PP Investment Awards 2023: Shortlists revealed!

The awards celebrate excellence among asset managers

Professional Pensions
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PP Investment Awards 2023: Shortlists revealed!

Here they are. The finalists for the 10th anniversary 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 tenth anniversary 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, highlighting those asset managers who have demonstrated excellent performance.

The shortlist is broadly based on performance over the 12 months to 30 June 2023 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 2023 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.

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 in London on 23 November.

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

For queries about the awards process, please contact PP editor Jonathan Stapleton.

To find out more about the awards, criteria and categories, visit the PP Investment Awards website.

The nominees are as follows:

Where specific strategies have been named as part of the shortlisting process, they are in brackets following the company name.

10th Anniversary Award for Asset Management

  • AlphaReal
  • Baillie Gifford
  • M&G Investments
  • MAN Group
  • Robeco

 

ARBS (Absolute Return Bond Strategy) Manager of the Year

  • BlueBay
  • Insight Investment
  • Jupiter Asset Management
  • Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
  • PGIM
  • Royal London Asset Management

 

Buy and Maintain Credit Manager of the Year

  • BlackRock
  • Insight Investment
  • Invesco Asset Management
  • Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Royal London Asset Management

 

Emerging Market Equity Manager of the Year

  • ARGA Investment Management (ARGA Emerging Markets Equity Strategy)
  • Bennelong Funds Management (Skerryvore Global Emerging Markets Equity)
  • Brandes Investment Partners (Emerging Markets Equity)
  • Letko, Brosseau & Associates (LetkoBrosseau Emerging Markets)
  • Orbis Investments (Orbis Emerging Markets Equity)
  • Pzena Investment Management (Pzena Emerging Markets Select Value)

 

Equity Multi Factor Solution Provider of the Year

  • Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI Best Styles Global Developed Equity)
  • Allspring Global Investments (Factor Enhanced Global Equity)
  • AQR Capital Management (ACWI Style Premia Long Only Equity)
  • Invesco Asset Management (Global Multi-Factor ESG)
  • Lazard Asset Management (Global Equity Factor Advantage)

 

Global Core Property Manager of the Year

  • CBRE Investment Management
  • The Townsend Group
  • UBS Asset Management

 

Global Equity Manager of the Year

  • Causeway Capital Management (Causeway Global Value Equity)
  • Metropolis Capital (Metropolis Valuefund Strategy)
  • Ninety One (Ninety One Global Value)
  • Royal London Asset Management (Royal London Global Equity Select)

 

Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year

  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Neuberger Berman
  • Pictet Asset Management
  • Robeco

 

Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

  • Alyeska Investment Group (Alyeska Aleutian Fund) (Alyeska Aleutian Fund)
  • Blue Diamond Asset Management (Blue Diamond)
  • Graham Capital Management (Graham Absolute Return Fund)
  • One William Street Capital Management (One William Street LSAR Fund)
  • Pimco (Pimco Commodity Alpha Fund)

 

Insurance Linked Securities Manager of the Year

  • Leadenhall Capital Partners (Leadenhall UCITS Cat Bond Fund)
  • Neuberger Berman (NB Insurance-Linked Strategies Fund)
  • Securis Investment Partners (Securis Non-Life Fund)

 

Liquid Securitised Manager of the Year

  • HSBC Asset Management
  • Janus Henderson Investors
  • M&G Investments
  • Prytania Asset Management
  • Schroders
  • TwentyFour Asset Management

 

Long Income Property Manager of the Year

  • Aviva Investors
  • CBRE Investment Management
  • Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

 

Multi Asset Credit Manager of the Year

  • ICG
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
  • Oak Hill Advisors
  • Oaktree Capital Management
  • PineBridge Investments

 

Pan-European Core Property Manager of the Year

  • AXA Investment Managers
  • CBRE Investment Management
  • Invesco Asset Management

 

Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

  • AQR Capital Management (AQR Alternative Trend)
  • Aspect Capital (Aspect Diversified)
  • Capital Fund Management (CFM Stratus)
  • Man FRM (Man Alternative Risk Premia)

 

Risk Parity Manager of the Year

  • AQR Capital Management (AQR Global Risk Premium)
  • BlackRock (BlackRock Market Advantage)
  • Bridgewater Associates (Bridgewater All Weather)
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments (Columbia Adaptive Risk Allocation)
  • Man AHL (Man AHL TargetRisk)

 

Short Dated Credit Manager of the Year

  • AXA Investment Managers
  • Barings Asset Management
  • M&G Investments
  • Muzinich & Co
  • TwentyFour Asset Management

 

Sustainable Active Equity Manager

  • Impax Asset Management (Global Opportunities)
  • Impax Asset Management (Leaders)
  • Lyrical Asset Management (Global Impact Value Equity Strategy)
  • Ninety One (Global Environment)

 

Sustainable Corporate Bond Manager of the Year

  • AXA Investment Managers
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Candriam
  • Liontrust Asset Management

 

UK Core Property Manager of the Year

  • AEW Capital Management
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • UBS Asset Management

 

UK & European Non-Core Property Manager of the Year

  • Angelo Gordon
  • Blackstone
  • PGIM

 

UK & European Commercial Property Debt Manager of the Year

  • BentallGreenOak
  • Cheyne Capital
  • ICG

 

UK Equity Manager of the Year

  • Artemis Investment Management (UK Select)
  • BlackRock (UK Equity Focus)
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments (Threadneedle UK Equity Alpha)
  • Heronbridge Investment Management (UK Equity - Unconstrained)

 

UK Fixed Income Manager of the Year

  • Fidelity International
  • Insight Investment
  • M&G Investments
  • Morgan Stanley Investment Management
  • Royal London Asset Management

 

UK LDI Manager of the Year

  • BlackRock
  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Insight Investment
  • Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
  • Schroders Solutions

 

Defined contribution categories

DC Investment Innovation of the Year

  • Aviva Investors (Aviva Investors Real Estate Active)
  • Berenberg (Berenberg Protected Equities)
  • BlackRock (BlackRock Diversified Alternative Strategies)
  • Schroders Capital (Schroders Capital Climate+)
  • Schroders Greencoat (Schroders Greencoat LTAF)

 

Target Date Fund Manager of the Year

  • Alliance Bernstein
  • Aon
  • BlackRock
  • Fidelity International
  • State Street Global Advisors

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