2020 LAPF Investments Awards

Event Date: December 2, 2020

Venue: Online

Host: Sally Phillips


The 2020 LAPF Investments Awards took place on Wednesday 2nd December. The ceremony took place online due to restrictions around Covid-19, with over 150 people tuning in to see the superb Sally Phillips dishing out the wit… and awards!

Big winners on the night included Invesco and Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, both receiving two awards. Other winners included Lancashire, Cornwall, bfinance and BlackRock, with Tim Mpofu winning the new Rising Star award and Alex Younger earning the gong for Outstanding Contribution of the Year.

 

 

LGPS Awards Winners

 

Best Approach to Sustainable Investing

Winner: Environment Agency Pension Fund

Finalists
Cornwall Pension Fund
Environment Agency Pension Fund
LGPS Central
London Borough of Newham
Surrey Pension Fund

 

Collaboration Award

Sponsored by Capital Dynamics

Winner: Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Finalists
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership
Lothian Pension Fund
Tri-Borough

 

Good Governance Award

Winner: London Borough of Newham

Finalists
Essex Pension Fund
London Borough of Newham
West Midlands Pension Fund

 

Investment Innovation Award

Sponsored by Darwin Alternative Investment Management

Winner: Wales Pension Partnership

Finalists
Brunel Pension Partnership
City & County of Swansea Pension Fund
Wales Pension Partnership

 

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

Sponsored by BMO Global Asset Management

Winner: Lancashire County Pension Fund

Highly Commended: West Sussex Pension Scheme

Finalists
Environment Agency Pension Fund
Lancashire County Pension Fund
NILGOSC
West Sussex Pension Scheme

 

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

Sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments

Winner: Cornwall Pension Fund

Highly Commended: London Borough of Bromley

Finalists
Cornwall Pension Fund
Hammersmith & Fulham
London Borough of Bromley

 

LGPS Investment Strategy of the Year

Sponsored by Natixis Investment Managers

Winner: NILGOSC

Finalists
City & County of Swansea Pension Fund
NILGOSC
West Midlands Pension Fund

 

Outstanding Contribution of the Year

Winner: Alex Younger

Finalists
Alex Younger: Norfolk Pension Fund
Matthew Hopson: Tri-Borough
Sean Collins: Oxfordshire County Council

 

Pool of the Year

Sponsored by T. Rowe Price

Winner: Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Finalists
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Brunel Pension Partnership
Wales Pension Partnership

 

Rising Star

Sponsored by CBRE Global Investors

Winner: Tim Mpofu

Finalists
James Graham: City of London
Jo Thistlewood: Isle of Wight
Matthew Hopson: Tri-Borough
Sofia Deambrosi: Brunel Pension Partnership
Tim Mpofu: Hammersmith & Fulham

 

Scheme Administration Award

Winners: Greater Manchester Pension Fund & London Borough of Harrow Pension Fund

Finalists
Greater Manchester Pension Fund
London Borough of Harrow Pension Fund
Lothian Pension Fund
West Midlands Pension Fund

Adviser Awards Winners

 

Active Manager of the Year

Winner: Baillie Gifford & Co

Finalists
Baillie Gifford & Co
Capital Dynamics

 

Asset Service Provider of the Year

Winner: BlackRock

Finalists
BlackRock

 

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: Eaton Vance

Finalists
Eaton Vance
Fidelity International
FIM Partners
TOBAM

 

Impact Manager of the Year

Winner: Impax Asset Management

Finalists
Impax Asset Management
Jupiter Asset Management
Pictet Asset Management
WHEB Asset Management

 

Investment Service Provider of the Year

Winner: bfinance

Finalists
bfinance

 

LGPS Fund Manager of the Year

Winner: Invesco

Finalists
Aberdeen Standard Investments
HarbourVest Partners
Invesco

 

Private Markets Manager of the Year

Winner: Intermediate Capital Group

Finalists
Darwin Alternative Investment Management
HarbourVest Partners
Intermediate Capital Group
Pantheon

 

Property Manager of the Year

Winner: Fidelity International

Finalists
CBRE Global Investors
Fidelity International
Invesco Real Estate

 

Quant Manager of the Year

Winner: Invesco

Finalists
Invesco
Metzler Capital Markets
TOBAM

 

Secure Income Manager of the Year

Winners: Insight Investment & T. Rowe Price

Finalists
Insight Investment
T. Rowe Price