PP Investment Awards 2017 - The winners

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Here they are - the winners of the Professional Pensions Investment Awards (PPIA) 2017.

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 Paul Sinha.

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 excellent performance and relative growth in assets under management over the 12 months to 30 June 2017 as well as strong performance over the past three years.

Shortlisted entrants were then asked to complete an questionaire detailing how they differentiate themselves from their peers - detailing the product and client service innovations they made over the 12 months to 30 June 2017.

The winners in each category were decided by a distinguished panel of industry judges.

The winners and finalists for the 2017 awards are as follows:

ARBS (Absolute Return Bond Strategy) Manager of the Year

Winner:

Standard Life Investments

Finalists:

Insight Investment

Kames Capital

PGIM

Pictet Asset Management

Standard Life Investments

Emerging Market Debt Manager of the Year

Winner:

Ashmore Group

Finalists:

Ashmore Group

BlackRock

Colchester Global Investors

Neuberger Berman

PGIM

Emerging Market Equity Manager of the Year

Winner:

TT International

Highly Commended:

RWC Partners

Finalists:

Coronation Fund Managers

Janus Henderson Investors

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

RWC Partners

TT International

Factor Investing Manager of the Year

Winner:

BlackRock

Finalists:

Analytic Investors

AXA Investment Managers, Rosenberg Equities

BlackRock

Invesco

Legal & General Investment Management

State Street Global Advisors

Unigestion

Fund of Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Winner:

BlackRock

Finalists:

BlackRock

Blackstone

GCM Grosvenor

Lighthouse Partners

Global Equity Manager of the Year

Winner:

Baillie Gifford

Finalists:

Artisan Partners

Baillie Gifford

Harris Associates

Sands Capital Management

T. Rowe Price

Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Winner:

PIMCO

Highly Commended:

MFS Investment Management 

Finalists:

AllianceBernstein (AB)

Capital Group

MFS Investment Management

PGIM

PIMCO

Western Asset Management

Index Manager of the Year

Winner:

Legal & General Investment Management

Finalists:

BlackRock

HSBC Global Asset Management

Legal & General Investment Management

State Street Global Advisors

UBS Asset Management

Listed Infrastructure Manager of the Year

Winner:

RARE Infrastructure

Finalists:

Brookfield Investment Management

Lazard Asset Management

RARE Infrastructure

Long Income Property Manager of the Year

Winner:

M&G Investments

Finalists:

Aviva Investors

Legal & General Investment Management

M&G Investments

Pramerica

Multi Asset / Sector Credit Manager of the Year       

Winner:

Oak Hill Advisors

Finalists:

Barings

Guggenheim Partners

ICG (Intermediate Capital Group)

Oak Hill Advisors

Wellington Management

Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

Winner:

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Finalists:

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Insight Investment

Invesco

Legal & General Investment Management

Schroders

Private Equity Manager of the Year

Winner:

HarbourVest Partners

Finalists:

Cinven

CVC Capital Partners

EMK Capital

FSN Capital

HarbourVest Partners

Platinum Equity Advisors

Private Rented Sector Manager of the Year

Winner:

M&G Real Estate

Finalists:

Invesco Real Estate

Legal & General Investment Management

M&G Real Estate

Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Winner:

Man AHL

Finalists:

AQR Capital Management

Capital Fund Management

GSA Capital Partners

Man AHL

UK & European Opportunistic Property Manager of the Year

Winner:

Europa Capital

Finalists:

Brockton Capital

Clearbell

Europa Capital

Henderson Park Capital Partners

Revcap Advisors

UK and European CRE Debt Manager of the Year

Winner:

DRC Capital

Finalists:

DRC Capital

GreenOak Real Estate

ICG Longbow

UK Core Property Manager of the Year

Winner:

LaSalle Investment Management

Finalists:

CBRE Global Investors

Hermes Investment Management

LaSalle Investment Management

Schroders

UK Equity Manager of the Year

Winner:

Majedie Asset Management

Finalists:

BlackRock

Jupiter Asset Management

Lindsell Train

Majedie Asset Management

Woodford Investment Management

UK Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Winner:

M&G Investments

Finalists:

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Fidelity International

Insight Investment

Janus Henderson Investors

M&G Investments

Standard Life Investments

UK LDI Manager of the Year

Winner:

BMO Global Asset Management

Finalists:

BlackRock

BMO Global Asset Management

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

Schroders

Unlisted Infrastructure Manager of the Year 

Winner:

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Finalists:

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Basalt Infrastructure Partners

EQT Partners

iCON Infrastructure Partners

IFM Investors

Meridiam Infrastructure

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