2017 Awards

The 2017 LAPF Investments Awards ceremony was held at the British Medical Association on 19th September, where the great and the good of the LGPS turned up in their droves for a fantastic night of celebration for the local authority pension fund sector. Big winners on the night included Lothian, Dyfed and Legal & General. Jill Davys was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award, and other winners included JLT Employee Benefits, Greater Manchester, Darwin Property, Newham, Strathclyde and Surrey. The judges sometimes choose to step outside the published lists of awards if they feel special recognition in the sector is warranted, and a particularly well-received announcement was the presentation of the Judges Award to Geik Drever of West Midlands.

Guest presenter, Martin Bayfield, was hugely entertaining and kept the capacity crowd enthralled throughout the busy programme.

 

LGPS Awards Winners

 

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

Winner: Lothian Pension Fund

Shortlisted:
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
Lothian Pension Fund
North East Scotland Pension Fund
Strathclyde Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

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

Winner: Dyfed Pension Fund

Shortlisted:
London Borough of Bromley Pension Fund
Dyfed Pension Fund
Merton Pension Fund
Newham Pension Fund

 

Outstanding Contribution of the Year Sponsored by Investec Asset Management

Winner: Jill Davys

Shortlisted:
Jill Davys
Geik Drever
Denise Le Gal
Susan Martin
Richard Perry

 

LGPS Investment Performance of the Year Sponsored by Darwin Property Investment Management

Winner: London Borough of Bromley Pension Fund

Shortlisted:
London Borough of Bromley
Dyfed Pension Fund
Lothian Pension Fund
Strathclyde Pension Fund

 

Best Approach to ESG Sponsored by LaSalle Investment Management

Winner: Environment Agency Pension Fund

Highly Commended: West Midlands Pension Fund

Shortlisted:
Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF)
Strathclyde Pension Fund
West Midlands Pension Fund

 

Risk Management Strategy of the Year Sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments

Winner: Surrey Pension Fund

Shortlisted:
Lothian Pension Fund
Surrey Pension Fund

 

Investment Strategy of the Year Sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management

Winner: Strathclyde Pension Fund

Highly Commended: Lothian Pension Fund

Shortlisted:
Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund
Croydon Pension Fund
Lothian Pension Fund
Newham Pension Fund
Strathclyde Pension Fund

 

Infrastructure Award Sponsored by AGF International Advisors

Winner: Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Highly Commended: Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund

Shortlisted:
Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
Lothian Pension Fund

 

Scheme Governance Award

Winner: West Yorkshire Pension Fund

Highly Commended: Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee

Shortlisted:
Essex Pension Fund
Newham Pension Fund
Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee
West Midlands Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

Secure Income Strategy of the Year

Winner: Newham Pension Fund

Highly Commended: London Borough of Hounslow

Shortlisted:
London Borough of Hounslow
Lothian Pension Fund
Newham Pension Fund

 

Collaboration Award Sponsored by MFS Investment Management

Winner: Lancashire County Pension Fund and London Pensions Fund Authority

Shortlisted:
Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF)
London CIV
London Pensions Fund Authority and Lancashire County Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

Scheme Administration Award

Winner: Dyfed Pension Fund

Shortlisted:
Dyfed Pension Fund
Lothian Pension Fund
North East Scotland Pension Fund
West Midlands Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

Judges Award

Winner: Geik Drever

 
 

Adviser Awards Winners

 

LGPS Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: Legal & General Investment Management

Shortlisted:
Fidelity International
Insight Investment
Legal & General Investment Management
Standard Life Investments

 

Investment Consultant of the Year

Winner: JLT Employee Benefits

Shortlisted:
bfinance
Hymans Robertson
JLT Employee Benefits
Mercer

 

Active Manager of the Year

Winner: MFS Investment Management

Shortlisted:
Fidelity International
Hermes Investment Management
Majedie Asset Management
MFS Investment Management

 

Secure Income Manager of the Year

Winner: Insight Investment

Shortlisted:
Insight Investment
Lothian Inhouse team
Macquarie Asset Management
M&G Investments
Pictet Asset Management

 

Alternatives Manager of the Year

Winner: Darwin Property Investment Management

Highly Commended: LaSalle Investment Management

Shortlisted:
Aberdeen Asset Management
Darwin Property Investment Management
LaSalle Investment Management
Macquarie Asset Management
Pantheon
Partners Group

 

Property Manager of the Year

Winner: CBRE Global Investors

Shortlisted:
Aberdeen Asset Management
CBRE Global Investors
Hermes Real Estate
LaSalle Investment Management
M&G Real Estate

 

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: BMO Global Asset Management – LGM Investments

Shortlisted:
BMO Global Asset Management – LGM Investments
Fidelity International
Lazard Asset Management
Macquarie Asset Management
M&G Investments
Pictet Asset Management

 

Private Equity Manager of the Year

Winner: Pantheon

Shortlisted:
Aberdeen Asset Management
BMO Global Asset Management
Pantheon
Partners Group

 

Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

Winner: Ruffer LLP

Highly Commended: Investec Asset Management

Shortlisted:
Fidelity International
Insight Investment
Investec Asset Management
Pictet Asset Management
Ruffer LLP

 

Impact Manager of the Year

Winner: Robeco

Shortlisted:
BMO Global Asset Management
Impax
Legal & General Investment Management
Robeco