldenTree makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of this web site, and makes no other warranty of any kind, implied or expressed. Under no circumstances shall GoldenTree nor any party or person involved in creating, producing, or delivering the web site be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this web site, even if a GoldenTree authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

GoldenTree also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the web site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this web site.

Performance Data

Any performance data quoted on this web site represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. The value of an investment may fall as well as rise. Investor principal is not guaranteed, and investors may not receive the full amount of their principal at the time of redemption if asset values have fallen. Investors should understand that performance results will be reduced by investment advisory fees and other expenses which may be incurred in connection with the account.

GoldenTree defines a distressed asset as an investment in the debt or equity of an issuer that, for reasons that may include operational, financial or market-related stress, has seen its value decline to a level that in its analysis was materially below the fundamental value of the asset. For debt investments this typically includes securities trading at 75 cents on the dollar or below.

A structured product is a securitization of financial debt instruments ranging from high yield bank loans, student loans, commercial real estate, residential mortgages, auto loans, credit card receivables, trust preferred notes, emerging market debt.

Account Access

If you or any of your employees or agents access or use this web site for account access, you acknowledge and agree that such ELECTRONIC SERVICE IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU OR SUCH OTHER PERSON WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, and you agree that any such access or use will be solely at your own risk, and GoldenTree will have no liability whatsoever relating to or arising out of any such access or use or any inaccuracies, errors, delays, omissions or other problems or failures of any such electronic service. Moreover, you agree that if you or any of your employees or agents are given any digital certificate(s), user name(s), and/or password(s) which may be required to access or use any electronic services (collectively, "User Codes"), (a) you shall take all necessary actions to preserve the confidentiality of such User Codes; (b) you shall restrict access to the User Codes to those persons who are duly authorized to act on your behalf; (c) you shall notify GoldenTree immediately in the event any such User Code is lost, stolen, or the confidentiality of any such User Code has been compromised in any way or the authority of any person to act on your behalf has been revoked or limited; and (d) you are responsible for and will be bound by all statements made and instructions, assents and consents communicated under any such User Code, to the same extent that the same was under your duly signed writing.

Restrictions on Use of Materials and Trademarks

GoldenTree owns and maintains this web site. Nothing contained within this web site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any image, trademark, logo or service mark contained within the web site. No act of downloading or otherwise copying from this web site will transfer title to any software or material contained within this web site to you. Anything that you transmit to this web site becomes the property of GoldenTree, may be used by GoldenTree for any lawful purpose, and is further subject to disclosure as deemed appropriate by GoldenTree, including to any legal or regulatory authority to which GoldenTree is subject. GoldenTree reserves all rights with respect to copyright and trademark ownership of all material contained within this web site, and will enforce such rights to the full extent of the law. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from this site without GoldenTree's written permission.

Images displayed on this web site are either the property of, or used with permission by, GoldenTree. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted herein. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Material to be Consulted in its Entirety

All materials contained within this web site are meant to be reviewed in their entirety, including any footnotes, legal disclaimers, restrictions or disclosures, and any copyright or proprietary notices. Any disclaimers, restrictions, disclosures or hedge clauses apply to any partial document or material in the same manner as they do the whole, and will be deemed incorporated in the portion of any material or document that you consult or download.

FOR UK RESIDENTS ONLY

The information on this website is issued in the United Kingdom by GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP (“we”, “us” and “our”). GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom (the “FCA”). The funds whose details are featured on the website (the “Funds”) are unregulated collective investment schemes for the purposes of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”). This website may make reference to a number of other GoldenTree entities, including Golden Tree Asset Management, L.P (“Other Entities”). Activities carried on by, and the services provided by, Other Entities are not authorised or regulated by the FCA.

Some or all of the information on this website may be a financial promotion for the purposes of the Handbook of Rules and Guidance issued by the FCA (the “FCA Rules”). Where such information relates to one or more Funds, it is exempt from the restriction in section 238(1) of the FSMA on the communication of an invitation or inducement to participate in a collective investment scheme, on the basis that this document is issued by us only to and/or is directed by us only at persons who are categorised as either professional clients or eligible counterparties (within the meaning of the FCA Rules) in respect of interests in the relevant Fund(s). The investments and investment services to which the information on this website relates are not available to other persons and such other persons should, therefore, not act or rely on it. In particular, any investment or service to which the information on this website may related is not intended for retail clients and will not be made available to retail clients.

Investments in hedge funds such as the Funds are speculative and involve a high degree of risk. Investors could lose their entire investment. We neither provide investment advice to, nor receive and transmit orders from, investors in any Fund, nor do we carry on any other activities with or for such investors that constitute "MiFID or equivalent third country business" for the purposes of the FCA Rules. It is the responsibility of all persons under whose control or into whose possession the materials on this website come, to inform themselves about and to ensure observance of all applicable provisions of the FSMA in respect of anything done in relation to the Funds referenced herein, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom.

For EEA Residents

In relation to member states of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) that have implemented the EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (Directive (2011/61/EU)) (“AIFMD”), interests in the funds whose details appear on this website will only be offered or sold to investors in any such member state to the extent that the relevant fund: (i) is permitted to be marketed into the relevant member state pursuant to Article 42 of the AIFMD (as implemented into applicable local law); or (ii) where any marketing, offer and sale of interests of the fund occurs exclusively at the initiative of the relevant investor.

Commitment to the UK Stewardship Code

Under the Financial Conduct Authority’s (“FCA”) Conduct of Business Rules 2.2.3R, GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP is required to make a public disclosure on its website in relation to the nature of its commitment to the Financial Reporting Council’s (“FRC”) Stewardship Code.

The Code was first published by the FRC in July 2010 and was updated in September 2012. Subsequently, the FRC published the new UK Stewardship Code 2020 (“2020 Code”), which took effect from 1 January 2020, and consists of 12 Principles for asset managers and asset owners, and six Principles for service providers.

The Code applies on a ‘comply or explain’ basis and is voluntary, aiming at enhancing the quality of engagement between institutional investors and companies, to help improve long-term returns to shareholders and provide for the efficient exercise of governance responsibilities by setting out good practice on engagement with investee companies that institutional investors should aspire to. 

The FRC defines ‘stewardship’ as ‘the responsible allocation, management and oversight of capital to create long-term value for clients and beneficiaries leading to sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.’

The 2020 Code Principles are:
1. Signatories’ purpose, investment beliefs, strategy, and culture enable stewardship that creates long-term value for clients and beneficiaries leading to sustainable benefits for the economy, the environment and society.
2. Signatories’ governance, resources and incentives support stewardship.
3. Signatories manage conflicts of interest to put the best interests of clients and beneficiaries first
4. Signatories identify and respond to market-wide and systemic risks to promote a well-functioning financial system.
5. Signatories review their policies, assure their processes and assess the effectiveness of their activities.
6. Signatories take account of client and beneficiary needs and communicate the activities and outcomes of their stewardship and investment to them.
7. Signatories systematically integrate stewardship and investment, including material environmental, social and governance issues, and climate change, to fulfil their responsibilities.
8. Signatories monitor and hold to account managers and/or service providers.
9. Signatories engage with issuers to maintain or enhance the value of assets.
10. Signatories, where necessary, participate in collaborative engagement to influence issuers.
11. Signatories, where necessary, escalate stewardship activities to influence issuers.
12. Signatories actively exercise their rights and responsibilities.

GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP is an absolute return investor focusing on multiple investment strategies with an emphasis on high yield credit. While the Firm may invest in global equities, including UK equities, it is not a significant element in its investment strategies. While the 2020 Code is relevant to some aspects of the Firm's trading, and the Firm generally supports the objectives that underlie the 2020 Code, GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP has chosen not to commit to the 2020 Code. The Firm invests in a variety of asset classes and in a variety of jurisdictions across Europe. The approach of the Firm in relation to engagement with issuers and their management are determined globally, on a group wide basis. The Firm, along with its U.S. affiliate, takes a global approach to engagement with issuers and their management in all of the jurisdictions in which it invests and, consequently, does not consider it appropriate to commit to any particular voluntary code of practice relating to any individual jurisdiction.

If the Firm’s approach should change in the future, GoldenTree Asset Management UK LLP will review its commitment to the 2020 Code and update this disclosure accordingly.

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (General Data Protection Regulation) (“GDPR”)



Effective 25 May 2018, GDPR has replaced previous EU data privacy laws. Please click here to access and view GoldenTree’s European Privacy Policy Notice.

Notice to Residents of the State of California

Effective January 1, 2020, a resident of the State of California who has provided personal information to Goldentree Asset Management LP, or regarding whom GoldenTree Asset Management LP has collected Personal Information, may have rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"). Please click here to access and view GoldenTree's California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice. This section applies only to individuals who are residents of the State of California, United States of America.

Public Disclosures pertaining to Specially Permitted Business for Qualified Investors, etc. in Japan

GoldenTree Japan Co. Limited is making public disclosure documents available for the public at its office specified below, on behalf of each of the below filing entity general partner, which has filed an Article 63 filing in connection with the below corresponding fund pursuant to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan. GoldenTree Japan Co. Limited  is not engaged in any businesses as may be permitted under Article 63 filings submitted by such filing entity general partner.

General Partner, Filing Entity Name of Fund
GoldenTree Loan Management II GP, LLC GoldenTree Loan Management II (Offshore Feeder), LP
GoldenTree Distressed Fund III GP LLC GoldenTree Distressed Fund III (Cayman) LP
GoldenTree Distressed Fund IV GP LLC GoldenTree Distressed Fund IV (Cayman) LP
GT Private Credit Fund GP LLC GoldenTree Private Credit Fund (Cayman) FT LP


GoldenTree Japan Co. Limited
Address: Room No. 7, 2nd Floor of Marunouchi Nijubashi Building, 3-2-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Telephone: 03-6837-5950


Explanatory Documents - for Japanese Investors  

Standards Board for Alternative Investments

GoldenTree Asset Management is a member of the standards board for alternative investments (sbai). Please reach out to your GoldenTree representative for additional information with respect to GoldenTree 's compliance with the SBAI's standards and terms.

Inquiries

Inquiries concerning use of GoldenTree's trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, icons copyrights or other intellectual property, or other inquiries regarding the terms and conditions of this web site should be addressed to GoldenTree Asset Management LP, Legal Department, 300 park avenue, 20th floor, New York, NY 10022.

Shareholder Rights Directive

GoldenTree Asset Management Uk LLP is currently considering whether it will adopt an engagement policy pursuant to article 3G of the amended EU shareholder rights directive (directive 2007/36/ec).  When that decision has been made, this webpage will be updated accordingly.

The Transparency in Coverage Rule 

This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers.

The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

https://www.cigna.com/legal/compliance/machine-readable-files

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice sets forth our policies with respect to nonpublic personal information of Investors, prospective Investors and former Investors. These policies apply to individuals and Individual Retirement Accounts only and may be changed at any time, provided a notice of such change is given to you.

You provide us with personal information, such as your address, social security number, assets and/or income information, (i) in the Subscription Agreement and related documents, (ii) in correspondence and conversations with the our representatives and (iii) through transactions with or through us.

We do not disclose any of this personal information about our Investors, prospective Investors or former Investors to anyone, other than to our affiliates, and except as permitted by law, such as to our attorneys and auditors in order to service your investment. We will, however, release information about you if you direct us to do so or if compelled to do so by law. We may also disclose all of the information you provide to us to companies that perform services on our clients' behalf. If such a disclosure is made, the Fund will require such third parties to treat your private information with confidentiality.

We seek to carefully safeguard your private information and, to that end, restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to those employees and other persons who need to know the information to enable us to provide services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your nonpublic personal information.

Awards

2024

  • Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year and Event-Driven Hedge Fund Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor
  • Global Manager of the Year by Creditflux
  • Finalist for Americas Distressed Debt & Special Situations Investor of the Year by Private Debt Investor
  • Finalist for Hedge Fund of the Year by GlobalCapital
  • Finalist for 6 awards (Investment Manager of the Year, Fixed Income Manager of the Year, Alternatives Investment Manager of the Year, Emerging Markets Manager of the Year, Risk Management Firm of the Year, and Multi-Asset Manager of the Year) by European Pensions
  • Finalist for 2 awards (Best European CLO & Best European CLO Manager) by Creditflux
  • Finalist for Best Performing BSL CLO Deal of the Year by DealCatalyst

2023

  • Outstanding Industry Achievement: Steven Tananbaum by HFM
  • Hedge Fund of the Year by Risk.net
  • Distressed Debt and Special Situations Investor of the Year (Americas) by Private Debt Investor
  • Finalist for Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor
  • Emerging Markets Manager of the Year by European Pensions
  • Credit - Distressed Over $500M by HFM
  • Top Private Debt Firms of 2023 by GrowthCap
  • Best Overall Performance: Debt - Distressed by Hedgeweek & Private Equity Wire
  • Best Performance Under $500M: Coinvestment by Private Equity Wire
  • Finalist for 5 awards (Credit long-term performance (5 years), Credit- relative value over $500m, Best 40 act fund, Best digital assets fund, and Emerging Markets Fund) by HFM
  • Best Global Private Credit Investor 2023 - New York, Best Global Credit Opportunities Asset Manager 2023 – USA, and Credit Investment Manager of the Year 2023 by Acquisition International
  • Best Client Service Award (Hedge Fund, Large Cap) by The Korea Economic Daily
  • Finalist for Broadly Syndicated CLO Deal of the Year by GlobalCapital
  • Finalist for 3 Awards (Best European CLO Manager, Best US CLO and Best European CLO) by CreditFlux
  • Finalist for Best Overall CLO by DealCatalyst
  • Finalist for 5 Awards (Investment Manager of the Year, Fixed Income Manager of the Year, Alternatives Investment Manager of the Year, Risk Management Firm of the Year and Multi-Asset Manager of the Year) by European Pensions
  • Finalist for 4 Awards (Active Manager of the Year, Fixed Income Manager of the Year, Alternatives Manager of the Year, and Emerging Markets Manager of the Year) by Pensions Age
  • Finalist for Best Performance Over $1 Billion: Debt (PE) by Hedgeweek & Private Equity Wire
  • Finalist for 2 Awards (Best Overall Fundraising: Coinvestment and Best Performance Over $1.5B Debt) by Private Equity Wire
  • Finalist for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing - Tailored Approach to ESG by wealthmanagement.com
  • Highly Commended for Best Asset Manager Solution for Family Offices by Private Asset Management

2022

  • Best Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor
  • Best Credit Asset Manager (United States) by CFI.co
  • Best Credit Investment Manager 2022 by Acquisition International
  • Highly Commended for Best Credit Long-Term Performance by HFMWeek
  • Finalist for 3 Awards (Credit Distressed over $500mm, Event-driven over $1bn and Emerging Market Fund) by HFMWeek
  • Finalist for Broadly Syndicated CLO Deal of the Year by GlobalCapital
  • Finalist for 3 Awards (CreditFlux Manager of the Year, Best US CLO Manager and Best US CLO) by CreditFlux

  • Finalist for 4 Awards (Alternatives Investment Manager of the Year, Risk Management Firm of the Year, Emerging Markets Manager of the Year and Multi-Asset Manager of the Year) by European Pensions
  • Highly Commended for Best Asset Manager Solution for Family Offices by Private Asset Management

2021

  • Best Billion Dollar Fund by HFMWeek
  • Finalist for 2 Awards (Best 40 Act Fund and Credit Long Term Performance over $1Bn) by HFMWeek
  • Finalist for 3 Awards (Distressed Debt Investor, Americas CLO Manager, Global CLO Manager) by Private Debt Investor
  • Broadly Syndicated CLO Manager of the Year by GlobalCapital's US Securitization Awards
  • Finalist for Best Closed-End CLO Fund by Creditflux
  • Best Emerging Markets Debt Team (United States) by CFI.co
  • Finalist for Emerging Markets Manager of the Year by European Pensions
  • Best Asset Manager Solution for Family Offices by Private Asset Management
  • Finalist for Wealth Management Awards (Hedge Funds/PE - Credit Market Highlights) by WealthManagement.com
  • Best Global Credit Investment Manager 2021 by Acquisition International
  • Best Communication Award (Private Debt, Mid Cap) by The Korea Economic Daily
  • Best Client Service Award (Hedge Fund, Large Cap) by The Korea Economic Daily

2020


  • Best Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year by Institutional Investor
  • Best Emerging Markets Focused Hedge Fund by Hedge Funds Review
  • Finalist for 2 Awards (Event Driven Fund over $1Bn and Credit Long Term Performance over $1Bn) by HFMWeek
  • Finalist for 6 Awards (Corporate Long-Short, Credit Mutual Fund, High Yield Fund, Multi-Strategy Credit Fund, Special Situations Fund, and Structured Credit Fund) by Alt Credit
  • Highly Commended CLO Manager by Alt Credit
  • Finalist for Best Asset Manager Solution for Family Offices by Private Asset Management
  • Best Credit Asset Manager (United States) by CFI.co
  • Best Client Service Award (Hedge Fund, Large Cap) by The Korea Economic Daily

2019

  • Best Event Driven Fund over $1Bn by HFMWeek
  • Management Firm of the Year by Alt Credit1
  • Best CLO Manager by Alt Credit1
  • Finalist for 3 Awards (Corporate Long-Short, Credit 40 Act, and High Yield Fund) by Alt Credit1
  • Finalist for Best European Boutique CLO Manager by Creditflux
  • Best Fund Product for High-Net-Worth Clients by Private Asset Management
  • Finalist for Non-Equity (10 Years) over $1Bn by Absolute Return

2017 / 2018

  • Best Event Driven Fund over $1Bn in 2018 by HFMWeek
  • Highly Commended Credit over $1Bn in 2018 by HFMWeek
  • Management Firm of the Year in 2017 by HFMWeek
  • Highly Commended Relative Value in 2017 by HFMWeek
  • Best High Yield Fund in 2018 by Alt Credit2
  • Best European CLO Redeemed in 2018 by Creditflux
  • Best Long Term Performance for a Non-Equity Fund in 2018 by Absolute Return

Mid 2010s

  • Best Event Driven Fund over $250M in 2016 by HFMWeek
  • Finalist for Single Manager Long-Term over $1Bn in 2016 by HFMWeek
  • Best New US CLO in 2014 by Creditflux
  • Finalist for Best US CLO Manager in 2013 by Creditflux

Early 2010s

  • Finalist for Best New Fund in 2012 by Absolute Return
  • CLO Manager of the Year in 2011 by Creditflux
  • Finalist for Best CLO Recovery Fund in 2011 by Creditflux
  • Finalist for Best Mid-Market CLO in 2011 by Creditflux
  • Top 15 Rank in the Hedge Fund Report Card in 2009 and 2010 by Absolute Return

1. Awards were announced in February 2020 and based on 2019 performance.
2. Award announced in February 2019 and based on 2018 performance. 

- For more information on awards received and their selection criteria, please click here.

- The receipt of these awards is not indicative of future performance.
- References made to awards/industry affiliations/professional association are not an endorsement by
any third party to invest with GoldenTree and are not indicative of future performance.
- Investors should not rely on awards for any purpose and should conduct their own review prior to investing.
- The awards referenced above are not being given by a party that is a current client or investor.
- No direct or indirect compensation was paid in order to obtain the award.

Awards Disclosure

The receipt of these awards is not indicative of future performance.

Acquisition International’s Worldwide Finance Awards aim is to recognize companies and individuals, who have shown themselves to be dedicated and experienced in the finance industry. Acquisition International’s International Finance program conducts research into the most appropriate and praiseworthy winners based on successful business dealings conducted over the last 12 months. To determine winners in the AI Worldwide Finance Awards, the in-house research team carefully examine the information that is available online and in the public domain. Additionally, nominees are provided the opportunity to put together a short case file disclosing details of their chosen business sector and practice, as well as any previous accolades awarded, this will also be used when considering winners in the AI Worldwide Finance Awards. Acquisition International’s awards are based on merit, not the number of votes received, this process works to ensure that we reward parties based on their excellence in the industry, the quality of their products and their dedication to service, rather than size of the company and their popularity.

The PDI Global Awards begins with a nomination process, after which senior team members from PDI will consider these alongside their filed research and outreach to trusted industry leaders to construct the strongest possible shortlists of nominations for each. Each shortlisted comprises four candidates. Submissions are not a prerequisite for entry but are useful for aiding selection committees with their choices. Once determined, voting for the awards begins when the public will have the chance to determine which investors, managers, advisers and individuals deserve to be crowned for their efforts in the past 12 month period.

The European Pensions Awards were launched to give recognition to and honor the investment firms, consultancies and pension providers across Europe that have set the professional standards in order to best serve European pension funds over the past year. The awards are free to enter and open to any pension fund or firm which serves European pension funds.

GlobalCapital’s US Securitization Awards seek to recognize the most notable and innovative deals, banks and market participants. The vast majority of awards were voted on by the market, from shortlists compiled by GlobalCapital’s editorial team. In compiling the shortlists, GlobalCapital received feedback from the market through a survey, and in direct discussions, studied league tables, submissions and other data. Then, GlobalCapital narrowed the lists of credible winners for each category.

HFM/HFMWeek awards are judged by individuals with active experience in the Hedge Fund industry. The judges take part in a conference call, summarize the information, and ultimately select winners after giving all entries full consideration based generally on the performance of an individual fund. This criteria affects the following HFMWeek categories: Relative Value, Credit Long Term over $1Bn, Credit over $1Bn, Event Driven Fund over $250M, Event Driven Fund over $1Bn, and Single Manager Long-Term Over $1Bn. The Management Firm of the Year category is a special accolade given to a firm that has transcended its peer group and is awarded based on brand recognition, growth, performance, innovation, and operational rigor.

The inaugural Hedgeweek & Private Equity Wire US Credit Awards recognise excellence in fund performance and service provider excellence across credit funds. Voting for the awards is conducted via an online poll, where participants are asked to make their choice among the shortlisted firms in each category. The manager categories cover a wide spectrum of credit strategies and fund types, with separate sections for hedge fund and private equity credit specialists. Pre-selection data for the awards is provided by Bloomberg, based on annualised returns over the 12 months from 31st May 2021 to 31st May 2022 by funds in the selected categories.

The annual Private Equity Wire US Awards recognize excellence among private equity fund managers and service providers in the US across a wide range of categories. Voting for the awards is conducted via an online poll of the entire Private Equity Wire userbase, where participants are asked to make their choice among the shortlisted firms in each category. The GP manager categories cover fund performance and fundraising success by firms across a range of private markets investment strategies – including buyout, growth, fund of funds, secondaries, co-investment, debt, real estate and real assets. The pre-selection data for the fund manager shortlisted was provided by Bloomberg. Nominations for all categories are based on annualized performance over a 12-month period from May 31st, 2022 to May 31st, 2023. Nominations in various award categories are further split by size and strategy as specified in the award name.

The Risk.net Hedge fund of the year award, recognises success in alternative investing, with an emphasis on trading orientated strategies. Strong long-term performance is a must, but innovations in structuring, executing and risk-managing complex strategies will also be given due weight. Firms will also be judged on their ability to respond to changing investor needs and market conditions and deliver uncorrelated returns. The judging process for takes three months, from the submission of pitch documents, through dozens of off-the-record meetings, and concludes with a due diligence phase in which clients are canvassed (also off the record) for their views on shortlisted firms. All decisions are made by Risk’s editorial team – and each decision is explained in detail on Risk.net. Unlike the rest of their content, the awards articles are not paywalled and are free to read.

Private Asset Management utilized an independent panel made up of industry experts and criteria based on a mixture of quantitative and qualitative performance indicators to select the winners of the awards. This process applies to the Best Fund Product for High-Net-Worth Clients. Private Debt Investor Awards are nominated by readers and recognize the managers, institutional investors and advisors that have set the benchmark during the year. Voted for by thousands of readers, the Private Debt Awards are the only awards decided solely by the industry for the industry.

The Creditflux fund awards reward performance weighted by volatility relative to a fund’s redemption profile. Funds are entered automatically, provided their returns are listed in Creditflux’s monthly performance listings. CLO performance is assessed based on a combination of six metrics: change in OC cushion, the size and volatility of equity distributions, as well as the weighted averages of rating factor, spread, and price. CLO managers must submit access to trustee reports since inception for their deals, and this data becomes available on Creditflux’s CLO database to ensure full transparency. The Creditflux awards that utilize this methodology included, Best European CLO Redeemed, Best New US CLO, Best US CLO Manager, CLO Manager of the Year, Best CLO Recovery Fund, and Best Mid-Market CLO.

The WealthManagement.com Industry Awards seeks to honor outstanding achievements by companies, organizations and individuals that support financial advisor success. A panel of independent judges from the industry determined the winners. The best in each category were selected based on quantitative measures of their initiatives—such as scope, scale, adoption and feature set—along with qualitative measures, such as innovation, creativity and new methods of delivery.

Institutional Investor’s Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards recognizes the hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, investment consultants, endowments, foundations, family offices, corporate funds, public funds, sovereign funds and rising stars that stood out for their performance innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry in the past year. Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor 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 group then conducts a wide survey of U.S. institutional investors and invites them to vote for the manager nominees. Hedge fund managers are invited to vote for the allocator nominees. Institutional Investor’s editorial staff analyzes the results of the voting to determine the winners.

Categories for the DealCatalyst awards were confirmed as of October 26th, 2022. These categories are unlikely to change but categories may be adjusted, removed, or added, in line with market feedback in the build-up to the voting process in February 2023. All respondents were from LSTA member organizations. A nomination phase was open for three weeks in mid-November, to generate short lists of deal categories for inclusion in the voting phase.  The final voting phase ran for four weeks from February 2023 to generate the winners of the awards for all categories.

CFI.co Awards: The CFI.co award selection panel is using a wide range of criteria to help it reach informed decisions regarding the awards, lending the critical eye of a collective 170 years of business journalism, corporate leadership and academia to the exhaustive information gathered by the award body’s own research team. Alternative Investment is defined in the broadest sense (and in contrast to traditional long stocks and bonds) and includes different asset classes such as (but not limited to) private equity, direct investing, venture capital, real estate, hedge funds, commodities, fixed income and currency derivatives. Some of the more important factors taken into consideration are as follows: Experience and excellence of investment management team; Investment track record in alternative assets; Value creation and alpha generation; Risk management; Correlation to traditional assets, such as portfolios of exchange-traded stocks and bonds; Good corporate governance; Transparency and investor communication; and Quality of nominations.

The Korea Economic Daily selects and awards the highest performing asset managers based on a comprehensive survey of the asset owners in Korea including pensions, sovereign wealth funds, mutual aids, insurance companies as well as major banks. The respondents, were asked to pick the best GPs for each of private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds in terms of performance, communication and client services.

GrowthCap’s awards process for the Top Private Debt Firms, based on nomination submissions and further in-depth research, attempts to capture a more holistic view of firms and not simply firms listed by assets under management and/or returns, as those metrics oftentimes do not indicate to a company CEO and management team how good of a partner that firm will be to the company and its long-term success. Strong private debt firms possess a combination of attributes ranging from deep analytical rigor to the cultivation of meritocratic and collaborative firm cultures to the earned respect of some of the most sophisticated corporate borrowers.

The Pensions Age Awards aim to reward both the pension schemes and the pension providers across the UK that have proved themselves worthy of recognition in these increasingly challenging economic times. The awards are open to any UK pension scheme or provider firm which serves pension schemes in the UK.

GlobalCapital’s awards research team works to identify the standout players from across the derivatives market. Following a submission process, as well as their own independent research and consultation with the market, they determine the shortlist for the 2024 Global Derivatives Awards. Winners will be determined following a pitch process. When selecting winner’s judges look for examples of innovation, growth and work to improve the derivatives industry, as well as extraordinary effort on behalf of clients.