AsianInvestor has announced the final recipients of its fifth annual Institutional Excellence Awards, designed to recognise the leading asset owners in Asia Pacific for their investment capabilities, governance and other related areas.

The award winners were revealed at our exclusive awards dinner on December 5 at the Westin Singapore, where we hosted a raft of top executives from institutional investors from across the region. 

We extend our congratulations to the following organisations and individual:

Prudential (Hong Kong)

Prudential Corporation Asia

Liu Li-ju, deputy director general, Bureau of Labor Funds

The winners of our other Institutional Excellence Awards were unveiled in October in three announcements and can be found here: Category awardsMarket awards and Proficiency awards

Recipients were honoured for showing investment excellence relative to their peers in their local market or across the region. These awards are not designed to merely to choose the most advanced investors in each institutional segment or geography, but to recognise asset owners that continue to push themselves to improve, or to embody a standard of market excellence over extended periods of time. 

Our focus emphasised governance, investment capabilities and the ability to adapt to long-term changes in market return expectations. 

Full write-ups of the rationale for all the awards will be available in the coming weeks on our website, and will be presented, along with photos of the winners, in the December 2018/January 2019 edition of AsianInvestor magazine. 

AsianInvestor would like to thank the many people throughout the region who helped us with feedback for their time and candour.