AsianInvestor is extending its Asset Management Awards submission requests by one more week, to offer interested fund houses, private banks and asset services providers a few more days to finalise your awards submissions. 

The final deadline for submissions to our Asset Management Awards 2018 is Monday, February 26

Our awards are comprised of two main areas of coverage: our Asset Services Awards, and our Investment Performance Awards.

Our Asset Services Awards cover custody, compliance/legal and audit services, and trading and execution. You should follow the hyperlink to access the Asset Services Awards online submission form. All pitches must be made using this digital process. We will not accept separately submitted pitches.

Our Asset Services and Audit/Legal and Indexing award categories are as follows:

ASSET SERVICES

The extended submission deadline for pitches is Monday, February 26. The awards categories are as follows: 

Best global custodian for asset owners

Best global custodian for mutual funds

Best bank for cross-border custody

Buyside COO of the year – we seek your nominations

AUDIT/LEGAL/INDEXING

The submission deadline for pitches is Monday, February 26. The awards categories are as follows:

Best law firm for asset management, Asia Pacific

Best compliance services provider

Best auditor (funds and tax)

Best index provider, global

In addition, our Marquee award: Asset Service Provider of the Year is open to custodians and all other service providers.

Our Investment Performance Award categories incorporate a few sub-categories, listed below. You should use our Investment Performance Awards online application form to submit a pitch for this part of the awards process. We will not accept separately submitted pitches.

ASSET CLASS AWARDS

For our public market awards we study statistical data provided by independent third parties. Based on that analysis, we shortlist candidates, whom we then invite to pitch. If you don’t hear from us, you have not been shortlisted.

For your information, the asset class categories are as follows: 

  • Global fixed income, hedged
  • Global fixed income, unhedged
  • Emerging-market debt
  • Japan fixed income
  • Asian fixed income, US dollar
  • Asian fixed income, local currency
  • Chinese domestic fixed income CNH (offshore renminbi bonds)
  • Global equity
  • Emerging-market equity
  • Japan equity
  • Asia ex-Japan equity
  • China A-shares
  • Real estate investment trusts
  • Smart beta 
  • Asian real estate  
  • Asian private equity 
  • Asian hedge fund 

MARKET AWARDS

Fund House of the Year (by country)
We invite submissions from businesses with local licences and locally domiciled investment products (regardless of whether the applicant company is headquartered locally or overseas) to compete to be named their market’s Fund House of the Year. We welcome submissions from managers of long-only, public, hedge and private funds.

Please use our online submission form to apply for the Fund House of the Year awards (by country). The extended deadline for submissions is Monday, February 26. 

MARQUEE AWARDS

Our marquee awards are designed to recognise the best-in-class product providers across a range of investment areas. We seek to ascertain which investment managers and private banks have most impressed for their overall quality of service, investment advice and product array.

Please use our online submission form to apply for the Marquee awards. The extended deadline for submissions is Monday, February 26. 

Consumer Bank of the Year

Private Bank of the Year

Best Business Development

Best Retail Product

Best ETF Manager

Best Institutional Product/Strategy

Institutional Solutions Provider

Alternative Manager of the Year (hedge or private market funds)

Asia Fund House of the Year

Asset Manager of the Year

Interviews will take place in Hong Kong from this week until Friday, March 9. These can be set up in advance, but we must receive your online pitch form for our Asset Services Awards or your online application form for the Investment Performance awards this week. Interviews are off the record and are intended to put your formal pitch into context.

All award winners will be announced online during the week of March 26. 

AsianInvestor will celebrate the awards at a black-tie gala dinner on Thursday, May 31 in Hong Kong. This will form part of AI Week, a three-day series of industry events from May 29 to May 31, comprising workshops, panels, private discussion groups, awards and conferences. It will include our 13th annual Asian investment summit featuring speakers and delegates from the region’s leading institutional investors.

Thank you once again for your interest in AsianInvestor's Asset Management Awards for 2018. Good luck!