Welcome to the InsuranceAsia News Institutional Asset Management Awards 2023

InsuranceAsia News is pleased to announce the Institutional Asset Management Awards 2023 are open for entries.

The Institutional Asset Management Awards, now in their sixth year, aim to recognise exceptional work done by third party regional and global fund managers on behalf of insurance company clients across Asia Pacific.

The award categories cover a wide variety of asset classes and specialisations, including Alternatives, ESG and climate-specific activity. Please take a look at the full list below and enter for as many awards as you like. There is no charge.

We accept online entries. The entry forms are fairly simple and self-explanatory, but if you have any questions, we’d be happy to guide you.

We are delighted to say that awards ceremony and dinner will recommence in 2023 in Hong Kong, sometime in June, date to be confirmed.

We look forward to your participation. Good luck.

Richard Newell
Awards Coordinator
[email protected]
Phone/Whatsapp: +852 5415 2042

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Timeline for the awards

January 20th Entries Open
March 24th Deadline for Entries
April Winners Announced
June Awards Ceremony/Dinner

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

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Award Categories

  • Best Institutional Asset Manager

    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.

  • Best Active Asset Manager

    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.

  • Best Passive Asset Manager

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

  • Best Global Equities Manager

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

  • Best Small Cap Manager

    We are looking for asset managers with an outstanding track record and a specialisation in picking good performing small cap stocks.

  • Best Emerging Markets Equity Manager

    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.

  • Best Global Fixed Income Manager

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

  • Best Emerging Markets Fixed Income Manager

    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.

  • Best Alternatives Manager

    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.

  • Best Multi-Asset Fund House

    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.

  • Best Multi-Asset Fund House - Balanced

    This award seeks to identify the firm that has a particularly successful approach to fixed income strategies in a multi-asset framework.

  • Best Quantitative Solutions Manager

    This award seeks to identify the fund house with a proven quant systems approach, across the investment spectrum.

  • Best Hedge Fund Strategy

    Which strategies have worked best in 2020 and which fund portfolios have managed to harness that performance?

  • Best China Equities Manager

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

  • Best Japan Equities Manager

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

  • Best Infrastructure Manager

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

  • Best Infrastructure Debt Manager

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

  • Best Real Estate Investment Manager

    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.

  • Best Islamic Fund Manager

    Reflecting the importance of Sharia-based fund management in parts of Asia, this award will go to the firm that can demonstrate a progressive approach to Islamic assets and significant business growth.

  • Best Private Equity Asset Manager

    This award will go the asset management firm with an outstanding track record and a distinctive approach to PE that is attractive to insurance company clients.

  • Best ETF Manager

    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.

  • Best ETF Index Provider

    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?

  • Best Index Provider

    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.

  • Best Ratings Firm

    Which firm is responding best to the demand for new ratings and research in the insurance sector?

  • Best Data and Research Provider

    Demand for quality data is intensifying – which data companies are rising best to the challenge?

  • Best Risk Management Firm

    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.

  • Best Legal Services Provider

    We aim to identify the law firm with the most dynamic team that is driving and supporting new ideas in their market.

  • Best Asset Consultant


    This is often a key relationship for many insurance companies and their asset managers. We are looking for the firm that is providing cutting edge advice and strategy.

  • Best Audit and Tax Consultancy Firm

    The judges will be looking for exceptional performance in terms of client wins, product development or special projects undertaken.

  • Best Technology Firm

    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.

  • Best InsurTech Application

    A key area of coverage for InsuranceAsia News, this award will go to the firm that demonstrates innovative new insurance services generated by their insurtech solution.

  • Product Innovation Award

    An award given at the judges’ discretion, for a groundbreaking service, application or product within the insurance asset management field. For example, last year the award was given to a product measuring the empowerment of female executives in Japan.

  • Best Smart Beta Solutions Provider

    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.

  • Best ESG Strategy

    With so much attention focused on ESG, we aim to identify the firm that has done the most to improve and expand its own ESG investment coverage.

  • Best Sustainable Investment Policy

    Some companies are more advanced than others when it comes to integrating sustainable practices into their business.

  • Best Climate Change Strategy

    Climate transitioning is fast becoming the top priority for many organisations. We will identify the firm that has made the most progress in this area.

  • Best Investing Product/Strategy

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

  • Best Securities Services House

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

  • Best Custodian Bank for Insurance Assets

    The best custodians are arguably those that have a global reach based on their network of sub-custodians. However, an ability to provide a more specialised service for Asia-based clients could be a winner in this category.

  • Insurance Fund House of the Year (By Country)

    China
    Hong Kong
    Singapore
    Malaysia

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Application

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

No word limit. If you are entering multiple awards, you can write for each of them in the fields below, or attach them as supplementary documents

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Thank you for taking the time to submit your entry. Good luck

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Awards are open to any asset manager, product or service provider that is catering for  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 2022. Assets you have gathered, new clients you have won, additional mandates you have gained from existing clients, examples of outstanding fund performance, or 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. Client details can be kept confidential, but disclosure is preferred.

No. The Institutional Asset Management Awards are free to enter.

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 24th MARCH 2023. 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 who participate in an awards package. Further details are available by contacting the publisher of Insurance Asia News, Yawar Tharia: [email protected]

Yes, the awards presentations were a virtual event during the period of Covid-19, but we are delighted to say that Awards Dinners will recommence in 2023 in Hong Kong, sometime in June, date to be confirmed.