There are now less than two weeks left to enter the UK Pensions Awards 2017. Find out how to enter here...
The deadline for entry forms and submissions is Monday 16th January 2017.
Further details about the awards process can be found below or by visiting the UK Pensions Awards website.
This year there will be two stages in the awards process - the deadlines of which are as follows:
1. Registration: Firms need to register for the awards and let us know what categories they plan to enter. To register for the awards, visit: http://www.ukpensionsawards.com/static/enter-now
Registration is hugely important. Registering to enter for the awards will mean we can send you essential updates about the UK Pensions Awards 2017 as soon as they are published.
Registration will also give you access to entry guidance and allow you to listen to a Q+A with judges.
2. Entry submission: Firms that register will then have to submit an entry form - details of which will be sent to you when you register. 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 Monday, 16 January 2017.
The entry forms and submissions will be considered by a panel of judges made up from professionals from across the occupational pensions industry. The list of this year's judges can be found on the UK Pensions Awards website.
The finalists list will be published on Friday, 3 March 2017 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday, 4 May 2017.
We have made a number of changes to the category list for the 2017 awards in response to feedback and to mark the 20th anniversary of the UK Pensions Awards.
This year, we have included three 20th Anniversary Awards to reflect excellence in consultancy, investment management and defined contribution over the past two decades - and recognise those firms who have consistently outperformed their peers.
We have also added an award for the Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions 1998-2017 to recognise the individual who has done the most to advance the cause of occupational pensions over the past 20 years. This will replace the Pensions Personality of the Year Award for this year.
The changes also include the addition of an Educational Initiative of the Year accolade to reward the firm which has worked hardest to help trustees and employers understand the complex world of pensions and investments.
In addition to this, we have also changed the names of a number of categories. The Retirement Innovation of the Year category becomes the Retirement Income Provider of the Year; SRI / ESG Provider of the Year becomes the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager of the Year category; and Communication Innovation of the Year becomes the Communication Initiative of the Year category.
In addition to this, we have removed the CEO of the Year award due to the low number of entries received last year.
The full list of categories for the 2017 awards are:
20th Anniversary Awards:
Greatest Single Contribution to Occupational Pensions 1998 - 2017
20 Years of Excellence in Consultancy
20 Years of Excellence in Investment Management
20 Years of Excellence in Defined Contribution
Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year
Employee Benefits Consultancy of the Year
DC Consultancy of the Year
Investment Consultancy of the Year
Pension Lawyers of the Year
Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year
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
Retirement Income Provider of the Year *** RENAMED FOR 2017 ***
DC Innovation of the Year
DC Investment Innovation of the Year
Investment Manager of the Year
Fiduciary Manager of the Year
Equity Manager of the Year
Fixed Income Manager of the Year
DB Multi-Asset Manager of the Year
Emerging Markets Manager of the Year
Alternative Investment Manager of the Year
Property Manager of the Year
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager of the Year *** RENAMED FOR 2017 ***
Lability-Driven Investment (LDI) Manager of the Year
Risk Reduction Provider of the Year
DB Investment Innovation of the Year
Fixed Income Innovation of the Year
Independent Trustee of the Year
Third-Party Administrator of the Year
Technology Innovation of the Year
Communication Initiative of the Year *** RENAMED FOR 2017 ***
Educational Initiative of the Year *** NEW FOR 2017 ***
Sponsor Covenant Provider of the Year
To receive a guidance pack, listen to the live Judges Q+A or view the entry forms for the awards register for the UK Pensions Awards here.
Should you have any other queries, please contact Joshua Wrazen on 020 7316 9295.
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