AsianInvestor today announces the second 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 awards reveal the winning organisations by proficiency, or capability. This is the final category in our Institutional Excellence Awards. You can find the winners of our market awards here, and our Institutional awards here.

Recipients in the proficiency categories are recognised for excellence in a specific part of their investment capabilities against other asset owners across the Asia Pacific region. The processes and sophistication of asset owners can greatly vary across a region as varied as this one, and so we seek to pick investors that demonstrate a drive to improve their processs and abilities above and beyond their peers. 


Investment Capabilities
New Zealand Super

Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation


Environmental, Social and Governance
Cathay Life

Best CIO
To be announced at the awards dinner

Individual Contribution to Institutional Investment
To be announced at the awards dinner

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 [email protected].

For more information about the Southeast Asia Institutional Investment Forum, please contact AsianInvestor's head of conferences Iain Bell, at [email protected]