AsianInvestor is pleased to announce the winners of its 2008 Service Provider Awards. Today we name the best in prime broking, trading & execution, legal and auditing services to the buy-side. Tomorrow we name the winners for custody and indexing.

The awards will be presented at our black-tie dinner which, this year, will be held at the Venetian in Macau on Friday, October 17. We will also reveal on the night our 'In Recognition of Service' Awards to individuals who have helped raise the bar for servicing the funds and institutional investment industry.

For details, please contact Rebekka Kristin, associate publisher, on +852 2122 5203 or at [email protected]

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

Prime broking: house awards

Best prime broker in Asia-Pacific
To be announced at the Ceremony on October 17

Best securities lending
Goldman Sachs

Best client service
Goldman Sachs

Best capital introductions
Morgan Stanley

Best in derivatives/synthetics
Goldman Sachs

Individual prime broking awards

Best capital introductions specialist
Harvey Twomey (Deutsche Bank)

Best prime broking consultant
James Shipton (Goldman Sachs)

Best prime broking salesperson
Alexis Fosler (Citi)

Trading & execution

Best algorithms
Credit Suisse

Best electronic alternative trading venue
Liquidnet

Best transition management services
Citi

Auditing

Best auditor û funds advice
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Best auditor û tax services for funds
PricewaterhouseCoopers

Legal

Best onshore law firm for asset management, Asia-Pacific
Clifford Chance

Best onshore law firm for asset management, Japan
White & Case

Best law firm for alternative assets
Sidley Austin

Best offshore law firm
Maples & Calder