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State Street Announces Winners of 2012 Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific
By: Marketwire .
Nov. 28, 2012 04:01 AM
HONG KONG -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 -- State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is pleased to announce today the winners of the inaugural State Street Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific, in recognition of outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting across the region. Approximately 60 of the region's publications, including those from Hong Kong, mainland China, Australia and Singapore, participated in the awards, with more than 90 submissions.
Entries were judged by an independent panel of industry professionals including Angela MacKay, managing director, Asia Pacific, Financial Times; Professor Anthony Fung, director, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Paul Smith, managing director of Asia-Pacific Operations, The CFA Institute; Sally Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Investment Funds Association; and Tom Leander, editor-in-chief, Lloyd's List.
The 2012 winners and highly commended for six categories are as follows:
Journalist of the Year - Pensions Issues
Journalist of the Year - Investment
Journalist of the Year - Investor Services & Technology - joint winners
Award for Best Newcomer
Award for Best Editorial Comment
Rita Raagas De Ramos
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Institutional Journalism
The journalists were honoured at a luncheon in Hong Kong hosted by Wai Kwong Seck, executive vice president and head of Asia Pacific, State Street Global Services and Global Markets. "We are extremely proud of the success of these inaugural awards and would like to congratulate all of the finalists and winners for their high-quality original work. We believe institutional media play an important role in covering and analysing the latest changes in the financial community and providing precise, accurate and timely reporting to the public, especially in the fast-growing markets of Asia Pacific."
Lead judge Angela MacKay, managing director, Asia Pacific, Financial Times, commented, "We were pleased with the high level of enthusiasm and participation in the Press Awards, considering that this is the first time they have been held in Asia, and impressed with the quality of a number of the submissions. Initiatives such as these can only help to raise the quality of institutional reporting and journalism in the region, and draw more talent into the industry."
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