Eastspring Investments wins six awards and is named 2014 Best Asset Management House by Asia Asset Management Magazine

Eastspring Investments, the Asia asset management arm of British financial services giant Prudential plc, received six awards in Asia Asset Management's annual Best of the Best Awards. In addition, Eastspring’s India joint venture, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company clinched two awards.

Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited, a unit of Eastspring Investments, manages Pru Life UK’s underlying funds since it pioneered unit-linked or investment-linked life insurance in the Philippines in 2002.

Now in its 12th year, the Asia Asset Management Best of the Best Awards recognise the most outstanding players in the fund management industry in Asia. The awards are divided into three categories – Regional, Performance and Country.

The Regional Award for Best Asset Management House in Asia recognises Eastspring’s overall contribution to asset management and investing. The firm has built robust capabilities over the long-term and focuses on its people, infrastructure, and processes to ensure it remains a trusted advisor across the 11 Asia markets in which the firm operates. Eastspring is one of Asia’s largest asset managers with close to US$118 billion in assets under management as at 30 September 2014.

In the other Regional categories, Eastspring was awarded Asian Bond House of the Year in acknowledgement of the scope of its coverage, strong fund performance, and rigorous investment process. Eastspring’s Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income, Ooi Boon Peng, received the CIO of the Year Award for his significant achievements and strong team leadership.

In the Performance category, Eastspring gained recognition in the Japanese Equity category, over three years.

“These awards are a great acknowledgement of the strength of many areas of our business. They reflect our ongoing commitment to excellence in investment performance and the importance we place on building and maintaining the trust of our clients,” said Guy Strapp, Eastspring Investments Chief Executive.

“The strength of our fund manager Eastspring Investments (Singapore) Limited underscores the strength of our PruLink product portfolio, which we pioneered in 2002 and made us one of the leading providers of unit-linked products in the Philippines,” said Pru Life UK President and CEO Antonio De Rosas as he extended his congratulations to Eastspring.

“Through the excellent management of our Group’s Asia Asset Manager, we are able to provide Filipinos access to a superior selection of investment funds that would allow them to potentially grow the premiums they invest,” he added.

Below is the complete list of Asia Asset Management's annual Best of the Best Awards won by Eastspring Investments:

Best of the Best Regional Awards

Best Asset Management House

Asian Bond House

CIO of the Year in Asia: Ooi Boon Peng

Best of the Best Performance Awards

Japanese Equity, Three Years

Best of the Best Country Awards

Korea - Best Korean Equity Manager

Malaysia - CIO of the Year: Chen Fan Fai

Below is the list of Asia Asset Management's annual Best of the Best Awards won by ICICI-Prudential Asset Management Company:

Best of the Best Country Awards

India – Best Fund House

India – CEO of the Year: Nimesh Shah

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About Pru Life UK

Established in 1996, Pru Life UK is a subsidiary of British financial services giant Prudential plc. Pru Life UK is the pioneer and current market leader of unit-linked or investment-linked life insurance products, and is one of the first life insurance companies approved to market US dollar-denominated unit-linked policies in the country. Pru Life UK is a life insurance company and is not engaged in the business of selling pre-need plans.

Prudential plc is a United Kingdom-registered company. Its regional headquarters, Prudential Corporation Asia, is based in Hong Kong. Pru Life UK and Prudential plc are not affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc. (a US-registered company), Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Prudentialife Plans, Inc. or Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (all Philippine-registered companies).

For more information on Pru Life UK: www.prulifeuk.com.ph

About Eastspring Investments

Eastspring Investments, part of Prudential Corporation Asia, is Prudential's1 asset management business in Asia. We are one of Asia's largest asset managers, with operations in 14 markets (including sales and corporate offices in the US, UK and Luxembourg), almost 2,500 employees and close to US$118 billion (£73 billion) in assets under management (as at 30 September 2014).

Eastspring Investments was named Asia’s largest retail fund manager for 2014 in an annual survey by Asia Asset Management.2

More than one-third of Eastspring Investments' total assets are sourced from third party clients including a wide range of retail and institutional investors. Eastspring Investments also manages the assets of life and pension products sold by Prudential Group.

In the Asia region, Eastspring Investments operates in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, and have joint venture operations in China, Hong Kong and India.

Together with Eastspring Investments, Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA) comprises the life insurance businesses of Prudential plc in Asia spanning 13 markets: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Prudential plc is an international financial services group with operations spanning Asia, the US and the UK.

For more information on Eastspring Investments, please visit www.eastspring.com

Disclaimer:

This document is solely for information purposes and is not intended as an offer, a solicitation of offer or a recommendation, to deal in shares of securities or any financial instruments.  Past performance is not necessarily indicative of the future or likely performance of Eastspring Investments or any of the funds managed by Eastspring Investments.

This document is issued in Hong Kong by Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited and has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.

1 Prudential plc, incorporated and with its principal place of business in England, and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world's leading financial services groups and has been in existence for over 166 years. It provides insurance and financial services directly and through its subsidiaries and affiliates throughout the world. Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc, a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America

2 Asia Asset Management Fund Manager Survey 2014, (Sept 2014). This annual survey ranks participating fund managers in Asia ex Japan, Australia and New Zealand ("region') based on assets sourced in the region as of June 30, 2014.

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