The HFM Asia Services Awards 2020 recognise and celebrate those service providers outperforming their peers and leading the way within the APAC hedge fund sector.
Amidst the disruption and uncertainty caused by Coronavirus, funds are looking towards their service providers and partners to support them through the challenges that lay ahead. This means the need for service providers to separate themselves from their competitors and demonstrate exceptional client service and innovation is more important than ever before.
The HFM Asia Services Awards 2020 were rigorously judged to ensure excellence was truly rewarded with the expert judging panel carefully selected for their wealth of expertise.
This year’s Awards were presented using advanced virtual event technology to ensure that the key elements of the physical event were still delivered winners announced across 28 categories.
Tom Duffell, Editor, HFM
"Having the right service provider relationships remains key to ongoing business success, particularly as investors demands grow in this unique working environment.
This year's awards recognise the best-in-class services providers across 28 categories who have helped their clients stay ahead of the curve, adapt to change and take advantage of operational efficiencies.
The awards judging panel, made up of COOs, CEOs, CFOs, tech and compliance heads from leading Asia hedge funds, had plenty of hard decisions to make as the quality of entries continues to improve every year.
Congratulations to all the winners, as well as everyone who made the shortlists, and best of luck for the year ahead."
Winners Announcement 1
Best administrator - under $30bn single manager - Circle Partners
Best administrator - over $30bn single manager - SS&C Technologies
Best administrator – small managers - Ayasa Globo Financial Services Limited
Best administrator - client service - BNP Paribas Securities Services
Best administrator - innovation - Apex Group
Best administrator – specialist structures - Citco
Best advisory firm – regulation and compliance - Deacons
Best advisory firm – tax - EY
Best audit services - EY
Winners Announcement 2
Outsourced Middle Office and Shadow Accounting Providers - Citco
Best valuations firm - Houlihan Lokey
Best cloud tech provider - Eze Castle Integration
Best tech infrastructure provider - Symphony Communications
Best technology firm - client service - RFA
Best managed service provider - Bare Cove Technology
Best fund accounting and reporting software - SS&C Eze
Best cyber-security service - Eze Castle Integration
Best portfolio management software - Linedata
Best risk management technology provider - Enfusion
Winners Announcement 3
Best hedge fund custodian - State Street
Best hedge fund platform - OP Investment Management
Best offshore law firm - Maples Group
Best onshore law firm - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Best boutique prime broker - Invast Global
Best prime broker - capital introduction - UBS AG
Best prime broker - consulting - Goldman Sachs
Best prime broker - innovation - Morgan Stanley
Best overall prime broker - Goldman Sachs