Creditflux announces annual 2021 award winners

07 October 2021

The Creditflux awards are the only industry awards solely determined by data and metrics, showcasing the market’s best performers. 
LONDON – 7 October 2021: The first live gathering of collateralized loan obligation (CLO) market participants since the COVID-19 pandemic met at London’s Landmark Hotel on 8 September, 2021 for the announcement of the Creditflux annual award winners. Some 250 individuals attended the socially distanced dinner and witnessed Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM) win Manager of the Year for a record third time, during the Creditflux awards’ thirteenth year. 
The awards process began in May, when over 110 submissions were made by managers for CLOs, CLO funds, or direct lending funds. After analyzing the data, a list of finalists was announced in July. The category winners were announced live during the Creditflux Manager Awards Dinner. 
“Seventeen managers triumphed last week as the Creditflux Award winners for 2021 were announced in person at the Landmark Hotel for the first time in over two years,” said Sam Robinson, Head of Data at Creditflux. “The winners were selected from the 1,100 CLOs and 75 funds submitted by over 112 managers this year. The 19 categories looked at the top performers among US and European CLOs, mid-market and non-traditional CLOs, and CLO and direct lending funds. Submissions were judged purely on underlying data, making the prizes the most coveted in the industry.” 
The winners are as follows. 

 Category Winner CLO/Fund 
Managers Creditflux Manager of the Year CSAM  
Best US CLO Manager Axa IM  
Best European CLO Manager PGIM  
Best MM CLO Manager Golub  
Best US Boutique CLO Manager Saratoga  
Best European Boutique CLO Manager Napier Park  
CLOs Best New US CLO Octagon Octagon 50 
Best New European CLO CIFC CIFC European III 
Best US CLO Brigade Battalion XII 
Best European CLO PGIM Dryden 29 
Best New Middle Market CLO Blue Owl Parliament II 
Best Non-Traditional CLO Anchorage Anchorage CF 4 
Best Redeemed CLO MJX Venture VII 
Fund Best Public Closed-End CLO Fund Eagle Point Eagle Point Credit Company 
Best Private Closed-End CLO Fund Oxford Funds Oxford Bridge II 
Best CLO Fund CIS CLO Alpha Taunus 
Best New CLO Fund Orchard CloverTree 
Best European Direct Lending Fund Kartesia Kartesia V 
Best US Direct Lending Fund Monroe Monroe SS Direct Loan Fund 

The Creditflux Awards recognize the strongest among the global CLO market that weathered the indefinite times during the pandemic. We extend our congratulations to all finalists and all winners. 
About Creditflux
Creditflux is the leading source for CLO and credit trading news, data, and analysis globally. Established in 2001, the company produces daily content online and through its monthly print magazine. It is part of ION Analytics.

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