Welcome to the InsuranceAsia News Institutional Asset Management Awards 2021

InsuranceAsia News is pleased to reveal the winners of its Institutional Asset Management Awards.

The awards recognise exceptional work done by third party asset managers on behalf of their insurance company clients across the Asia Pacific region.

Now in its fourth year, the Institutional Asset Management Awards has received a tremendous response from the market, in terms of the quality and sheer number of entries. We thank you for your support.

Due to the continuing impact of Covid–19, we will be hosting the Institutional Asset Management Awards ceremony digitally this July.

Congratulations once again to all the winners. Here is the full list:

Timeline for the awards

If you have any questions about the awards please email [email protected]



  • Best Institutional Asset Manager

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management

  • Best Active Asset Manager

    FSSA Investment Managers

  • Best Passive Asset Manager

    China AMC

  • Best Global Equities Manager


  • Best Emerging Markets Equities Manager

    Franklin Templeton

  • Best Global Fixed Income Manager

    Conning Asia Pacific

  • Best Emerging Markets Debt Manager

    Aberdeen Standard Investments

  • Best Alternatives Manager


  • Best Multi-Asset Fund House

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management

  • Best Multi-Asset Fund House (Balanced)

    Conning Asia Pacific

  • Best Quantitative Solutions Manager

    BNP Paribas Asset Management

  • Best China Equities Manager


  • Best Japan Equities Manager

    FSSA Investment Managers

  • Best ETF Manager

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management

  • Best ETF Index Provider

    China Securities Index

  • Best Infrastructure Manager

    HSBC Global Asset Management

  • Best Index Provider


  • Best Risk Management Firm

    Conning Asia Pacific

  • Product Innovation Award

    BNP Paribas Asset Management

  • Best Insurance Consultancy Firm


  • Smart Beta Solutions Provider

    Lion Global Investors

  • Best ESG Strategy


  • Best Sustainable Investment Policy


  • Best Climate Change Strategy

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management

  • Best Investing Product/Strategy

    Franklin Templeton

  • Insurance Fund House of the Year – China


  • Insurance Fund House of the Year – Hong Kong


  • Insurance Fund House of the Year – Singapore

    Lion Global Investors

  • Insurance Fund House of the Year – Malaysia



Awards are open to any asset manager, product provider or service provider that is serving insurance company clients

To submit your entry, please fill out the form under ‘Applications’ on the Awards homepage

Preferably yes, this will make it easier for us to assess you alongside your peers

We want to hear about your business successes in 2019. Assets you have gathered, new clients you have won, additional mandates you have gained from existing clients, examples of outstanding fund performance, product and service innovations you have introduced.

In each case, if you can provide details of these and context for their significance, that will allow the judges to assess your suitability for an award.

Qualitative assessments, independent data, client testimonials and contextual assessments will help support your application. Anything, as long as it is relevant to your Asian business. Generic global information will not be taken into account.

No. The Institutional Asset Management Awards are free to enter and awards are given unconditionally

You can enter as many awards as you like, but please ensure that each entry addresses the information requirements (see above) for each category. A broad explanation of your company’s capabilities will not be sufficient to compete with other groups who take the time to address the questions with specifics.

The closing date for entries will be 26th MARCH 2021. There will be an opportunity for phone interviews with awards contenders during this period, so we encourage you to submit your entry as soon as possible.

Yes, as in previous years, we will be providing the above to all winners that take a winners package.

Yes, we will host the third Institutional Asset Management Awards dinner in Hong Kong in June 2021 (date and venue to be announced later). Attendees will be presented with their trophies and there will be opportunities for winners and their colleagues to have their photos taken in specially prepared backdrops following the dinner.