Technology Awards 2018

Launched in 2015, the Asian Private Banker Technology Awards celebrate the innovations and achievements of Asia’s rapidly growing financial technology sector.

The Awards are open to all tech vendors that provide solutions for private banks, institutions with private banking facilities and wealth managers in Asia. Vendors are awarded for their foresight and execution.



Fintech Awards

Best Mobile/Tablet App Developer
Best Integrated Front Office Solution
Best Data Analytics Solution
Best Market Data Solution
Best Data Management Solution
Best Core Banking Platform
Best Trading and Execution Platform
Best IAM/MFO Solution
Best Robo-advisor Solution

Regtech Awards

Best KYC and Client Onboarding Solution
Best AML Solution
Best Regulation Reporting Solution
Best Cybersecurity Solution

Technology Advisor Awards

Best Integration Advisor
Fintech Consultant of the Year

Business Awards

Most Promising Fintech Startup
Most Innovative Solution
Fintech Changemaker of the Year
Best Fintech Partnership/Collaboration
Best Growth Strategy

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Submission Guidelines

The Asian Private Banker Technology Awards 2018 will be pitch-based. All nominees and candidates will be evaluated, and a winner will be chosen based on the criteria set forth in the submission guidelines.

The guidance provided for each category is to be used as a source to assemble your pitches, but should not limit or restrict what you wish to discuss. We also provide a submission sheet that could act as guidance on what information to include. We hope to learn more about the functional and technological aspects of your firm as well as the business cases driving your growth for the year under consideration.

Please submit your pitch document(s) alongside a submission sheet to Submission sheet can be printed and filled out or completed digitally.

Download submission sheet

Asian Private Banker understands and respects participants’ confidentiality requirements and takes information security seriously. Access to submission materials is limited to the Judging Panel and strict measures are in place to ensure the security of physical and electronic materials.

Because the accuracy and success of Technology Awards are in large part due to the transparency of participants, the Judging Panel is prepared to sign nondisclosure agreements upon request.

Judging Panel

The Technology Awards are judged by members of Asian Private Banker’s editorial team and chaired by Sebastian Enberg, editor.

Sebastian Enberg

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 is an experienced, multi-lingual journalist covering global financial markets from both top-down and bottom-up perspectives. With an in-depth understanding of different asset classes and investment solutions, she is responsible for the coverage of capital markets, funds and structured products for the region's private wealth management industry.

Charlene has an established track record of generating exclusive and impactful financial features and has been a contributor to various functions, hosting and moderating panels with C-suite leaders of the investment community.

She holds a master's degree from the University of Hong Kong and is currently a CFA Level III candidate. She is fluent in 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.

Tiffany Hopkins
Copy Editor

Tiffany joined Asian Private Banker in 2018 and copy edits everything that falls on her desk. She double-majored in English and Philosophy before receiving her Honours degree in English Literature from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. After garnering experience editing educational and entertainment publications, she felt private banking was the next logical step.

She is currently embarking on a second degree - this time in Economics - and in her limited spare time enjoys reading and binge-watching everything from fantasy to comedy to horror, doing puzzles, playing board games, hiking, considering going to the driving range or booking a scuba diving holiday, and petting every dog she can in Hong Kong.

Today, the editorial team is the most experienced and connected bureau of journalists covering private banking and wealth management in the Asia Pacific region.

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