2019 LAPF Investments Awards

Event Date: September 19, 2019

Venue: 8 Northumberland Avenue

Host: Alexander Armstrong


The 2019 LAPF Investments Awards took place on the 19th September at 8 Northumberland Avenue. Almost 300 people attended the awards – a record for this event. The always popular Alexander Armstrong proved to be a superbly entertaining host, and everyone – in particular the winners – had a wonderful time!

Big winners on the night included Dyfed, Isle of Wight, Border to Coast and Pantheon. Jo Ray proved a very popular winner of the Outstanding Contribution of the Year award, while a special Judges Award was awarded to the late Ian Greenwood OBE in recognition of his work in the LGPS.

See below for a full list of winners.

LGPS Awards Winners

 

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

Sponsored by BMO Global Asset Management

Winner: Dyfed Pension Fund

Shortlisted
Dyfed Pension Fund
Essex Pension Fund
Lothian Pension Fund
Strathclyde Pension Fund
West Sussex Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

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

Sponsored by Darwin Property Investment Management

Winner: Isle of Wight County Pension Fund

Shortlisted
Isle of Wight County Pension Fund
London Borough of Bromley Pension Fund
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Newham Pension Fund
Scottish Homes Pension Fund

 

Pool of the Year

Sponsored by Fiera Capital

Winner: Border to Coast

Shortlisted
ACCESS
Border to Coast
LGPS Central
Wales Pension Partnership

 

Outstanding Contribution of the Year

Sponsored by Investec Asset Management

Winner: Jo Ray

Shortlisted
Rachel Elwell
Michael Marshall
Ola Owolabi
Jo Ray

 

Collaboration Award

Sponsored by Capital Dynamics

Winner: National LGPS Frameworks

Shortlisted
Border to Coast
LGSS Pensions
National LGPS Frameworks
Tri-Borough

 

Scheme Governance Award

Sponsored by Pantheon Ventures

Winner: Essex Pension Fund

Shortlisted
Essex Pension Fund
Newham Pension Fund
Norfolk Pension Fund
Surrey Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

Private Markets Award

Sponsored by MV Credit

Winner: Lothian Pension Fund

Shortlisted
Essex Pension Fund
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
Lothian Pension Fund
Norfolk Pension Fund
Strathclyde Pension Fund

 

Best Approach to Sustainable Investing

Sponsored by LaSalle Investment Management

Winner: City & County of Swansea Pension Fund

Shortlisted
City & County of Swansea Pension Fund
London Borough of Hackney Pension Fund
Southwark Pension Fund
Strathclyde

 

Scheme Administration Award

Sponsored by Target Trusted Trace Professionals

Winner: Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Shortlisted
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
LGSS Pensions
Lothian Pension Fund
West Yorkshire Pension Fund

 

LGPS Investment Strategy of the Year

Sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management

Winner: Norfolk Pension Fund

Shortlisted
Newham Pension Fund
Norfolk Pension Fund
Strathclyde Pension Fund

 

Judge’s Award

Awarded to: Ian Greenwood OBE

Adviser Awards Winners

 

LGPS Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: Pantheon

Shortlisted
Capital Dynamics
CQS
Legal & General Investment Management
Pantheon
RBC Global Asset Management
Russell Investments

 

Active Manager of the Year

Winner: RBC Global Asset Management

Shortlisted
Loomis, Sayles & Co
Majedie Asset Management
RBC Global Asset Management

 

Multi-Asset Strategy Manager of the Year

Winner: Insight Investment

Shortlisted
Fidelity International
Insight Investment
Invesco

 

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: BMO Global Asset Management (LGM Investments)

Shortlisted
BMO Global Asset Management (LGM Investments)
PGIM Fixed Income
Vontobel Asset Management

 

Private Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: HarbourVest Partners

Shortlisted
Aviva Investors
BlackRock
HarbourVest Partners
IFM Investors
Macquarie Asset Management
Partners Group

 

Investment Consultancy of the Year

Winner: Hymans Robertson LLP

Shortlisted
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Hymans Robertson LLP
MJ Hudson Allenbridge

 

Property Manager of the Year

Winner: CBRE Global Investors

Shortlisted
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Aviva Investors
BlackRock
CBRE Global Investors
Invesco Real Estate
LaSalle Investment Management

 

Secure Income Manager of the Year

Winner: Aberdeen Standard Investments

Shortlisted
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Insight Investment
Macquarie Asset Management
M&G Investments

 

Impact Manager of the Year

Winner: Jupiter Asset Management

Shortlisted
Gresham House
Jupiter Asset Management
Pictet Asset Management
Robeco

 

Transition Manager of the Year

Winner: Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited

Shortlisted
BlackRock
Legal & General Investment Management
Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd