The HFM Asia Services Awards 2021 took place online on 11 November and rewarded those Asian hedge fund service providers that demonstrated exceptional innovation, customer service and business performance over the past 12 months.

The winners were announced during the HFM AsiaHedge Forum, in combination with the HFM Asia Performance Awards (brought to you by the two leading hedge fund awards in the region, AsiaHedge and EurekaHedge) which created an exciting hybrid virtual celebration.

Awards Winners - Group One

Best offshore law firm
Maples Group
Highly Commended - Walkers
Best onshore law firm
Simmons & Simmons
Best onshore law firm - client service
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Best boutique prime broker – innovation
Saxo Capital Markets

Best boutique prime broker - overall
Invast Global
Best hedge fund custodian
State Street
Best hedge fund platform
OP Investment Management
Highly Commended – Wolver Hill Asset Management Asia

Best prime broker - capital introduction
Best prime broker - consulting
Jefferies Prime Brokerage
Highly Commended – Goldman Sachs
Best prime broker- overall
Goldman Sachs
Best outsourced trading


Awards Winners - Group Two

Best managed service provider
Highly Commended – Velocity Technology
Best portfolio management software - innovation
Best portfolio management software
Refinitiv Hong Kong
Best tech infrastructure provider
Best cloud tech provider - public
SS&C Eze
Highly Commended - ECI
Best cloud tech provider - hybrid/private
Best cyber-security service
Bare Cove Technology
Best digital assets provider
Most innovative technology firm
SS&C Intralinks
Highly Commended - TORA
Most disruptive technology solution

Awards Winners - Group Three

Best advisory firm – regulation and compliance
Best advisory firm – tax
Best audit services
Best fund accounting and reporting software
Highly Commended – SS&C Advent
Best valuations firm
Houlihan Lokey
Best outsourced middle office and shadow accounting provider
Citco Fund Services
Best administrator - client service
BNP Paribas Securities Services
Best administrator - innovation
Apex Group
Highly Commended – Citco Fund Services
Best administrator - over $30bn single manager
SS&C Technologies
Best administrator – boutique and emerging managers
Bolder Fund Services
Best administrator - under $30bn single manager
Highly Commended – BNP Paribas   Securities Services

Best administrator – specialist structures
Ayasa Globo Financial Services

View the HFM Asia Performance Award 2021 winners here.