The winners were selected through both quantitative and qualitative methods. FE Advisory used its Crown Rating methodology to assess funds based on alpha, volatility and consistency, and then created a shortlist for 14 asset classes.
This was given to an independent panel of professionals from Asia’s fund selector community in Singapore. Each judge selected the funds that he or she thought would outperform in the next 12 months. Their aggregated choices determined the Platinum and Gold winners.
In addition to fund awards, FSA also includes two asset management firm awards. We asked the same judges to single-out firms which were outstanding in 2018 for two crucial elements of asset management: going the extra mile on service; and product innovation.
We did this by providing a free-form question to the judges and asked them to give examples to justify their choice. FSA totalled up their selections, resulting in a Platinum and Gold winner in each of the two categories.
On January 22, the Hong Kong FSA Awards luncheon will be held. The winners will be announced in our newsletter.
We thank all the judges for their support and congratulate all the winners.
Click on the next page to see the winners…