Congratulations to the winners of the 18th BENCHMARK Fund of the Year Awards. It is an exceptional year to celebrate the launch of a most disruptive Sustainability and Qualitative analytic platform, BlueOnion by WealthAsia Media. The committee is overwhelmed with over 330 submissions across the region and sincere gratitude to the 55 jurors who have diligently screened through the hard work of the fund houses and have attended 53 Gatekeeper Forum sessions.

In conjunction with:
Grand Award TitleThe Winner
Provider of the Year - OffshoreFSSA Investment Managers
Provider of the Year - OnshoreBEA Union Investment Management
Grand Award TitleThe Winner
Provider of the YearFSSA Investment Managers
Grand Award TitleThe Winner
年度基金公司大獎 - 共同基金富蘭克林投顧
年度基金公司大獎 - ETF國泰投信

Winners of the 2021's Awards

The House Awards recognize managers of various asset classes and strategies for delivering sustained, consistent outperformance on a risk-adjusted basis.  The winning strategy has demonstrated excellence across five Benchmark's forward-looking pillars across Investment Approach, Performance & Risk, Portfolio Management, Stewardship, and Corporate Quality.

Winning Titles
The strategy with the highest final score in its peer group wins the Best-in-Class award. Up to two Outstanding Achiever awards will be given to Strategies within a 5% margin below the Best-in-Class.

CategoryCompanyAwards
Asia EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
Asia EquityFidelity InternationalOutstanding Achiever
Asia Income EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Asia Pacific ex-Japan EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Asia Pacific ex-Japan EquityPineBridge InvestmentsOutstanding Achiever
China EquityBEA Union Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever
China EquityBOCHK Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
China EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Europe EquityAubrey Capital ManagementBest-in-Class
Global Emerging Markets EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Greater China EquityBNP Paribas Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
Greater China EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Greater China EquityZeal Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Hong Kong EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
Hong Kong EquityChina Universal Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Hong Kong EquityManulife Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever
India EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
India EquityPineBridge InvestmentsOutstanding Achiever
India EquityManulife Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Japan EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
CategoryCompanyAwards
Healthcare Sector EquityValue PartnersBest-in-Class
Information Technology Sector EquityFranklin Templeton InvestmentsBest-in-Class
Infrastructure Sector EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Real Estate Sector Equity-Regrettably, there are no winners in this category
CategoryCompanyAwards
Asia Fixed IncomeFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
Asia Fixed IncomeBEA Union Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Asia Fixed IncomeIncome Partners Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
China Fixed IncomeNinety OneBest-in-Class
China Fixed IncomeE Fund ManagementOutstanding Achiever
China Fixed IncomeIncome Partners Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Global Fixed IncomeFranklin Templeton InvestmentsBest-in-Class
Global Fixed IncomeE Fund ManagementOutstanding Achiever
High Yield Fixed Income-Regrettably, there are no winners in this category
Hong Kong Fixed Income-Regrettably, there are no winners in this category
RMB Fixed IncomeHSBC Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
RMB Fixed IncomeBOCHK Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
RMB Fixed IncomeE Fund ManagementOutstanding Achiever
US Fixed IncomePrincipal Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
CategoryCompanyAwards
Aggressive Mixed Asset-Regrettably, there are no winners in this category
Asia Allocation Mixed AssetFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
Asia Allocation Mixed AssetBEA Union Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Balanced Mixed AssetFranklin Templeton InvestmentsBest-in-Class
Flexible Mixed Asset-Regrettably, there are no winners in this category
CategoryCompanyAwards
Absolute ReturnZeal Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Credit FocusGaoTeng Global Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
Credit FocusOakwise CapitalOutstanding Achiever
Long/Short EquityZeal Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
Long/Short EquityGaoTeng Global Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever

Eligibility

Although this program assesses investment strategies rather than funds, we ask for factsheets and other information related to the oldest share class of a flagship fund so that all candidates can be measured by the same metrics. The flagship strategy must:

  • have a minimum 3 years track record
  • have an ISIN code
  • must provide a prospectus or fact sheet

The flagship strategy submitted does not have to be an authorized fund in the jurisdiction of competition. It can be a UCITS, SICAV, etc…

Judging

In consultation with our panel of 70-80 buy-side jurors, consisting of mainly private and premier banking gatekeepers/fund selectors, family offices, and institutional investors, plus a handful of independent consultants and researchers – we’ve designed a scoring system with a questionnaire containing multiple options and binary answers. There are 3 levels of scores, the final score is a weighted combination of Levels I, II, and III:

Level I Score: Fund Questionnaire
Level II: Score: Juror Assessment
Level III Score: The Gatekeeper’s Forum

Overall Score = 10% (Level I) + 80% (Level II)+ 10% (Level III)

Level I Score: All participants are scored based on their selections of the options preset for each question in the Fund Questionnaire. The scores also pre-defined for each option in each question along the five key pillars.

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on their experience with the fund house and team, and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has his/her selection priorities, often guided by their underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single-family office.

Level III Score: All participants are invited to join The Gatekeeper’s Forum to present their strategies to the jurors. This is a highly curated forum where only the PM, CIO, or Product Specialists are invited to meet the Senior Gatekeepers in person. During the 30 minute session, a panel of 6-8 jurors will ask in-depth questions along the five key pillars for further understanding of the team practices. Jurors will score based on their satisfaction with the information received during the session.

Other Rules

Other Rules

Submitting Materials for Multiple Countries – If you are entering the same category for more than one country, you may use the same information, documents, and flagship fund across all the countries. For example, you’ve entered your global fixed income strategy for Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. You may use the same information for all three countries.

Submitting Materials for Multiple Strategies – Separate groups of jurors will evaluate different product types, so please make sure there is one submission per strategy. DO NOT send one submission to represent different strategies. Please submit separate entries for each strategy, with the exception of Pillar 5-Corporate Strength.

Merging Categories To ensure the quality of the awards, categories with less than three funds participating may be merged to a larger category of the same kind without prior notice

CategoryCompanyAwards
Asia EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
Asia EquityFidelity InternationalOutstanding Achiever
Asia EquityFullerton Fund ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Asia Income EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Asia Pacific ex-Japan EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Asia Pacific ex-Japan EquityFullerton Fund ManagementOutstanding Achiever
China EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Global Emerging Markets EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Greater China EquityBNP Paribas Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
Greater China EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
India EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
India EquityManulife Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Japan EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
CategoryCompanyAwards
Infrastructure Sector EquityFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Real Estate Sector Equity-Regrettably, there are no winners in this category
CategoryCompanyAwards
Asia Fixed IncomeFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
Asia Fixed IncomeManulife Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever
China Fixed IncomeNinety OneBest-in-Class
China Fixed IncomeFullerton Fund ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Singapore Fixed IncomeFullerton Fund ManagementBest-in-Class
Singapore Fixed IncomeManulife Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Singapore Fixed IncomePineBridge InvestmentsOutstanding Achiever
CategoryCompanyAwards
Asia Allocation Mixed AssetFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
Balanced Mixed AssetFirst Sentier InvestorsBest-in-Class
Balanced Mixed AssetFullerton Fund ManagementOutstanding Achiever

Eligibility

For eligibility, the fund must:

  • exists on the BlueOnion fund database
  • be registered in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore or China
  • have a minimum 3 years track record for the Performance award

Judging

TOP FUND AWARDS

Performances between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020 will be aggregated on a 12-month rolling basis, based on the following criteria:

  • 1 Year & 3 Year Total Return
  • 1 Year & 3 Year S.D.
  • 1 Year & 3 Year Sortino Ratio
  • Total Expense Ratio

The effective weights of each score set in the calculation are as follows:

  • Return: 60% (1 Year Return)+ 40% (3 Year Return)
  • S.D: 60% (1 Year S.D.)+ 40% (3 Year S.D.)
  • Sortino Ratio: 60% (1 Year Sortino Ratio)+ 40% (3 Year Sortino Ratio)
  • Fee: Total Expense Ratio (TER)

Overall score = 50% (Return) + 20% (S.D) + 20% (Sortino Ratio) +10% (TER)

類別獲獎公司獎項
中國股票安聯投信同級最佳
中國股票統一投信傑出表現
亞太區不包括日本股票富蘭克林投顧同級最佳
亞洲股票統一投信同級最佳
亞洲股票首源投資傑出表現
全球股票富蘭克林投顧同級最佳
全球股票瀚亞投信傑出表現
全球股票收益宏利投信傑出表現
全球股票收益柏瑞投信傑出表現
台灣中小型股票統一投信同級最佳
台灣中小型股票安聯投信傑出表現
台灣股票瀚亞投信同級最佳
大中華股票安聯投信同級最佳
大中華股票富蘭克林華美投信傑出表現
日本股票瀚亞投信同級最佳
日本股票首源投資傑出表現
歐洲股票鋒裕匯理投信同級最佳
美國中小型股票富蘭克林投顧同級最佳
美國股票富蘭克林投顧傑出表現
印度股票從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者
全球新興市場股票從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者
類別獲獎公司獎項
產業股票-基礎建設富蘭克林投顧同級最佳
產業股票-房地產宏利投信同級最佳
產業股票-資訊科技富蘭克林投顧同級最佳
產業股票-資訊科技統一投信傑出表現
產業股票-物料從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者
類別獲獎公司獎項
亞洲固定收益滙豐中華投信同級最佳
亞洲固定收益富蘭克林投顧傑出表現
亞洲固定收益首源投資傑出表現
人民幣固定收益富達投信同級最佳
全球固定收益施羅德投信同級最佳
全球固定收益安聯投信傑出表現
全球固定收益富蘭克林投顧傑出表現
新興市場固定收益富蘭克林投顧同級最佳
新興市場固定收益鋒裕匯理投信傑出表現
高收益固定收益富蘭克林投顧同級最佳
高收益固定收益施羅德投信傑出表現
高收益固定收益鋒裕匯理投信傑出表現
美國固定收益從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者
類別獲獎公司獎項
平衡型股債混合施羅德投信同級最佳
平衡型股債混合富蘭克林投顧傑出表現
靈活型股債混合從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者

參賽資格

此獎項是評估基金公司在該類別的投資策略而非旗艦基金本身,我們需要參賽者提供基金概覽和其他與旗艦基金相關的資料。旗艦基金必須符合以下標準:

  • 報名的基金/策略至少應有操作3年的實績
  • 旗艦基金不限於當地核備之基金
  • 必須擁有ISIN code
  • 提供基金公開說明書或基金月報

評選方法

評選方法

《指標》和買方群相信要對投資策略進行全面評估,而不是過於著重過去的回報和風險指標。因此,我們的評估是基於多方面的考量:投資組合和風險管理以及企業實力。我們視這些方面為相互關聯的部分,從而構成評價的整體。《指標》的五大評核準則,為每個投資策略進行以下評估:

  1. 投資方法
  2. 投資組合管理
  3. 績效和風險管理
  4. 盡職管理
  5. 企業實力

研究方法

我們諮詢了由70-80名由買方投資者所組成的專業評審小組,其中包括私人及零售銀行負責基金產品上架的把關人、家族辦公室的資產所有者、獨立顧問、專業研究人員和教授。為我們設計出了一套問卷評分系統,該問卷包含多選和實例說明。最終得分是三個階段的整體得分加權得出。

  • 第一階段: 基金策略問卷
  • 第二階段: 評審評估
  • 第三階段: 把關人論壇(The Gatekeeper’s Forum)

最終得分: 第一階段佔10% + 第二階段佔80%+ 第三階段佔10%

第一階段評分

所有參賽者將根據他們提供的問卷答案被進行評分。該分數是客觀的,五大評核準則中的每個答案都對應相應分數。

第二階段評分

各類別由專業的評審小組根據他們的經驗為基金公司和團隊進行評分,並向他們提供第一階段完整的評分。這個階段的評分可能相對主觀,因為每個評審委員都有他/她認為更重要的優先事項,通常以他們的潛在需求為指導。例如,私人銀行把關人在標準選擇上的優先級與單一家族辦公室不同。

第三階段評分

邀請所有參與者加入把關人論壇,向評審委員展示他們的策略。這是一個精心策劃的論壇,只邀請 PM、CIO 或產品專家親自會見高級把關人。在 30 分鐘的會議中,由 6-8 名評審組成的小組將圍繞五個關鍵支柱提出深入問題,以進一步了解團隊實踐。陪審員將根據他們對會議期間收到的信息的滿意度進行評分。

其他規則

其他規則

為多個國家/地區提交材料

如果您為多個國家/地區提交同一類別申請,您可以在所有國家/地區使用相同的信息、文件和旗艦基金。

同一基金策略申請多個類別

每隻基金可角逐多個獎項類別。不同的獎項類別有不同的專業評審團評核,因此請為每個獎項類別分別提交問卷。

合併類別

為確保獎頊質素,我們可能將個別類別合併為一組,使同一類別有不少於三隻基金參與。恕不另行通知。

These individual awardees have led their team to outstanding and consistent performance over three-year and five-year periods against the benchmark and their peers. In particular, such individuals have demonstrated excellent stewardship and have grown the fund/mandate/strategy’s assets without compromising the safety of investors’ capital and returns.

Winning Titles
The firm with the highest score in the respective category will win the “Manager of the Year" award. Up to two “Outstanding Manager" awards will be given to providers who are within a 5% margin below the Best-in-Class.

CategoryManagerCompanyAwards
Asia EquityMartin LauFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Manager
Asia Fixed IncomeJane Jing CAIChina Asset Management (Hong Kong)Outstanding Manager
China EquityDavid ChoaBNP Paribas Asset ManagementManager of the Year
China EquityMartin LauFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Manager
China Fixed IncomeJames HuIncome Partners Asset ManagementOutstanding Manager
Emerging Markets Fixed IncomeDesmond HOWGaoTeng Global Asset ManagementOutstanding Manager
Global EquityClyde RossouwNinety OneOutstanding Manager
High Yield Fixed Income-Regrettably, there are no winners in this category
Hong Kong Fixed IncomeDr. Eric WangOakwise CapitalManager of the Year
METHODOLOGY

Eligibility

The nominated manager must:

  • have minimum 3 years track record
  • provide a flagship fund as best exemplifies his/her ability to lead, respond to market changes, add value to investors and manage risks

Judging

The nominated manager requires to submit a questionnaire to show how your leadership is in line with the criteria. There are 3 levels of scores, the final score is a weighted combination of Levels I, II and III:

Level I Score: Manager Questionnaire
Level II Score: Juror Assessment
Level III Score: The Gatekeeper’s Forum

Overall Score: 10% (Level I) + 80% (Level II) + 10% (Level III)

Level I Score: Submission and supporting documents should explain the following:

  • The portfolio manager’s leadership in demonstrating reasonable care and prudent judgement when managing clients’ assets
  • Other ways in which the portfolio manager has demonstrated alignment with investors’ interests
  • The portfolio manager’s response to a challenging situation and the outcome
  • What lessons have the portfolio manager learned from mistakes made.
  • Supplementary documentation can be provided, and there is no limit to the number of supporting documents which can be included

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on the their experience with the fund house and team, and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has his/her selection priorities, often guided by their underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single family office.

Level III Score: All participants are invited to join The Gatekeeper’s Forum to present their strategies to the jurors. This is a highly curated forum where only the PM, CIO or Product Specialists are invited to meet the Senior Gatekeepers in person. During the 30 minute session, a panel of 6-8 jurors will be asking in depth questions along the five key pillars for further understanding of the team practices. Jurors will score based on their satisfaction of the information received during the session.

Key Factors for Assessment by Jurors
The judges will evaluate the following factors about an individual manager.

  • Creativity
  • Forecasting Ability
  • Speed and rigor decision making
  • Response to periods of portfolio or market stress
  • Ethics, risk management
  • Conviction in their decisions
  • The outcome of the decisions
  • Role in stewardship
  • ESG integration
CategoryManager nameCompanyAwards
Asia Fixed IncomeNigel FooFirst Sentier InvestorsManager of the Year
Asia Fixed IncomeJoyce TanUOB Asset ManagementOutstanding Manager
China EquityDavid ChoaBNP Paribas Asset ManagementManager of the Year
Global EquityClyde RossouwNinety OneOutstanding Manager
METHODOLOGY

Eligibility

The nominated manager must:

  • have minimum 3 years track record
  • provide a flagship fund as best exemplifies his/her ability to lead, respond to market changes, add value to investors and manage risks

Judging

The nominated manager requires to submit a questionnaire to show how your leadership is in line with the criteria. There are 3 levels of scores, the final score is a weighted combination of Levels I, II and III:

Level I Score: Manager Questionnaire
Level II Score: Juror Assessment
Level III Score: The Gatekeeper’s Forum

Overall Score: 10% (Level I) + 80% (Level II) + 10% (Level III)

Level I Score: Submission and supporting documents should explain the following:

  • The portfolio manager’s leadership in demonstrating reasonable care and prudent judgement when managing clients’ assets
  • Other ways in which the portfolio manager has demonstrated alignment with investors’ interests
  • The portfolio manager’s response to a challenging situation and the outcome
  • What lessons have the portfolio manager learned from mistakes made.
  • Supplementary documentation can be provided, and there is no limit to the number of supporting documents which can be included

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on the their experience with the fund house and team, and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has his/her selection priorities, often guided by their underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single family office.

Level III Score: All participants are invited to join The Gatekeeper’s Forum to present their strategies to the jurors. This is a highly curated forum where only the PM, CIO or Product Specialists are invited to meet the Senior Gatekeepers in person. During the 30 minute session, a panel of 6-8 jurors will be asking in depth questions along the five key pillars for further understanding of the team practices. Jurors will score based on their satisfaction of the information received during the session.

Key Factors for Assessment by Jurors
The judges will evaluate the following factors about an individual manager.

  • Creativity
  • Forecasting Ability
  • Speed and rigor decision making
  • Response to periods of portfolio or market stress
  • Ethics, risk management
  • Conviction in their decisions
  • The outcome of the decisions
  • Role in stewardship
  • ESG integration
類別獲獎基金經理公司獎項
中國股票謝天翎、王柏強群益投信年度基金經理大獎
新興市場固定收益從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者
台灣股票從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者

參賽資格

該獎項旨在表彰基金經理領導其團隊在三年和五年內與基準和同業相比表現出色且始終如一的基金經理。 特別是表現出色的管理能力,並在不損害投資者資產和回報安全的情況下,使基金的資產增長及委託數量增加。

評選方法

被提名的經理需要提交一份調查問卷,以表明其領導力如何符合標準。評分有3個階段,最終得分是三個階段的整體評分加權得出:

第一階段:基金經理問卷

第二階段:評審評估

第三階段:把關人論壇(The Gatekeeper’s Forum)

總分:  10%(第一階段)+80%(第二階段)+10%(第三階段)

第一階段評分:提交的資料和文件應解釋以下內容:

      • 投資組合經理在管理客戶資產時表現出合理謹慎和審慎判斷的領導能力。
      • 投資組合經理表現出與投資者利益一致的其他方式。
      • 投資組合經理對具有挑戰性的情況和結果的反應
      • 投資組合經理從所犯的錯誤中吸取了哪些教訓。
      • 可提供補充文件,可提供的證明文件數量不限

    第二階段評分:各類別由專業的評審小組根據他們的經驗為基金公司和團隊進行評分,並向他們提供第一階段完整的評分。這個階段的評分可能相對主觀,因為每個評審委員都有他/她認為更重要的優先事項,通常以他們的潛在需求為指導。例如,私人銀行把關人在標準選擇上的優先級與單一家族辦公室不同。

    第三階段評分:邀請所有參與者加入把關人論壇,向評審委員展示他們的策略。這是一個精心策劃的論壇,只邀請 PM、CIO 或產品專家親自會見高級把關人。在 30 分鐘的會議中,由 6-8 名評審組成的小組將圍繞五個關鍵支柱提出深入問題,以進一步了解團隊實踐。陪審員將根據他們對會議期間收到的信息的滿意度進行評分。

    評審評估的關鍵因素
    評審將會根據單個基金經理有關以下的因素進行評估:

              • 創造力
              • 預測能力
              • 快速和嚴謹的決策
              • 對投資組合或市場壓力時期的反應
              • 道德、風險管理
              • 對他們的決定的信念
              • 決定的結果
              • 在盡職管理中的職責和作用
              • ESG 整合

     

    其他規則

    為多個國家/地區提交材料

    如果您為多個國家/地區提交同一類別申請,您可以在所有國家/地區使用相同的信息、文件和旗艦基金。例如,您提交了香港、新加坡和台灣的全球固定收益策略。您可以對所有三個國家/地區使用相同的信息,為多種策略提交材料。

    不同的評審小組將評估不同的產品類型,因此請確保每個策略提交一份。例如,同一策略同時參加香港股票和中國股票,請分別為每個類別單獨提交資料,但支柱能力5 – 企業實力除外。

    合併類別

    為確保獎頊質素,我們可能將個別類別合併為一組,使同一類別有不少於三隻基金參與。恕不另行通知。

The  Sustainability Award recognizes fund managers’ ability to manage medium- to long-term environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities, and are walking their talk sustainability practices. 

The flagship fund submitted by the candidates needs to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

CategoryCompanyAward
Thematic Impact - AgribusinessAmundi Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Thematic Impact - ClimateNinety OneBest-in-Class
Thematic Impact - EnvironmentalBNP Paribas Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
Thematic Impact - Natural ResourcesBNP Paribas Asset ManagementBest-in-Class

The thematic impact categories offer fund houses and ETF providers focused on driving environmental, social, or governance material impact to show off their capabilities and distinguish them from those who are green/blue/SDG washing. Of course, ESG is often a critical criterion across all our conventional awards, whether for active or passive managers. This year, the inclusion is even more profound.

We continue to recognize the Top Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Global Compact (GC) Performing Funds, plus recognition of those integrating the most Paris-Agreement temperature aligned funds – the inclusion Award. From this year onward, Benchmark will also recognize the funds that have made the most significant improvements on ESG, GC, and temperature scores based on a Year-on-Year basis.

Our theme equity categories are focused on funds bringing a positive impact on the world while making respectable risk-adjusted returns. This category participants will go through the same process as the House Awards participants with additional questions on Sustainability practices.

CategoryCompanyAward
ESG IntegrationAmundi Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
ESG IntegrationFidelity InternationalOutstanding Achiever
ESG IntegrationBNP Paribas Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
ESG IntegrationHSBC Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever

The ESG Integration Award recognizes investment management companies that demonstrate commitments to integrate ESG into their investment decision-making throughout the investment process for the entire suites of their products, investment activities and reinforces ESG's role in Long-Term Value Creation.

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

1. Systematic Approach

The systematic approach

Innovative approaches to applying environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis to the funds being managed across the board, despite the sectors, countries, and asset classes

2. The Team Buy-in and Implementation

The team buy-in and implementation

How multiple teams come to a consensus for the performance across the board

3. Disclosure

Disclosure

Disclosed policies and procedures for integrating ESG information and metrics into the investment process communicated to investee companies

4. Execution

Execution

Resources, constraints, and timeline management

5. Outcomes

Outcomes

How are results measured the key learnings from this approach

CategoryCompanyAward
StewardshipBNP Paribas Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
StewardshipFidelity InternationalOutstanding Achiever
StewardshipFirst Sentier InvestorsOutstanding Achiever
StewardshipManulife Investment ManagementOutstanding Achiever

This award recognizes fund houses putting the welfare of the beneficiaries at the forefront. This award is given to the fund houses that embrace Responsible Investing and practice Active Ownership and integrate ESG into their ownership policies and practices while driving positive real-world goals. Apart from illustrating their collaborative engagement initiatives with the investees, they prioritize outcomes at the society/economy-wide scales, such as addressing climate change and corruption, rather than purely focusing on pure risks and returns of the holdings in the portfolio. 

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

  • The Foundation of The Practical Stewardship Principles
  • Ongoing Development and Implementation of The Stewardship Policies
  • Monitoring And Assessment Techniques of Investee Companies
  • The Collaboration Goals and Engagement Principles With Investee Companies And Investors
  • How Voting Rights Are Exercised
  • How ESG Is Promoted as Long-Term Value Creation
  • Level Of Transparency, Disclosure, And Reporting

Eligibility

To enter, the flagship fund best exemplifies your capability, must:

  • have a minimum 1-year track record
  • provide an oldest share class flagship fund as best exemplifies
  • have an ISIN code
  • provide prospectus or fact sheet

The flagship strategy submitted does not have to be an authorized fund in the jurisdiction of competition. It can be a UCITS, SICAV, etc…

Judging

Specific questions will be asked in each respective category, and upon completion of the questionnaire, the submission will be subject to three scoring levels. The final score is a weighted combination of Levels I, II, and III:

Level I Score: Sustainability Questionnaire
Level II: Score: Juror Assessment
Level III Score: The Gatekeeper’s Forum

Overall Score = 10% (Level I) + 80% (Level II)+ 10% (Level III)

Level I Score: All participants are scored based on their selections of the options preset for each question in the Fund Questionnaire. The scores also pre-defined for each option in each question along the five key pillars.

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on their experience with the fund house and team, and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has his/her selection priorities, often guided by their underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single-family office.

Level III Score: All participants are invited to join The Gatekeeper’s Forum to present their strategies to the jurors. This is a highly curated forum where only the PM, CIO, or Product Specialists are invited to meet the Senior Gatekeepers in person. During the 30 minute session, a panel of 6-8 jurors will ask in-depth questions along the five key pillars for further understanding of the team practices. Jurors will score based on their satisfaction with the information received during the session.

CategoryCompanyAward
Thematic Impact - ClimateNinety OneBest-in-Class
Thematic Impact - EnvironmentalBNP Paribas Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
Thematic Impact - Natural ResourcesBNP Paribas Asset ManagementBest-in-Class

Our theme equity categories are focused on funds bringing a positive impact on the world while making respectable risk-adjusted returns. This category participants will go through the same process as the House Awards participants with additional questions on Sustainability practices.

The flagship fund submitted by the candidates will be drawn from BlueOnion to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers. BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

CategoryCompanyAward
ESG IntegrationFidelity InternationalBest-in-Class
ESG IntegrationBNP Paribas Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever

The ESG Integration Award recognizes investment management companies that demonstrate commitments to integrate ESG into their investment decision-making throughout the investment process for the entire suites of their products, investment activities and reinforces ESG's role in Long-Term Value Creation.

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

1. Systematic Approach

The systematic approach

Innovative approaches to applying environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis to the funds being managed across the board, despite the sectors, countries, and asset classes

2. The Team Buy-in and Implementation

The team buy-in and implementation

How multiple teams come to a consensus for the performance across the board

3. Disclosure

Disclosure

Disclosed policies and procedures for integrating ESGinformation and metrics into the investment process communicated to investee companies

4. Execution

Execution

Resources, constraints, and timeline management

5. Outcomes

Outcomes

How are results measured the key learnings from this approach

Multiple funds of the candidates will be drawn randomly from BlueOnion* to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers

*BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

CategoryCompanyAward
StewardshipBNP Paribas Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
StewardshipFidelity InternationalOutstanding Achiever

This award recognizes fund houses putting the welfare of the beneficiaries at the forefront. This award is given to the fund houses that embrace Responsible Investing and practice Active Ownership and integrate ESG into their ownership policies and practices while driving positive real-world goals. Apart from illustrating their collaborative engagement initiatives with the investees, they prioritize outcomes at the society/economy-wide scales, such as addressing climate change and corruption, rather than purely focusing on pure risks and returns of the holdings in the portfolio. 

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

  • The Foundation of The Practical Stewardship Principles
  • Ongoing Development and Implementation of The Stewardship Policies
  • Monitoring And Assessment Techniques of Investee Companies
  • The Collaboration Goals and Engagement Principles With Investee Companies And Investors
  • How Voting Rights Are Exercised
  • How ESG Is Promoted as Long-Term Value Creation
  • Level Of Transparency, Disclosure, And Reporting

Multiple funds of the candidates will be drawn randomly from BlueOnion* to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

*BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

Eligibility

To enter, the flagship fund best exemplifies your capability, must:

  • have a minimum 1-year track record
  • provide an oldest share class flagship fund as best exemplifies
  • have an ISIN code
  • provide prospectus or fact sheet

The flagship strategy submitted does not have to be an authorized fund in the jurisdiction of competition. It can be a UCITS, SICAV, etc…

Judging

Specific questions will be asked in each respective category, and upon completion of the questionnaire, the submission will be subject to three scoring levels. The final score is a weighted combination of Levels I, II, and III:

Level I Score: Sustainability Questionnaire
Level II: Score: Juror Assessment
Level III Score: The Gatekeeper’s Forum

Overall Score = 10% (Level I) + 80% (Level II)+ 10% (Level III)

Level I Score: All participants are scored based on their selections of the options preset for each question in the Fund Questionnaire. The scores also pre-defined for each option in each question along the five key pillars.

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on their experience with the fund house and team, and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has his/her selection priorities, often guided by their underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single-family office.

Level III Score: All participants are invited to join The Gatekeeper’s Forum to present their strategies to the jurors. This is a highly curated forum where only the PM, CIO, or Product Specialists are invited to meet the Senior Gatekeepers in person. During the 30 minute session, a panel of 6-8 jurors will ask in-depth questions along the five key pillars for further understanding of the team practices. Jurors will score based on their satisfaction with the information received during the session.

Other Rules

Other Rules

Submitting Materials for Multiple Countries – If you are entering the same category for more than one country, you may use the same information, documents, and flagship fund across all the countries. For example, you’ve entered your global fixed income strategy for Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. You may use the same information for all three countries.

Submitting Materials for Multiple Strategies – Separate groups of jurors will evaluate different product types, so please make sure there is one submission per strategy. DO NOT send one submission to represent different strategies. Please submit separate entries for each strategy, with the exception of Pillar 5-Corporate Strength.

Merging Categories
To ensure the quality of the awards, categories with less than three funds participating may be merged to a larger category of the same kind without prior notice

類別獲獎公司獎項
影響力投資大獎 - 氣候影響施羅德投信同級最佳
影響力投資大獎 - 氣候影響富蘭克林投顧傑出表現
影響力投資大獎 - 環境影響法銀巴黎投顧同級最佳
影響力投資大獎 - 可替代能源法銀巴黎投顧同級最佳
影響力投資大獎 - 水法銀巴黎投顧同級最佳
影響力投資大獎 - 水安聯投信傑出表現

我們的主題股票類別專注於對世界帶來積極影響的共同基金,同時獲得可觀的經風險調整回報。 評審將在影響力投資領域尋找你的競爭主張、負面和正面的實質性影響、和/或實現這些目標的進展、投資規模與所創造的影響內容、以及如何對促進社會/經濟解決方案作出影響和貢獻。

參賽者提交的旗艦基金將於BlueOnion中提取數據,以基金公司的實踐是否言行一致,以及在ESG、聯合國全球契約(GC)和代表氣候保護的溫度評分(Temperature)表現上與同業相比的排名和評分。

類別獲獎公司獎項
ESG整合大獎富達投信同級最佳
ESG整合大獎國泰投信傑出表現
ESG整合大獎鋒裕匯理投信傑出表現
ESG整合大獎首源投資傑出表現

此獎旨在表彰投資管理公司能致力將ESG 納入到投資決策,在整個投資過程中將ESG整合到產品及投資活動,並強化ESG創造長期價值。

評審將關注以下特質:

1. 系統性方法

系統性方法

用創新方法分析環境,社會和治理(ESG)並應用於管理的基金,不分行業、國家和資產類別。

2. 團隊支持和實行

團隊支持和實行

如何讓多個團隊就ESG全面實行達成共識

3. 披露

披露

明確的披露有關投資過程中ESG信息整合及度量標準等政策和程序,並傳達到被投資公司。

4. 執行

執行

資源,限制及時間管理

5. 成果

成果

如何衡量該方法的成果,以及主要收穫。

類別獲獎公司獎項
盡職治理大獎國泰投信同級最佳
盡職治理大獎法銀巴黎投顧同級最佳
盡職治理大獎富達投信傑出表現
盡職治理大獎首源投資傑出表現

此獎項是授予實踐負責任的投資和積極的所有權,並將ESG納入其所有權政策和實踐,同時推動積極的現實目標。除了說明他們與被投資方的合作參與計劃外,他們還優先考慮社會/經濟範圍內的結果,例如解決氣候變化和貪腐問題,而不是單純關注投資組合中所持資產的純粹風險和回報。

評審將關注以下特質:

  • 有效的盡職管理基本原則
  • 持續發展和實施盡職管理政策
  • 被投資對象的監督及評估方法
  • 與被投資公司和投資者的合作目標和參與原則
  • 如何行使投票權
  • 如何將ESG提升,長期價值創造
  • 披露和報告的透明度

我們將隨機於*BlueOnion抽取參賽者多檔基金,用以了解基金公司的實踐是否言行一致,以及在ESG、聯合國全球契約(GC)和代表氣候保護的溫度評分(Temperature)表現上與同業相比的排名和評分。

參賽資格

以最能體現其能力的旗艦基金參賽,必須:

  • 至少有 1 年的績效記錄
  • 提供成立最久的股票類旗艦基金作為例證
  • 提供一個ISIN號碼
  • 提供說明書和月報

提交的旗艦策略不必是參賽當地管轄範圍內的認可基金。 它可以是 UCITS、SICAV 等…

評選方法

將在每個類別中被問及具體的問題,在問卷完成後,評分將分為三個評分階段。最後的分數是三個階段的評分加權得出:

第一階段評分:永續性問卷

第二階段評分:評審評估

第三階段評分:把關人論壇

總分 = 10% (第一階段) + 80% (第二階段)+ 10% (第三階段)

第一階段評分:根據所有參與者他們在基金問卷中為每個問題選擇的選項進行評分。分數還針對五個關鍵支柱中每個問題中的每個選項進行了預定義。

第二階段評分:各類別由專業的評審小組根據他們的經驗為基金公司和團隊進行評分,並向他們提供第一階段完整的評分。這個階段的評分可能相對主觀,因為每個評審委員都有他/她認為更重要的優先事項,通常以他們的潛在需求為指導。例如,私人銀行把關人在標準選擇上的優先級與單一家族辦公室不同。

第三階段評分:邀請所有參與者加入把關人論壇,向評審委員展示他們的策略。這是一個精心策劃的論壇,只邀請 PM、CIO 或產品專家親自會見高級把關人。在 30 分鐘的會議中,由 6-8 名評審組成的小組將圍繞五個關鍵支柱提出深入問題,以進一步了解團隊實踐。陪審員將根據他們對會議期間收到的信息的滿意度進行評分。

其他規則

為多個國家/地區提交材料

如果您為多個國家/地區提交同一類別申請,您可以在所有國家/地區使用相同的信息、文件和旗艦基金。例如,您提交了香港、新加坡和台灣的全球固定收益策略。您可以對所有三個國家/地區使用相同的信息,為多種策略提交材料。

不同的評審小組將評估不同的產品類型,因此請確保每個策略提交一份。例如,同一策略同時參加兩個不同的類別,請分別為每個類別單獨提交資料,但支柱能力5 – 企業實力除外。

合併類別

為確保獎頊質素,我們可能將個別類別合併為更大的同類別一組,使同一類別有不少於三隻基金參與。恕不另行通知。

The Top fund awards series are not open for nomination.

Benchmark's top Mutual Funds are selected based purely on quantitative data in our BlueOnion fund database. The subset awards strategies who have demonstrated medium-to-long-term tangible outcomes without subjecting the investors to unnecessary risks.  This year, we have incorporated ESG as a consideration factor in selecting our Top funds. See below Methodology.

Winning Titles
The funds that are ranked in the top first Percentile (1st/100) in their respective peer groups will be awarded the Best-in-Class (BIC) title, and the funds ranked in the second and third Percentile (2nd/100 and 3rd/100) will be awarded the Outstanding Achiever (OSA) title.

ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
IE0000830129Barings Asia Growth ClassA USD IncAsia ex-Japan EquityBest-in-Class
LU0345361124Fidelity Asia Pacific Opps A-Acc-EURAsia ex-Japan EquityOutstanding Achiever
LU1171460220Fullgoal China S-M Cap Gwth Fd A1 (USD)China EquityBest-in-Class
LU1170363599Allianz Europe Equity Gr Sel A H2 USDEurope EquityBest-in-Class
LU0252966055BGF European D2Europe EquityOutstanding Achiever
LU1102505762Fidelity Emerging Mkts Foc A-Dis-USDGlobal Emerging Markets EquityBest-in-Class
LU0557290698Schroder ISF Glbl Sust Gr A Acc USDGlobal EquityBest-in-Class
HK0000038965JPMorgan SAR Greater China AGreater China EquityBest-in-Class
LU0336297295Mirae Asset India Sector Leader Eq A USDIndia EquityBest-in-Class
LU0274383263Manulife GF India Equity AAIndia EquityOutstanding Achiever
HK0000238904JPMorgan Japan (Yen) (acc) - RMB HdgJapan EquityBest-in-Class
IE00BYXW3V29FSSA Japan Equity VI EUR AccJapan EquityOutstanding Achiever
LU0106261372Schroder ISF US Large Cap A Acc USDUS Large-Cap EquityBest-in-Class
LU0863886692Harris Associates US Equity N/A USDUS Large-Cap EquityOutstanding Achiever
LU0566484027Aberdeen S NA SmComs A Acc USDUS Small/Mid-Cap EquityBest-in-Class
LU1169589451Allspring (Lux) WF US Sel Eq AUSD AccUS Small/Mid-Cap EquityOutstanding Achiever
ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
LU0408221868BGF Sustainable Energy A4Alternative Energy Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU0302446645Schroder ISF Glb Clmt Chg Eq A Acc EUREcology Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU0346388969Fidelity Global Health Care Y-Acc-EURHealthcare Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU0384381660MS INVF Global Infrastructure AInfrastructure Sector EquityBest-in-Class
IE00B29SXK94First Sentier Glb Lstd Infra I USD AccInfrastructure Sector EquityOutstanding Achiever
LU0505663152Aberdeen S WldResEq A USD AccNatural Resources Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU0346389348Fidelity Global Technology Y-Acc-EURTechnology Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU0444971666Threadneedle (Lux) Global Tech AU USDTechnology Sector EquityOutstanding Achiever
ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
HK0000402401Value Partners Asian TR Bd A RMB H MdisAsia Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU0370790650Fidelity Asian High Yield Y-Acc-USDAsia High Yield Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU0740036727Fidelity China RMB Bond Y-Acc-USDChina Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
HK0000200300HSBC All China Bond AM2 USDChina Fixed IncomeOutstanding Achiever
IE00B7YBBB53Barings Dev and EM HY Bd A CAD H Inc MDGlobal Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU1014773474AB Global High Yield IT CNH H IncGlobal Fixed IncomeOutstanding Achiever
LU1345482589Fidelity China High Yield Y-Dis-USDGreater China High Yield Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU0759706095AB US High Yield A2 USD AccHigh Yield Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU0132282301Fidelity US High Yield A-Dis-USDHigh Yield Fixed IncomeOutstanding Achiever
HK0000065158BEA Union Investment HK Dollar HKD Bd AHKD Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
HK0000352283Value Partners Asian Inc A HKD AccAsia AllocationBest-in-Class
HK0000213576Schroder Growth USDUSD Aggressive AllocationBest-in-Class
LU1255915586Allianz Income and Growth RT USDUSD Balanced AllocationBest-in-Class
LU1516354583Schroder ISF Glbl Trgt Ret A Acc HKDUSD Flexible AllocationBest-in-Class

Eligibility

For eligibility, the fund must:

  • exists on the BlueOnion fund database
  • be registered for sale in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore
  • have a minimum 3 years track record for the Performance award

Judging

TOP FUND AWARDS

Performances between October 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021, for 12 month returns, and October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2021, for 3 year returns based on the following criteria:

  • 1 Year & 3 Year Annualized Return
  • 1 Year & 3 Year Sortino Ratio
  • Over ESG Score

The effective weights of each score set in the calculation are as follows:

  • Annualized Return: 20% (1 Year)+ 25% (3 Year)
  • Sortino Ratio: 20% (1 Year)+ 25% (3 Year )
  • Over ESG: 10%
Data Source:
Fund Data: Morningstar
ESG Data: BlueOnion
ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
IE0000830129Barings Asia Growth ClassA USD IncAsia ex-Japan EquityBest-in-Class
LU1997245177Allianz China A Shares AT USDChina EquityBest-in-Class
LU1387591487MS INVF Europe Opportunity AH USDEurope EquityBest-in-Class
IE00BDF5KX37PGIM Jennison Emerging Mkts Eq USD I AccGlobal Emerging Markets EquityBest-in-Class
IE00BH6XT157Heptagon Kopernik Glb AllCp Eq SE € AccGlobal EquityBest-in-Class
LU0143809811JPM Greater China X (acc) USDGreater China EquityBest-in-Class
IE00BYPC7S51UTI India Dynamic Equity USD RDRIndia EquityBest-in-Class
LU1152097108Alma Eikoh Japan L-Cap Eq I GBPJapan EquityBest-in-Class
IE00BCBHZD17InRIS Parus C USDLong/Short EquityBest-in-Class
LU1284736292Fidelity Singapore Y-Dis-USDSingapore EquityBest-in-Class
IE00BF1T7439Brown Advisory US Sust Gr USD C IncUS EquityBest-in-Class
LU1842710524Raymond James Eagle US Small Cap Strat IUS Small/Mid-Cap EquityBest-in-Class
ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
LU0252964944BGF Sustainable Energy D2Alternative Energy Sector EquityBest-in-Class
IE00BDT8RF97GMO Climate Change Investment A USD AccEcology Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU1683287533CS (Lux)Digital Health Equity DB USDHealthcare Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU1692112219CS (Lux) Infrastructure Equity DB USDInfrastructure Sector EquityBest-in-Class
IE00B906ZW71Wellington Enduring Assets EUR G AcInfrastructure Sector EquityOutstanding Achiever
LU0630314457Ninety One GSF Glb Ntrl Res A Acc HKDNatural Resources Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU1861216353BGF Next Generation Technology X2 USDTechnology Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU0866297715SWC (LU) EF Sustainable Global Water GTWater Sector EquityBest-in-Class
LU1165136091BNP Paribas Aqua X CWater Sector EquityOutstanding Achiever
ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
HK0000402401Value Partners Asian TR Bd A RMB H MdisAsia Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
HK0000421336Income Ptnrs Mgd Vol Hi Yld Bd 1A AccUSDAsia High Yield Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU0633230718AB RMB Income Plus S AccChina Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
IE00B7S9S037Barings Dev and EM HY Bd A RMB H Inc MDGlobal Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU1345482589Fidelity China High Yield Y-Dis-USDGreater China High Yield Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU0132282301Fidelity US High Yield A-Dis-USDHigh Yield Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
LU1105450883AXAWF US Dynamic HY Bds F Cap USDHigh Yield Fixed IncomeOutstanding Achiever
SG9999018691Manulife SGD Income B-QDis SGDSGD Fixed IncomeBest-in-Class
ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
HK0000352291Value Partners Asian Inc A HKD IncAsia AllocationBest-in-Class
SG9999007520Schroder Multi-Asset Revolution 70USD Aggressive AllocationBest-in-Class
LU1856116550MM Access II Sust Invt Gr Q-accUSD Aggressive AllocationOutstanding Achiever
IE00BCZNX426Algebris Financial Income RD USD IncUSD Balanced AllocationBest-in-Class
IE00BTJRM865New Capital Strat Port UCITS USD X AccUSD Flexible AllocationBest-in-Class
ISINNameCategoryAward Winners
LU0734574329Marshall Wce Tps MN UCITS USD G AccMarket Neutral EquityBest-in-Class
LI0255031523LGT Premium Strategy GIM (USD) IMMultistrategyBest-in-Class

Eligibility

For eligibility, the fund must:

  • exists on the BlueOnion fund database
  • be registered for sale in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore
  • have a minimum 3 years track record for the Performance award

Judging

TOP FUND AWARDS

Performances between October 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021, for 12 month returns, and October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2021, for 3 year returns based on the following criteria:

  • 1 Year & 3 Year Annualized Return
  • 1 Year & 3 Year Sortino Ratio
  • Over ESG Score

The effective weights of each score set in the calculation are as follows:

  • Annualized Return: 20% (1 Year)+ 25% (3 Year)
  • Sortino Ratio: 20% (1 Year)+ 25% (3 Year )
  • Over ESG: 10%
Data Source:
Fund Data: Morningstar
ESG Data: BlueOnion
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HK0000055647摩根亞洲小型企業基金亞洲不包括日本股票同級最佳
LU0815263628摩根士丹利新興領先股票基金 A (美元)全球新興市場股票同級最佳
LU0557290854施羅德環球基金系列-環球永續增長(美元)C-累積全球股票同級最佳
LU0837984169安本標準 - 環球創新股票基金 X 累積 美元全球股票傑出表現
LU0266115632摩根士丹利印度股票基金 A (美元)印度股票同級最佳
LU0959626887施羅德環球基金系列-印度優勢(美元)C-累積印度股票傑出表現
TW000T3619Y1安聯台灣智慧基金台灣中小型股票同級最佳
TW000T1135Y0摩根台灣金磚基金-累積型台灣股票同級最佳
TW000T0921B2統一強漢基金(美元)大中華股票同級最佳
LU0176901758百達-日本精選-R 日元日本股票同級最佳
LU0526926950貝萊德歐洲基金Hedged A2 美元歐洲股票同級最佳
LU0929966207普徠仕(盧森堡)系列-普徠仕美國小型公司股票Q級別(美元)美國中小型股票同級最佳
LU0106261539施羅德環球基金系列-美國大型股(美元)C-累積美國股票同級最佳
ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現基金大獎
LU0346388969富達基金-全球健康護理基金(Y類股份累計股份-歐元)產業股票-健康護理同級最佳
LU1225178372DWS 投資全球基礎建設 USD LDMH(P)產業股票-基礎設施同級最佳
IE00B3M56T43KBI替代能源解決方案基金產業股票-替代能源同級最佳
LU1620156130法巴水資源基金C (美元)產業股票-水同級最佳
LU0302446132施羅德環球基金系列-環球氣候變化策略(美元)C-累積產業股票-生態同級最佳
TW000T0910Y7統一奔騰基金產業股票-科技同級最佳
TW000T3604Y3安聯台灣科技基金產業股票-科技傑出表現
LU0345780950晉達環球策略基金-環球天然資源基金A累積股份產業股票-自然資源同級最佳
ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現基金大獎
TW000T2724D4宏利亞太入息債券基金-A類型(人民幣避險)亞洲固定收益同級最佳
TW000T2122L4柏瑞亞太高收益債券基金-N9類型(人民幣)亞洲高收益固定收益同級最佳
IE0031386414先機環球動態債券基金L類累積股(美元)全球固定收益同級最佳
LU0132282301富達基金 - 美元高收益基金 - A 類別股份 - 美元美元高收益固定收益同級最佳
ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現基金大獎
TW000T2217Y5復華亞太平衡基金亞洲股債混合同級最佳
LU0820561818安聯收益成長基金-AM穩定月收類股(美元)美元平衡型股債混合同級最佳
LU1516354310施羅德環球基金系列-環球目標回報(美元)C-累積美元靈活型股債混合同級最佳
IE00B05KX834羅素多元資產90基金B類股美元進取型股債混合同級最佳

得獎資格

量化評核準則

量化評核由《指標》台灣年度基金大獎委員會進行篩選,無需報名參賽。

基金必須符合以下標準:

  • 包括所有台灣註冊立案之境內及境外開放式基金
  • 基金規模大於5,000萬美元
  • 至少有三年的績效記錄
  • 剔除所有後收手續費或贖回收費之基金
  • 剔除所有最低5,000美元認購門檻之基金

評選方法

基金得分的計算方法是匯總12個月 (2020年10月1日 至 2021年9月30日) 和 36個月 (2018年10月1日 至 2021年9月30日) 的下列準則:

  • 一年及三年回報率
  • 一年及三年索提諾比率 (Sortino Ratio)
  • ESG 評分


計分權重如下:

  • 回報率:一年回報率(20%) + 三年回報率(25%)
  • 索提諾比率 (Sortino Ratio):一年索提諾比率(25%) + 三年索提諾比率(25%)
  • ESG 評分: 10%


數據來源

基金數據: Morningstar
ESG數據:BlueOnion

ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現定期定額基金大獎
TW000T0739A0瀚亞中國A股基金-人民幣中國股票同級最佳
HK0000055647摩根亞洲小型企業基金亞洲不包括日本股票同級最佳
LU0815263628摩根士丹利新興領先股票基金 A (美元) 全球新興市場股票同級最佳
LU0011850046貝萊德環球前瞻股票基金 A2 歐元全球股票同級最佳
LU0837984169安本標準 - 環球創新股票基金 X 累積 美元全球股票傑出表現
LU0346391245富達基金-印度聚焦基金(Y類股份累計股份-美元)印度股票同級最佳
LU0592649668富蘭克林坦伯頓全球投資系列-印度基金美元Z(acc)股印度股票傑出表現
TW000T3619Y1安聯台灣智慧基金台灣中小型股票同級最佳
TW000T0903Y2統一黑馬基金台灣中小型股票傑出表現
TW000T0705Y1瀚亞外銷基金台灣股票同級最佳
TW000T0921Y4統一強漢基金(新台幣)大中華股票同級最佳
LU0997586945富達基金-永續發展日本股票基金A股累計美元避險日本股票同級最佳
LU0769137737貝萊德歐洲靈活股票基金 A2 USD歐洲股票同級最佳
LU0526926950貝萊德歐洲基金Hedged A2 美元歐洲股票傑出表現
LU0566484027安本標準 - 北美小型公司基金 A 累積 美元美國中小型股票同級最佳
LU0073232471摩根士丹利美國增長基金 A (美元)美國股票同級最佳
ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現定期定額基金大獎
LU0346388969富達基金-全球健康護理基金(Y類股份累計股份-歐元)產業股票-健康護理同級最佳
LU0085953304瑞銀 (盧森堡) 永續健康轉型基金 (美元)產業股票-健康護理傑出表現
IE00B3M56T43KBI替代能源解決方案基金產業股票-替代能源同級最佳
LU0171289902貝萊德永續能源基金 A2 歐元產業股票-替代能源傑出表現
LU1620156130法巴水資源基金C (美元)產業股票-水同級最佳
LU0302447452施羅德環球基金系列-環球氣候變化策略(歐元)C-累積產業股票-生態傑出表現
LU0242143039NN (L) 氣候與環境永續基金I股美元產業股票-生態同級最佳
TW000T3604Y3安聯台灣科技基金產業股票-科技同級最佳
TW000T1405Y7新光創新科技基金產業股票-科技傑出表現
LU0345780950晉達環球策略基金-環球天然資源基金A累積股份產業股票-自然資源同級最佳
ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現定期定額基金大獎
LU0605512606富達基金-亞洲債券基金 Y股累計美元亞洲固定收益同級最佳
LU0370790650富達基金-亞洲高收益基金(Y類股份累計股份-美元)亞洲高息固定收益同級最佳
IE0031386414先機環球動態債券基金L類累積股(美元)全球固定收益同級最佳
LU0759706095聯博-美國高收益債券基金A2級別美元美元高收益固定收益同級最佳
LU0370788753富達基金-美元高收益基金(Y類股份累計股份-美元)美元高收益固定收益傑出表現
ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現定期定額基金大獎
HK0000081882施羅德傘型基金II-亞洲高息股債基金(美元)C-累積亞洲股債混合同級最佳
SG9999002687利安資金新加坡均衡基金(美元)亞洲股債混合傑出表現
LU0689472784安聯收益成長基金-AT累積類股(美元)美元平衡型股債混合同級最佳
IE00BYXW3230柏瑞環球動態資產配置基金 AA美元靈活型股債混合同級最佳
IE00B05KX834羅素多元資產90基金B類股美元進取型股債混合同級最佳

得獎資格

量化評核準則

量化評核由《指標》台灣年度基金大獎委員會進行篩選,無需報名參賽。

基金必須符合以下標準:

  • 包括所有台灣註冊立案之境內及境外開放式基金
  • 基金規模大於3,000萬美元
  • 至少有五年的績效記錄
  • 剔除所有後收手續費或贖回收費之基金
  • 剔除所有最低5,000美元認購門檻之基金
  • 通過評估內部報酬率(IRR)進行風險調整

評選方法

評選方法

對於合格參賽基金, 該獎項的評分方法是:分別計算基金一年、三年和五年月度內部回報率(美元),進一步賦予權重,計算出總體得分。得分較高者將獲獎。

計分權重如下:

  • 過去一年每月內部回報率 (1 Year – Monthly IRR):40%
  • 過去三年月度內部回報率 (3 Year – Monthly IRR):  30%
  • 過去五年月度內部回報率 (5Year – Monthly IRR):   30%


數據來源

基金數據: Morningstar
ESG數據:BlueOnion

ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現ETF大獎
TW0000078302富邦多元收益ⅡETF傘型基金之富邦中國中証中小500ETF基金中國股票同級最佳
TW0000085000元大臺灣ESG永續ETF基金台灣股票同級最佳
TW0000087808國泰台灣ESG永續高股息ETF基金台灣股票傑出表現
TW0000064500富邦日本東証基金日本股票同級最佳
TW0000085802永豐美國大型500股票ETF基金美國股票同級最佳
ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現ETF大獎
TW0000083005國泰美國費城半導體基金ETF產業股票-科技同級最佳
ISIN基金名稱(中文)獎項類別最佳表現ETF大獎
TW00000838B2永豐7至10年期中國政策性金融債券ETF基金中國固定收益同級最佳
TW00000727B7國泰息收ETF傘型基金之彭博巴克萊優選1-5年美元高收益債券基金高收益固定收益同級最佳

得獎資格

量化評核準則
量化評核由《指標》台灣年度基金大獎委員會進行篩選,無需報名參賽。
基金必須符合以下標準:
  • 必須在台灣證券交易所上市
  • 具備最少一年績效
  • 個位數的跟蹤誤差(按一年期美元計價)

評選方法

基金得分的計算方法是匯總12個月 (2020年10月1日 至 2021年9月30日) 和 36個月 (2018年10月1日 至 2021年9月30日) 的下列準則:

  • 一年及三年回報率
  • 一年及三年追蹤誤差 (Tracking Error)
  • ESG 評分


計分權重如下:

  • 回報率:一年回報率(20%) + 三年回報率(25%)
  • 追蹤誤差 (Tracking Error):一年追蹤誤差(25%) + 三年追蹤誤差(25%)
  • ESG 評分: 10%


數據來源

基金數據: Morningstar
ESG數據:BlueOnion

These awards recognize ETF providers who endeavor to develop products that help long-term investors achieve diversification, risk management, and asset allocation plans.

Winning Titles
The ETF with the highest final score in the respective category will be awarded the Best-in-Class (BIC) title. Up to two other ETFs with scores within 5% below BIC will be awarded Outstanding Achiever titles.

CategoryCompanyAward
China A-shares ETFChina Asset Management (Hong Kong)Outstanding Achiever
China A-shares ETFCSOP Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
China Equity ETFChina Asset Management (Hong Kong)Outstanding Achiever
China Equity ETFCSOP Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Commodity ETFCSOP Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Fixed Income ETFCSOP Asset ManagementBest-in-Class
High Dividend ETFChina Asset Management (Hong Kong)Outstanding Achiever
Hong Kong Equity ETFCSOP Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Information Technology ETFCSOP Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Inverse/Leveraged ETFChina Asset Management (Hong Kong)Outstanding Achiever
Inverse/Leveraged ETFCSOP Asset ManagementOutstanding Achiever
Physical ETFChina Asset Management (Hong Kong)Best-in-Class
Real Estate ETF-Regrettably, there are no winners in this category
METHODOLOGY

Judging

There are 2 levels of scoring, and the final score is a weighted combination of Levels I and II:

Level I Score: ETF Questionnaire
Level II Score: Juror Assessment
Overall Score: 15% (Level I) + 85% (Level II)

Level I Score: All participants are scored based on their selections of the options preset for each question in the ETF Questionnaire. The scores also pre-defined for each option in each question along the five key pillars.

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on their experience with the fund house and team and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has its selection priorities, often guided by its underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single-family office.

Other rules

Submitting Materials for Multiple Strategies – Separate groups of jurors will evaluate different product types, so please ensure one submission per strategy. Please submit separate entries for each strategy, except for Pillar 5-Corporate Strength. DO NOT send one submission to represent different strategies.

Merging Categories – To ensure the quality of the awards, categories with less than three funds participating may be merged to a larger category of the same kind without prior notice.

Eligibility

Although this program assesses investment strategies rather than funds, we ask for factsheets and other information related to the flagship ETF. The flagship ETF must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a minimum 1-year track record
  • Must have an ISIN for the flagship ETF
  • Must provide a prospectus or fact sheet

The Capability Awards recognize ETF service providers who have demonstrated excellence in problem-solving, bringing unique value propositions to investors.

Winner Selection
The firm with the highest score in the respective category will win the Best-in-Class award. Up to two Outstanding Achiever awards will be given to providers within a 5% margin below the Best-in-Class.

CategoryCompanyAwards
Most Innovative ETFCSOP Asset ManagementMost Innovative ETF

Regrettably, there are no winners in this category

METHODOLOGY

Judging

Juror Assessment

This score is given by the jurors. It is subjective because it depends on each juror’s interpretation of the information you provided and the jurors’ priorities, which often depend on the family office, bank, or investment advisor they serve

Eligibility

All ETF service providers who have the outstanding capability or significant improvement in various attributes can apply for these awards.

Our theme equity categories are focused on ETFs bringing a positive impact on the world while making respectable risk-adjusted returns. Judges will look for your competitive proposition in the impact investment space, the substantial impact, both negative and positive, and/or the progress towards achieving those goals, the scale of the investments vs. the impact terms created, and how the impact contributes to society/economy-wide solution.

Participants will go through the same process as the House Awards participants with additional questions on Sustainability practices.

Regrettably, there are no winners in this category

該獎項旨在表彰致力於開發產品以幫助長期投資者實現多元化、風險管理和資產配置計劃的 ETF 基金公司。

獲獎標準

在相同類別中,得分最高的ETF公司將榮獲同級最佳獎 (BEST-IN-CLASS)名銜,其後至多有兩名總分與之差距少於5%之參賽者將獲授傑出表現獎 (OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER)名銜。

類別獲獎公司獎項
中國A股ETF從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者
固定收益ETF國泰投信同級最佳
固定收益ETF凱基投信傑出表現
資訊科技ETF凱基投信傑出表現
高股息ETF國泰投信傑出表現
METHODOLOGY

評選方法

我們諮詢了由買方投資者所組成的專業評審小組,從而我們設計出了問卷和評分系統。評選涉及兩個階段,最終得分是第一階段和第二階段的整體得分相加得出。

下面是兩個階段的評分標準:

第一階段: 基金問卷
第二階段: 評審評估

最終得分: 第一階段佔15% + 第二階段佔85%

第一階段評分:
所有參賽者將根據他們提供的問卷答案被進行評分。 該分數是客觀的,因為每個答案都對應相應分數。此階段在於確定得分的基礎。

第二階段評分:
評審會給特定參賽類別小組作出評分。第二階段分數相對主觀,因為它來自於評審的個人評估。每個評審都有不同的想法來理解基金提供的信息,每個評審委員都有自身不同的優先項,通常由銀行把關人、家庭辦公室或投資者的需求為標準。有些評審將通過指標提供的資料與他們自己收集的資料結合起來。

整體評估

  • 投資策略
  • 執行與績效
  • 營運管理

其他規則

為多個國家/地區提交材料

如果您為多個國家/地區提交同一類別申請,您可以在所有國家/地區使用相同的信息、文件和旗艦基金。

同一基金策略申請多個類別 

每隻基金可角逐多個獎項類別。不同的獎項類別有不同的專業評審團評核,因此請為每個獎項類別分別提交問卷。

合併類別

為確保獎頊質素,我們可能將個別類別合併為一組,使同一類別有不少於三隻基金參與。恕不另行通知。

參賽資格

此獎項是評估基金公司在該類別的投資策略而非旗艦基金本身,我們需要參賽者提供基金概覽和其他與旗艦基金相關的資料。旗艦基金必須符合以下標準:

  • 報名的基金/策略至少應有操作1年的實績
  • 旗艦基金不限於當地核備之基金
  • 必須擁有ISIN code
  • 提供基金公開說明書或基金月報

實力大獎旨在表彰擁有出色的解決問題能力、為投資者帶來獨特價值主張和服務的 ETF 公司。

獲獎標準

在相同類別中,得分最高的公司將榮獲同級最佳獎 (BEST-IN-CLASS)名銜,其後至多有兩名總分與之差距少於5%之參賽者將獲授傑出表現獎 (OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER)名銜。

類別獲獎公司獎項
ETF產品創新大獎國泰投信同級最佳

從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者

METHODOLOGY

評選方法

評審團評估

由特定類別專業的評審進行評分。 評分可能相對主觀,因為這取決於每個評審對您提供的信息和資料以及評審個人的優先事項,這通常取決於他們服務的家族辦公室、銀行或投資顧問。

參賽資格

所有能力突出或各項能力有顯著提升的ETF基金管理公司均可申請該獎項。

我們的主題股票類別專注於對世界帶來積極影響的ETF,同時獲得可觀的經風險調整回報。 評審將在影響力投資領域尋找你的競爭主張、負面和正面的實質性影響、和/或實現這些目標的進展、投資規模與所創造的影響內容、以及如何對促進社會/經濟解決方案作出影響和貢獻。

該類別的參與者將經歷與最佳基金公司獎參與者相同的過程,但在可持續發展實踐方面我們會提出額外的問題。

類別獲獎公司獎項
ETF盡職治理大獎富邦投信同級最佳
ETF盡職治理大獎元大投信傑出表現
公司治理主題ETF富邦投信傑出表現
可持續投資主題ETF國泰投信同級最佳
負責任投資ETF元大投信同級最佳
環境影響主題ETF從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者

此獎項旨在表彰基金公司對風險控管、投資人教育、品牌策略等多個領域的綜合表現。《指標》和買方投資者相信要對投資策略和資產管理公司進行全面評估,而不是過於著重過去的回報和風險指標。因此,我們的評估是基於多方面考量:投資組合和風險管理以及企業實力。我們視這些方面為相互關聯的部分,從而構成評價的整體。

獲獎標準

在相同類別中,得分最高的公司將榮獲同級最佳獎 (BEST-IN-CLASS)名銜,其後至多有兩名總分與之差距少於5%之參賽者將獲授傑出表現獎 (OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER)名銜。

類別獲獎公司獎項
投資人教育大獎群益投信同級最佳
投資人教育大獎富蘭克林投顧傑出表現

此獎項旨在表彰在公司項目策略中有計畫提高投資人知識并改善與投資人關係的基金公司,參賽公司將向評審證明他們在以下評核準則中的實力:

主要舉措 – 使用何等計畫/舉措對投資人進行共同基金投資教育和向公眾宣傳共同基金?是否提供優質教育於通路使其將產品納入客戶完整的財富管理中,例如財務規畫、投資規畫與資產配置、風險管理及投資組合建構等。

教育 – 公司致力確保投資人對核心財務概念,與不同類型金融資產相關的風險和收益,以及對自身承受風險的能力有一定了解。

工具 – 有否利用報紙雜誌、網路和社群媒體等媒介向投資人提供有趣而又跟他們有關的教育舉措?

銷售支援 – 是否有支持客戶的基礎設施?其用於幫助理專接收最新的教育材料,使銷售和諮詢的道德標準提升?

公正性 – 提供之資訊是否客觀且持平,並提及相當程度的潛在風險,非僅為強迫及推銷公司之產品?

從缺,該類別無合資格得獎者

風險管理是保護投資人資金的重要環節。此獎項側重於風險的兩個方面 – 投資風險和操作風險。旨在檢視可持續收益和長遠發展的風險管理框架。參賽公司將向評審證明他們在以下評核準則中的實力:

投資 (外部風險管理)

  • 目標 – 公司是否有明確的目標來控制和減輕下行風險,以及是否有自上而下的文化支持使風險收益達標?
  • 知識 – 風險規模指標是否有效,最新和一致,以及公司是否提供適當的文化制度、鼓勵、技能和資源從而達到風險管理目標,如信用風險,市場風險和流動性風險,等等。
  • 措施 – 是否有一個投資風險的管理系統,監察投資組合的風險屬於偏好的範圍內?如何管理風險以及風險的關注點?什麼時候可以接受風險,如何監控?關鍵的風險指標是哪些?
  • 管治:是否有有助於確保公司有穩固的管理架構、制定反賄賂政策、擁有相當數量獨立董事的多元化董事會、健康的產權和控制結構等的嚴格的管治程序。
  • ESG整合:公司是否將環境,社會責任和公司管治(ESG)因素納入投資決策,以及對投資人的透明度和有建設性的接觸的承諾。

操作 (內部風險管理)

  • 風險管理監督的做法,包括董事會委員會的結構和任務,以及董事會報告的格式和發佈頻率。
  • 是否有政策和程序來釐清風險管理的責任、上報程序和風險承擔;
  • 是否有法令遵循主管/專門的團隊,是否有風險委員會負責投資、運營、市場推廣、人力資源、法令遵循和審計方面的任務。團隊的協議和運作的流程是什麼?
  • 是否有措施對關鍵人物、安全與合規及第三方等進行不同的監控,如何實施和由哪個部門負責呢?

參賽資格

任何台灣境內及境外基金公司均可參與此實力大獎。

評選方法

評審小組會審視參賽者對問題的回答及案例資料。參賽者可以提供影片連結和其他文檔作為案例說明。評分可能相對主觀,因為這取決於每個評審對您提供的信息和資料以及評審個人的優先事項,這通常取決於他們服務的家族辦公室、銀行或投資顧問。

最後,主辦方將有一個盡職調查訪問,一位《指標》代表將澄清文件提交的遺漏點,並提出評審小組的問題。在這個階段,參賽者將有機會提供缺失的資料,儘管最好不要把這個機會視為理所當然,因為大多數評審在那時已經完成評分及評選決定。

請在第一次提交時注意不要遺漏任何資料。

Categories 2021

The House Awards recognize managers of various asset classes and strategies for delivering sustained, consistent outperformance on a risk-adjusted basis while maintaining excellence in Benchmark's pillars. Benchmark and the buy-side community believe that investment strategies are best evaluated holistically rather than over-emphasizing past returns and risk metrics. In that light, our assessment is based on multiple facets of portfolio and risk management, and corporate strength. We see these facets as interlocking pieces forming a whole picture. Benchmark's five pillars are Investment Approach, Performance & Risk, Portfolio Management, Stewardship, and Corporate Quality.

Winning Titles
The strategy with the highest final score in its peer group wins the Best-in-Class award. Up to two Outstanding Achiever awards will be given to Strategies within a 5% margin below the Best-in-Class

Although this program assesses investment strategies rather than funds, we ask for factsheets and other information related to the oldest share class of a flagship fund so that all candidates can be measured by the same metrics. The flagship strategy must:

  • have a minimum 3 years track record
  • have an ISIN code
  • must provide a prospectus or fact sheet

The flagship strategy submitted does not have to be an authorized fund in the jurisdiction of competition. It can be a UCITS, SICAV, etc…

In consultation with our panel of 70-80 buy-side jurors, consisting of mainly private and premier banking gatekeepers/fund selectors, family offices, and institutional investors, plus a handful of independent consultants and researchers – we’ve designed a scoring system with a questionnaire containing multiple options and binary answers. There are 3 levels of scores, the final score is a weighted combination of Levels I, II, and III:

Level I Score: Fund Questionnaire
Level II: Score: Juror Assessment
Level III Score: The Gatekeeper’s Forum

Overall Score = 60% (Level I) + 30% (Level II)+ 10% (Level III)

Level I Score: All participants are scored based on their selections of the options preset for each question in the Fund Questionnaire. The scores also pre-defined for each option in each question along the five key pillars.

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on their experience with the fund house and team, and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has his/her selection priorities, often guided by their underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single-family office.

Level III Score: All participants are invited to join The Gatekeeper’s Forum to present their strategies to the jurors. This is a highly curated forum where only the PM, CIO, or Product Specialists are invited to meet the Senior Gatekeepers in person. During the 30 minute session, a panel of 6-8 jurors will ask in-depth questions along the five key pillars for further understanding of the team practices. Jurors will score based on their satisfaction with the information received during the session.

Other Rules
Submitting Materials for Multiple Countries – If you are entering the same category for more than one country, you may use the same information, documents, and flagship fund across all the countries. For example, you’ve entered your global fixed income strategy for Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. You may use the same information for all three countries.

Submitting Materials for Multiple Strategies – Separate groups of jurors will evaluate different product types, so please make sure there is one submission per strategy. DO NOT send one submission to represent different strategies. Please submit separate entries for each strategy, with the exception of Pillar 5-Corporate Strength.

Merging Categories To ensure the quality of the awards, categories with less than three funds participating may be merged to a larger category of the same kind without prior notice

  1. Asia Equity
  2. Asia Pacific ex-Japan Equity
  3. Asia Income Equity
  4. Asia Emerging Markets Equity
  5. Asia Small & Mid-Cap Equity
  6. China Equity
  7. China Income Equity
  8. China Small & Mid-Cap Equity
  9. Europe Equity
  10. Global Equity
  11. Global Income Equity
  12. Global Small & Mid Cap Equity
  13. Global Emerging Markets Equity
  14. Greater China Equity
  15. Hong Kong Equity
  16. India Equity
  17. Japan Equity
  18. Singapore Equity
  19. Taiwan Large-Cap Equity
  20. Taiwan Small & Mid-Cap Equity
  21. Thailand Equity
  22. US Equity
  23. US Income Equity
  24. US Small & Mid-Cap Equity
  25. UK Equity

Please note that the final naming of the award category may differ from the list displayed here.

  1. Biotechnology Sector Equity
  2. Consumer Discretionary Sector Equity
  3. Consumer Staples Sector Equity
  4. Financial Sector Equity
  5. Gold & Precious Metals Sector Equity
  6. Healthcare Sector Equity
  7. Industrial Sector Equity
  8. Infrastructure Sector Equity
  9. Information Technology Sector Equity
  10. Materials Sector Equity
  11. Real Estate Sector Equity
  12. Utilities Sector Equity

Please note that the final naming of the award category may differ from the list displayed here.

  1. Asia Fixed Income
  2. China Fixed Income
  3. Emerging Markets Fixed Income
  4. Europe Fixed Income
  5. Global Fixed Income
  6. High Yield Fixed Income
  7. Hong Kong Fixed Income
  8. Singapore Fixed Income
  9. Taiwan Fixed Income
  10. US Fixed Income
  11. RMB Fixed Income
  1. Aggressive Mixed Asset
  2. Asia Allocation Mixed Asset
  3. Balanced Mixed Asset
  4. Conservative Mixed Asset
  5. Flexible Mixed Asset
  1. Absolute Return
  2. Credit Focus
  3. Global Macro
  4. Long/Short Equity
  5. Market Neutral
  6. Multi Strategies

This award aims to recognize an individual who has led his/her team to outstanding and consistent performance over three-year and five-year periods against the benchmark and their peers. In particular, such individuals have demonstrated excellent stewardship and have grown the fund/mandate/strategy’s assets without compromising the safety of investors’ capital and returns.

Winning Titles
The firm with the highest score in the respective category will win the “Manager of the Year" award. Up to two “Outstanding Manager" awards will be given to providers who are within a 5% margin below the Best-in-Class.

The nominated manager must:

  • have minimum 3 years track record
  • provide a flagship fund as best exemplifies his/her ability to lead, respond to market changes, add value to investors and manage risks

The nominated manager requires to submit a questionnaire to show how your leadership is in line with the criteria. There are 3 levels of scores, the final score is a weighted combination of Levels I, II and III:

Level I Score: Manager Questionnaire
Level II Score: Juror Assessment
Level III Score: The Gatekeeper’s Forum

Overall Score: 60% (Level I) + 30% (Level II) + 10% (Level III)

Level I Score: Submission and supporting documents should explain the following:

  • The portfolio manager’s leadership in demonstrating reasonable care and prudent judgement when managing clients’ assets
  • Other ways in which the portfolio manager has demonstrated alignment with investors’ interests
  • The portfolio manager’s response to a challenging situation and the outcome
  • What lessons have the portfolio manager learned from mistakes made.
  • Supplementary documentation can be provided, and there is no limit to the number of supporting documents which can be included

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on the their experience with the fund house and team, and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has his/her selection priorities, often guided by their underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single family office.

Level III Score: All participants are invited to join The Gatekeeper’s Forum to present their strategies to the jurors. This is a highly curated forum where only the PM, CIO or Product Specialists are invited to meet the Senior Gatekeepers in person. During the 30 minute session, a panel of 6-8 jurors will be asking in depth questions along the five key pillars for further understanding of the team practices. Jurors will score based on their satisfaction of the information received during the session.

Key Factors for Assessment by Jurors
The judges will evaluate the following factors about an individual manager.

  • Creativity
  • Forecasting Ability
  • Speed and rigor decision making
  • Response to periods of portfolio or market stress
  • Ethics, risk management
  • Conviction in their decisions
  • The outcome of the decisions
  • Role in stewardship
  • ESG integration

Other Rules

Submitting Materials for Multiple Countries
If you are entering the same category for more than one country, you may use the same information, documents and flagship fund across all the countries. For example, you’ve entered your global fixed income strategy for Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. You may use the same information for all three countries.

Submitting Materials for Multiple Strategies
Separate groups of jurors will evaluate different product types, so please make sure there is one submission per strategy. DO NOT send one submission to represent different strategies. Please submit separate entries for each strategy, with the exception of Pillar 5-Corporate Strength.

Merging Categories
To ensure the quality of the awards, categories with less than three funds participating maybe merged to a larger category of the same kind without prior notice

  1. Asia Equity
  2. China Equity
  3. Europe Equity
  4. Emerging Markets Equity
  5. Global Equity
  6. Hong Kong Equity
  7. Singapore Equity
  8. Taiwan Equity
  9. US Equity

Please note that the final naming of the award category may differ from the list displayed here.

  1. Asia Fixed Income
  2. China Fixed Income
  3. Emerging Markets Fixed Income
  4. Europe Fixed Income
  5. Global Fixed Income
  6. High Yield Fixed Income
  7. Hong Kong Fixed Income
  8. Singapore Fixed Income
  9. Taiwan Fixed Income
  10. US Fixed Income
  1. Multi-Assets Strategies

These awards recognize ETF providers who endeavor to develop products that help long-term investors achieve diversification, risk management, and asset allocation plans.

Winning Titles
The ETF with the highest final score in the respective category will be awarded the Best-in-Class (BIC) title. Up to two other ETFs with scores within 5% below BIC will be awarded Outstanding Achiever titles.

Although this program assesses investment strategies rather than funds, we ask for factsheets and other information related to the flagship ETF. The flagship ETF must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a minimum 1-year track record
  • Must have an ISIN for the flagship ETF
  • Must provide a prospectus or fact sheet

There are 2 levels of scoring, and the final score is a weighted combination of Levels I and II:

Level I Score: ETF Questionnaire
Level II Score: Juror Assessment
Overall Score: 70% (Level I) + 30% (Level II)

Level I Score: All participants are scored based on their selections of the options preset for each question in the ETF Questionnaire. The scores also pre-defined for each option in each question along the five key pillars.

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on their experience with the fund house and team and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has its selection priorities, often guided by its underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single-family office.

Other rules

Submitting Materials for Multiple Strategies – Separate groups of jurors will evaluate different product types, so please ensure one submission per strategy. Please submit separate entries for each strategy, except for Pillar 5-Corporate Strength. DO NOT send one submission to represent different strategies.

Merging Categories – To ensure the quality of the awards, categories with less than three funds participating may be merged to a larger category of the same kind without prior notice.

  1. Actively Managed ETF
  2. China A-shares ETF
  3. China Equity ETF
  4. Commodity ETF
  5. Fixed Income ETF
  6. Hedge Fund ETF
  7. High Dividend ETF
  8. Hong Kong Equity ETF
  9. Inverse/Leveraged ETF
  10. Physical ETF
  11. Real Estate ETF
  12. US Equity ETF
  13. Taiwan Large-Cap ETF
  14. Information Technology ETF

Please note that the final naming of the award category may differ from the list displayed here.

The Capability Awards recognize ETF service providers who have demonstrated excellence in problem-solving, bringing unique value propositions to investors.

Winner Selection
The firm with the highest score in the respective category will win the Best-in-Class award. Up to two Outstanding Achiever awards will be given to providers within a 5% margin below the Best-in-Class.

All ETF service providers who have the outstanding capability or significant improvement in various attributes can apply for these awards.

Juror Assessment

This score is given by the jurors. It is subjective because it depends on each juror’s interpretation of the information you provided and the jurors’ priorities, which often depend on the family office, bank, or investment advisor they serve

The Most Innovative ETF Award recognizes a provider that demonstrates excellence in problem-solving and brings unique value propositions to investors. These propositions could include risk mitigation, income generation, diversification, exposure to inaccessible markets and securities, or other challenges.

This award will be given to a provider who can demonstrate successful execution of strategies that may include the use of covered calls, shorting, duration reduction, applying different screens, a combination of indices, etc.

This award is given to providers with Smart Beta ETFs that seek to exploit to beat the benchmark over the long term. Judges for this category will be seeking qualities including:

  • the index’s selection of the securities and the weighting of the selected securities in the index
  • how the Smart Beta ETFs achieve excess returns and counter market fluctuations
  • the provider’s consideration of the underlying value of the companies, market caps of these companies, quality, momentum derived from risking stocks, and volatility derived from the macro environment and various cyclical outcomes.

In industry managing trillions of dollars, investment managers’ decisions, directly and indirectly, affect countless lives, the environment, and the overall fabric of life every day. The purpose of the Sustainability Award is to assess fund managers’ ability to manage medium- to long-term environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities.

ESG is now a mainstream Category for Mutual Funds and ETF s to show off their walking their talk sustainability practices. The thematic impact categories offer fund houses and ETF providers focused on driving environmental, social, or governance material impact to show off their capabilities and distinguish them from those who are green/blue/SDG washing. Of course, ESG is often a critical criterion across all our conventional awards, whether for active or passive managers. This year, the inclusion is even more profound.

We continue to recognize the Top Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Global Compact (GC) Performing Funds, plus recognition of those integrating the most Paris-Agreement temperature aligned funds – the inclusion Award. From this year onward, Benchmark will also recognize the funds that have made the most significant improvements on ESG, GC, and temperature scores based on a Year-on-Year basis.

To enter, the flagship fund best exemplifies your capability, must:

  • have a minimum 1-year track record
  • provide an oldest share class flagship fund as best exemplifies
  • have an ISIN code
  • provide prospectus or fact sheet

The flagship strategy submitted does not have to be an authorized fund in the jurisdiction of competition. It can be a UCITS, SICAV, etc…

Specific questions will be asked in each respective category, and upon completion of the questionnaire, the submission will be subject to three scoring levels. The final score is a weighted combination of Levels I, II, and III:

Level I Score: Sustainability Questionnaire
Level II: Score: Juror Assessment
Level III Score: The Gatekeeper’s Forum

Overall Score = 60% (Level I) + 30% (Level II)+ 10% (Level III)

Level I Score: All participants are scored based on their selections of the options preset for each question in the Fund Questionnaire. The scores also pre-defined for each option in each question along the five key pillars.

Level II Score: Jurors who have signed up/assigned to a particular peer group will score based on their experience with the fund house and team, and the overall Level I scores presented to them. Scoring at this level could be relatively subjective, as each juror has his/her selection priorities, often guided by their underlying needs. For example, a private banking gatekeeper would have a different priority on criteria selection versus a single-family office.

Level III Score: All participants are invited to join The Gatekeeper’s Forum to present their strategies to the jurors. This is a highly curated forum where only the PM, CIO, or Product Specialists are invited to meet the Senior Gatekeepers in person. During the 30 minute session, a panel of 6-8 jurors will ask in-depth questions along the five key pillars for further understanding of the team practices. Jurors will score based on their satisfaction with the information received during the session.

Other Rules

Submitting Materials for Multiple Countries – If you are entering the same category for more than one country, you may use the same information, documents, and flagship fund across all the countries. For example, you’ve entered your global fixed income strategy for Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. You may use the same information for all three countries.

Submitting Materials for Multiple Strategies – Separate groups of jurors will evaluate different product types, so please make sure there is one submission per strategy. DO NOT send one submission to represent different strategies. Please submit separate entries for each strategy, with the exception of Pillar 5-Corporate Strength.

Merging Categories
To ensure the quality of the awards, categories with less than three funds participating may be merged to a larger category of the same kind without prior notice

Our theme equity categories are focused on funds bringing a positive impact on the world while making respectable risk-adjusted returns. This category participants will go through the same process as the House Awards participants with additional questions on Sustainability practices. These are the categories available for pitching in 2021:

  1. Agribusiness
  2. Alternative Energy
  3. Climate
  4. Environmental
  5. Natural Resources
  6. Water

The flagship fund submitted by the candidates will be drawn from BlueOnion to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers. BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

The ESG Integration Award recognizes investment management companies that demonstrate commitments to integrate ESG into their investment decision-making throughout the investment process for the entire suites of their products, investment activities and reinforces ESG's role in Long-Term Value Creation.

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

  • the systematic approach: innovative approaches to applying environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis to the funds being managed across the board, despite the sectors, countries, and asset classes
  • the team buy-in and implementation: how multiple teams come to a consensus for the performance across the board
  • disclosure: disclosed policies and procedures for integrating ESGinformation and metrics into the investment process communicated to investee companies
  • execution: resources, constraints, and timeline management
  • outcomes: How are results measured the key learnings from this approach

Multiple funds of the candidates will be drawn randomly from BlueOnion* to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

*BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

This award recognizes fund houses putting the welfare of the beneficiaries at the forefront. This award is given to the fund houses that embrace Responsible Investing and practice Active Ownership and integrate ESG into their ownership policies and practices while driving positive real-world goals. Apart from illustrating their collaborative engagement initiatives with the investees, they prioritize outcomes at the society/economy-wide scales, such as addressing climate change and corruption, rather than purely focusing on pure risks and returns of the holdings in the portfolio.

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

  • the foundation of the practical stewardship principles
  • ongoing development and implementation of the stewardship policies
  • monitoring and assessment techniques of investee companies
  • the collaboration goals and engagement principles with investee companies and investors
  • how voting rights are exercised
  • how ESG is promoted as long-term value creation
  • level of transparency, disclosure, and reporting

Multiple funds of the candidates will be drawn randomly from BlueOnion* to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

*BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

This award is given to fund houses that avoid investments into companies with revenue exposure to companies flagged for controversial business involvement, global norms violations, ESG considerations, and religious compliance.

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

  • your approach in avoiding securities that violate global norms and standards or other ESG considerations
  • how you exercise active ownership rights to steer investee companies to make changes
  • how you take externalities to beneficiaries as a priority and apply ethical investing into the process for exclusionary or negative screening
  • the faith-based values alignment on business involvement, if the flagship strategy is designed to meet certain religious investment needs

The Business Involvement of 14 flagged activities from BlueOnion to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses, together with category ranking and scoring on ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

*BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

Our theme equity categories are focused on ETFs bringing a positive impact on the world while making respectable risk-adjusted returns. Judges will look for your competitive proposition in the impact investment space, the substantial impact, both negative and positive, and/or the progress towards achieving those goals, the scale of the investments vs. the impact terms created, and how the impact contributes to society/economy-wide solution.

Participants will go through the same process as the House Awards participants with additional questions on Sustainability practices.  These are the categories available for pitching in 2021:

  1. Climate Impact ETF
  2. Environmental Focused ETF
  3. Social Impact Focused ETF
  4. Governance Focused ETF
  5. Sustainable Investing ETF

The flagship ETF submitted by the candidates will be drawn from BlueOnion* to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

*BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

This category awards providers with a suite of socially responsible ETFs that considers financial returns as well as a social good. The judges look for ETFs that cover principles such as company ethics, environmental stewardship, and human rights, and how the provider integrates ESG as a key investment process, and how the provider applies ESG solutions across core benchmarks, aligns client portfolios and enhance value creation for shareholders.

A Sustainability report of the flagship ETF submitted will be drawn from BlueOnion to demonstrate the walking the talks of provider, together with the ETF’s category ranking and scoring on ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

*BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

The ESG Integration Award recognizes investment management companies that demonstrate commitments to integrate ESG into their investment decision-making throughout the investment process for the entire suites of their products, investment activities and reinforces ESG's role in Long-Term Value Creation.

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

  • the systematic approach: innovative approaches to applying environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis to the funds being managed across the board, despite the sectors, countries, and asset classes
  • the team buy-in and implementation: how multiple teams come to a consensus for the performance across the board
  • disclosure: disclosed policies and procedures for integrating ESG information and metrics into the investment process communicated to investee companies
  • execution: resources, constraints, and timeline management
  • outcomes: How are results measured the key learnings from this approach

Multiple funds of the candidates will be drawn randomly from BlueOnion to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

*BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

Many ETF providers provide excuses for not exercising proper stewardship owing to the nature of being “passive". This award recognizes ETF providers for putting the welfare of the beneficiaries at the forefront, and those who believe in Passive Managers having an Active Voice – who practice responsible Investing and active ownership and integrate ESG into their ownership policies and practices while driving positive real-world goals. Apart from illustrating their collaborative engagement initiatives with the investees, they prioritize outcomes at the society/economy-wide scales, such as addressing climate change and corruption, rather than purely focusing on pure risks and returns of the holdings in the portfolio.

Judges will be looking for qualities in:

  • the foundation of the practical stewardship principles
  • ongoing development and implementation of the stewardship policies
  • monitoring and assessment techniques of investee companies
  • the collaboration goals and engagement principles with investee companies and investors
  • how voting rights are exercised
  • how ESG is promoted as long-term value creation
  • level of transparency, disclosure, and reporting

Multiple funds of the candidates will be drawn randomly from BlueOnion to demonstrate the walking the talks of the fund houses’ ESG, GC, and Temperature performances against their peers.

BlueOnion is Benchmark's disruptive fund research platform hosting over 180,000 funds with sustainability data, including ESG, Global Compact (GC), and Temperature Score over 65,000 funds in 14 countries.

www.blueonion.today

Our honorable Jurors for 2021

Adeline Tan FIA

Wealth Business Leader, Hong Kong, Mercer

Adrian Chan

Associate Director, Investments, RS Group

Agnes Tai

Director, Great Glory Investment Corporation

Alan Chan

Head of Investment, OCBC Wing Hang

Alexandra Tracy

President Hoi Ping Ventures

Alvin Ma

Managing Director & Partner, Axiom Investment Management Limited

Alvin Poh, CFA, CAIA, CFTe

General Manager, Single Family Office

Andrea Webster

Managing Director, Chartwell Capital

Ann Su

Fund Investment Solutions, Taiwan Lead, UBS Wealth Management

Anthony Cheung

Honorary Treasurer and Board Governor Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong)

Arjan De Boer

Head of Markets and Investment Solutions, Asia, Indosuez Wealth Management

Arun R. Kelshiker, CFA, CAIA

Senior Investment Professional

Belinda Hsieh

Executive Director, Head of Treasures Investment Product & Advisory, CBG & Wealth Management, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Belle Liang

Head of Investment Advisory and Executive Director of Hang Seng Investment Services, Hang Seng Bank Limited

Bryan Goh

CEO /CIO, Tsao Family Office Pte. Ltd

Catherine Chen

Founder and CEO AvantFaire Investment Management

Chiong Kong Chan

Investment Director, Tsao Family Office

Chris Ryan

Chairman & CEO, First Harbour Capital Partners Ltd

Dr. Christophe Faugère

Kedge Business School, Bordeaux France

Clement Lai

Senior Investment Advisor of the Investment Advisory Department, Hang Seng Bank Limited

Colin Low

Head of Investment Research, Wealth Management Alliance

Elsa Pau

CEO, WealthAsia Group

Gilbert Heng

Head of Product Due Diligence & Governance, CBG & Wealth Management, DBS Bank (Hong Kong)

Greg Hargrave

Chairman at Viewbank Capital

Janet Li, CFA

Partner, Asia Head Business Leader, Mercer

Jaye Chiu

Head of Investment Products & Advisory, Bank of East Asia

Jessica Broomhall

Associate Director, Climate & Sustainability PricewaterhouseCoopers

Joanne Murphy, CAIA

Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA Association

Jonathan Wan

Deputy Head of Retail Banking, ICBC (Asia) Limited

Katy Yung

Managing Partner Sustainable Finance Initiative

Larry Cao, CFA

Senior Director of Industry Research, CFA Institute

Leo Lee

Chief Investment Officer, Grace Harmony (Hong Kong) Limited

Leonie Kelly

Director, Head of Sustainable Investment Consulting, Hong Kong Ogier Global's Sustainable Investment

Loretta Ng

Partner, ESG - Climate & Sustainability, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mah Ching Cheng, CFA

Fund Advisory | Vice President Investment Products and Solutions, UOB Private Bank

Mahesh Harilela

Chairman and CEO, M. Harilela Global Investments

Maria Tsui

Partner, Asset and Wealth Management Practice PricewaterhouseCoopers

Marie-Anne Kong

Partner, Asset Management Industry Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Martin Chen

Raffles Family Office Executive Director

Martin W. Hennecke

Asia Investment Director St. James's Place Wealth Management

Michael Au

Managing Director District Capital

Nicholas Leung

Senior Vice President – Section Head, Investment Products & Advisory, Bank of East Asia

Nick Pollard

Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute

Paul Smith, CFA

Independent Corporate Director

Paula DiPerna

Special Advisor Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), North America

Peter Ryan-Kane CFA

Founder, PeRK Advisory

Philip Niem

Chief Investment Officer Axiom Investment Management Limited

Ronald W. Chan 

Founder & CIO Chartwell Capital

Simon Liu

Senior Investment Manager, St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group

Stephan Repkow

CEO and Founder, Wealth Management Alliance

Stephanie Choi

Sustainable & Impact Investing Strategist, Chief Investment Office UBS Global Wealth Management

Wong Meng Keet

Head of Managed Product Solutions UOB Private Bank

Wyman Leung

Chief Investment Officer, AMG Financial Group Ltd

Yuni Choi

Associate Director of Investment RS Group

黃慶堂 Ph.D. Finance

銘傳大學企管系 政大財管系兼任副教授

黃建中 CAIA

CAIA Taiwan, Member

呂宗勳

國立屏東大學 財金系副教授

吳碧芬

新光銀行 財富管理部 副總經理

應德煇 CFA

CFA Society Taiwan 理事

Key Dates

Submission Activities:Key Dates:
Entry Opens:July 26, 2021
Close of Entry:August 27, 2021
Submission Deadline:October 11, 2021
The Gatekeeper Forum:November 2-4, 2021
Judging Period:October and November 2021
Results Announcement:3rd week of November 2021
Media Outreach:Early January 2022
Gala Dinner: (subject to local social distancing restrictions)Early January 2022
Social Media CampaignFebruary and March 2022
PROCESS

Enter in 3 Simple Steps:

irst, decide on which investment strategies you would like to put forward. It could be something you take considerable pride in or an offering you want a candid assessment on by gatekeepers, fund selectors, and asset owners. You might consider registering these strategies for one or multiple jurisdictions: Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Second, click the “Enter Now” button and select the appropriate categories (investment strategies) and the jurisdiction/s you’re competing in – Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, or a combination of these.

After confirming your registration, you will receive a link to the online submission portal to answer the Benchmark questionnaire and submit attachments to substantiate your responses. The questionnaire is structured according to 5 pillars which the judging panel and we consider to be key indicators of high-quality asset management:

        1. Investment approach;
        2. Portfolio Management;
        3. Performance & Risk;
        4. Stewardship;
        5. Corporate Quality.

Fees

ENTRY OPTIONS FEES
BEST VALUE -
Special BlueOnion Membership Offer:
1. Unlimited House Awards Entries
2. Full Access to the BlueOnion Fund Hub platform containing Sustainability and Quantitative data to over 180,000 funds for one full year
3. Unlimited download of a Sustainability Report for the funds entered into the competition for one full year
4. Attending the Gatekeeper Forum

• Flat Fee for House Awards Categories: USD 3,500 per Region
• Non-House Awards Categories: USD 980 per Category/per Region
Non-BlueOnion Members:
• Attending the Gatekeeper Forum
• USD 980 per Category per Region

The Gatekeeper Forum

The Gatekeeper Forum is a sub-set of the judging process with four to six jurors holding a two-way conversation with the manager of a contesting strategy. The forum allows the contestants’ CIO or Portfolio Manager to showcase how they're running a profitable strategy and respond to technical questions raised by the gatekeepers.

The Forum is a highly curated platform that connects both the buy and sell-side of funds and empowers gatekeepers from Private Banks, Institutions, Foundations, Single and Multi-Family Offices to look under the hood before they invest. Another purpose of The Gatekeepers' Forum is to promote investment clarity and transparency. The interaction between senior fund house representatives and our jurors can reveal the underlying idea generation and philosophy of the contesting strategies from multiple perspectives, particularly from a qualitative and ESG perspective. Participants who are present at the forum receive Level III scoring points. Each juror has up to 10 points to allocate to each participant. Only invited jurors can select the sessions they are interested in. The forum was held virtually last year, with managers and jurors joining all over the world.

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The Benchmark Sustainable Wealth Forum is a knowledge exchange where industry leaders and winners of the Benchmark awards are featured. The Forum covers the financial eco-system and discovers the inside out of the providers’ practices that lead to a more sustainable industry through responsible and ethical investing in protecting the investors across multiple generations. The inaugural series covers the Winners at the Benchmark Wealth Management Awards and the Benchmark Fund of the Year Awards 2020. The topics covered in the Asset Management Series include Investment Propositions, Sustainability, and ESG approaches, Investor Protection, and Global Opportunities and Risks.

Between March and May of this year, we have helped seven winning companies gain over 200,000 impressions per interview on LinkedIn and Facebook with an average engagement rate of 3.16% compared to the market average of 2%.