Today AsianInvestor is announcing its new, improved asset management awards in a consolidated format for 2015.

We have moved to combine our service provider and investment performance awards into one. Collectively these will be called AsianInvestor's Asset Management Awards.

Although all of the awards will be announced together, we are staggering the pitch process. We begin now with asset services, and will follow with investment performance, country awards and marquee awards for investment managers in March.

For asset services, including custody, prime broking, legal and audit, and trading and execution, please click here to access our new online submission form. All pitches must be made using this digital process. We will not accept separate written pitches.

We include some basic information below. For investment managers, we will distribute a similar online pitch form in March. All winners will be announced online during the week of April 20.

AsianInvestor will celebrate all awards together at a black-tie gala dinner on Thursday, May 21 in Hong Kong. This will form part of AI Week, a three-day industry event from May 19-21 comprising workshops, panels, private discussion groups, awards and conferences. It will include our 10th annual Asian investment summit featuring investors from the region’s top funds.

ASSET SERVICES
The submission deadline to receive pitches is Wednesday, February 25. The awards categories are as follows:

1. Best global custodian for asset owners
2. Best global custodian for mutual funds
3. Best Asian bank for cross-border custody
4. Buyside COO of the year - we seek your nominations
5. Marquee award: Asset Service Provider of the Year

Asset Service Provider of the Year has traditionally been for custodians. It is now also open to other service providers. There is only one such award.

Interested parties should submit their pitches using our online submission form. Pitches should outline the case for why your organisation deserves the award. No supplemental material will be accepted except for testimonials from buy-side clients.

Interviews will take place in Hong Kong between March 2 and March 20. Interviews can be set up in advance, but we must receive your online pitch on time. Interviews are off the record and are meant to put your formal pitch into context.

PRIME BROKING
The submission deadline to receive pitches is Wednesday, February 25. The awards categories are as follows:

1. Prime broker of the year
2. Marquee award: Asset Service Provider of the Year

Asset Service Provider of the Year has traditionally been for custodians. It is now also open to other service providers. There is only one such award.

Interested parties should submit their pitches using our online submission form. Pitches should outline the case for why your organisation deserves the award. No supplemental material will be accepted except for testimonials from buy-side clients.

Interviews will take place in Hong Kong from March 2 to March 20. These can be set up in advance but we must receive your online pitch on time. Interviews are off the record and are meant to put your formal pitch into context.

AUDIT/LEGAL/INDEXING
The submission deadline to receive pitches is Wednesday, February 25. The awards categories are as follows:

1. Best law firm for asset management, Asia Pacific
2. Best compliance services provider
3. Best auditor (funds and tax)
4. Best index provider, global
5. Best index provider, onshore
6. Marquee award: Asset Service Provider of the Year

Asset Service Provider of the Year has traditionally been for custodians. It is now also open to other service providers. There is only one such award.

Interested parties should submit their pitches using our online submission form. Pitches should outline the case for why your organisation deserves the award. No supplemental material will be accepted except for testimonials from buy-side clients.

Interviews will take place in Hong Kong from March 2 to March 20. These can be set up in advance but we must receive your online pitch on time. Interviews are off the record and are meant to put your formal pitch into context.

TRADING & EXECUTION
AsianInvestor has conducted a survey of buy-side equity traders covering Asia-Pacific markets. The results of this exercise will be published in the March magazine. We will use the results from this to generate a shortlist of candidates, whom we will invite to pitch. Unsolicited pitches in this category are not eligible.

The submission deadline to receive pitches is Wednesday, February 25. The awards categories are as follows:

1. Best broker for long only
2. Best broker for hedge funds
3. Best buyside at sourcing liquidity - we seek your nominations
4. Most innovative buyside - we seek your nominations
5. Marquee award: Asset Service Provider of the Year

Asset Service Provider of the Year has traditionally been for custodians. It is now also open to other service providers. There is only one such award.

Shortlisted candidates should submit their pitches using our online submission form. Pitches should outline the case for why your organisation deserves the award. No supplemental material will be accepted except for testimonials from buy-side clients.

Interviews will take place in Hong Kong from March 2 to March 20. These can be set up in advance but we must receive your online pitch on time. Interviews are off the record and are meant to put your formal pitch into context.

Thank you for your interest in AsianInvestor's Asset Management Awards for 2015. Good luck!