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Nominations open for Institutional Asset Management Awards

InsuranceAsia News is curating the inaugural awards for insurance asset managers. We aim to recognise exceptional work done by third party asset managers on behalf of their insurance company clients. This has been a key area of focus for asset managers in recent years and InsuranceAsia News is well-positioned to reflect and reward best practice.

If you haven’t already submitted your entry for the Institutional Asset Management Awards 2017, you can do so easily by filling in the online registration form below. The deadline for entries is November 30.

Interviews will be conducted in December 2017. The winners will be announced in January 2018. We will be publishing a magazine supplement where each of the award winners will be profiled.

Part 1. Participant Information


First Name:


Job Title:

Last Name:

Contact Number:

Part 2. Please select your participating categories.

You may enter for as many awards as you wish. There is no charge.

Best Institutional Asset ManagerActive Asset Manager of the YearPassive Asset Manager of the YearEquities Manager of the YearFixed Income Manager of the YearEmerging Markets Manager of the YearAlternatives Manager of the YearMulti-Asset Fund House of the YearETF Manager of the YearETF Index Provider of the YearInfrastructure Manager of the Year
Real Estate Manager of the YearIndex Provider of the YearRisk Management Firm of the YearTechnology Firm of the YearInsurance Advisory/Consultancy Firm of the YearInsurance Chief Investment Officer of the YearSmart Beta Solutions ProviderBest ESG strategyBest Investing Product/StrategyBest Custodian HouseInsurance Fund House of the Year (by Country)*

*For Insurance Fund House of the Year only, please select country. (You may enter more than one)
ChinaHong KongIndiaIndonesiaJapanKoreaMalaysiaPhilippinesSingaporeTaiwanThailand

Part 3. Please submit your Supporting Documents including the Award Questionnaire (Download Here).
*Please Note: Preferred file type - Word Document and PDF.

* Press and Hold "ctrl for Windows" or "command for Mac" to select multiple files to upload.

You may enter for as many awards as you wish. There is no charge.
Please follow this link for the entry form and full details on how to pitch.

To win this award, a company must be able to show exceptional achievement and vision in its overall business strategy, service level and investment performance delivery.

This award recognises the asset manager with outstanding long term out-performance, a robust and proven investment process and an innovative approach to delivering alpha.

Passive managers need to show consistency, reliability and an ability to innovate for investing clients in an increasingly competitive space.

We are looking for asset managers with an outstanding track record and a demonstrably advanced approach to the management of equity portfolios.

Equally, we are looking for asset managers with an outstanding track record and a demonstrably advanced approach to the management of bond portfolios.

In a challenging environment for emerging markets, we are looking for the managers who have shown an ability to deliver solid performance and to keep their clients engaged with the asset class.

The challenge with alternatives is to ensure an alignment of interests. This award recognises the asset manager that has understood their clients’ needs and met their expectations most fully.

This award seeks to identify the key differentiators in the various multi-asset offerings, to find the firm that has the most dynamic and effective product solution.

Product innovation and a leadership role in the product set will be key factors in determining the winner of this award, making it an open field for global and local ETF players.

As the ETF market has developed in Asia, the need for a wider variety of indices has spurred providers to expand. Who has pushed out the envelope in 2017?

Infrastructure has become a significant asset class for some insurance companies, depending on their investment policy. This award will recognise those asset manager that has achieved the most in helping insurers access suitable investments.

Core property remains an important asset for insurance portfolios. This award will identify those managers who are providing the best solutions to meet the need for steady yields.

Innovation and an ability to remain ahead of the competition are key attributes for index providers. Our award will go to the firm that has the sharpest edge in this regard.

A core discipline and one that requires firms to be constantly pushing at the boundaries of innovation. This award will go to the firm that can demonstrate its unique approach to helping insurers manage their risk more efficiently.

This award will recognise those firms that are leaders in the field of insurance technology, including solutions to help insurers deal with solvency regulation changes in the region.

This award category is for specialist service providers including actuarial, tax, audit and operations. The judges will be looking for exceptional performance in terms of client wins, product development or special projects undertaken.

Taking nominations from within the industry, the judges will identify the individual who has shown great leadership and stewardship within their own organisation.

Institutions are increasingly utilising factors within their investment portfolios to capture performance. The combining of passive and active elements is a key differentiator for smart beta providers. This award will identify those firms that can demonstrate genuine added-value for clients.

Awarded to the fund house that demonstrates a distinctive non-traditional investment strategy, with a consistent risk-adusted return profile.

Environmental, social and governance approaches to investing are the way of the future. We identify the institution that has provided investing institutions with market leading strategies.

The award for the firm introducing a product for institutional investors in Asia that is innovative, tailored for local clients, and successful.

This award will recognise the bank that is playing a key role in custody and fund administration  across Asia-Pacific region.  Firms will be assessed on new client wins, successful transitions and initiatives in technology.

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

November 30, 2017
Entry Close

December 2017
Judging Interview

January 2018
Winners Announcement 

If you would like to know more about how to participate in the Asset Management Awards 2017, please get in contact by:


Phone: +852 2350 6088



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