State Street Announces Winners of the 2017 Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 1:30 am EST

Dateline:

BEIJING, HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, SINGAPORE, SYDNEY, TAIWAN, 22 November, 2017
"We are proud to honor professional journalism and excellence in institutional news reporting for six consecutive years."

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced today the winners of the sixth annual State Street Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific, which recognizes outstanding institutional financial news reporting across the region.

A record number of submissions were received this year, with nearly 200 entries from publications across Asia Pacific including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Indonesia. This year a FinTech category was introduced to recognize outstanding daily news items and features about the growing area of financial technology.

All winners were chosen by an independent panel of six industry professionals led by William Mellor, former senior writer and Asia correspondent with Bloomberg News, and currently independent writer, producer and consultant. The panel of judges also included:

  • Professor Anthony Fung, director, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, who was also the lead judge for the Chinese categories
  • Andrew Main, veteran business journalist, emcee and commentator
  • Nick Pollard, managing director, Asia Pacific, The CFA Institute
  • Sally Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Investment Funds Association
  • Wu Chen, editorial director, The Economist Global Business Review

The Award for Outstanding Contribution to Institutional Journalism went to William Pesek who has been a financial and business journalist in Asia Pacific for more than 15 years, writing for publications including Bloomberg and Barron’s. Pesek now writes independently for a number of top publications. The judges said they admired his fearless approach to journalism, his deep integrity and his fine writing style.

The 2017 winners and highly commended are as follows:

Journalist of the Year – Pensions Issues
Winner
Richard Newell, AsianInvestor

Highly Commended
Christina Wang, AsianInvestor
Toby Yiu, AsianInvestor 

Journalist of the Year – Investment
Winner
Allen T. Cheng, Institutional Investor

Highly Commended
Pete Sweeney, Reuters Breakingviews
Richard Morrow, AsianInvestor 

Journalist of the Year – Investor Services & Technology
Winner 
Allen T. Cheng, Institutional Investor

Highly Commended     
Jamie Williamson, Financial Standard
Peter Shadbolt, Corporate Treasurer 

Journalist of the Year – FinTech
Winner
Pete Sweeney, Reuters Breakingviews

Highly Commended
Larissa Ku, Corporate Treasurer
Una Galani, Reuters Breakingviews 

Journalist of the Year – Alternatives
Winner
Tim Burroughs, Asian Venture Capital Journal

Highly Commended
Alison Tudor Akroyd, AsianInvestor
Bernadette Tio, AsianInvestor 

Journalist of the Year – Regulation
Winner
Ann Shi, FinanceAsia

Highly Commended
Christina Wang, AsianInvestor
Richard Morrow, AsianInvestor 

Award for Best Newcomer
Winner
Noah Sin, GlobalRMB

Highly Commended
Carmela Mendoza, Private Equity International
Xuan Lei, S&P Global Market Intelligence 

Award for Best Editorial Comment
Winner 
Una Galani, Reuters Breakingviews

Highly Commended
Paolo Danese, GlobalRMB
Andrew Cornell, ANZ 

Journalist of the Year – Investment (Chinese language category)
Winner 
Peter Chi-Yuan Chou, Business Today

Highly Commended
Sun Qizi, Thomson Reuters
Hsien-Hui Ho, Kira Hsu, Smart Monthly

Journalist of the Year – Alternatives (Chinese language category)
Winner 
Yue Yue, Caixin

Highly Commended
May Lee, East Week
Shen Junhan, 21st Century Business Herald 

Journalist of the Year – Regulation (Chinese language category)
Winner
Chen Yi-Shan, Lu Pei-Hua
CommonWealth Magazine

Highly Commended
Peng Qinqin, Caixin
Wang Yahong, Xinhua News Agency 

Journalist of the Year – FinTech (Chinese language category)
Winner
Donald Liu, QQ.com

Highly Commended
Sun Shuang, 01 Caijing
Wang Xiao, 21st Century Business Herald 

Award for Best Newcomer (Chinese language category)
Winner 
Dong Jing, Caixin

Highly Commended
Fang Peiyan, Securities Times
Ruby Zhang, Finance.QQ.com 

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Institutional Journalism
Winner 
William Pesek, independent journalist

“We would like to congratulate all the winners, and thank all the judges and participants of this year’s competition,” said Wai-Kwong Seck, State Street’s Chief Executive Officer, APAC, who hosted the awards lunch in Hong Kong. “We are proud to honor professional journalism and excellence in institutional news reporting for six consecutive years.”

“We are beginning to see dramatic changes in the financial industry in Asia Pacific as the disruptive forces of blockchain, bitcoin and FinTech begin to take hold. We believe journalists play a vital role in helping everyone keep informed of the latest developments, trends, opportunities and challenges ahead,” continued Seck.

William Mellor, the lead judge for the press awards, said, “It’s has been a pleasure to lead this year’s judging panel, but also a major challenge to pick winners from such a quality field of journalists. It was not easy to match the caliber of last year’s entries, but the 2017 winners have once again raised the bar in terms of journalistic excellence.”

To read the winners’ articles and learn more about the awards, please visit http://statestreetpressawards.com/

About State Street Corporation

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $32.1 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.67 trillion* in assets under management as of September 30, 2017, State Street operates in more than 100 geographic markets worldwide, including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com.

* AUM reflects approx. $36 billion (as of September 30, 2017) with respect to which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) serves as marketing agent; SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated. 

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