Asset Management Awards for Excellence 2019 – Best Fund Provider – House of the Year

Best Fund Provider House of the Year


J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Best Fund Provider – House of the Year

Daniel Watkins

CEO, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

“We are thrilled to receive the House of the Year award. It is an esteemed recognition of our work and our dedication to fulfilling our fiduciary duty to pursue the best interests of our private bank and wealth clients. That discipline has defined our client-focused and solution-oriented approach reflected in our global investment capabilities, product innovation, client services, and continuous investor education.”

Winners rationale

Against the challenging backdrop of dented market sentiment, few asset managers proved more resilient than J.P. Morgan Asset Management, which recorded consistent capital inflows from its private banking clients, boasted superior investment performance, and did not deviate from its core market-focused fund platform.

Throughout the year under consideration, the asset manager garnered the acclaims of Asia’s private banking gatekeepers on account of the breadth and depth of its offering, earning it a record-breaking six asset class-specific Asian Private Banker Asset Management Awards for Excellence.

The awards were judged on a myriad of factors, from business and fund performance to services and branding — hence, J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s unparalleled success demonstrates its commitment to all facets of its business in Asia, as well as its investment teams’ dedication to delivering competitive returns on standout products that span continents, developed and emerging markets, and asset types.

On the Asia front, JPMorgan Funds – Japan Equity doubled in size to US$5 billion over the past year, while the asset manager’s ASEAN Equity and Vietnam Opportunities funds enjoyed first-quartile status. J.P. Morgan Asset Management is also amongst the leaders in the China space, capturing opportunities brought about by the opening of the country’s domestic capital markets. Accordingly, the firm won Best Fund Provider – China A-share Equity near-unanimously.

Meanwhile, its European-domiciled offering includes the one-of-a-kind, five-star Morningstar-rated JPMorgan Funds – Europe Equity Plus Fund. In emerging markets, the JPMorgan Funds – Emerging Markets Dividend Fund and the Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund have both proved decidedly popular amongst Asia’s private banking gatekeepers. Equities aside, the asset manager also leads the multi-asset space thanks to the JPMorgan Investment Funds – Global Income Fund and Global Macro Opportunities Fund which grew 17% and 22% over the past year to total US$29.9 billion and US$6.2 billion, respectively, as of end-September 2018.

Since establishing its regional headquarters in Hong Kong in 1974, the firm has developed a much-vaunted investment and distribution presence in Asia, with 1,700 professionals based across eight jurisdictions. These include dedicated private bank client advisors who manifest its client-centric approach, endeavouring to understand clients’ needs, offer informed advice, and execute strategies to generate excess returns and provide first-class solutions.

A strong performance track record for major core asset classes, unrivalled investment expertise and consistent product innovation, in addition to deeply rooted client-centric distribution capabilities are why J.P. Morgan Asset Management is Asian Private Banker’s Best Fund Provider – House of the Year.

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