The Platinum and Gold winners were revealed at our awards luncheon, held at the Tower Club in Singapore on January 18.
First State won in three cateogries and JP Morgan, Invesco and UBS AM each won in two categories.
FSA's awards were based on quantitative data from FE Advisory, which uses its Crown Rating methodology that asseses funds based on alpha, volatility and consistency.
FE first filtered out the best performers in 15 asset classes and created a shortlist. That was given to an independent panel of professionals from Asia's fund selector community in Singapore, who picked funds they thought would outperform in the next 12 months.
Their aggregated choices determined the Platinum and Gold winners.
The Singapore shortlist is here.
This year, the FSA Awards included two funds, one active, one passive, chosen by FE Advisory for the Newcomer Awards. The candidates were funds identified as quality products with a comparatively short track record that present a strong investment case for the year of 2016.
For active funds, they needed to demonstrate they could be potential FSA Award winners in the future. For passive fund contenders, FE selected the winner by considering the funds’ tracking error since launch, its fees and cost competitiveness, and the product ideas.
Hong Kong Awards
The Hong Kong award winning funds will be announced on January 27 at the awards luncheon at Club Lusitano.
The Hong Kong shortlist can be viewed here.
Thanks to the judges, to our partner FE Advisory, and congratulations to the winners.
FSA Award Winners 2016
|Asia Pacific Equity||Value Partners High Dividend Stocks||PineBridge Asia ex- Japan Equity|
|Emerging Market Bond||First State Emerging Markets Bond||Pioneer Funds Emerging Markets Bond|
|European Equity||BlackRock SF European Opportunities Extension||Invesco Pan European Equity Income|
|Global Bond||Legg Mason Western Asset Global Core Plus Bond||Pimco GIS Global Investment Grade Credit|
|Global Emerging Market Equity||HSBC GIF Frontier Markets||Fidelity FAST Emerging Markets|
|Global Equity||Wellington Global Quality Growth Portfolio||Invesco Global Smaller Companies Equity|
|Greater China/China Equity||UBS (Lux) Equity - China Opportunity (USD)||BNPP Flexi Equity Small Caps China A|
|High Yield||UBS (Lux) Bond - Euro High Yield (EUR)||Nordea 1 European High Yield Bond|
|Japanese Equity||Eastspring Investments Japan Dynamic||Schroder ISF Japanese Opportunities|
|Mixed Asset||JPM Asia Pacific Income|
|Regional Bond||M&G Optimal Income||NN (L) Asian Debt Hard Currency|
|Regional/Single Country Emerging Market Equity||First State Regional India||JPMorgan India Smaller Companies|
|Sector Equity||Fidelity Global Technology||Henderson Horizon Pan European Property Equities|
|Singapore Equity||First State Singapore Growth||Nikko AM Singapore Dividend Equity|
|US Equity||New Capital US Growth||T. Rowe Price US Large Cap Value Equity|
Newcomer Award Winners
|Active||JOHCM Japan Dividend Growth||Platinum|
|Passive||iShares MSCI World Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF||Platinum|