AsianInvestor is asking you to name the top providers of prime broking services in Asia. Our poll will be open through August, and winners will be announced online in September.

A full analysis of voting tallies and winner write-ups will be featured in the November 2009 edition of AsianInvestor magazine.

The rules are simple. The winner of the poll category takes home the trophy. There are no additional layers of judging or pitch process.

So, we are asking for votes from those people that use prime broking services throughout Asia. Those people are likely to be currently working at hedge funds, though it could also, for example, be investors who are acquainted with prime brokers, perhaps via a capital introductions specialist. Votes from non-users, say family members of prime brokers, or Disneyland characters (especially those characters not currently with hedge funds), alas, won't count.

The winners of the poll, both firms and individuals, will be recognised at a black-tie gala dinner to be held in Hong Kong during October.

All voting participants’ names and organisations will be held in strict confidence. Your names will neither be published nor passed on to third parties.