AsianInvestor magazine is proud to announce the winners of its 2006 Achievement Awards. Today, the third and final day of our results, we list the winners related to alternative investments, securities services, funds law and domestic houses.

The awards will be officially presented to the winners at our annual black-tie dinner on Friday, May 19, at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. A full write-up on the award winners will appear in the June edition of AsianInvestor.

For enquiries regarding the dinner, please contact our events coordinator, Suzanne Salder, at [email protected], +852 2122 5246; or Randhir Prakash, associate publisher of AsianInvestor magazine, at [email protected], +852 2122 5228.

Congratulations to the winners.

Best Asia-Pacific hedge fund
HDH Special Situations Fund

Best Japan hedge fund
Blue Sky Japan Fund

Best Asia ex-Japan hedge fund
LAPP Opportunity Fund

Best Australia/New Zealand hedge fund
Hayberry Australian Equity Fund

Best multi-strategy hedge fund
Bennelong Asia Pacific Multi-Strategy Fund

Best fixed-income hedge fund
Asia Credit Hedge Fund

Best distressed fund
Asian Debt Fund

Best new hedge-fund launch
Phalanx Japan Asia Multi-strategy Fund

Best Asian fund of hedge funds
KBC Alpha

Best Asian prime broker
Morgan Stanley

Best private equity deal
Carlyle Group
Xugong Group Construction Machinery

Best new private equity fund launch
CLSA Capital Partners
Fudo Capital LP

Best fund administrator
HSBC

Best fund administrator û hedge funds
No award

Best global custodian
JPMorgan

Best sub-custodian
HSBC

Best securities lender
State Street

Best law firm for asset management
White & Case

MPF master trust of the year
Axa China Region

China fund house of the year
China Merchants Fund Management

Korea fund house of the year
MiraeAsset

Malaysia fund house of the year
CIMB-Principal Asset Management

Taiwan fund house of the year
Fidelity Investments

India fund house of the year
Fidelity Investments