PP Investment Awards 2021: Shortlists published

The awards celebrate excellence among asset managers

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PP Investment Awards 2021: Shortlists published

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

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

The awards, now in their eighth 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 Aon, one of the leading investment consultants in the market.

The shortlist is broadly based on performance over the 12 months to 30 June 2021 but also recognises the need for consistent performance. Entrants were therefore only shortlisted if they demonstrated both excellent performance over the 12 months to 30 June 2021 AND strong performance over a three-year time period.

Shortlisted entrants are now being asked to complete a questionnaire to demonstrate how they differentiate themselves from their peers in terms of innovation, client service, sustainability, diversity and inclusion. 

To access the questionnaire, please visit: www.investmentawards.co.uk.

Once you register on this site, you will be sent a guidance pack to help you complete your entry.

For queries about the questionnaire and the next stage of the judging process, please contact awards co-ordinator Joshua Wrazen at [email protected].

For queries about the awards process, please contact Professional Pensions editor Jonathan Stapleton at [email protected].

The winners in each category will be decided by a distinguished panel of industry judges, which will be finalised over the coming weeks.

The awards will be announced at a presentation towards the end of the year.

Further information about the awards can be found here: www.investmentawards.co.uk.

 

The shortlists are as follows:

Alternative Risk Premia Manager of the Year

GAM Investments

Man Group

Systematica Investments

 

ARBS (Absolute Return Bond Strategy) Manager of the Year

BlackRock

BlueBay Asset Management

PIMCO

T. Rowe Price

UBP Asset Management

 

Emerging Market Equity Manager of the Year

Artisan Partners

Ashmore

Baillie Gifford

JP Morgan Asset Management

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

 

Equity Factor Index Provider of the Year

FTSE

MSCI

Research Affiliates (RAFI)

Scientific Beta

 

Global Equity Manager of the Year

Baillie Gifford

Baron Capital

Jennison Associates

Metropolis Capital

Sands Capital

T. Rowe Price

 

Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Aegon Asset Management

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Insight Investment

Robeco

Western Asset Management

 

Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Caxton Associates

Islet Capital

Marshall Wace

Maverick Capital

Nut Tree Capital Mangagement

 

Liquid Securitised Manager of the Year

Aegon Asset Management

BNP Paribas Asset Management

Insight Investment

Janus Henderson Investors

TwentyFour Asset Management

 

Long Income Property Manager of the Year

Aberdeen Standard Investments (Standard Life Long Lease Property Fund)

Aviva Investors (Lime Property Fund)

Legal & General Investment Management (LPI Fund)

M&G Real Estate (Secured Property Income Fund)

 

Multi-Asset/Sector Credit Manager of the Year

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Brandywine Global Investment

JP Morgan Asset Management

Loomis Sayles

Muzinich & Co.

PIMCO

 

Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

AQR Capital Management

Amundi Asset Management

Man AHL

Newton Investment Management

Ruffer

 

Pan-European Core Property Manager of the Year

Barings (European Core Property Fund)

Blackstone Real Estate Partners (Core+)

LaSalle Investment Management (Encore+)

Prologis (European Logistics Fund)

 

Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

CFM

Lynx Asset Management

Quantica Capital

Voloridge Investment Management

 

Sustainable Corporate Bond Manager of the Year

Aberdeen Standard Investments

J Safra Sarasin Asset Management

Liontrust Asset Management

Robeco

 

Sustainable Equity Manager of the Year

Baillie Gifford

Impax Asset Management

Liontrust Asset Management

Mirova

RBC Global Asset Management

Robeco

 

UK & European Opportunistic Property Manager of the Year

Ares (European Property Enhancement Partners III)

Barings (Real Estate European Value-Add II)

Blackstone Real Estate Partners (Europe VI)

EQT Exeter (Europe Logistics Value IV)

NREP (Nordic Strategies IV)

 

UK & European Commercial Real Estate Debt Manager of the Year

BentalGreenOak

LaSalle Investment Management

M&G Real Estate

PGIM Real Estate

 

UK Core Property Manager of the Year

AEW (UK Core Property Fund)

Fidelity (UK Real Estate Fund)

Mayfair Capital (Property Unit Trust)

Royal London Asset Management (UK Real Estate Fund)

UBS Asset Management (Triton Property Fund)

 

UK Equity Manager of the Year

Artemis Investment Management

Baillie Gifford

BlackRock

BMO Global Asset Management

Liontrust Asset Management

 

UK Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

M&G Investments

Royal London Asset Management

Schroders

 

UK LDI Manager of the Year

BlackRock

BMO Global Asset Management

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

Schroders

State Street Global Advisors

 

DC Categories

DC Investment Innovation of the Year

Cushon (Net-zero DC pensions)

Invesco (Global Real Estate Fund)

Natixis Investment Managers (MV Dual Credit Fund)

Tumelo (Pension power)

 

Target Date Fund Manager of the Year

Alliance Bernstein

Aon

Nest

State Street Global Advisors

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