Best local currency bond individuals 2021 | Asset Benchmark Research Asset Benchmark Research: Top Investment Houses in Asian Local Currency Bonds for 2021
Asset Benchmark Research
Top Investment Houses in Asian Local Currency Bonds for 2021

Asset Managers

Rank Firm
Outstanding Xinyuan Asset Management
PingAn Asset Management
Rank Firm
1 Manulife Investment Management
2 HSBC Global Asset Management
3 GaveKal Capital
4 BOCI Prudential Asset Management
5 BOCHK Asset Management
Highly commended Allianz Global Investors
Bea Union Investment Management
Fidelity Investments
Hang Seng Investment Management
Harvest Global Investments
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
PineBridge Investments Asia
Prudence Investment Management
T. Rowe Price
Rank Firm
1 SBI Mutual Fund
2 IDFC Asset Management
3 ICICI Prudential Asset Management
4 Nippon India Mutual Fund
5 Axis Mutual Fund
Highly commended Aditya Birla Asset Management
HDFC Asset Management
L&T Investment Management
Rank Firm
1 Manulife Investment Management
2 Batavia Prosperindo Aset Manajemen
3 Mandiri Manajemen Investasi
4 Schroders Investment Management
5 Ashmore Asset Management Indonesia
Highly commended Allianz Indonesia
Bahana TCW Investment Management
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Danareksa Investment Management
Eastspring Investments
Insight Investments Management
Maybank Asset Management
Sucorinvest Asset Management
Rank Firm
1 RHB Asset Management
2 AmFunds Management
3 Affin Hwang Asset Management
4 Aiiman Asset Management
4 Principal Asset Management
Highly commended Amanahraya Investment Management
Eastspring Investments
Franklin Templeton Asset Management
Manulife Investment Management
Maybank Asset Management
Opus Asset Management
Principal Islamic Asset Management
Public Mutual
Rank Firm
1 BPI Asset Management and Trust Corporation
2 Sun Life Asset Management
3 BPI Investment Management
4 Manulife Investment Management
5 Pru Life UK Asset Management and Trust Corporation
Rank Firm
1 Fullerton Fund Management
2 Eastspring Investments
3 Nikko Asset Management
4 Allianz Global Investors
5 Principal Global Investors
Highly commended Aberdeen Standard Investments
Amundi Singapore
Dymon Asia Capital
Lion Global Investors
Manulife Investment Management
Modular Asset Management
Schroders Investment Management
UBS Asset Management
Western Asset Management
Rank Firm
1 Kasikorn Asset Management
2 SCB Asset Management
3 Krungsri Asset Management
4 MFC Asset Management
5 Krungthai Asset Management
Highly commended Thanachart Fund Management
TMB Asset Management
UOB Asset Management
Rank Firm
Outstanding Amundi Asset Management
Capital Group


Rank Firm
1 Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank
2 Agricultural Bank of Taiwan
2 Taiwan Cooperative Bank
4 Yuanta Commercial Bank
5 Taishin International Bank
Outstanding Bank SinoPac
Chang Hwa Commercial Bank

Insurance Firms

Rank Firm
1 HDFC Life Insurance
2 SBI Life Insurance
3 ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
4 Max Life Insurance
5 Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
Highly commended Canara HSBC Oriental Life Insurance
ICICI Lombard General Insurance
SBI Pension Funds
Tata AIA Life Insurance
Rank Firm
1 Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
2 Great Eastern Life Assurance
4 Hong Leong Assurance
5 Tokio Marine Life Insurance
Rank Firm
1 Tokio Marine Life Insurance
Rank Firm
1 Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance
2 Thai Life Insurance

Private Banks and Trusts

Rank Firm
1 ATRAM Trust Corporation
2 Banco de Oro Trust
3 Metrobank Trust
4 Union Bank of the Philippines Trust
5 Banco de Oro Private Bank
Rank Firm
2 HSBC Private Bank

Securities Firms

Rank Firm
1 KGI Securities
2 Fubon Securities

Sovereign Wealth / Pension Funds

Rank Firm
1 UTI Retirement Solutions
2 HDFC Pension Managment
Rank Firm
1 Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP)
2 Employees Provident Fund
3 Permodalan Nasional Berhad
4 Lembaga Tabung Haji
Rank Firm
Outstanding Government Pension Fund
Rank Firm
Outstanding Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board


The ranking for the top five investment houses in Asian local currency bonds is based on the number of votes, received from the top-rated analysts, economist and strategists, salespeople and traders, for investors in these institutions.
The score is also subject to a weighting methodology which is determined by the rating of the individual casting the vote for the investors.
More than 300 different institutions across the region including asset managers, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies, private banks, securities firms, and sovereign wealth / pension funds were evaluated to generate the 2021 ranking.

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