About Best of the Best Awards

Asia Asset Management’s annual Best of the Best Awards have made their mark on the industry by recognising the most outstanding players in the fund management business in Asia for the past 14 years.

Since inception, AAM has referred to the Best of the Best Awards by the year for which they were being recognised, meaning that if we were to follow this sequence, this year’s would be the 2017 Best of the Best Awards. However, this year, we have decided to change our policy and refer to the awards by the year in which they will be awarded, meaning that we are now working on the 2018 Best of the Best Awards.

In order to recognise the leading lights from the asset management industry for the 15th successive year, we will begin accepting submissions for the 2018 Best of the Best Awards on November 6.

In keeping up with the latest trends and developments taking place in the Asian asset management arena, AAM has added several new award categories this year, to reflect in particular the growing significance of responsible investing and technology in the industry.

The winners will be announced in mid-January 2018 and selectively profiled in the March 2018 pull-out Awards section of our monthly AAM journal. A dinner and awards presentation ceremony is set to take place on Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. More details will be provided in mid-January 2018.

Please note: The deadline for submissions this year is Friday, December 15, 2017 (close of business in Hong Kong).

Award Categories

The 2018 Best of the Best Awards are divided into three categories: Performance, Country, and Regional awards.

The PERFORMANCE awards are dedicated to measuring the accomplishments of each company based on the performance statistics of funds being managed. The top performer among the submissions received will be awarded. If your company’s funds have performed exceptionally well for the last three, five, seven and ten years, you are invited to enter your company as a contender for the awards in this section.

The COUNTRY awards are focused on the comparison of achievements and skill of each fund management company against other companies from the same country. To draw out the best from each country, this section will look at the company’s overall impact in shaping the nation’s asset management sector. In this section, we will acknowledge participants from the following countries, in alphabetical order:

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

The REGIONAL awards are designed to identify Asia’s finest performers from financial services companies and institutional investors to service providers, whose influence and excellence expands beyond borders. These are firms that have boldly led the way in terms of innovation, service to clients, best practices and overall expertise in their field.