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30 Nov 2012
AVCJ and Asia Risk journalists win Institutional Press Awards accolades.
It was the turn of Incisive Media's Hong Kong-based journalists to step into the awards spotlight this week as the winners of the Institutional Press Awards, Asia Pacific, sponsored by State Street, were unveiled at a lunchtime ceremony in Hong Kong.
Alvina Yuen, staff writer on AVCJ, was named Journalist of the Year - Investment, Tim Burroughs, managing editor of AVCJ was joint winner of the Journalist of the Year - Investor Services & Technology category and Justin Lee, staff writer with Asia Risk, was highly commended as Best Newcomer. Tim Burroughs also collected a highly commended award in the Journalist of the Year - Investment category.
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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