AsianInvestor welcomes law firms, accountancies and index providers to bid for our annual Service Provider Awards.

Providing services to the buy-side in Asia involves many disciplines, and we have pursued these separately. For lawyers, accountants and index providers, we are not generating short lists. Rather we welcome your participation.

If you are interested in bidding for any of these awards (listed below), please contact the editor at [email protected] to receive criteria.

All pitches must be received by Friday, 11 September -- so the sooner you contact us, the more time you'll have. We will announce the winners online later in September and celebrate the awards at a black-tie dinner at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong on Thursday, October 15.

These awards also include services in prime broking, trading & execution and custody. For prime broking and trading & execution, we have been running online polls, which form the basis for generating shortlists. Firms will be contacted in September to follow up, but we are not accepting nominations.

For custody we have engaged in a traditional pitch process. If your organisation has not been contacted by us, you can ask our reporter Edward Russell for information ([email protected]).

To repeat, please contact us if your firm would like information on how to compete for any of the following awards:

Auditing & Legal

Best auditor, funds service
Best auditor, tax services for funds
Best onshore law firm for asset management, Asia-Pacific
Best onshore law firm for asset management, Japan
Best law firm for alternative assets
Best offshore law firm

Index providers

Best provider of benchmark indices, Asia-Pacific
Best provider of tradable indices, Asia-Pacific
Best local provider of indices (any market) -- to recognise vendors of Asian origin

The surveys for both prime broking and trading & execution remain open. If you are a fund manager, hedge fund or institutional investor, we welcome your vote.