GLOBAL - Winners of the 2007 Global Pensions Awards were announced at a black tie ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The event recognised the top achievers in their various specialist categories in front of a global audience of around 500 pensions industry attendees.
Barclays Global Investors picked up four awards including ETF provider, currency manager, passive provider and investment manager of the year.
The custodian of the year award went to State Street, while Wilshire was voted the investment consultant of the year.
Manager-of-managers of the year was Russell Investment Group, while the fixed income manager award went to Aberdeen Asset Management.
The evening was hosted by former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo and Global Pensions publisher Scott Anderson, with the awards were presented by Global Pensions editor Alex Beveridge.
He said: “The Global Pension 2007 awards were the biggest and best yet and it was a great honour to recognise the best service providers in the industry. All the nominees’ submissions were of the highest standards and the winners should be justly proud of winning despite fierce competition.”
The nominees were collated from a survey of over 8000 Global Pensions readers worldwide. Nominations were passed to the distinguished panel of 26 international judges, made up of key decision makers within pension funds and their consultants, who voted for the winners.
The full list of awards went as follows:
Custodian of the year: State Street
ETF provider of the year: Barclays Global Investors (iShares),
Infrastructure provider of the year: Macquarie Group
Equities manager of the year: INVESCO
Private equity manager of the year: LGT Capital Partners
Software provider of the year: Princeton Financial Systems
Manager of managers of the year: Russell Investment Group
Fixed income manager of the year: Aberdeen Asset Management
Transition manager of the year: Credit Suisse
Index provider of the year: MSCI Barra
International benefits consultant/provider of the year: Watson Wyatt
Currency manager of the year: Barclays Global Investors
Hedge fund of funds provider of the year: EIM
Law firm of the year: DLA Piper
Class action law firm of the year: Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
Investment consultant of the year: Wilshire Associates
Emerging markets manager of the year: Robeco
Property manager/adviser of the year: ING Real Estate
SRI provider of the year: Pictet Asset Management
Liability Driven Investment manager of the year: Insight Investment
Commodities manager of the year:: BlackRock
Passive provider of the year: Barclays Global Investors
Derivatives manager of the year: Societe Generale
Specialist equities manager of the year: Nomura Asset Management
Investment manager of the year: Barclays Global Investors
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