On Valentine’s Eve, the hedge fund world braved the tail end of a blizzard to give itself a big hug at an elaborate gathering inside New York City’s Gotham Hall.
The grand, columned venue played host to the Absolute Return Awards, an event recognizing the best of the best in the hedge fund world, at least according to Hedge Fund Intelligence, a collection of trade publications covering the hedge fund industry.
Winners in 17 categories including “Arbitrage and Collectibles” and “Specialist Equity” collected their awards after a fourth quarter of last year spent collecting mounds of cold, hard cash. Here’s a look at some of the winners and just how deserved they were:
- The controversial HB2 "bathroom law" in North Carolina is on the cusp of being repealed, but LGBT activists say the repeal bill still allows discrimination.
- Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law, is meeting with senators to revive a bill designed to reduce mass incarceration and recidivism.
- Trump's first meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will take place at the president's Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida April 6 and 7.
- And a bunch of world leaders fell asleep at an international summit and the pictures are pretty amazing 😴