State Street Announces Winners of 2014 Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 8:08 am EST

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HONG KONG
"Asia is rapidly gaining stature as a global financial centre. Strong, fair and insightful reporting keeps markets honest, regulators on their toes and gives investors knowledge and better choices. I am pleased to report that the 2014 field of competitors have done just that."

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), is pleased to announce today the winners of the third annual State Street Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific, in recognition of outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting across the region. This year, more than 100 submissions from the region’s publications were entered, including those from Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore and Australia.

Entries were judged by an independent panel of industry professionals led by Tom Leander, editor-in-chief, Asia, Lloyd’s List and supported by respected figures from Asia-based journalism, investment and financial services industries, including:

  • Professor Anthony Fung, director, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Barrie Dunstan, veteran financial journalist
  • Mr. Paul Smith, managing director, APAC, The CFA Institute
  • Ms. Sally Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Investment Funds Association
  • Mr. Wu Chen, Head of Editorial (Asia Pacific), EuroFinance

The 2014 winners and highly commended are as follows:

Journalist of the Year – Pensions Issues
Winner       Enoch Yiu

Chief Reporter, South China Morning Post

Highly Commended John Sedgwick

Reporter, Ignites Asia

Min Ho

Reporter, AsianInvestor

Journalist of the Year – Investment
Winner Allen T. Cheng

Asia Bureau Chief, Institutional Investor

Highly Commended Jonathan Shapiro

Finance Reporter, Australian Financial Review

Bayani Santiago Cruz

Executive Editor, The Asset

Tim Burroughs

Managing Editor, Asian Venture Capital Journal

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

Asia Bureau Chief, Institutional Investor

Highly Commended Viren Vaghela

Deputy Editor, Asia Risk

Dan Barnes

Managing Editor, Asia Etrader

John Sedgwick

Reporter, Ignites Asia

Journalist of the Year – Alternatives
Winner Jonathan Brasse

Editor, PERE

Highly Commended Langi Chiang

Senior Property Correspondent, South China Morning Post

Sandy Li

Deputy Property Editor, South China Morning Post

Award for Best Newcomer
Winner Min Ho

Reporter, Asian Investor

Highly Commended Chen Liang

Reporter, MandateWire Asia

Michelle Phillips

Staff Writer, PERE

Award for Best Editorial Comment
Winner Sally Patten

Personal Finance Editor, Australian Financial Review

Highly Commended Enoch Yiu

Chief Reporter, South China Morning Post

Aaron Woolner

Editor, Asia Risk

Journalist of the Year – Investment (Chinese category)
Winner Lydia Guo

Senior Hong Kong Correspondent, China Business News

Highly Commended Hongjuan Sun

Financial Reporter, China Business News

Cristina Chen

Deputy Director, Senior Reporter, Commercial Times

Journalist of the Year – Alternatives (Chinese category)
Winner May Lee

Senior Reporter, EastWeek

Highly Commended He Huang

Economic Reporter, Southern Weekend

Alex Kwong

Financial Reporter, Hong Kong Commercial Daily

Award for Best Newcomer (Chinese category)
Winner Hongyuran Wu

Reporter, Caixin Media

Highly Commended Summer Zhen

Reporter, Ming Pao

Xiaoyue Zhao

Reporter, 21st Century Business Herald

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Institutional Journalism
Winner Shuo Wang

Managing Editor, Caixin Media

Hosting the journalists at a luncheon in Hong Kong, Wai-Kwong Seck, executive vice president and head of State Street Global Services and Global Markets, Asia Pacific, acknowledged the active participation of the media in the financial industry. “We are proud to honour and recognize excellence in institutional financial services reporting. And we congratulate all the award winners as well as the highly-commended journalists.

“Journalists play an important role in enhancing transparency and generating constructive debate about the many issues and challenges facing the financial industry. The quality of reporting evident in the State Street Press Awards submissions is excellent and exemplifies how this level of reporting helps investors and stakeholders gain a better understanding of the increasing complexities in the global financial industry, markets and economies.”

Tom Leander, lead judge for the Press Awards, and Asia editor-in-chief for Lloyd’s List said, “The 2014 State Street Institutional Press Awards showed evidence that a strong competitive spirit is growing in coverage of Asian investment and markets. We were able to grow our entries substantially for this year's contest. A majority of the entries demonstrated enterprise, imagination and professionalism in their coverage. Thankfully, this made the judges' challenge more difficult. Many entries competed for the top prize, and much debate was required to identify the winners.

“Asia is rapidly gaining stature as a global financial centre. Strong, fair and insightful reporting keeps markets honest, regulators on their toes and gives investors knowledge and better choices. I am pleased to report that the 2014 field of competitors have done just that."

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

About State Street

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 $28.47 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.42 trillion* in assets under management as of September 30, 2014, 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 web site at www.statestreet.com.

* Assets under management include the assets of the SPDR® Gold ETF (approximately $30 billion as of September 30, 2014), for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of SSgA, serves as the distribution agent.

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