AsianInvestor is pleased to announce the winners of our third annual Korea awards. Today we name the winners for investment performance, including long-only and alternative strategies.

Later this week we will announce our marquee award winners, as well as the best among service providers to the buy-side. Marquee awards include fund house of the year, and awards for institutional investors and distributors.

The awards will be celebrated at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul on Thursday, March 14. (You can see photos from last year’s awards event here.) For inquiries, please contact Dr Insup Lee at insup.lee@asianinvestor.net. If you wish to inquire about attending this gala dinner, contact Amber Gordon on amber.gordon@haymarket.asia or Terry Rayner on terry.rayner@asianinvestor.net.

A full write-up explaining our decisions for each winner, along with photographs from the dinner, will be published in AsianInvestor magazine’s April edition.

Note that international awards refer to locally domiciled strategies, and that fund house total AUM refers to onshore assets.

Congratulations to the winners.

INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE

Best manager, Korea equities
large fund house (total AUM above $10 billion):

KB Asset Management

Best manager, Korea equities
small fund house (total AUM below $10 billion):

Truston Asset Management

Best manager, Korea equities, mid/small cap:
KB Asset Management

Best manager, international equities:
Samsung Asset Management Company

Best manager, fixed income
large fund house (total AUM above $10 billion):

ING Investment Management

Best manager, fixed income
small fund house (total AUM below $10 billion):

Deutsche Asset Management

Best manager, international fixed income:
Mirae Asset Global Investments

Best manager of exchange-traded funds:
Mirae Asset Global Investments

Best manager, balanced funds:
No award

Best manager, private equity:
STIC

Best real estate fund:
No award

Best manager, fund of hedge funds:
Woori Absolute Partners

Best futures company:
No award

Best investment advisory company:
No award

Best for sustainable investments:
No award

Best fund launch, domestic:
KIM Kindex China Mainland CSI 300 ETF
Korea Investment Management Company

Best fund launch, international:
Schroder Asian Asset Income Fund of Fund
Schroder Investment Management

Best contributor to the corporate pensions industry:
Samsung Life Retirement Research Centre