AsianInvestor is delighted to announce the winners of our first Korea Awards for investment performance and for the domestic buy-side’s service providers.

The awards will be celebrated at a dinner at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on March 16. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Lee Insup at insup.lee@asianinvestor.net.

A full write-up explaining our decisions for each winner along with photographs from the dinner will be published in AsianInvestor magazine’s April edition.

We were extremely pleased with the high level of competition for these awards, which were based on written pitches and an extensive round of interviews.

Note that ‘international’ awards refer to locally domiciled strategies, and that fund house total AUM refers to onshore assets (with regard to global firms).

Congratulations to the winners.

INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE

Best domestic equities manager
(large fund house, total AUM of $10 billion and above)
Korea Investment Management (KIM)

Best domestic equities manager
(small fund house, total AUM below $10 billion)
JP Morgan Asset Management

Best manager of domestic mid/small-cap equities
Tongyang Asset Management

Best (onshore) manager of international equities
Mirae Asset

Best domestic fixed-income manager
(large fund house, total AUM $10 billion and above)
ING Investment Management

Best domestic fixed-income manager
(small fund house, total AUM below $10 billion)
Deutsche Asset Management

Best (onshore) manager of international fixed income
AllianceBernstein

Best manager of domestic ETFs
Samsung Investment Management

Best onshore private-equity fund house
KB Asset Management

Best onshore real-estate fund house
Daol Asset Management

Best fund house for sustainable investments
NH-CA Asset Management

Best new fund launch, domestic strategy
Dongbu Asset Management

Best new fund launch, international strategy
Fidelity International

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Best custodian bank
Kookmin Bank

Best law firm for asset management
Kim & Chang

Best sell-side broker (equities)
Credit Suisse

Best asset consultant
Mercer

MARQUEE AWARDS

Distributor of the year
Citibank

CIO of the year
Lee Yunkyu, Korea Teachers Pension Fund

Institutional investor of the year
National Pension Service

Fund house of the year
Kyobo Axa Investment Managers