Asset Management Awards 2019 – request for pitches

We are launching the pitch process for our latest Asset Management Awards. We offer details on both asset services, asset class, fund house and marquee awards – everything you need to know.
Asset Management Awards 2019 – request for pitches

AsianInvestor is pleased to open the nominations period for our annual Asset Management Awards for 2019.

We would like to invite both asset service providers and investment managers to pitch for these awards, using on online nominations process. Please visit this website to gain more information about and to enter the awards.

The website includes a full online submission form for our Asset Services Awards (which you can also find at this link), as well as our Asset Management Awards (which you can also find at this link). 

We also have a full rulebook for the awards, which can be found at this link

Our asset services awards cover custody, legal and audit services, and trading and execution. Our asset management awards cover investment performance, including by country and asset focus, as well as our marquee awards for asset managers. 

All pitches must be made using this digital process. We will not accept separately submitted pitches. The submission deadline for pitches is Friday, March 1. 


The awards categories are as follows:

1. Best global custodian for asset owners

2. Best global custodian for mutual funds

3. Best bank for cross-border custody

4. Best law firm for asset management, Asia Pacific 

5. Best auditor (funds and tax)

6. Best index provider, global

In addition, our Marquee award: Asset Service Provider of the Year is open to custodians and all other service providers. 


Asset class awards 

For our public market awards, we study statistical data provided by independent third parties. Based on that analysis, we shortlist candidates, whom we then invite to pitch. If you don’t hear from us, you have not been shortlisted.

For your information, the asset class categories are as follows: 

  • Global fixed income, hedged
  • Global fixed income, unhedged
  • Emerging-market debt
  • Japan fixed income
  • Asian fixed income, US dollar
  • Asian fixed income, local currency
  • Chinese domestic fixed income 
  • Global equity
  • Emerging-market equity
  • Japan equity
  • Asia ex-Japan equity
  • China A-shares
  • Real estate investment trusts
  • Smart beta 

Fund House of the Year Awards (by country)

We invite submissions from businesses with local licences and locally domiciled investment products (regardless of whether the applicant company is headquartered locally or overseas) to compete to be named their market’s Fund House of the Year. We welcome submissions from managers of long-only, public, hedge and private funds.

Please include details about your organisation, and supporting data and client testimonials (where possible). as well as client contacts. Supporting documents/conversations from clients will be off the record, but the client must be identified.

We will not accept additional information: no glossy pamphlets, charts, bios, photos etc. It annoys us. 

Marquee awards

Private Bank of the Year

Best Business Development

Best Private Equity Fund Manager (Asia Pacific-headquartered)

Best Real Estate Fund Manager (Asia Pacific-headquartered)

Best Infrastructure Fund Manager (Asia Pacific-headquartered)

Best Hedge Fund Manager (Asia Pacific-headquartered)

Best Startup Fund Manager (Asia Pacific-headquartered)

Best Passive Fund Manager

Best ESG Strategy Adviser

Best Institutional Product/Strategy

Best Institutional Solutions Provider

Lifetime Achievement Award for Asset Management (individual award)

Asia Fund House of the Year 

Asset Manager of the Year

Interviews will take place in Hong Kong from mid-March until the end of March. These can be set up in advance, but we must receive either your asset service award or asset management award online pitch form on time. Interviews are off the record and are intended to put your formal pitch into context. 

AsianInvestor will celebrate the awards at a black-tie gala dinner on Thursday, May 22 in Hong Kong. This will form part of AI Week, a three-day series of industry events from May 20 to May 22, comprising workshops, panels, private discussion groups, awards and conferences. It will include our 14th annual Asian investment summit featuring speakers and delegates from the region’s leading institutional investors.

Thank you for your interest in AsianInvestor's Asset Management Awards for 2019. Good luck!

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