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BarclayHedge and Hedge Funds Review collaborate on the European Fund of Hedge Funds Awards 2012; Funds will be selected for performance awards from data provided by the proprietary BarclayHedge Databa

Funds will be selected for performance awards from data provided by the proprietary BarclayHedge Database as well as online entry forms

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – September 5, 2012 – BarclayHedge is partnering with Hedge Funds Review to identify the best European funds of hedge funds.

Hedge Funds Review's 11th Annual European Fund of Hedge Funds Awards 2012 is the oldest and most prestigious award event, recognizing the best FoHFs in Europe. This is the only event held exclusively for the European FoHF sector and attracts the top names from the industry.

“The FoHF industry, and particularly funds based in Europe, continues to face a challenging environment. As the industry evolves, we believe the awards are a way to recognize leaders in the industry and promote qualitative and quantitative excellence,” said Margie Lindsay, editor of Hedge Funds Review.

“The BarclayHedge Fund of Hedge Funds database is widely recognized for its accuracy, comprehensiveness, and timeliness of reporting. We are delighted to have been selected by Hedge Funds Review to assist in the selection process for the performance awards that will be awarded at this prestigious event,” said Sol Waksman, President and founder of BarclayHedge.

Awards recognizing outstanding performance of diversified and specialist FoHFs over one, three and 10 years will be presented. There are also specific awards for best energy/commodity, emerging markets, in-house or UCITS-compliant FoHF as well as the FoHF of the year.

Platform awards cover seeding, managed accounts and UCITS products as well as overall best platform offering among others.

Qualitative awards recognize the innovation by FoHFs, outstanding investor relations and advisory groups as well as a range of other categories, including best new FoHF.

Awards will also recognize an individual's outstanding contribution to and lifetime achievement in the FoHFs industry.

The judging panel considers the results of the quantitative analysis and selects a shortlist and winner in each category. In selecting the winning funds, the judges take into account the quantitative analysis as well as their qualitative experience and expertise.

Where judges may be conflicted in an award category, they stand aside from judging.

BarclayHedge is providing an independently sourced initial quantitative screening of FoHFs for the performance categories.

Winners will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner ceremony at The Royal Garden Hotel, London on November 21, 2012.

A list of winners and shortlisted funds will be published on the BarclayHedge and the Hedge Funds Review websites at 10pm GMT on November 21.

Profiles of all the winners will be available on the websites and selected winners will be highlighted in the December issue of the magazine.

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Sol Waksman is an experienced media source, providing perspectives on hedge fund and managed futures trends. For more commentary or background, call 641-472-3456 or email swaksman@barclayhedge.com.

BarclayHedge was founded in 1985 and actively tracks more than 6,200 hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and managed futures programs. Each month Barclay provides updated performance rankings for 38 Hedge Fund categories, 16 CTA categories, and 7 UCITS categories.

Institutional investors, brokerage firms, and private banks worldwide utilize BarclayHedge indices as performance benchmarks for the hedge fund and managed futures industries.

Hedge Funds Review has access to the top fund managers and investors into the industry.  Its reputation for in-depth, accurate and readable content makes it the preferred source of information about the industry for participants around the globe.  Online, Hedge Funds Review provides a wealth of multimedia content unrivalled by any other hedge fund publisher.