AsianInvestor magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2008 Investment Performance Awards. Today we name the best in global or regional equities, including Japan. Tomorrow we will cover onshore equity awards for other specific Asian markets, while Thursday we name the winners of 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 22. We will also reveal on the night the winners of our two marquee awards, for Global Fund House of the Year and Institutional Investor of the Year.

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

Global equities
Three-year risk-adjusted performance
Fortis Investments

Five-year risk-adjusted performance
Principal Global Investors

10-year risk-adjusted performance
AllianceBernstein

Asia ex-Japan equities
Three-year risk-adjusted performance
Schroder Investment Management

Five-year risk-adjusted performance
Batterymarch

10-year risk-adjusted performance
Invesco

Japan equities
Three-year risk-adjusted performance
DaiwaSB Investments

Five-year risk-adjusted performance
Nikko Asset Management

10-year risk-adjusted performance
State Street Global Advisors

European equities (including UK)
Three-year risk-adjusted performance
Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (BlackRock)

Five-year risk-adjusted performance
Martin Currie

10-year risk-adjusted performance
Fidelity Investments

US large-cap equities
Three-year risk-adjusted performance
Fidelity Investments

Five-year risk-adjusted performance
No award

10-year risk-adjusted performance
No award

US equities, enhanced
Three-year risk-adjusted performance
Fidelity Investments

Five-year risk-adjusted performance
T. Rowe Price

10-year risk-adjusted performance
Intech (Janus Capital)