The annual Private Equity Wire US Credit Awards recognise excellence in fund performance and service provider excellence across credit funds

With private credit’s astronomical rise to prominence as an asset class recently, it’s more important than ever to recognise those at the forefront of its evolution. For more than a decade, Private Equity Wire has been recognising excellence in the fields of fundraising, portfolio performance, and service provision.


An allocator board, peer surveys, editorial expertise, and data analysis go into selecting our winners, helping us build one of the industry’s most influential awards programmes.


Each event is an opportunity for celebration, networking and, most importantly, recognition attended by an exclusive list of 100+ C-suite leaders from the GP, LP, and service provider communities. Join us as we celebrate innovation and leadership!

Aftab Bose

Head of Private Markets Content, Private Equity Wire

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Methodology

1. The manager award categories include N American-based single-manager and multi-manager funds with a track record of more than 3 years.


2. Nominations for all categories are based on performance numbers being reported during the last 12-month period from April 1st – March 31st, 2024.


3. Private Debt final performance awards are based on the highest performing net IRRs and money multiple returns based on the latest available data to March 31st, 2024.


Pre-selection data for the awards is provided by Preqin, based on annualised returns over the 12 months from April 1st – March 31st, 2024, by funds in the above categories.

Pre-selection data for the awards is provided by Bloomberg, based on annualised returns over the 12 months from 31st May 2022 to 31st May 2023 by funds in the below categories. Nominations in various award categories are further split by size and strategy as specified in the award name.


  1. The manager award categories include US-based single-manager and multi-manager funds with a track record of more than 3 years and over $50 million.
  2. Nominations for all categories are based on annualised performance over a 12-month period from 31st May 2022 to 31st May 2023..
  3. The "Best Overall Manager/Fund" categories are based on overall performance only. Please note that you cannot vote in these categories and there is no shortlist.
  4. Managers will only be considered for selection if they report performance data to Bloomberg. To find out more about this process, please contact: events@globalfundmedia.com.

For the service provider categories, the nominated firms are based on a widespread survey of more than 100 credit fund managers and other key industry participants.


Why should you participate?

Make informed decisions, meet the best people, build the right relationships.


For Investors


Find out which GPs are outperforming across a range of AUM brackets, investment strategies and geographies. Learn who’s serving them most effectively.


For Managers


Put yourself on the radar of keen investors and meet service providers that can help your business grow and scale up effectively.


For Service Providers


Your chance to shine in front of the entire investor and manager community, while also tracking which firms and strategies are on the up.

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2024 Categories

Manager Categories

Credit Hedge Categories

Best Credit Hedge Fund - Credit Hedge Multi-Strategy

Best Credit Hedge Fund - Direct Lending

Best Credit Hedge Fund - Credit Long/Short

Best Credit Hedge Fund - Emerging Market Debt

Best Overall Credit Hedge Fund - Over $500M

Best Credit Hedge Fund - Structured Credit

Best Overall Credit Hedge Fund - Under $500M

Best Overall Credit Fund - Hedge Fund

Debt Categories

Best Overall Performance Over $1 Billion: Debt - Loans/Credit

Best Overall Performance Under $1 Billion: Debt - Loans/Credit

Best Overall Performance: Debt - Mezzanine

Best Performance Over $1 Billion: Debt

Best Performance Under $1 Billion: Debt

Best Overall Performance: Debt - Special Opportunity

Service Provider Categories

Compliance Service of the Year - Fund Domicile

Compliance Service of the Year - Overall

Audit Service of the Year

Business Information Provider of the Year

Cyber Security Firm of the Year

Custodian Service of the Year

Fund Accounting and Reporting Software of the Year

Deal Originiation Solution of the Year

Data Provider of the Year - Overall

Executive Search Firm of the Year

Data Provider of the Year - Analytics & Insights

Debt / Loan Administrator of the Year

Insurance Solution of the Year

Fund Administrator of the Year - Stuctured Credit

Fund Administrator of the Year - Private Credit

FX Provider of the Year

Fund Administrator of the Year - Emerging Funds

Fund Administrator of the Year - Overall

Portfolio Management System of the Year

Managed Service Provider of the Year

Law Firm of the Year - Overall

AI Service / Solution of the Year

Law Firm of the Year - Lending and Securities

Middle Office Services of the Year

Research Solution of the Year

Ratings Provider of the Year

Technology Innovation of the Year

PR and Communications Firm of the Year

Tax Advisory Firm of the Year

Law Firm of the Year - Fund Structuring

Valuation Service of the Year

Manager Categories

Direct Lending of the Year (Over $500 Million)

Distressed Debt of the Year (Over $500 Million)

ABS/MBS and Structured Credit of the Year (Over $500 Million)

High Yield & Distressed Credit of the Year (Over $500 Million)

Fixed Income Fund of Funds of the Year

Fixed Income Arbitrage Strategies of the Year (Over $500 Million)

Multi Strategy of the Year (Over $500 Million)

Mezzanine Debt of the Year (Over $500 Million)

Special Situations of the Year (Over $500 Million)

Long/Short Credit of the Year (Over $500 Million)

RE Debt of the Year (Over $500 Million)

Upload your performance data to Preqin, BarclayHedge or Pitchbook today to be considered for our our Awards.


Our shortlist will be based on this so ensure your performance data has been uploaded by 31st May.

Advisory Board Categories

Direct Lending of the Year (Under $500 Million)

Distressed Debt of the Year (Under $500 Million)

ABS/MBS and Structured Credit of the Year (Under $500 Million)

Long/Short Credit of the Year (Under $500 Million)

High Yield & Distressed Credit of the Year (Under $500 Million)

Fixed Income Arbitrage Strategies of the Year (Under $500 Million)

RE Debt of the Year (Under $500 Million)

Multi Strategy of the Year (Under $500 Million)

VC Debt of the Year (Under $500 Million)

Mezzanine Debt of the Year (Under $500 Million)

Special Situations of the Year (Under $500 Million)

Our advisory board categories provide exceptional exposure to a highly experienced group of global investors. Emerging managers face significant challenges in raising capital and attracting attention; this is your chance to overcome those hurdles.


Showcase your fund and achievements directly to top-tier investors, demonstrating your expertise and growth potential.

DOWNLOAD CAMPAIGN KIT

Have you been shortlisted? Download your campaign kit below!

Please note that the license agreement to use the materials expires on Friday 18th August 2023

On the night

The Private Credit US Awards provide an excellent networking opportunity in a casual atmosphere where we’ll also be celebrating the achievements of the Private Credit community. Hosted on the back of our annual Private Credit US Summit , join us at Convene 101 Park Avenue where we’ll be bringing together over 100 industry professionals for an evening of fizz, laughter and entertainment.

5:30PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

AWARDS WARM UP AND PRESENTATION

7:00PM

7:25PM

AFTER-AWARDS NETWORKING DRINKS

TAXI'S

9:00PM

Networking drinks reception

Awards Host:

Aftab Bose

Head of Private Markets Content, Private Equity Wire

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Dress Code: Business casual

Advisory Board

Melissa Hill

Co-Founder

Eleos Capital Advisors

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Co-chair

Thanks to our 2024 Allocator Advisory Board

Faisal Iqbal CFA, CAIA

Founder

Paradigm Investment Partners

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Co-chair

Adam Grimsley

Consultant

(advising West Yorks Pension)

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Dr Toby Goodworth

Managing Director, Head of Liquid Markets

bfinance

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Ken Stemme

Senior Managing Director of Income Strategies and ESG

United Auto Workers Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Mike Nichols, CAIA

Senior Investment Officer

Texas Tech University System

Moreno Tantangelo

Senior Portfolio Manager

Kairos' Multi-Asset Group

Hamad Ebrahim, CFA, CAIA, CIIA

Head of International Investments

Derayah Financial

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Panayiotis Lambropoulos

CFA, CAIA, FRM

Portfolio Manager

Texas ERS

Paulo Santos

Investment Director

Cazenove Capital

Robert Crenian

Founding Partner

Calderwood Capital Management

Nikos Latsos

Investment Director

Latsco Family Office SA

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Ramon Eyckin

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Recognition

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FAQs

How do I nominate myself or my firm?


-Managers: we take data performance from various sources to produce the shortlist. Managers should have their data uploaded to BarclayHedge, Preqin or Pitchbook by Friday 31st May to be considered.

-Service Providers: use the link to nominate your firm by Friday 31st May. Managers can also nominate their service providers for an award.


Is there a cost to nominate myself?


-There is no cost to enter the Awards


What is the deadline for nominations?


-All data performance uploads (managers) and nominations (service providers) must be complete by 17.00 BST on Friday 31st May


When will I find out if I’m shortlisted?


-All finalists will be informed by Friday 21st June. For managers, finalist logos will be provided and service providers will be offered campaign kits to aid in their marketing for public vote. The shortlist will be publicly announced on Monday 24th June


When do the awards take place?


-This year’s Awards take place on Thursday, September 12th, 2024 at Convene 101 Park Avenue


Do I have to buy a ticket to attend?


-Shortlisted managers will be offered 1 complimentary ticket to the awards

-Winning managers can purchase more tickets as part of the winners packages

-Winning Service providers can purchase tickets as part of the winners packages

-Contact our sales team to find out more here.


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