UK Pensions Awards 2023: Live Q+A with judges

The 26th annual UK Pensions Awards will be held in London on 1 June 2023

Professional Pensions
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PP is running a live webinar for the UK Pensions Awards where some of our judges will explain exactly what they are looking for in submissions and give you their top tips on what makes a good entry.

The webinar will be held next Friday (2 December) at 11am. To take part in the event, register for the UK Pensions Awards to be sent further information.

The UK Pensions Awards celebrate excellence within the pensions industry.

Next year's event will mark the 26th anniversary of the UK Pensions Awards and will take place at a ceremony on 1 June 2023 at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel.

This year, we will be including a number of innovations to help you complete your entries.

As well as the webinar, we will also be publishing an entry guidance pack.

To receive a copy of the entry guidance pack and to find out how to listen to the Q+A, please register for the awards here: https://ukpensionsawards.com/live/en/page/2023-registration 

Awards Process

This year there will be two stages in the awards process - the details of which are as follows

1. Registration: Please register for the awards by completing our awards registration form here. Registering to enter for the awards will mean we can send you essential updates about the UK Pensions Awards as soon as they are available.

It will also give you access to entry guidance and allow you to listen to our live Q+A with judges.

2. Entry submission: Firms will then have to submit their entries. The judges will use this form to draw up the finalists list and decide on the final winners. The deadline for receipt of the entries is 5pm on Friday, 20 January 2023.

The entry forms and submissions will be considered by a panel of judges made up from professionals from across the occupational pensions industry. These judges will be announced in Professional Pensions over the coming weeks.

Entering on behalf of a pension scheme for the Pension Scheme of the Year accolades. For the three Pension Scheme of the Year entries, we welcome employer or scheme entries that are supported or put forward by commercial providers such as consultants, insurers or master trust providers but these must be entered in the name of the client scheme or employer not in the name of the provider themselves.

The finalists list will be published on Friday, 10 March 2023 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in on 1 June 2023 at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel.

 

Categories

We have made a number of changes to the category list for the 2023 awards in response to feedback we have received.

This year, the awards incorporate the Pension Scheme of the Year Awards, with three categories -Pension Scheme of the Year, Best Pension Scheme Communications Strategy and Pension Scheme Risk Reduction Initiative - dedicated to the achievements of pension schemes themselves.

The list of categories for the 2023 awards

Advisory Categories:

- Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year

- DC Consultancy of the Year

- Investment Consultancy of the Year

- Pension Lawyers of the Year

- Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year

- Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year

- Fiduciary Evaluator of the Year

- Sponsor Covenant / IRM Adviser of the Yea

 

DC Categories:

- DC Pension Provider of the Year

- DC Investment Manager of the Year

- DC Multi-Asset Fund Manager of the Year

- DC Master Trust of the Year

- DC Innovation of the Year

 

Investment Categories:                                       

- Investment Manager of the Year

- Fiduciary Manager of the Year

- Institutional Investment Platform Provider of the Year

- Equity Manager of the Year

- Fixed Income Manager of the Year

- Factor Investing Manager of the Year

- DB Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

- Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

- Real Estate Manager of the Year

- Alternative and Private Markets Investment Manager of the Year

- ESG Manager of the Year

- Impact Manager of the Year

- Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Manager of the Year

- Cashflow-driven Investment (CDI) Manager of the Year

- Risk Reduction Provider of the Year

- DB Investment Innovation of the Year

 

Other Categories:

- Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

- Independent Trustee of the Year

- Third-Party Administrator of the Year

- Technology Innovation of the Year

- Pensions Communication Initiative of the Year

- DB Master Trust / Consolidator of the Year

- Educational and Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year

- Retirement Innovation of the Year

 

Pension Scheme of the Year Award Categories:

The following three categories are only open to non-commercial pension schemes. Commercial providers such as insurers offering GPPs, master trusts and consolidators should enter the provider awards above. We do, however, welcome employer entries that are supported or put forward by commercial providers, but they must be in the name of the client scheme or employer not in the name of the provider themselves.

- Pension Scheme of the Year *** NEW FOR 2023 ***

- Best Pension Scheme Communications Strategy *** NEW FOR 2023 ***

- Pension Scheme Risk Reduction Initiative *** NEW FOR 2023 ***

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