AsianInvestor is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 Investment Performance Awards for institutional funds management. Today we name the best performers in alternative investments. Winners were chosen through extensive market interviews and informal pitches.

We conclude our programme tomorrow by naming our marquee award winners, including institutional investor, distributors and managers of the year.

The awards will be presented at our annual black-tie dinner, held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on Thursday, May 24. For enquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail Rebekka Kristin or call her on +852 2122 5203.

Summaries of the awards presented at our dinner will be published in the June edition of AsianInvestor magazine. Congratulations to the winners.

HEDGE FUNDS

Best new fund
Monsoon Asia-Pacific Systematic Program
Monsoon Capital

Multi-strat
Segantii Asia-Pacific Equity Multi-strategy Fund
Segantii Capital Management

CTA/managed futures
Monsoon Asia-Pacific Systematic Program
Monsoon Capital

Distressed/special situations
Orchard Centar
Orchard Capital Partners

Event-driven
SFP Value Realization Master Fund
Symphony Financial Partners

Macro
Quantedge Global Fund
Quantedge

Fixed income/credit
Oracle Investment Fund
Oracle Capital

Long/short equity
Tairen China Fund 
Tairen Capital

Asia ex-Japan
Coupland Cardiff Asia Absolute Return Fund
Coupland Cardiff Asset Management

Japan
LIM Japan Fund
LIM Advisors

HOUSE AWARDS

Fund of hedge funds
Persistent Asset Management 

Fund of private-equity funds
LGT Capital Partners 

Infrastructure
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets 

Special situations/turnaround
SSG Capital Management

Private equity manager of the year, large cap
Citic Private Equity Funds Management

Private equity manager of the year, mid-market
Baring Private Equity Asia

Real estate
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets