AsianInvestor is pleased to announce winners of its 2008 Service Provider Awards. Today we name the best in custody and related areas, and indexing.

The awards will be presented at our black-tie dinner, this year to 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.

Custody

Best global custodian for Asia-Pacific clients
To be announced on the night of the awards ceremony

Best local custody, Asia ex-Japan
Deutsche Bank

Best local custody, Japan
HSBC

Best local custody, Middle East
HSBC

Best fund administrator, Asia-Pacific
HSBC

Best fund administrator, alternative asset classes
HSBC

Best fund administrator, Islamic products
Standard Chartered

Best transfer agency service
HSBC

Best middle-office outsourcing provider
Citi

Best securities lending facility
JPMorgan

Best direct custody and clearing bank
Citi

In Recognition of Individual Service Award: Custody
To be announced on the night of the awards ceremony

Indexing

Best provider of benchmark indices, Asia-Pacific
MSCI

Best provider of tradable indices, Asia-Pacific
FTSE