LGPS Awards

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Investment Innovation Award

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This award will look at innovation within investment strategy design and implementation. The category covers both private and public markets and might include the use of infrastructure investment, real estate, private equity and debt, and other strategies with the goal of keeping portfolios aligned with long-term investment goals.

Rising Star

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This award recognises an LGPS officer, adviser or councillor who has made a special contribution in their field which augurs well for their future within the LGPS.

LGPS Fund of the Year (assets over £2.5 billion at 31 March 2020)

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Criteria to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following: implementing best practice and leadership, investment performance (judges will consider 1-, 3- and 5-year risk-adjusted returns, both net and gross, to 31 March 2020).

LGPS Fund of the Year (assets under £2.5 billion at 31 March 2020)

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Criteria to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following: implementing best practice and leadership, investment performance (judges will consider 1-, 3- and 5-year risk-adjusted returns, both net and gross, to 31 March 2020).

Pool of the Year

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As with the other categories, pools can enter themselves but will be marked up if entered by one of their participating funds. Entries will be expected to show how the pool has implemented best practices, and demonstrated leadership both for member funds and within the LGPS as a whole. Judging...

Outstanding Contribution of the Year

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An award recognising outstanding contribution to furthering the goals of the LGPS over the past year. Nominations can be made on behalf of an individual, a group effort, or an organisation.

Best Approach to Sustainable Investing

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The winner will have demonstrated a clear focus on implementing sustainability in their investment strategy including evidence of ESG best practice within existing portfolios and/or examples of investing with impact as a primary driver.

LGPS Investment Strategy of the Year

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This award is for the overall investment strategy implemented at a pension fund, to take account of risk management strategy that best meets both the immediate and long terms needs of the fund with regard its liabilities, cashflow market volatility and regulatory requirements including diverisification and responsible investment.

Good Governance Award

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An award recognising the importance of governance for members of the LGPS. The winner will have demonstrated the implementation of processes to ensure that all parties involved in the management are truly aligned with its long-term objectives. Emphasis will be placed on governance of shared and external services, transparency, and...

Collaboration Award

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Open to both pools and local authority pension funds. This award is given to the pool or local authority that has demonstrated the ability to work with other entities within the LGPS and shown leadership in furthering the aims of the LGPS through collaboration and co-operation.

Scheme Adminstration Award

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The award considers administration efficiency at a scheme and is open to funds that can demonstrate excellent management of a shared service or external provider. Judging critera include closing accounts, filing, member support, member communication, data quality and management; and may include examples of administration changes in response to customer...

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