AsianInvestor is pleased to announce the second batch of our Asset Management Awards for 2021.

Today, we reveal the standout funds across 14 separate asset classes. These awards are primarily based upon quantitative performance data. We began by drawing shortlists of the best fund performers over one-, three- and five-year periods, and then conducted qualitative assessments of each fund candidate's investment team, aims and strategy.  

Our congratulations to this year's asset class winners, and many thanks to all participants for taking the time and effort to participate in our awards this year.

In addition, we would like to thank eVestment and Mercer for providing us with the comprehensive investment fund performance data that we used to assess these awards. 

We will follow on Tuesday (May 4) by revealing the outstanding fund houses across the major Asia markets and conclude on Wednesday with the Best Marquee winners, including the Best Asia Fund House and Asset Manager of the Year. And please click here if you would like to find out the identities of this year's Best Asset Service Providers. 


ASSET CLASS AWARD WINNERS


Global fixed income, hedged

Pimco
GIS Diversified Income Fund


Global fixed income, unhedged

Wellington Management
Global Credit Plus Fund


Emerging market debt

Ninety One
GSF Emerging Markets Investment Grade Corporate Debt Fund


Japan fixed income

Manulife Investment Management
Japan Fixed Income Strategy Active CDS Fund


Asian fixed income, US dollar

PineBridge
Asia USD Investment Grade Bond Strategy Fund


Asian fixed income, local currency

Eastspring Investments
Asian Fixed Income (Asian Local Bonds) Fund


Chinese domestic fixed income  

HSBC Global Asset Management
Global Investment Funds – RMB Fixed Income


Global equity

T. Rowe Price
Global Focused Growth Equity Fund


Emerging market equity

JP Morgan Asset Management
GEM Focused Fund


Japan equity

Comgest
Growth Japan Fund


Asia ex-Japan equity

Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Morgan Stanley Investment Funds Asia Opportunity Fund


China A-shares

Aberdeen Standard Investments
Chinese A-share Equity Fund


Real estate investment trusts

Nuveen
TIAA-CREF Real Estate Securities Fund


Smart beta

AMP Capital
Enhanced Index Share Fund