PP Investment Awards 2023: The winners

Awards recognise asset managers over a broad range of specialisms

Professional Pensions
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Here they are… the winners of the Professional Pensions Investment Awards 2023.

The winners of this year's awards - which celebrate industry excellence among asset managers who serve UK occupational pension schemes - were announced at a reception in London yesterday evening (23 November).

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.

The shortlist was broadly based on performance over the 12 months to 30 June 2023 but also recognised the need for consistent performance - so entrants were 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 were then asked to complete a questionnaire asking them what made them stand out from their peers in terms of innovation, client service, sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

The winners in each of the categories were then decided by a distinguished panel of industry judges.

Read more about the PP Investment Awards here.

The full list of winners for 2023 are as follows:

10th Anniversary Award for Asset Management 

Winner:

M&G Investments

Finalists:

AlphaReal

Baillie Gifford

M&G Investments

MAN Group

Robeco

 

ARBS (Absolute Return Bond Strategy) Manager of the Year         

Winner:

Insight Investment

Finalists:

BlueBay

Insight Investment

Jupiter Asset Management

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

PGIM

Royal London Asset Management

 

Buy and Maintain Credit Manager of the Year     

Winner:

Insight Investment

Finalists:

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     

Winner:

Pzena Investment Management

Finalists:

ARGA Investment Management

BennBridge

Brandes Investment Partners

Letko, Brosseau & Associates

Orbis Investments

Pzena Investment Management

 

Equity Multi Factor Solution Provider of the Year

Winner:

Invesco Asset Management

Finalists:

Allianz Global Investors

Allspring Global Investments

AQR Capital Management

Invesco Asset Management

Lazard Asset Management

             

Global Core Property Manager of the Year

Winner:

CBRE Investment Management

Finalists:

CBRE Investment Management

The Townsend Group

UBS Asset Management

             

Global Equity Manager of the Year          

Joint Winners:

Metropolis Capital

Royal London Asset Management

Finalists:

Causeway Capital Management

Metropolis Capital

Ninety One

Royal London Asset Management

 

Global Fixed Income Manager of the Year            

Winner:

Robeco

Finalists:

BlackRock

BNP Paribas Asset Management

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Neuberger Berman

Pictet Asset Management

Robeco

             

Hedge Fund Manager of the Year            

Winner:

Blue Diamond Asset Management

Finalists:

Alyeska Investment Group

Blue Diamond Asset Management

Graham Capital Management

One William Street Capital Management

Pimco

 

Insurance Linked Securities Manager of the Year

Winner:

Neuberger Berman

Finalists:

Leadenhall Capital Partners

Neuberger Berman

Securis Investment Partners

             

Liquid Securitised Manager of the Year  

Winner:

Janus Henderson Investors

Finalists:

HSBC Asset Management

Janus Henderson Investors

M&G Investments

Prytania Asset Management

Schroders

TwentyFour Asset Management

 

Long Income Property Manager

Winner:

Aviva Investors

Finalists:

Aviva Investors

CBRE Investments Management

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

 

Multi Asset Credit Manager of the Year  

Winner:

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Finalists:

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Oak Hill Advisors

Oaktree Capital Management

PineBridge Investments

             

Pan-European Core Property Manager of the Year           

Winner:

Invesco Real Estate

Finalists:

AXA Investment Managers

CBRE Investment Management

Invesco Asset Management

 

Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year

Winner:

Aspect Capital (Aspect Diversified)

Finalists:

AQR Capital Management

Aspect Capital

Capital Fund Management

Man FRM

 

Risk Parity Manager of the Year 

Winner:

AQR Capital Management

Finalists:

AQR Capital Management

BlackRock

Bridgewater Associates

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Man AHL

 

Short Dated Credit Manager of the Year

Winner:

AXA Investment Managers

Finalists:

AXA Investment Managers

Barings Asset Management

M&G Investments

Muzinich & Co

Twenty Four Asset Management

             

Sustainable Active Equity Manager         

Winner:

Ninety One

Finalists:

Impax Asset Management (Global Opportunities Strategy)

Impax Asset Management (Leaders strategy)

Lyrica Asset Management (Global Impact Value Equity Strategy)

Ninety One (Global Environment)

 

Sustainable Corporate Bond Manager of the Year             

Winner:

Liontrust Asset Management

Finalists:

AXA Investment Managers

BNP Paribas Asset Management

Candriam

Liontrust Asset Management

 

UK Core Property Manager of the Year   

Winner:

UBS Asset Management

Finalists:

AEW Capital Management

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

UBS Asset Management

             

UK & European Commercial Property Debt Manager of the Year 

Winner:

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG)

Finalists:

BentallGreenOak

Cheyne Capital

ICG

 

UK Equity Manager of the Year  

Winner:

Artemis Investment Management

Finalists:

Artemis Investment Management

BlackRock

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Heronbridge Investment Management

             

UK Fixed Income Manager of the Year    

Winner:

Insight Investment

Finalists:

Fidelity International

Insight Investment

M&G Investments

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Royal London Asset Management

             

UK LDI Manager of the Year       

Winner:

Insight Investment

Finalists:

BlackRock

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)

Schroders Solutions

             

Defined contribution categories

DC Investment Innovation of the Year    

Winner:

Aviva Investors

Finalists:

Aviva Investors

Berenberg

BlackRock

Schroders Capital

Schroders Greencoat

             

Target Date Fund Manager of the Year   

Winner:

Aon

Finalists:

AllianceBernstein

Aon

BlackRock

Fidelity International

State Street Global Advisors

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