27four wins 2012 HedgeNews Africa: Long-Term Performance – Fund of Funds Award

On 21 February 2013, 27four Investment Managers Alternative Long Short Equity Fund accepted
the 2012 HedgeNews Africa: Long-Term Performance – Fund of Funds award.


27four was up against the likes of Blue Ink Investments, Caveo Fund Solutions, Edge Capital, Novare and Sygnia, who are all tough and deserving competitors. To begin the year by receiving such a prestigious award, we feel that this is only the tip of the iceberg and that 2013 will have nothing but opportunities and  Growth for us.

Steve Jobs said that “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”, and that is why 27four is leading the way. We continuously keep track of the evolving needs of the market and customise our offerings to ensure that they are relevant, differentiated and innovative.

Fatima Vawda, MD of 27four said: “We are hugely fired up by change and our approach to innovation is unlike what you might find in most other companies. The returns we are able to deliver for our clients are proof that we don’t pay lip service to the idea of innovation and entrepreneurship. I feel honoured by this recognition, but behind me there is a team of young financial geniuses who are doing incredible things. The award belongs to all of them, as well as our
clients, who have given us their trust.”

12 category awards are presented: South African Equity, Pan Africa and MENA (Hedge), Pan-Africa and MENA (Long/Absolute Return), South African Market Neutral and Quantitative, South African Multi-Strategy, South African Fixed Income, Specialist Strategies, Best Fund of Funds, Long-Term
Performance – Single Manager, Long-Term Performance – Fund of Funds, New Fund of the Year
and Fund of the Year. This is the 4th HedgeNews Africa Awards ceremony, where they evaluate the best risk-adjusted returns, which are submitted to their database on a monthly basis, in both
hedge funds and pioneering strategies throughout the African markets. The aim of the awards is to appraise the managers “who deliver the best returns while also managing downside risk”. Partners in the event include Investec, Nedbank Capital, Rand Merchant Bank, ABSA, Bloomberg, Deutsche
Bank and Peregrine Securities.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank HedgeNews Africa and to congratulate all the other winners in their respective categories. We would also like to thank our clients, whom we would not have been able to achieve this without, as well as our managers and our team of employees, who
are a dynamic and diverse group of lateral thinkers, innovators and creative talent.

Thank you.