Asset Management Awards: Reminder and deadline extension

Our submission period for the annual Asset Management Awards is coming to a close. We have extended the deadline by one week, until March 6 – hurry up if you want to participate!
Asset Management Awards: Reminder and deadline extension

AsianInvestor is extending the nominations period for our annual awards by one week. The extended deadline for submissions is now Friday, 6th March.

Please get in touch and offer your submissions as soon as possible if you wish to offer us a detailed breakdown of why your business deserves to be in the running in our awards process.  

As noted before, both asset service providers and investment managers are welcome to pitch, using an online nomination process. We have a website about the awards, which includes a rulebook, which can be found at this link

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).

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.

In addition to requesting pitches for the awards, the AsianInvestor editorial team will conduct its own research. Plus we will seek to incorporate qualitative feedback from regional asset owners regarding their primary third-party service providers.

Organisations pitching for our awards are also encouraged to submit testamonials and contact details of institutional clients vouching for the quality of their support; such third-party evidence is viewed very favourably. 

All pitches must be made using this digital process. We will not accept separately submitted pitches. As noted, the extended submission deadline for pitches is Friday, 6th March. 


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. The countries we cover are as follows: 

Australia/New Zealand
China (offshore)
Hong Kong

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 for AsianInvestor to request feedback on quality of service provided. Supporting documents from and conversations with 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 and provide further detail and clarification. 

AsianInvestor will announce the winners of the awards in mid-April, and celebrate the awards at a black-tie gala dinner as part of AI Week, a three-day series of industry events, comprising workshops, panels, private discussion groups, awards and conferences. It will include our 15th 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 2020. Good luck!

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