AsianInvestor magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2009 Investment Performance Awards for institutional funds management. Today we name the best in equities and balanced. Tomorrow 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 equity
Credit Agricole Asset Management

Global balanced
RCM

US equity
JP Morgan Asset Management

US equity -- enhanced
T. Rowe Price

Japan equity
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

European equity
MFS Investment Management

Asia ex-Japan equity
Tokio Marine Asset Management International

Emerging-market equity
Mirae Asset

Asia Reits
Henderson Global Investors

Hong Kong equity
Nomura Asset Management

Hong Kong balanced
Baring Asset Management

Singapore equity
First State Investments

China A-share equity (QFII)
Marco Polo Pure Asset Management

Exchange-traded funds -- Japan
Nomura Asset Management

Exchange-traded funds -- Asia
Polaris Securities Investment Trust

Marquee award: Manager of the year -- ETFs
To be announced on May 21