2018 LAPF Investment Awards

Event Date: September 20, 2018

Venue: Savoy Hotel

Host: Fiona Bruce


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
North East Scotland
West Sussex
West Yorkshire

 

LGPS Fund of the Year (assets under £2.5 billion)

Sponsored by BMO Global Asset Management

Winner: Bromley

Highly Commended: Dyfed

Shortlisted
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 Pensions Partnership

 

Best Approach to ESG/Impact Investing

Sponsored by LaSalle Investment Management

Winner: Camden

Highly Commended: Strathclyde

Shortlisted
East Sussex
LGPS Central
Newham

 

LGPS Investment Strategy of the Year

Sponsored by Natixis Investment Managers

Winner: Strathclyde

Highly Commended: Merseyside

Shortlisted
Lothian
Surrey

 

Private Markets Award

Sponsored by MV Credit

Winner: Lothian

Shortlisted
Essex
Merseyside
Strathclyde

 

Scheme Governance Award

Sponsored by Darwin Property Investment Management

Winner: Surrey

Shortlisted
Essex
Newham
West Midlands

 

Collaboration Award

Sponsored by Capital Dynamics

Winner: GLIL Infrastructure

Shortlisted
Dyfed
Lothian and Falkirk
Newham

 

Scheme Administration Award

Sponsored by Target Professional Services

Winner: NILGOSC and West Yorkshire

Shortlisted
Dyfed
Essex

 

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

 

Judges Award

Winner: Kieran Quinn

Adviser Awards Winners

 

LGPS Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: Pantheon

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

 

Investment Consultancy of the Year

Winner: bfinance

Shortlisted
Hymans Robertson LLP
JLT Employee Benefits
Mercer

 

Active Manager of the Year

Winner: Harris Associates

Shortlisted
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
Partners Group

 

Property Manager of the Year

Winner: CBRE Global Investors

Shortlisted
AEW
Hermes Investment Management
Invesco
LaSalle Investment Management
M&G Real Estate

 

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: LGM Investments – BMO Global Asset Management

Shortlisted
Hermes Investment Management
Lazard Asset Management
T. Rowe Price

 

Private Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: Pantheon

Shortlisted
BMO Global Asset Management
Darwin Property Investment Management
Hermes Infrastructure

 

Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

Winner: Invesco

Shortlisted
Insight Investment
Loomis Sayles
Partners Group

 

Impact Manager of the Year

Winner: Robeco LLP

Highly Commended: Aberdeen Standard Investments

Shortlisted
BMO Global Asset Management
Hermes Investment Management
Partners Group

 

Transition Manager of the Year

Winner: Legal & General Investment Management

Highly Commended: Macquarie Portfolio Solutions

Shortlisted
Russell Investments