AsianInvestor has announced the last remaining recipients of its sixth annual Institutional Excellence Awards, which recognise asset owners in Asia Pacific that stand out for their investment capabilities, governance, innovation and other key elements of investing. 

All the award winners were honoured at our exclusive awards dinner last night (December 3) at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre, where we hosted a raft of top executives from institutional investors from across the region. We extend our congratulations to the below organisations and individuals: 

JAPAN
Government Pension Investment Fund

ENDOWMENT
Hong Kong Jockey Club

BEST CIO 
Hiromichi Mizuno, Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION TO INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT
Man Juttijudata, deputy principal, Government Pension Fund (Thailand)

The winners of our other Institutional Excellence Awards were unveiled in September in three announcements across three categories: by institutional type, market and proficiency

Recipients were honoured for demonstrating investment excellence relative to their peers in their local market or across the region. These awards are not designed to single out the most advanced investors in each institutional segment or geography on an absolute basis, but to recognise those 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 published online over the coming days, and in the Spring 2020 edition of AsianInvestor magazine.

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