2017 LAPF Investments Awards

Event Date: September 19, 2017

Venue: The British Medical Association, London

Host: Martin Bayfield


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 (assets over £2.5 billion)

Sponsored by BNY Mellon Investment Management

Winner: Lothian

Shortlisted
Greater Manchester
North East Scotland
Strathclyde
West Yorkshire

 

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

Sponsored by BMO Global Asset Management

Winner: Dyfed

Shortlisted
Bromley
Merton
Newham

 

Outstanding Contribution of the Year

Sponsored by Investec Asset Management

Winner: Jill Davys

Shortlisted
Geik Drever
Denise Le Gal
Susan Martin
Richard Perry

 

LGPS Investment Performance of the Year

Sponsored by Darwin Property Investment Management

Winner: Bromley

Shortlisted
Dyfed
Lothian
Strathclyde

 

Best Approach to ESG

Sponsored by LaSalle Investment Management

Winner: Environment Agency

Highly Commended: West Midlands

Shortlisted
Strathclyde

 

Risk Management Strategy of the Year

Sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments

Winner: Surrey

Shortlisted
Lothian

 

Investment Strategy of the Year

Sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management

Winner: Strathclyde

Highly Commended: Lothian

Shortlisted
Berkshire
Croydon
Newham

 

Infrastructure Award

Sponsored by AGF International Advisers

Winner: Greater Manchester

Highly Commended: Berkshire

Shortlisted
Lothian

 

Scheme Governance Award

Winner: West Yorkshire

Highly Commended: NILGOSC

Shortlisted
Essex
Newham
West Midlands
West Yorkshire

 

Secure Income Strategy of the Year

Winner: Newham

Highly Commended: Hounslow

Shortlisted
Lothian

 

Collaboration Award

Sponsored by MFS Investment Management

Winner: Lancashire and LPFA

Shortlisted
Environment Agency
London CIV
West Yorkshire

 

Scheme Administration Award

Winner: Dyfed

Shortlisted
Lothian
North East Scotland
West Midlands
West Yorkshire

 

Judges Award

Winner: Geik Drever

Adviser Awards Winners

 

LGPS Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: Legal & General Investment Management

Shortlisted
Fidelity International
Insight Investment
Standard Life Investments

 

Investment Consultant of the Year

Winner: JLT Employee Benefits

Shortlisted
bfinance
Hymans Robertson
Mercer

 

Active Manager of the Year

Winner: MFS Investment Management

Shortlisted
Fidelity International
Hermes Investment Management
Majedie Investment Management

 

Secure Income Manager of the Year

Winner: Insight Investment

Shortlisted
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
Macquarie Asset Management
Pantheon
Partners Group

 

Property Manager of the Year

Winner: CBRE Global Investors

Shortlisted
Aberdeen Asset Management
Hermes Real Estate
LaSalle Investment Management
M&G Real Estate

 

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: BMO Global Asset Management – LGM Investments

Shortlisted
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
Partners Group

 

Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

Winner: Ruffer LLP

Highly Commended: Investec Asset Management

Shortlisted
Fidelity International
Insight Investment
Pictet Asset Management

 

Impact Manager of the Year

Winner: Robeco

Shortlisted
BMO Global Asset Management
Impax
Legal & General Investment Management