Categories & Criteria

The categories for the HFM US Services Awards 2024 were developed in consultation with the sector to ensure they are representative of the broad and fast moving nature of hedge fund services and solutions.

The criteria our judges look at are:

  • Commercial success and business growth
  • Demonstration of product or service innovation
  • Description of future product or service development possibilities
  • Positive customer feedback via submitted testimonials

2024 categories

Best Administrator - Overall

Best Administrator - Client Service

Best Administrator - Emerging Managers

Best Administrator - Middle-Office Services

Best Administrator - Reporting/Regulatory Services

Best Administrator - Technology

Best Advisory Firm - Regulation and Compliance

Best Advisory Firm - Tax

Best AI Managed Platform or Tool

Best Analytics Tool

Best Auditor - Middle Market

Best Auditor - Overall

Best Auditor - Start Ups

Best Boutique Prime Broker

Best Business Banking Service

Best Cloud Hosting Solution

Best Custodian

Best Cyber-Security Service

Best Data Management Solution

Best Digital Assets Provider 

Best EMS

Best Executive Search Firm

Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Software

Best Independent Cap Intro Provider 

Best Information and Data Provider

Best Innovation in ESG

Best Insurance Broker

Best IT Consultancy

Best Law Firm - Alternative Credit

Best Managed IT Service Provider

Best Marketing and Communications Consultancy

Best Offshore Governance Firm

Best OMS

Best Onshore Law Firm

Best Onshore Law Firm - Client Service

Best Onshore Law Firm Start-ups

Best Outsourced ManCo

Best Outsourced Operations/Finance Service

Best Outsourced Trading Solution

Best Portfolio management software

Best Prime Broker

Best Prime Broker - Capital Introduction

Best Prime Broker for Emerging Managers

Best Regtech Firm

Best Risk Management Technology Provider

Best Shadow Accounting Firm

Best Tech Infrastructure Provider

Best Treasury Management Solution

Best Valuations Firm for Hard to Value Assets

Most Innovative Technology Firm