Since launching our annual awards at the beginning of last week – the sixth version that we have run – the votes have come flooding in, with around 1,500 cast so far. This puts us in with a good chance of beating the record tally of 4,000 that we received a year ago for the equivalent poll.
If you have not yet had the chance to vote but would like to make your opinion count, please do so HERE.
It’s still early days but we’re beginning to identify some potentially close contests. The global CLO manager prize is looking like a tight four-way battle between AXA Investment Managers, BNP Paribas Asset Management, CIFC Asset Management and Fortress Investment Group.
In the Americas, the race for fundraising of the year is also seeing some tight bunching as Crestline Investors, Goldman Sachs, GSO Capital Partners and Orion Resource Partners jostle for position. Over the other side of the Atlantic we see AnaCap Financial Partners, D.E. Shaw Group, LCM Partners and SVPGlobal fighting it out for Europe’s distressed debt manager crown.
You’ll probably know the rules of the game by now, but just in case: you can only vote once, you cannot vote for your own organisation, and you must supply a valid company email. These rules are stated on the opening page of the poll.
You have until midnight PST on Friday 11 January 2019 to register your vote. But why not set aside a little time right now, and vote HERE. Many thanks.