Structured Products Awards for Excellence 2018

Overview

Asian Private Banker’s Structured Products Awards for Excellence recognise the quality, innovation, and business smarts of Asia’s top providers of structured products on an annual basis.

Methodology


Best-in-class providers of structured product solutions in Asia are chosen based on the results of a comprehensive survey of private banking product gatekeepers and investment advisory heads, and subsequent interviews with shortlisted providers.

Survey contributors are asked to nominate two providers across asset classes, structures and services. For categories related to product manufacturing, contributors are asked to rate their nominations based on four key competencies: (1) pricing competitiveness; (2) innovation and structuring capabilities; (3) client services; (4) market share. Those providers that register the highest number of votes and ratings are shortlisted and invited to pitch for the award.

  • Pricing competitiveness
    This quantitative metric is used to assess the pricing competitiveness of a provider for a specific award category. Participants are asked to assess candidates based on the frequency and volume by which the provider has outpriced market competitors on the same structured product.
  • Innovation and structuring capabilities
    This qualitative metric is used to assess a provider’s ability to demonstrate innovation and structuring capabilities. Participants are asked to assess candidates based on demonstrated cases of delivering a relevant range and on the flexibility of pay-off structures and underliers.
  • Client services
    This qualitative metric is used to assess a provider’s ability to provide client services to support distribution. Participants are asked to assess candidates based on the effectiveness of their services to support pre- and post-trade distribution needs — including, but not limited to product life-cycle management, research and advisory support, and marketing or training events.
  • Market share
    This quantitative metric is used to determine the provider’s penetration of the broader private banking market. It is based on the penetration of both individual private banks and total private banking structured product volumes in Asia in order to assess both the breadth and depth of business coverage.

Categories

  • Best Structured Product Provider – Asian Equities
  • Best Structured Product Provider – US Equities
  • Best Structured Product Provider – European Equities
  • Best Structured Product Provider – Credit
  • Best Structured Product Provider – Interest Rates
  • Best Structured Product Provider – FX
  • Best Structured Product Provider – Commodities
  • Best Structured Product Provider – RMB
  • Best Structured Product Provider – Non-flow Equities
  • Best Structured Product Provider – Non-flow FX
  • Best Structured Product Provider – Hybrids
  • Best Structured Product Provider – Most Innovative Index
  • Best Structured Product Provider – Actively Managed Certificates
  • Best Structured Product Platform – Single dealer
  • Best Structured Product Platform – Multi-dealer
  • Best Structured Product Provider to Independent Asset Managers
  • Structured Product House of the Year

Judging Panel

The Judging Panel comprises of Asian Private Banker’s editorial team and is chaired by Sebastian Enberg, editor.

Sebastian Enberg
Editor

 
Sebastian Enberg is the Editor of Asian Private Banker. His background is in international politics, and Chinese foreign policy and security.
Sebastian graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Master of Strategic Studies majoring in Strategic Intelligence, and more recently, from the City University of Hong Kong with a Master of Arts. In 2012, Sebastian was awarded the university’s Top Scholar Prize for his cohort.

Richard Otsuki
Deputy Editor & Head of Investment Coverage

 
Richard joined Asian Private banker in 2012, where he covers a multitude of facets in Asia’s private banking industry including asset management, capital markets and recruitment.
Richard graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature with a specific focus on postmodern literary theory. In his spare time, Richard is an avid fan of basketball both as a player and spectator.

Charlene Cong
Senior Reporter

 
Charlene joined Asian Private Banker in 2016 as a Reporter. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Master’s Degree in Journalism with a specific concentration on Business and Financial Journalism.
Charlene loves music in her spare time and has a Grade 10 Certificate from The Music Examination Committee of the Chinese Musicians’ Association. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Ben Yang
Editorial Director

 
Ben joined Asian Private Banker in 2011 as a Business Development Manager before becoming its Head of Operations shortly after. Since then, Ben has joined the editorial team as the Editorial Director.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Ben graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications Design.

Alice So
Senior Reporter

 
Alice joined Asian Private Banker in 2017. As a passionate journalist and local Hong Konger, Alice previously worked at Ming Pao as an investment page reporter and Asia Television Limited as a reporter in feature news program. She received the Best New Comers (Chinese Publication) State Street Institutional Press Award in 2016.
Alice graduated with First Class Honours from the Shue Yan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications. As a Christian, she is enthusiastic in church activities and youth mentorship in her spare time, as she believes the future lies in the hands of youth.

Gigi Lam
Awards & Public Relations Manager

 
Gigi joined Asian Private Banker in April 2017.

Liz Mak
China Editor

 
Liz is the China editor of Asian Private Banker. She started her career in the media industry with Pacific Prospect, a business of Incisive Media focused on the regional fixed income and structured products markets in 2006. She has covered China's onshore institutional and wholesale asset management market since 2007 as the Greater China correspondent of AsianInvestor, a business of Haymarket Media.
Between 2010 and 2015, she has spent five years in fund management industry, having worked with some of the most storied international investment managers who invest into the Chinese domestic market through the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors programme, and participated in the industry drafting process for the China-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds programme, before she returned to writing.
Liz has interviewed Nobel laureates, China's most influential investors, senior officials at the Asset Management Association of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission, China Insurance Regulatory Commission, the Ministry of Finance, as well as their counterparts in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Off-duty, Liz is a cinephile, audiophile, history buff and occasional sailor.

Combined Asian Private Banker’s editorial team is the most experienced and connected bureau of journalists covering in private banking and wealth management in the Asia Pacific region.

Gala Luncheon

Date: 23rd November 2018
Venue: TBC