First State Investments aims to be recognised as world-class for all the asset categories that we manage.The following awards are testament to our investment approach, and the expertise of our excellent, hard-working teams.


We continue to focus on developing quality investment capabilities and look forward to building on this success.


Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards 2020

Regional Awards
Best Application of ESG
Best Infrastructure Manager

Country Awards
Best ESG Manager

Performance Awards
Asia Pacific Equity ex-Japan (3 & 10 Years)

BENCHMARK Fund of the Year Awards Hong Kong 2019

Grand Awards
Provider of the Year (Offshore)
Brand of the Year
Best Equity House

Manager of the Year Awards
China Equity - Martin Lau (Outstanding Achiever)

House Awards (Best-In-Class)
Asia Allocation
Asia ex-Japan Equity
China A-Shares Equity
Hong Kong Equity

Top Fund Awards (Best-In-Class)
First State Asian Bridge Fund

Top Fund Awards (Outstanding Achiever)
First State Asian Quality Bond Fund I USD Acc
First State Indian Subcontinent Fund I USD Acc

Sustainability Awards
Sustainable Investment (Outstanding Achiever)

Citywire Asia Awards 2020

Hong Kong Best Fund Manager - Japan Equity
Sophia Li & Martin Lau

Fund Selector Asia Awards Hong Kong 2020

Asia Pacific Equity (Gold)
First State Asian Equity Plus Fund

Morningstar Awards Hong Kong 2020

Best Hong Kong Equity Fund
First State Hong Kong Growth Fund I USD Acc

Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Hong Kong 2020

Equity Asia Pacific ex-Japan (10 Years)
First State Asian Equity Plus Fund I USD Dist

Equity Hong Kong (3, 5 & 10 Years)
First State Hong Kong Growth Fund I USD Acc

Equity India (10 Years)
First State Indian Subcontinent Fund I USD Acc

Equity Japan (3 Years)
First State Japan Equity Fund I USD Acc

Mixed Asset USD Bal - Global (3 & 5 Years)
First State Asian Bridge Fund I USD

Insights & Mandate Professional Investment Awards 2019

Regional Awards
ESG Leader Award (Co-winner)

Performance Awards
Asia Pacific ex-Japan Equity (3 & 10 Years)
Asian Bond (10 Years)
Global Infrastructure Equity (3 & 10 Years)
Greater China Equity (3 & 10 Years)
Japan Equity (3 Years)

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