Pension Scheme of the Year Awards – Shortlists published

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  • 29 Jul 2011
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Here they are – the complete set of shortlists for this year’s Pension Scheme of the Year Awards.

These submissions will now be subjected to further rigorous scrutiny before the judging panels meet to determine the eventual winners.

The winners of the awards - which aim to recognise the best pension funds and managers in Britain - will be announced at a gala awards evening on 15 September at the Marriott Grosvenor Hotel in London.

There are a limited number of complimentary seats available at the event for pension scheme staff or trustees - if you or a colleague would like further information, please contact John Waterson at the earliest possible opportunity at john.waterson@incisivemedia.com or by calling him at 020 7316 9323.

The judges for the Pension Scheme of the Year Awards are: Norton Rose partner Peter Ford, F&C Asset Management head of global consultants and UK institutional business Julian Lyne, Barnett Waddingham consultant Malcolm McLean, RWE npower and NAPF retirement policy council chairman Joy Moore, Rowles Associates director Robin Rowles, MetLife director of business development Emma Watkins and Wragge & Co pensions strategist Mike Woodall.

The judging panel is chaired by PP editor Jonathan Stapleton.

The full shortlist is:

Pension Scheme of the Year
The winner of this award will be chosen by the judges and will go to the scheme that, in their opinion, offers the highest quality of service, innovation and administrative efficiency to members.

Premier Scheme of the Year (over £2.5bn)
DHL Group Retirement Plan
M&S Pension Scheme
Merseyside Pension Fund
Railways Pension Scheme
Strathclyde Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund
Zurich Financial Services UK Pension Scheme

Large Scheme of the Year (over £1bn-£2.5bn)
Clwyd Pension Fund
Dyfed Pension Fund
Environment Agency Active Pension Fund
North East Scotland Pension Fund
The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London
The Social Housing Pension Scheme

Medium Scheme of the Year (£250m-£1bn)
Eli Lilly Group Pension Plan
Lothian Buses Pension Fund
Westland Pension Scheme

Small Scheme of the Year (up to £250m)
Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited Pension and Assurance Scheme
Federated Pension Plan
Strathclyde Pension Fund (No. 3 Fund)

Public Sector Scheme of the Year
Environment Agency Active Pension Fund
London Pensions Fund Authority
Lothian Pension Fund
Strathclyde Pension Fund
TfL Pension Fund
West Midlands Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund

DC Scheme of the Year
Accenture Retirement Savings Plan
Finmeccanica FuturePlanner
Logica Flexible Retirement Plan
My LV= Pension Plan
Telegraph Staff Pension Plan
Verizon (UK) Retirement Plan

Pensions Manager of the Year
Stephen Field - TfL Pension Fund
Jerry Gandhi - for his work at the RSA UK Pension Schemes
David House - UK DB Scheme of TUI Travel
Ray Martin - DHL Group Retirement Plan
Yvonne Pearce - Accenture Retirement Savings Plan

Pension Scheme Trustee of the Year
Clwyd Pension Fund
M&S Pension Scheme
The Pensions Trust

Best DB Scheme Innovation
Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund
Strathclyde Pension Fund
The Pensions Trust's CARE Scheme
UK DB Schemes of TUI Travel PLC
West Yorkshire Pension Fund
Westland Pension Scheme

Best DC Scheme Innovation
Alliance & Leicester Pension Scheme
Atlas Elektronik UK Pension Scheme
Finmeccanica FuturePlanner
Network Rail Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
The Siemens Investor Plan
Standard Chartered Pension Fund

Best DB Investment Strategy
Celestica UK Pension Plan
Environment Agency Active Pension Fund
The Honda Group UK Pension Scheme
M&S Pension Scheme
Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund
The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London
West Midlands Pension Fund

Best DC Investment Strategy
Barclays UK Retirement Fund
Finmeccanica FuturePlanner
Lloyds Banking Group - Your Tomorrow
Network Rail Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Zurich Financial Services UK Pension Scheme

Best Use of Alternatives
Barclays UK Retirement Fund
Clwyd Pension Fund
The Honda Group UK Pension Scheme
M&S Pension Scheme
Tesco PLC Pension Scheme
West Midlands Pension Fund
Westland Pension Scheme

DB Communications (Private)
Asda Group Pension Scheme
BP Pension Fund
Diageo Pension Scheme
Railways Pension Scheme
The Shipbuilding Industries Pension Scheme
Westland Pension Scheme
Zurich Financial Services UK Pension Scheme

DB Communications (Public)
Cheshire Pension Fund
Clwyd Pension Fund
Your Pension Service (formerly Lancashire Pensions Service)
Lothian Pension Fund
The Norfolk Pension Fund
Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund
The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London

Best DC Communication Strategy
CSC Computer Sciences Pension Scheme
The Ernst & Young Retirement Benefits Plan
Finning Pension Scheme
Lloyds Banking Group - Your Tomorrow
Network Rail Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Standard Chartered Pension Fund
Thomas Cook UK DC Scheme
Warburtons Pension and Life Assurance Plan

Trustee Development Awards
Lloyds Banking Group Pension Schemes
London Pensions Fund Authority
M&S Pension Scheme
Railways Pension Scheme
Westland Pension Scheme
Zurich Financial Services UK Pension Scheme

Best Use of IT
Alliance & Leicester Pension Scheme
Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund
TfL Pension Fund
Zurich Financial Services UK Pension Scheme

Best Administration
The Norfolk Pension Fund
Royal Mail Pension Plan
Railways Pension Scheme
The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London
Strathclyde Pension Fund
Trafalgar House Pension Trust
Zurich Financial Services UK Pension Scheme

Best Use of Risk Reduction Strategies
Clwyd Pension Fund
M&S Pension Scheme
TfL Pension Fund
Thermo Fisher Scientific UK Stakeholder Scheme
Trafalgar House Pension Trust

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