A night to remember for the LGPS

A wonderful night was had by all at the LAPF Investments Awards of 2018, held at the Savoy Hotel, London on Thursday 20th September. Organised by DG Publishing, the LAPF Investments Awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge outstanding achievement by pension funds and service providers in the LGPS arena. Big winners on the night included Bromley, West Yorkshire, Strathclyde, Harris Associates and Pantheon. Denise Le Gal proved a very popular winner of the Outstanding Contribution of the Year award, while a special Judges Award was awarded to the late Kieran Quinn in recognition of his work in the LGPS and Greater Manchester Pension Fund. The awards ceremony was superbly hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Fiona Bruce. See below for a full list of winners.

 

 

 

 

LGPS Awards Winners

 

LGPS Fund of the Year (assets over £2.5 billion) Sponsored by BNY Mellon Investment Management

Winner: West Yorkshire

Highly commended: Essex and Lothian

Shortlisted:
Essex
Lothian
North East Scotland
West Sussex County Council
West Yorkshire

 
 

LGPS Fund of the Year (assets under £2.5 billion) Sponsored by BMO Global Asset Management

Winner: Bromley

Highly commended: Dyfed

Shortlisted:
Dyfed
Bromley
Ealing
Lothian Buses
Scottish Homes

 
 

Pool of the Year Sponsored by Funding Circle

Winner: Local Pensions Partnership

Highly commended: Wales Pension Partnership

Shortlisted:
ACCESS
Brunel Pension Partnership
Local Pensions Partnership
Wales Pension Partnership

 
 

Best Approach to ESG/Impact Investing Sponsored by LaSalle Investment Management

Winner: Camden

Highly commended: Strathclyde

Shortlisted:
Camden
East Sussex
LGPS Central
Newham
Strathclyde

 
 

LGPS Investment Strategy of the Year Sponsored by Natixis Investment Managers

Winner: Strathclyde

Highly commended: Merseyside

Shortlisted:
Lothian
Merseyside
Strathclyde
Surrey

 
 

Private Markets Award Sponsored by MV Credit

Winner: Lothian

Shortlisted:
Essex
Lothian
Merseyside
Strathclyde

 
 

Scheme Governance Award Sponsored by Darwin Property Investment Management

Winner: Surrey

Shortlisted:
Essex
Newham
Surrey
West Midlands

 
 

Collaboration Award Sponsored by Capital Dynamics

Winner: GLIL Infrastructure

Shortlisted:
Dyfed
GLIL Infrastructure (GMPF, LPFA, LCPF, WYPF, Merseyside LGPS)
Lothian and Falkirk
Newham

 
 

Scheme Administration Award Sponsored by Target Professional Services

Winner: NILGOSC and West Yorkshire

Shortlisted:
Dyfed
Essex
NILGOSC
West Yorkshire

 
 

Outstanding Contribution of the Year Sponsored by Investec Asset Management

Winner: Denise Le Gal

Shortlisted:
Keith Bray
Sean Collins
Yvonne Johnson
Yvonne Keitch
Eric Lambert
Denise Le Gal

 
 

Judges Award

Kieran Quinn

 
 

Adviser Awards Winners

 

LGPS Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: Pantheon

Shortlisted:
Insight Investment
Invesco
Legal & General Investment Management
Pantheon
Partners Group
Russell Investments

 
 

Investment Consultancy of the Year

Winner: bfinance

Shortlisted:
bfinance
Hymans Robertson LLP
JLT Employee Benefits
Mercer

 
 

Active Manager of the Year

Winner: Harris Associates

Shortlisted:
Harris Associates – affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers
Hermes Investment Management
Loomis Sayles
T. Rowe Price

 
 

Secure Income Manager of the Year

Winner: Insight Investment

Highly commended: M&G Investments

Shortlisted:
Epoch Investment Partners
Insight Investment
M&G Investments
Partners Group

 
 

Property Manager of the Year

Winner: CBRE Global Investors

Shortlisted:
AEW
CBRE Global Investors
Hermes Investment Management
Invesco
LaSalle Investment Management
M&G Real Estate

 
 

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: LGM Investments

Shortlisted:
Hermes Investment Management
Lazard Asset Management
LGM Investments – BMO Global Asset Management
T. Rowe Price

 
 

Private Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: Pantheon

Shortlisted:
BMO Global Asset Management
Darwin Property Investment Management
Hermes Infrastructure
Pantheon

 
 

Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

Winner: Invesco

Shortlisted:
Insight Investment
Invesco
Loomis Sayles
Partners Group

 
 

Impact Manager of the Year

Winner: Robeco LLP

Highly commended: Aberdeen Standard Investments

Shortlisted:
Aberdeen Standard Investments
BMO Global Asset Management
Hermes Investment Management
Partners Group
Robeco

 
 

Transition Manager of the Year

Winner: Legal & General Investment Management

Highly commended: Macquarie Portfolio Solutions

Shortlisted:
Legal & General Investment Management
Macquarie Portfolio Solutions
Russell Investments