AsianInvestor today announces the first set of recipients of its sixth annual Institutional Excellence Awards, which are designed to recognise the region's leading asset owners in terms of their capablities and investing prowess across Asia Pacific. 

Today's first set of awards reveal the winning organisations by market. We will then follow with winners by asset owner type, and conclude with winners by proficiency. 

Recipients in the market categories are recognised for excellence against their peers in their local market or region. The institutional set-up and objectives of asset owners can vary widely even within the same geographic areas, as can the rapidity with which their investment processes evolve.   

Australia/New Zealand

Future Fund 

China

China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Jockey Club

Japan

Winner to be announced at awards dinner

Southeast Asia

GIC

South Korea

Public Officials Benefit Association

Taiwan

Fubon Life

These awards are not designed to merely to choose the most advanced investors in each institutional investor class, but to recognise asset owners that continue to push themselves to improve, or to make deliberative efforts to become more sophisticated, process-driven investors with an eye towards long-term returns. 

To decide on the recipients of these awards, our editorial team requested direct input from an array of leading asset owners across the region.  

We then discussed these nominations with a panel of expert anonymous judges, drawn from the Asia investment industry. We also canvassed the views of senior executives at fund management firms, consultancies, banks and other service providers, and conducted a lot of internal research, before making our final decisions.

AsianInvestor would like to thank our judges for their time and candour, along with the many people throughout the region who helped us in this awards process.

All award recipients will be invited to attend our Institutional Excellence Awards black-tie dinner in on December 3 at the Sofitel Central in Singapore. This will run in conjunction with the 11th annual Southeast Asia Institutional Investment Forum, which takes place at the same venue on December 3 and 4.  

Complete write-ups explaining our decisions and profiling these institutions will appear online in the coming weeks, and will be presented in the Spring 2020 print edition of AsianInvestor.

For details on attending our Institutional Excellence Awards dinner, please contact AsianInvestor's head of business development Tom Griffin, at tom.griffin@haymarket.asia.

For more information about the Southeast Asia Institutional Investment Forum, please contact AsianInvestor's head of conferences Iain Bell, at iain.bell@haymarket.asia

This story was updated to provide details of the awards dinner's date and location.