PP Investment Awards 2015: Judges announced

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Here they are… The judges for this year's Professional Pensions Investment Awards.

The judges for this year's awards are:

  • 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

 

About the Awards

The Professional Pensions Investment Awards celebrate excellence among the asset managers who serve UK workplace pension schemes.

The awards, now in their second year, recognise asset managers over a broad range of specialisms - and shine the spotlight on those whose achievements may not always be recognised by the more general UK Pensions Awards.

The awards process is unique within the industry - with the shortlist being drawn up in association with leading investment consultancy Aon Hewitt.

The shortlist is based on both performance and relative growth in assets under management over the 12 months to 30 June 2015.

However, we recognise the need for consistent performance so entrants will only be shortlisted if they demonstrate both excellent performance over the 12 months to 30 June 2015 AND strong performance over a three year time period.

The full shortlists will be published in August.

Shortlisted entrants will then asked to complete an entry 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 will then be decided by our distinguished panel of industry judges (see above).

The winners will be announced at an awards lunch on 27 November at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.


Category list

As part of the process for this year's PP Investment Awards, we have reviewed the category list for the awards and made a number of changes in a bid to make sure the categories continue to represent the mandates being awarded by UK pension schemes.

As such, we have removed four categories - Commodities Manager of the Year, Currency Manager of the Year, Economic Infrastructure Manager of the Year, and PPP (Public Private Partnership) Manager of the Year.

We have also added a number of categories into this year's awards - UK LDI Manager of the Year, Infrastructure Manager of the Year and Private Equity Manager of the Year.

And we have renamed two categories - DGF (Diversified Growth Fund) Manager of the Year has been renamed Multi Asset Manager of the Year; and the Passive Manager of the Year category has been renamed Index Manager of the Year.

In addition to this, we have significantly revised and expanded the list of real estate categories in this year's awards. As such, we have removed two categories - Real Estate Debt Manager of the Year and UK Property Manager of the Year - and have added six - Pan-European Property Manager of the Year, UK Core Property Manager of the Year, UK CRE Debt Manager of the Year, UK Opportunistic Property Manager of the Year, European Opportunistic Property Manager of the Year and Long Income Property Manager of the Year.

The full list of categories for this year's awards is as follows:

  • Rising Star of Asset Management Award
  • Innovation of the Year Award
  • ARBS (Absolute Return Bond Strategy) Manager of the Year
  • Emerging Market Debt Manager of the Year
  • Emerging Market Equity Manager of the Year
  • European Fixed Income Manager of the Year
  • European Opportunistic Property Manager of the Year
  • Fund of Hedge Fund Manager of the Year
  • Global Equity Manager of the Year
  • Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Manager of the Year
  • Index Manager of the Year
  • Infrastructure Manager
  • Long Income Property Manager of the Year
  • Multi Asset / Sector Credit Manager of the Year
  • Multi Asset Manager of the Year
  • Pan-European Property Manager of the Year
  • Private Equity Manager
  • Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year
  • Sub-Investment Grade Manager of the Year
  • UK Core Property Manager of the Year
  • UK CRE Debt Manager of the Year
  • UK Equity Manager of the Year
  • UK Fixed Income Manager of the Year
  • UK LDI Manager of the Year
  • UK Opportunistic Property Manager of the Year

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