Asia Asset Management (AAM), in collaboration with the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at NUS Business School in Singapore, launched the Annual AAM-CAMRI Prize in Asset Management in 2015 to celebrate excellence in regional applied research.

The 2019 AAM-CAMRI Prize in Asset Management is worth US$15,000 and will be awarded to just one winning paper. For more details on the winning paper of the 2018 AAM-CAMRI-CFA Institute Prize (selected from close to 80 excellent applications from around the world), please click here.

We seek submissions on empirical or theoretical research which are judged to be original and break new ground in the thinking, practice, policies, and issues affecting the Asian asset management industry. This year, we especially welcome papers that investigate how fund flows into and out of the asset management industry can have a profound effect on the corporate financial decision making and company fundamentals of portfolio firms. We welcome papers that examine other aspects of fund management that can affect the availability of financing to companies, e.g., sector rotation; pensions and retirement finance; household and consumer finance; and socially responsible investing. We also welcome papers examining recent disruptions in finance (including blockchain, security tokens, and crypto-assets), and how these affect the financial industry, particularly asset management.

Among the members of the prize’s judging panel are: Professors Johan Sulaeman, Chair (CAMRI, NUS Business School); John Wei (HKUST); Takeshi Yamada (Australian National University); and Joseph Cherian (CAMRI, NUS Business School).

According to the rules of the prize, submitted papers should not have been published as of the submission closing date, and special consideration will be given to submissions that have been presented at major academic conferences or universities.

The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, July 31, 2019, and the winner will be notified by Friday, September 13, 2019. Papers, along with corresponding SSRN links, should be submitted via email to:

The winning author (or at least one author of a multi-authored submission) is expected to attend the AAM-CAMRI forum on asset management on 28 November 2019 to receive the prize. The author will deliver a presentation on their research to an audience of academics and senior practitioners at this forum. Roundtrip airfare and two nights’ lodging will be provided to the presenting author. If you have any questions on the AAM-CAMRI Prize, please contact:


AAM is widely recognised as being the first trade journal in the Asia-Pacific region to cater to the needs of asset managers, pension funds and institutional investors.

CAMRI is a centre for the research, education, and practice of asset management based at the NUS Business School in Singapore.