PP Investment Awards 2015 - The winners

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Here they are. The winners of the Professional Pensions Investment Awards (PPIA) 2015.

The winners of this year's awards - which celebrate excellence among the asset managers who serve UK occupational pension schemes - were announced at a lunchtime reception last Friday by leading comedian and freestyle rapper Chris Turner.

The PP Investment Awards process is unique within the industry - with the shortlist being drawn up in association with Aon Hewitt, highlighting those asset managers who have demonstrated both excellent performance and growth in assets under management over the 12 months to 30 June 2015 as well as strong performance over the past three years.

Shortlisted entrants were then asked to complete a questionnaire detailing how they differentiate themselves from their peers - detailing the product and client service innovations they have made over the 12 months to 30 June 2015.

The winners in each category were then decided by a distinguished panel of industry judges (see below).

The winners and finalists for the 2015 awards are as follows:


ARBS (Absolute Return Bond Strategy) Manager of the Year

Winner: Insight Investment

Finalists:
BlackRock
BlueBay Asset Management
Insight Investment
Kames Capital
Standard Life Investments


Emerging Market Debt Manager of the Year

Winner: Investec Asset Management

Highly Commended: Lazard Asset Management

Finalists:
Ashmore Group
GMO
Investec Asset Management
Lazard Asset Management
Pramerica Fixed Income


Emerging Market Equity Manager of the Year

Winner: GMO

Finalists:
Baron Capital Management
GMO
Harding Loevner
RBC Global Asset Management UK
Sands Capital Management
Unigestion


European Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Winner: Insight Investment

Finalists:
BlueBay Asset Management
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Insight Investment
Pioneer Investments


Fund of Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: BlackRock

Finalists:
BlackRock
Blackstone
Grosvenor Capital Management
KKR Prisma
Magnitude Capital
Mesirow Advanced Strategies


Global Equity Manager of the Year

Winner: Fiera Capital

Highly Commended: Dodge & Cox

Finalists:
Ardevora Asset Management
Artisan Partners
Dodge & Cox
Fiera Capital
Hosking Partners
Kiltearn Partners


Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Winner: Legal & General Investment Management

Finalists:
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Legal & General Investment Management
Payden & Rygel
Wellington Management


Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: Alphadyne Asset Management

Finalists:
Adelphi Capital
Alphadyne Asset Management
Brahman Partners
Stone Milliner Asset Management
York Capital Management


Index Manager of the Year

Winner: UBS Global Asset Management

Finalists:
BlackRock
HSBC Global Asset Management
Legal & General Investment Management
State Street Global Advisors
UBS Global Asset Management
Vanguard Asset Management


Infrastructure Manager of the Year

Winner: iCON Infrastructure

Highly Commended: IFM Investors

Finalists:
DIF
iCON Infrastructure
IFM Investors
KKR


Long Income Property Manager of the Year

Winner: Aviva Investors

Finalists:
Aviva Investors
Legal & General Investment Management
M&G Real Estate
Pramerica Real Estate Investors
Standard Life Investments


Multi Asset / Sector Credit Manager of the Year

Winner: M&G Investments

Finalists:
Babson Capital Management
M&G Investments
Neuberger Berman
Oaktree Capital Management
Sankaty Advisors


Multi Asset Manager of the Year

Winner: Investec Asset Management

Finalists:
Aviva Investors
Fulcrum Asset Management
Insight Investment
Invesco Perpetual
Investec Asset Management
Legal & General Investment Management


Pan-European Property Manager of the Year

Winner: Aviva Investors and LaSalle Investment Management

Finalists:
CBRE Global Investors
Invesco Real Estate
Aviva Investors and LaSalle Investment Management


Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: Capital Fund Management

Finalists:
Capital Fund Management
ISAM
Lynx Asset Management
Winton Capital Management


Sub-Investment Grade Manager of the Year

Winner: Kames Capital

Finalists:
Babson Capital Management
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Guggenheim Investments
Kames Capital
Sankaty Advisors


UK & European Opportunistic Property Manager of the Year

Winner: Patron Capital

Finalists:
Ares Management
Brockton Capital
Clearbell Capital
Frogmore Real Estate Partners
Patron Capital
Revcap


UK Core Property Manager of the Year

Winner: LaSalle Investment Management

Finalists:
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
DTZ
Hermes Investment Management
LaSalle Investment Management
Lothbury Investment Management
Orchard Street Investment Management


UK CRE Debt Manager of the Year

Winner: Renshaw Bay Real Estate Finance (now part of GAM Real Estate)

Finalists:
Europa Capital
GreenOak Real Estate Advisors
ICG Longbow
Renshaw Bay Real Estate Finance (now part of GAM Real Estate)


UK Equity Manager of the Year

Winner: Woodford Investment Management

Highly Commended: Lindsell Train

Finalists:
Heronbridge Investment Management
Jupiter Asset Management
Lindsell Train
Majedie Asset Management
Woodford Investment Management


UK Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Winner: Royal London Asset Management

Finalists:
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Insight Investment
PIMCO
Royal London Asset Management
Western Asset Management


UK LDI Manager of the Year

Winner: Insight Investment

Finalists:
BlackRock
BMO Global Asset Management
Insight Investment
Legal & General Investment Management
Schroder Investment Management

 

The PPIA Judges


  • Antony Barker, director of pensions at Santander
     
  • Lennox Hartman, manager researcher, Aon Hewitt
     
  • Mark Hedges, chief investment officer at the Nationwide Pension Fund
     
  • Roger Mattingly, director and independent trustee at PAN Group
     
  • Antony Miller, chief executive at 2020 Trustees
     
  • Bill Newman, chairman of trustees at Airbus Group Pension Scheme
     
  • Andrew Reid, managing director at Deutsche Bank and trustee director at the Abbey Life Staff Pension Scheme
     
  • John Steel, former chief operating officer at Aerion Fund Management, the in-house investment arm of the National Grid UK Pension Scheme
     
  • Martin Taylor, chairman of trustees at SITA DB Pension Scheme

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