Ensuring excellence is rewarded

Judging fairly and rewarding excellence for any awards, carrying out fair, consistent, and accurate judging is key to ensuring the true winners are recognised. To deliver this, we assembled a diverse judging panel comprising of leading CIOs, senior directors and managing directors from allocators and investors. The judges are split into groups depending on their expertise. Everything we do is to ensure we leave no stone unturned in recognizing and rewarding the highest achieving hedge funds, CTAs, and funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) in the US.


The With Intelligence HFM US Performance Awards are judged by a panel made up of leading institutional and private investors and investment consultants.

Judges focus on absolute performance as well as standard deviation of returns and outperformance of the relevant With Intelligence benchmark index. They also take into consideration the relative AuM, 1, 3 and 5-year track-records, nature of the investment strategy, other supporting materials and professional knowledge they have about shortlisted funds to come to their decisions.

This methodology aims to reflect how institutional investors assess hedge fund performance in their allocation decisions in the real world.

The judges and HFM staff have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories that they believe to be more suitable, or to disqualify entries.

Each member of the judging panel has an equal weight in choosing the winners in each category they are assigned. Please note:

All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to ensure that information about entries and the final winners remain confidential.

Our Judging Panel

Amar Patel
Partner | Portfolio Manager
Brown Advisory
Casey Plante
Director, Investments
Fairview Health Services
David Sheng
Managing Director, Portfolio Advisory team
Dev Singhvi
Eric Newman
Treasury Manager
City of Stamford
Jay Kwon
Investment Officer
City of San Jose
Jayesh Bhansali
Chief Investment Officer
Jessica Hsu
Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado
Joe Burns
Managing Director, Co-Head of Research
Kristin Mott
Amberlake Capital
Nick Maffeo
Director of Hedge Funds
Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS)
Ted Katramados
Director, Associate Portfolio Manager
TAG Associates LLC