The 'Hedgeweek USA Awards 2015' special report comprises 18 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Best Liquid Alternatives Fund Administrator – State Street

Best Liquid Alternatives Fund Administrator – State Street

State Street's liquid alternatives financing and servicing capability is well positioned to support asset managers, both traditional and alternative, who are looking to diversify their product range. It has built a state-of-the-art global platform that provides fully integrated reporting, compliance, accounting, custody, settlements and investment analytics. 

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Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator – Opus Fund Services

Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator – Opus Fund Services

Multi-award-winning hedge fund administrator Opus Fund Services was established in Bermuda in 2006, subsequently expanding its footprint into the US with offices in Chicago (2008), San Francisco (2009), New York (2013), Portland (2014) and most recently Dublin. It serves over 250 fund managers and 325+ funds with a combined AUM exceeding USD10.5 billion.

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Best Multi-Strategy Fund Manager – Pulteney Street Capital

Best Multi-Strategy Fund Manager – Pulteney Street Capital

New York-based Pulteney Street Capital was established in 2013 by Sean McCooey. Launched in May of 2013, the PSP Multi-Manager Fund (`PSP') is a multi-manager, multi-strategy liquid alternative fund. By using an SMA structure, Pulteney Street is able to monitor portfolios in real time, allowing it to tactically re-allocate capital among managers. Typical investment strategies include: long/short equity, event-driven and liquid credit.

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Best North American PR Firm – Prosek Partners

Best North American PR Firm – Prosek Partners

At New York-headquartered Prosek Partners, the tag line is to "unbox communications" and deliver unique, unconventional strategies for financial firms. At the helm is Managing Partner and CEO Jennifer Prosek, who built Prosek from a small Connecticut PR company to an international communications consultancy with offices in London and a number of key partnerships with agencies in Asia and South America. 

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Best North American PR Firm (Highly Commended) – Peregrine Communications

Best North American PR Firm (Highly Commended) – Peregrine Communications

Although Peregrine only established a US office in New York 14 months ago, the firm has been recognised by readers of Hedgeweek as the runner up Best North American Public Relations Firm for Hedge Funds. Peregrine CEO Anthony Payne said: "We have been engaged with US media since 2002 but it was important for us to be on the ground in New York, the World's hedge fund capital! We are delighted that Hedgeweek readers have shown their support by voting for us and we hope we will deserve to be voted winner next year!"