FOW and Global Investor Asia Awards - open for entries

FOW and Global Investor Asia Awards - open for entries

The FOW and Global Investor Asia Awards are an extension of FOW’s long-standing Awards for Asia to celebrate out-performance in asset management as well as trading excellence in Asia’s largest, buyside-led capital markets awards.

The categories are multi-asset class and recognise the very best achievements across the Asian capital market industries.

Entries are open to any firm that is headquartered or operates a subsidiary office in Asia.

Entries for the 2019 awards are now being accepted and full details can be found below.

For any questions, please e-mail awards@globalinvestorgroup.com 

About the awards

The judging process:

The Asia Capital Markets Awards are judged by the editorial team and a panel of industry experts drawn from across the market in a range of disciplines.

The FOW and Global Investor editorial team draws up the shortlist based on eligible entries and then sends out qualifying award entries for review by the judges.

Each judge then rates the awards in order of their preference and the results are calculated on a point-based system.

The awards process:

Entries for the awards will be accepted up to June 21 2019.

We will announce the shortlist on July 12 2019.

The full list of the awards being considered for 2019 is below. 

Entries should be made by downloading and completing the entry form and sending to awards@globalinvestorgroup.com.

The winners will be unveiled at the Asia Capital Markets Gala Dinner on September 25 2019 in Singapore at the Marina Mandarin Hotel. 

Eligibility criteria and rules

  • The entering firm must be headquartered or have a physical office in Asia.
  • The consideration period for all entries is between May 1 2018 and May 1 2019.
  • All entries must be in English.
  • Entries should not exceed 750 words.
  • All information provided will be treated confidentially but will be shared with judges unless stated otherwise. If you would like any information removed before being sent to the judging panel, please indicate that in your entry and provide your entry in Microsoft Word or similar.

Awards categories

Exchanges, trading platforms and clearing

Technology

Banks and brokers

Asset management, buyside

Exchange of the Year

Equity Trading System of the Year

Bank of the Year

 

Asset Manager of the year

 

Emerging Market Exchange of the Year

Fixed Income Trading System of the Year

Non-bank Broker of the Year

Equities Manager of the year

Exchange of the Year - Equities

Derivatives Trading System of the Year

Bank or Broker of the Year – Fixed income

Fixed Income Manager of the year      

Exchange of the Year - Derivatives

Multi-Asset Trading System of the Year

Bank or Broker of the Year – Derivatives

Multi-Asset Manager of the Year            

Exchange of the Year - Commodities

Best New Product - Post-trade

Bank or Broker of the Year – Equities

ETF/Passive Fund Manager of

Best new Derivatives Contract

Best New Product - Risk management

Bank or Broker of the Year – Commodities

ESG Manager of the Year

 

International Exchange of the Year

Best New Product - Trading and execution

Emerging Market Bank of the Year

Market-Maker of the Year

Clearinghouse of the Year

Best New Product - Collateral management

Emerging Market Non-bank Broker of the Year 

Custodian of the Year

OTC Venue of the Year

Best New Product - Market surveillance

Chinese FCM of the Year 

Fund Administrator of the Year

Chinese Exchange of the Year

Best New Product – Reporting

Client Clearing Provider of the Year 

 

Index Provider of the Year

Data Provider of the Year

 

 

 

Best Technology Innovation by an Exchange

Best New Product - Blockchain 

 

 

 

Connectivity Provider of the Year

 

 

 

Exchanges, trading platforms and clearing:

Exchange of the Year

The winner of this category will be an Asian exchange that has set itself apart from the other exchanges across the continent during the year. The exchange will be a pioneer in the local and global markets across multiple asset classes and have demonstrated excellence in everything from technology to product launches to education.

Emerging Market Exchange of the Year

The winner of this category will be an exchange based in an emerging market that has set itself apart from its peers during the judging period. The exchange will be a pioneer in the local and global markets and have demonstrated excellence in everything from new product launches to trader education in one or multiple asset classes.

Exchange of the Year - Equities

The winner of this category will be an Asian exchange that has set itself apart from the other exchanges in terms of its equity offering during the year. Judges will be looking for examples of innovation, technology enhancements, significant listings and volume growth.

Exchange of the Year – Derivatives

The winner of this category will be an Asian exchange that has set itself apart from the other exchanges in terms of its derivatives offering during the year. Judges will be looking for examples of innovation, technology enhancements, significant product launches and volume growth.

Best new Derivatives Contract

The winner of each sub-category will be an exchange or trading venue that has launched a futures or options contract that filled a market need in a novel and innovative way. Contract performance will be taken into account but will not be the sole basis of the judges’ decision.

International Exchange of the Year

The winner of this category will be an exchange based outside Asia that has launched products or services for the Asian market during the judging period and/or achieved significant volume growth.

Clearing House of the Year

The winner of this category will be required to demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth during the period. This could include volume growth, revenue/profit growth or the development of new facilities or services.

OTC Trading Venue of the Year

The winner of this category will be a non-exchange OTC trading venue that has set itself apart from its rivals during the year. Judges will be looking for examples of innovation, technology enhancements, execution innovation and volume growth.

Chinese Exchange of the Year

The winner of this category will be an exchange based outside Asia that has launched products or services for the Asian market during the judging period and/or achieved significant volume growth.

Index Provider of the Year

The winner of this category will be an index provider that has launched products relevant to the Asian markets that bring significant innovation to the market.  

Best Technology Innovation by an Exchange

The winner of this category will be an exchange that has invested in or launched new technology that brings new functionality or innovation to the market.

 

Technology:

Equity trading system of the Year

The winner of this category will be an equities focused front-end trading system that has been launched or significantly enhanced during the judging period. Significant client wins for legacy trading systems will also be considered but the judges will focus on platform expansion or new launches.

Fixed income trading system of the Year

The winner of this category will be a fixed-income focused front-end trading system that has been launched or significantly enhanced during the judging period. Significant client wins for legacy trading systems will also be considered but the judges will focus on platform expansion or new launches.

Derivatives trading system of the Year

The winner of this category will be a derivatives focused front-end trading system that has been launched or significantly enhanced during the judging period. Significant client wins for legacy trading systems will also be considered but the judges will focus on platform expansion or new launches.

Best New Technology Product

Subcategories:

- Post-trade

- Risk management

- Trading and execution

- Collateral management

- Market surveillance

– Reporting

- Blockchain

The winners in each of these sub-categories will be technology companies that have launched new products or made significant enhancements to existing products during the judging period that solved a problem creatively, opened up new possibilities, or changed the way participants approach a process.

Data Provider of the Year

The winner of this category will be a provider of market data that has excelled the competition through innovation, new product launches or client wins during the judging period.

Connectivity Provider of the Year

The winner of this award will be the firm that has provided the best connectivity services in the Asian region and shown innovation in opening up new markets.

Banks and brokers:

Bank of the Year

The winner of this category will be a bank that can demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth during the period. This could include growth of the client base, revenue/profit growth, growth in geographical coverage or the development of new facilities or services.

Non-bank Broker of the Year

The winner of this category will be a non-bank FCM that can demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth during the judging period. This could include growth of the client base, revenue/profit growth, growth in geographical coverage or the development of new facilities or services.

Bank or Broker of the Year – Fixed income

The winner of this category will be a bank or broker that can demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth in its fixed income business during the judging period. This could include growth of the client base, revenue/profit growth, growth in geographical coverage or the development of new facilities or services.

Bank or Broker of the Year – Derivatives

The winner of this category will be a bank or broker that can demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth in its derivatives business during the judging period. This could include growth of the client base, revenue/profit growth, growth in geographical coverage or the development of new facilities or services.

Bank or Broker of the Year – Equities

The winner of this category will be a bank or broker that can demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth in its equities business during the judging period. This could include growth of the client base, revenue/profit growth, growth in geographical coverage or the development of new facilities or services.

Bank or Broker of the Year – Commodities

The winner of this category will be a bank or broker that can demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth in its commodities business during the judging period. This could include growth of the client base, revenue/profit growth, growth in geographical coverage or the development of new facilities or services.

Emerging Market Bank of the Year

The winner of this category will be a bank from an emerging market in Asia that can demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth during the period. This could include growth of the client base, revenue/profit growth, growth in geographical coverage or the development of new facilities or services.

Emerging Market Bank of the Year

The winner of this category will be a non-bank broker from an emerging market in Asia that can demonstrate tangible innovations and/or growth during the period. This could include growth of the client base, revenue/profit growth, growth in geographical coverage or the development of new facilities or services.

 

Buy-side:

Asset manager of the year

The winner in this category will be an asset manager specialising in multi-asset or any individual asset class that has excelled among its peers through its performance, innovation, product offering and client education.

Equities manager of the year

The winner in this category will be an equities focused asset manager that has excelled among its peers through its performance, innovation, product offering and client education.

Fixed income manager of the year      

The winner in this category will be a fixed-income focused asset manager that has excelled among its peers through its performance, innovation, product offering and client education.

Multi-asset manager of the year            

The winner in this category will be a multi-asset class manager that has excelled among its peers through its performance, innovation, product offering and client education.

ETF/passive fund manager of the year          

The winner in this category will be ETF/passive manager that has excelled among its peers through its performance, innovation, product offering and client education.

ESG manager of the Year

The winner of this category will have demonstrated thought and practice-leadership in the field of environmental, social and governance investment management.

Market-Maker of the Year

The winner in this category will be a market maker that can prove tangible innovation, growth or connectivity expansion during the judging period. Financial performance where disclosed will also be taken into account.

Custodian of the Year

The winner of this award will be a custody service provider that has led the field in service provision, innovation and assets under management.

Fund Administrator of the Year

The winner of this award will be the fund administrator that has outperformed its peer group in the delivery of excellent fund administration services.

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