UK Pensions Awards 2021 - Shortlists published

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UK Pensions Awards 2021 - Shortlists published

Here they are. The finalist lists for the UK Pensions Awards 2021.

The 24th annual UK Pensions Awards have been rigorously judged by a panel of senior scheme managers, trustees and advisers.

To see the full list of judges, visit the UK Pensions Awards website.

The winners will be announced at an in-person gala dinner at The Brewery on Chiswell Street in London on Tuesday, 14 September 2021.

To book a table and a finalist package at this event contact Bobby Naipaul on 020 7484 9726. To sponsor the awards contact Liam Barrett on 020 7484 9977.

Further information about the awards can be found at: www.ukpensionsawards.com.

The shortlists for this year's awards are as follows:

Advisory Categories:

Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year

  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Broadstone Corporate Benefits
  • Buck
  • Capita Pensions
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Isio
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • PwC
  • XPS Pensions Group

DC Consultancy of the Year

  • Aon
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Isio
  • Lane Clark & Peacock

Investment Consultancy of the Year

  • Barker Tatham Investment Consultants
  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Bfinance
  • Buck
  • Capita Pensions
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Isio
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Ormonde Advisory
  • Redington
  • XPS Pensions Group

Pension Lawyers of the Year

  • Allen & Overy
  • Arc Pensions Law
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Burges Salmon
  • CMS
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Gowling WLG
  • Gunnercooke
  • Linklaters
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Sackers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Travers Smith

Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year

  • Allen & Overy
  • CMS
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Sackers

Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year

  • Allen & Overy
  • Aon
  • Buck
  • Capita Pensions
  • Hymans Robertson
  • K3 Advisory
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Lincoln Pensions
  • Travers Smith

Fiduciary Evaluator of the Year

  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Buck
  • EY
  • IC Select
  • Isio
  • PwC
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

DC Categories:

DC Pension Provider of the Year

  • B&CE
  • Legal & General
  • PensionBee
  • Scottish Widows
  • Standard Life
  • TPT Retirement Solutions

DC Investment Manager of the Year

  • BlackRock
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Partners Group

DC Multi-Asset Fund Manager of the Year

  • BlackRock
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Nest

DC Master Trust of the Year

  • Aon
  • Atlas Master Trust
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Nest
  • Scottish Widows
  • SEI
  • Standard Life
  • The People's Pension (B&CE)
  • TPT Retirement Solutions
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Workers Pension Trust

DC Innovation of the Year

  • Aon
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Mobius Life
  • Natixis Investment Managers
  • Nest
  • PensionBee
  • Quietroom
  • Scottish Widows

 

Investment Categories:

Investment Manager of the Year

  • Federated Hermes
  • Fidelity International
  • Impax Asset Management
  • Insight Investment
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Muzinich & Co
  • PGIM
  • Royal London Asset Management
  • T. Rowe Price
  • TwentyFour Asset Management

Fiduciary Manager of the Year

  • Aon
  • BlackRock
  • BMO Global Asset Management
  • Cardano
  • Charles Stanley
  • Kempen Capital Management
  • Mercer
  • Ormonde Advisory
  • River and Mercantile
  • Russell Investments
  • SECOR Asset Management
  • SEI

Institutional Investment Platform Provider of the Year

  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Mobius Life
  • Phoenix Corporate Investment Services

Equity Manager of the Year

  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Fisher Investments
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Pictet Asset Management
  • RBC Global Asset Management
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Vontobel Asset Management

Fixed Income Manager of the Year

  • BlueBay Asset Management
  • Federated Hermes
  • Insight Investment
  • M&G Investment Management
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Muzinich & Co
  • Neuberger Berman
  • PGIM Fixed Income
  • Robeco
  • Royal London Asset Management
  • T. Rowe Price
  • TwentyFour Asset Management
  • Western Asset

Factor Investing Manager of the Year

  • Aon
  • Invesco
  • Research Affiliates Global Advisors

DB Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

  • Aon
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Lombard Odier Investment Managers
  • Newton Investment Management
  • Ormonde Advisory
  • Vontobel Asset Management

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

  • Federated Hermes
  • Fidelity International
  • Fisher Investments
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Muzinich & Co
  • Neuberger Berman
  • Pictet Asset Management
  • RisCura

Real Estate Manager of the Year

  • AXA IM Alts
  • CBRE Global Investors
  • Cheyne Capital
  • Federated Hermes
  • Fidelity International
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Invesco Real Estate
  • Patron Capital
  • Schroders

Alternative Investment Manager of the Year

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • AXA IM Alts
  • Blackrock
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Darwin Alternative Investment Management
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Gresham House
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • KGAL Investment Management
  • Mercer
  • Natixis Investment Managers
  • Pantheon
  • Partners Group

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager of the Year

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • AXA Investment Managers
  • BlackRock
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Federated Hermes
  • Gresham House
  • Insight Investment
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Kempen Capital Management
  • Lombard Odier Investment Managers
  • Pictet Asset Management
  • RBC Global Asset Management
  • Robeco

Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Manager of the Year

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • BlackRock
  • BMO Global Asset Management
  • Insight Investment

Cashflow-driven Investment (CDI) Manager of the Year

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • AXA Investment Managers
  • Insight Investment
  • Schroders
  • SEI

Risk Reduction Provider of the Year

  • Just Group
  • Legal & General
  • Pension Insurance Corporation
  • Rothesay

DB Investment Innovation of the Year

  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Fidelity International
  • Mercer
  • Mobius Life
  • Schroders
  • SEI

 

Other Categories:

Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • Aon
  • Cardano
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • PensionBee
  • Redington
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Travers Smith
  • XPS Pensions Group

Independent Trustee of the Year

  • 2020 Trustees
  • Dalriada Trustees
  • Entrust Pension
  • GC Trustees
  • Independent Trustee Services
  • Law Debenture
  • Open Trustees
  • PTL
  • Ross Trustees

Third-Party Administrator of the Year

  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Broadstone Corporate Benefits
  • Buck
  • EQ Paymaster
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Premier
  • Spence & Partners
  • Trafalgar House
  • XPS Pensions Group

Technology Innovation of the Year

  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Buck
  • CACEIS
  • ClearGlass
  • Knowa
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Legal & General
  • Moneyhub Enterprise
  • PensionBee
  • Procentia
  • Seccl
  • Tumelo
  • XPS Pensions Group

DB Master Trust / Consolidator of the Year

  • Citrus
  • Deloitte Pensions Master Plan
  • Enplan (Isio)
  • Stoneport Pensions Management
  • TPT Retirement Solutions

Pensions Communication Initiative of the Year

  • Capita / Sparks
  • DrumRoll (Barnett Waddingham)
  • Legal & General
  • Pension Geeks
  • PensionBee
  • Quietroom
  • Scottish Widows
  • Southwark Council Pension Services
  • Standard Life
  • The People's Pension
  • XPS Pensions Group

Educational and Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year

  • Aon
  • Barnett Waddingham
  • CACEIS
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Nest Insight
  • Now Pensions
  • Prudential Financial
  • Scottish Widows
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • The ITI Group
  • XPS Pensions Group

Sponsor Covenant / IRM Adviser of the Year

  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Lincoln Pensions
  • Purbeck Covenant Services
  • PwC
  • Teneo Restructuring (Deloitte)
  • TPT Retirement Solutions

Retirement Innovation of the Year

  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Capita Pensions
  • Hub Group (part of Just Group)
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • SEI
  • Smart
  • Stoneport Pensions Management

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