AsianInvestor magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2009 Investment Performance Awards for institutional funds management. Today we name the best in fixed income. Tomorrow we will cover equity and balanced strategies. Wednesday we announce the best onshore fund houses, and Thursday we name the winners in alternative investments.

The awards will be given out at our annual black-tie dinner, this year to be held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on Thursday, May 21. For enquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rebekka Kristin on +852 2122 5203, or [email protected]

Winners of our marquee awards will be announced on the night of our dinner. These include: asset manager of the year; asset manager of the year -- alternative investments; asset manager of the year -- ETFs; distributor of the year; and institutional investor of the year.

Summaries for each winner will be published in the June edition of AsianInvestor magazine. Congratulations to the winners.

Global fixed income, hedged
Fischer Francis Trees & Watts

Global fixed income, unhedged
Standard Life Investments

US fixed income
Franklin Templeton

US fixed income -- mortgages
Wells Capital

US fixed income -- high yield
Axa Investment Managers

US fixed income -- investment grade credit
Schroder Investment Managers

Global inflation-linked
Western Asset

Japan fixed income
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking

Eurozone fixed income
BNP Paribas Asset Management

Asian fixed income
Pictet Asset Management

Emerging-market fixed income
Stratton Street

Marquee award: institutional investor of the year
To be announced on May 21