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Alternative Future Foundation Announces 2019 Award Nominees

The Alternative Future Foundation, the organiser of the Australian Alternative Investment Awards, has today announced the nominees for the 2019 awards which are being held at the Hedge Funds Rock fundraising dinner on September 12th at the Sofitel Wentworth hotel in Sydney.

Hedge Funds Rock attracts all the major participants in the local alternative investment industry, together with a growing contingent of offshore investors, advisers and service providers, to commemorate the best alternative managers in Australia and to raise money for charity. Attendance traditionally exceeds 400+ guests and is sold out every year.

Kim Ivey, Australian Future Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder of Hedge Funds Rock, said:

“This year’s judging has seen a record number of managers and products being assessed.  I’d like to thank Mercer as our research partner, Michael Armitage and Rebecca Jacques for joining the judging team in 2019. Congratulations to all the nominees. This year, with a host of new offerings over the past 3 years, we have been able to add another category to the awards – Best Private Debt Fund. I’d like to thank all the award sponsors for their continued backing of the Australian alternative investment industry and for their support of the Foundation’s work with a growing list of Australian charities. The charities, the awards, the parody videos, and the comradery…all make for a hugely enjoyable night. I look forward to another wonderful night with the industry.” 

The 2019 Australian Alternative Investment Award nominees are:

Best Long Short Equity Fund                         
Australian Eagle Trust Long Short Fund
LHC Capital Australia High Conviction Fund
Regal Long Short Aust. Equity Fund

Best Global Macro/Futures Fund
CFM IS Trends Trust – Class A
Fulcrum Diversified Absolute Return Fund
Man AHL Alpha Fund

Best Emerging Manager
Coolabah Capital
Fifty One Capital
Realm Investment House
Best Market Neutral Fund
Karara Market Neutral Plus Fund
Perpetual Pure Equity Alpha Fund
Regal Tasman Market Neutral Fund 

Best Allocator Supporting Aust. Alt. Managers
Bennelong Funds Management
Crestone Wealth Management
Koda Capital 

Best Fixed Income and Credit Fund
Alexander Credit Opportunities Fund
Altius Bond Fund
Spectrum Strategic Income Fund
Best Multi Strategy Fund
Colonial First State Multi-Asset Real Return Fund- Class A
Legg Mason Tactical Allocation Fund
Perpetual Income Opportunities Fund

Best Listed Alternative Investment Product  
Betashares Geared Australian Equity ETF 
Betashares Geared US Equity ETF – A$ hedged
Schroder Real Return ETF

Best Offshore Manager Operating In Australia CFM
Franklin Templeton
Partners Group
Best Private Debt Fund 
Manning Private Debt Fund
Metrics Credit – Diversified Australian Senior Loan Fund
Metrics Credit – Secured Private Debt Fund 1

Contribution to the Australian Hedge Fund Industry
To Be Announced on the night

Best Alternative Investment Manager of the Year
To Be Announced on the night



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