Zeal Asset Management won two Outstanding Achiever House Awards in the Greater China Equity and Absolute Return categories, and a Best-In-Class House Award in Long/Short Equity in the BENCHMARK Fund of the Year Awards 2021

  • Zeal Asset Management Limited (ZEAL) is an asset management company established in 2009
  • ZEAL is a signatory to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – November 4, 2022 – ZEAL received 1) Greater China Equity – OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER, House Awards, 2) Absolute Return – OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER, House Awards, and 3) Long/Short Equity – BEST-IN-CLASS , House Awards at BENCHMARK Fund of the Year Awards 2021, Hong Kong*. The awards recognize that ZEAL’s strategies have consistently delivered strong risk-adjusted performance, relative to their peers.

“We are honored to receive these accolades from Benchmark, and it is a great encouragement to us, and in particular to our equity investment team who have guided our portfolio in Greater China for over a decade.” said Franco Ngan, CEO of ZEAL. “At Zeal, we apply the principles of value investing in the context of Greater China equities. Our investment team is focused on identifying and exploiting investment opportunities arising from market inefficiencies through rigorous fundamental research.

The House Awards recognize managers of various asset classes and strategies for achieving sustained and consistent outperformance on a risk-adjusted basis. Benchmark received a total of over 330 submissions for the 2021 Benchmark Fund of the Year Awards.
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About zeal

ZEAL is a Hong Kong-based asset management company with a global client base. ZEAL manages SFC authorized+ and unauthorized funds, and managed accounts with the aim of discovering differentiated investments in the Greater China market that offer alpha returns. Our clients include sovereign wealth funds, private banks, funds of funds, family offices, as well as individual investors from Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Since 2020, ZEAL has become a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), committing to integrating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making.

About our Greater China Long/Short equity strategy

  • Flagship long/short strategy launched in January 2010
  • A Greater China equity long/short strategy emphasizing original fundamental research and value-style bottom-up stock selection. Our investment universe includes China-related companies listed in Hong Kong and overseas, A- and B-shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen, and companies listed in Taiwan.

About our long-term Greater China equity strategy

  • Flagship long-only strategy launched in September 2010
  • A long-only Hong Kong/Mainland China equity strategy with a bias on HK equities

About the Benchmark Fund of the Year Awards

The 18th Annual Benchmark Fund of the Year Awards hosted by WealthAsia Media (“WAM”) has established a solid reputation in the industry for hosting distinguished awards protected by powerful guardians of global institutions. Rewards can be interpreted as a purchase-driven and customer-centric initiative. Bank gatekeepers and service users such as asset owners will dominate the rewards decision-making process. The awards also raise awareness of responsible investing and encourage best practices in responsible and sustainable investing. Benchmark Fund of the Year

+SFC (Securities and Futures Commission) authorization is not a recommendation or endorsement of the funds, nor does it guarantee the trading merits of the funds or their performance. This does not mean that the funds are suitable for all investors, nor does it constitute an endorsement of their suitability for any particular investor or class of investors.


Investments involve investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested. Investors should be aware that the price of shares can go down as well as up as investments are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in any investment. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. This material has not been reviewed by SFC in Hong Kong and is issued by Zeal Asset Management Limited.

*BENCHMARK House Awards are based on qualitative methodologies and tools determined by BENCHMARK and reflect performance data between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. For more information on the methodology, please visit