Global Pensions teamed up with the Principal Officers Association for the third consecutive year to host last night's Imbasa Yegolide Awards for South African pension service providers.
The 2011 award winners were announced at a gala dinner at the prestigious Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg.
The winners chosen by the judging panel were:
Global Manager of the Year
Investec Asset Managers
Cash Manager of the Year
Investec Asset Management
Equities Manager of the Year
Coronation Fund Managers
Multi Manager of the Year
Sygnia Asset Management
Hedge Fund Provider of the Year
Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa
Socially Responsible Investor of the Year
FutureGrowth Asset Management
Overall Investment Manager of the Year
Prescient Investment Managers
Investment Risk Manager of the Year
Transition Manager of the Year
Underwritter of the Year
Metropolitan Employee Benefits
Custodian of the Year
Law Firm of the Year
Hunter Employee Benefits Law
Training Provider of the Year
Investment Consulting & Trustee Services
Tracing Agent of the Year
The Data Factory
Investment Consultant of the Year
Selekane Asset Consultants
Employee Benefits Administrator of the Year
Old Mutual Corporate
Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year
Trust and Beneficiary Administrator of the Year
Fairheads Benefit Services
Umbrella Fund Administrator of the Year
Sanlam Employee Benefits Umbrella Solutions
The top stories this week were the High Court's decision to block the £12bn annuity transfer from Prudential to Rothesay Life, and a separate court ruling that 'raises the bar' for pension rectification exercises.
Guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation has soared to the top of pension schemes' to-do lists, with 58% stating it is a priority project, research from Equiniti has revealed.
Professional Pensions is holding its defined contribution (DC) conference on 4 September.