HFM Asia Services Awards 2020: Winners Revealed

12 November 2020 | The leading service providers working with APAC hedge funds announced across 28 categories

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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

Full Winners List

Best administrator - under $30bn single manager  
Circle Partners
Highly commended: BNP Paribas Securities Services

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
Highly commended: BNY Mellon

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

Outsourced Middle Office and Shadow Accounting
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
Highly commended: TORA

Best risk management technology provider
Enfusion

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
Highly commended: Sidley Austin LLP

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

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