PP Investment Awards 2019 - The winners

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Awards winners were announced on 31 October at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.
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Awards winners were announced on 31 October at the Royal Lancaster Hotel.

Here they are…the winners of the annual Professional Pensions Investment Awards for 2019.

The winners of this year's awards - which celebrate industry excellence among asset managers who serve UK occupational pension schemes- were announced at an awards dinner on 31 October by comedian Simon Evans.

The unique approach of the PP Investment Awards highlights those asset managers who have demonstrated excellent performance and relative growth in assets under management over the year to 30 June 2019, along with strong performance over the last three years.

Entrants on the shortlist - drawn up in association with Aon - were asked to complete a questionnaire detailing what sets them apart from their peers, looking specifically at client service and product innovations made over the 12 months to 30 June 2019.

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

Finalists and winners for 2019 are as follows:

 

Absolute Return Bond Strategy of the Year

Winner:

PGIM Fixed Income

 

Shortlist:

BlackRock

PGIM Fixed Income

PIMCO

Wellington Management

 

Alternative Risk Premia Manager of the Year

Winner:

CFM

 

Shortlist:

CFM

GAM Systematic

Man Group

 

Emerging Market Debt Manager of the Year

Winner:

PGIM Fixed Income

 

Highly Commended:

Capital Group

 

Shortlist:

Ashmore

Capital Group

Manulife Asset Management

Mondrian Investment Partners

PGIM Fixed Income

 

Emerging Market Equity Manager of the Year

Winner:

Vontobel Asset Management

 

Shortlist:

Baillie Gifford

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Vontobel Asset Management

 

Equity Factor Index Provider of the Year

Winner:

Scientific Beta

 

Highly Commended:

Research Affiliates

 

Shortlist:

MSCI

Research Affiliates

Scientific Beta

 

Global Equity Manager of the Year

Winner:

T. Rowe Price

 

Shortlist:

BLS Capital Fondsmæglerselskab

GQG Partners

Guardian Capital

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

T. Rowe Price

 

Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Winner:

PGIM Fixed Income

 

Highly Commended:

Robeco

 

Shortlist:

Capital Group

Dodge & Cox

Fidelity

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

PGIM Fixed Income

Robeco

 

Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Winner:

Alpstone Capital

 

Shortlist:

Alpstone Capital

Brevan Howard

Egerton Capital

Marshall Wace

Selwood Asset Management

 

Long Income Property Manager of the Year

Winner: Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets

 

Shortlist:

Aviva Investors

BlackRock

Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets

M & G Investments

 

Multi Asset/Sector Credit Manager of the Year

Winner:

Barings

 

Shortlist:

Bain Capital

Barings

Beach Point

CQS

Investec Asset Management

KR

 

Multi Asset Manager of the Year

Winner:

Baillie Gifford

 

Shortlist:

Baillie Gifford

BlackRock

Nordea

Schroders

 

Pan-European Core Property Manager of the Year

Winner:

LaSalle Investment Management

 

Shortlist:

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets

CBRE Global Investors

LaSalle Investment Management

 

Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Winner:

CFM

 

Shortlist:

CFM

Graham

Lynx

Quantica

Systematica

 

Sustainable Equity Manager of the Year

Winner:

RBC Global Asset Management

 

Shortlist:

Generation Investment Management

Impax Asset Management

Ownership Capital

RBC Global Asset Management

 

UK & European Opportunistic Property Manager of the Year

Winner:

Henderson Park

 

Shortlist:

Aermont

Clearbell

Henderson Park

 

UK & European Commercial Real Estate Debt Manager of the Year

Winner:

DRC Capital

 

Shortlist:

DRC Capital

GreenOak

ICG-Longbow

PGIM Real Estate

 

UK Core Property Manager of the Year

Winner:

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

 

Shortlist:

AEW

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Hermes Investment Management

Schroders

UBS Asset Management

 

UK Equity Manager of the Year

Winner:

Baillie Gifford

 

Shortlist:

Baillie Gifford

Majedie Asset Management

Man Group

 

UK Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Winner: Royal London Asset Management

 

Shortlist:

BlackRock

M&G Investments

Royal London Asset Management

Western Asset Management

 

UK LDI Manager of the Year

Winner: BlackRock

 

Shortlist:

BlackRock

BMO Global Asset Management

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

Schroders

 

DC CATEGORIES

DC Investment Innovation of the Year

Winner:

Capital Group

 

Shortlist:

Capital Group

Invesco

Partners Group

Robeco

UBS Asset Management

 

Target Date Fund Manager of the Year

Winner:

Nest

 

Shortlist:

AB

Aon (Retirement Pathways Fund)

BlackRock for LifePath

Nest

State Street Global Advisors

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