UK Pensions Awards 2023: Shortlists unveiled!

This year’s awards will be held on 1 June at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London

Professional Pensions
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Here they are. The finalist lists for the UK Pensions Awards 2023.

The 26th 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 Royal Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday, 1 June 2023.

To book a table and a finalist package at this event visit our booking website or contact Rushna Khan at 020 7484 9843 or via [email protected].

To sponsor the awards contact Liam Barrett on 020 7484 9977 or via [email protected].

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

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

 

Advisory Categories:

Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year

  • Broadstone
  • Buck
  • EY-Parthenon
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Isio 
  • K3 Advisory
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • WTW
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

DC Consultancy of the Year

  • Buck
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Isio
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Redington
  • WTW
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

Investment Consultancy of the Year

  • Barker Tatham Investment Consultants
  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Buck
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Isio
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • Mercer
  • Redington
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

Pension Lawyers of the Year

  • Allen & Overy
  • Arc Pensions Law
  • Burges Salmon
  • CMS
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Sackers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Stephenson Harwood
  • Travers Smith

 

Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year

  • Burges Salmon
  • CMS
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Sackers
  • Stephenson Harwood

 

Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year

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

 

Fiduciary Evaluator of the Year

  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Buck
  • Ernst & Young
  • Isio
  • Redington
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

Sponsor Covenant / IRM Adviser of the Year

  • Cardano
  • EY-Parthenon
  • Grant Thornton UK
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • PCS (Purbeck Covenant Services)
  • PwC
  • RSM
  • XPS Pensions Group (incorporating Penfida)

 

DC Categories:

DC Pension Provider of the Year

  • Aegon UK
  • Aviva
  • Fidelity International
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • PensionBee
  • Scottish Widows
  • Standard Life

 

DC Investment Manager of the Year

  • AllianceBernstein
  • Berenberg
  • BlackRock
  • Legal & General Investment Management

 

DC Multi-Asset Fund Manager of the Year

  • Lombard Odier Investment Managers
  • Partners Group

 

DC Master Trust of the Year

  • Aegon UK
  • Aviva
  • Cushon
  • Fidelity International
  • Legal & General
  • LifeSight (WTW)
  • Mercer DC Master Trust
  • National Pension Trust (XPS Pensions Group)
  • Nest
  • Scottish Widows
  • Smart Pension
  • Standard Life

 

DC Innovation of the Year

  • Aviva Investors
  • Berenberg
  • Cushon
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Nest
  • TPT Retirement Solutions

 

Investment Categories:

Investment Manager of the Year

  • Artisan Partners
  • Dodge & Cox
  • Gresham House
  • Insight Investment
  • M&G Investments
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Robeco
  • Ruffer
  • Wellington Management
  • William Blair Investment Management

 

Fiduciary Manager of the Year

  • Aon
  • BlackRock
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Mercer
  • Russell Investments
  • Schroders Solutions
  • SECOR Asset Management
  • Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Management

 

Institutional Investment Platform Provider of the Year

  • Mobius Life
  • Phoenix Corporate Investment Services

 

Equity Manager of the Year

  • Artisan Partners
  • Baron Capital Management
  • Berenberg
  • Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
  • Dodge & Cox
  • Fisher Investments
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Nordea Asset Management
  • Pictet Asset Management
  • T. Rowe Price
  • William Blair Investment Management

 

Fixed Income Manager of the Year

  • Dodge & Cox
  • Insight Investment
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • M&G Investments
  • Nordea Asset Management
  • Robeco
  • T. Rowe Price
  • TwentyFour Asset Management
  • Wellington Management

 

Factor Investing Manager of the Year

  • Aon
  • Invesco Quantitative Strategies
  • Railpen
  • Russell Investments

 

DB Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

  • Mercer
  • Newton Investment Management
  • Railpen
  • WTW

 

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

  • Artisan Partners
  • Baron Capital Management
  • Neuberger Berman
  • Nordea Asset Management
  • Pictet Asset Management
  • RisCura
  • Robeco
  • William Blair Investment Management

 

Real Estate Manager of the Year

  • Alpha Real Capital
  • AXA IM Alts
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • CBRE Investment Management
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Invesco Real Estate

 

Alternative and Private Markets Investment Manager of the Year

  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
  • Darwin Alternatives
  • GLIL Infrastructure
  • Gresham House
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • LCM Partners
  • M&G Investments
  • Mercer
  • Partners Group

 

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

  • AllianceBernstein
  • Alpha Real Capital
  • Aon
  • AXA Investment Managers
  • Candriam
  • Gresham House
  • Insight Investment
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Newton Investment Management
  • Schroders

 

Impact Manager of the Year

  • Alpha Real Capital
  • Aon
  • AXA IM Alts
  • CBRE Investment Management
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Fisher Investments
  • M&G Investments
  • Nordea Asset Management
  • Schroders

 

Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Manager of the Year

  • abrdn
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Insight Investment
  • Schroders Solutions

 

Cashflow-driven Investment (CDI) Manager of the Year

  • abrdn
  • Alpha Real Capital
  • AXA Investment Managers
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Insight Investment
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Schroders Solutions

 

Risk Reduction Provider of the Year

  • Just Group
  • Pension Insurance Corporation
  • Rothesay
  • Scottish Widows
  • Standard Life

 

DB Investment Innovation of the Year

  • abrdn
  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Railpen
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

Other Categories:

Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

  • Aon
  • Aviva
  • Capita Pension Solutions
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Lane Clark & Peacock
  • PensionBee
  • Travers Smith
  • WTW
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

Independent Trustee of the Year

  • 20-20 Trustees (now part of Vidett)
  • Dalriada Trustees
  • gcTrustees
  • Independent Trustee Services (now part of Independent Governance Group)
  • Law Debenture
  • ndapt
  • PAN Trustees
  • Punter Southall Governance Services (now part of Vidett)
  • Ross Trustees (now part of Independent Governance Group)
  • Zedra

 

Third-Party Administrator of the Year

  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Buck
  • Hymans Robertson
  • Isio
  • Spence and Partners
  • Trafalgar House
  • WTW
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

Technology Innovation of the Year

  • AMX by Carne
  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Cardano
  • Cushon
  • Gretel
  • Heywood Pension Technologies
  • Mercer
  • Penny
  • WTW
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

Pensions Communication Initiative of the Year

  • ABI/PLSA
  • Civil Service Pension and MyCSP
  • DrumRoll
  • Fidelity International
  • Legal & General Investment Management
  • Quietroom
  • Scottish Widows
  • Smart Pension
  • TPT Retirement Solutions
  • XPS Pensions Group

 

DB Master Trust / Consolidator of the Year

  • Citrus
  • Deloitte Pensions Master Plan
  • Isio / Entrust
  • TPT Retirement Solutions

 

Educational and Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year

  • Aegon UK
  • Aviva
  • Barnett Waddingham
  • Bravura
  • Buck
  • Burges Salmon
  • CACEIS
  • Nest Insight
  • Now Pensions
  • Standard Life

 

Retirement Innovation of the Year

  • Capita Pension Solutions
  • Mercer DC Master Trust

 

Pension Scheme of the Year Categories:

Pension Scheme of the Year

  • Affinity Water Pension Plan
  • HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme
  • Railways Pension Scheme
  • Tesco Retirement Savings Plan

 

Best Pension Scheme Communications Strategy

  • ICI Specialty Chemicals Pension Fund
  • M&S Pension Scheme

 

Update

The shortlist was updated on 6 April 2023

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