AsianInvestor has embarked on a research project to identify the top 100 asset management companies by assets invested in Asia-Pacific.

Through this venture, the first categorisation of its kind we believe, we aim to underline how fund houses weight this region versus the rest of the world. In other words, are they just paying lip-service to Asia as a great growth opportunity, or are they putting real money to work here.

The main list of 100 firms we have compiled is based in absolute AUM numbers, although we also break out derivative lists, such as the leading global fund firms invested in Asia by percentage of global assets. We have been publishing the results in descending order. For details, please see the latest June edition of AsianInvestor magazine.

Below is the fifth round of figures, firms ranked 51-60, featuring four firms from the Asia Pacific region and six global. It has been amended to include Korea Investment Management at 59. Our top 100 table has been updated in our online version.

This compares with numbers 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100.