ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED3 March 2017
HOW TO ENTER:
Simply email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Your company name
Your name and job title
Your contact telephone number and email address
The name of the product/service
Each category will be independently judged by a panel of experts. Categories need to receive a minimum of three entries to run.
INDIVIDUAL AWARD FOR INDUSTRY CHAMPION:
Pensions Expert will be giving an individual award to someone who made a special contribution to the industry in the past year, championed the cause of schemes and their members, or pushed forward the public discourse. You may nominate yourself or someone else in the industry, giving examples and arguments as to why you/they deserve the award. The panel of judges, led by the editorial team, will determine the winner.
PROVIDER AWARDS CRITERIA:
The three criteria are:
Maximum of 400 words plus brief tables.
For investment categories: Performance must be shown as one, three and five-year annualised returns, net of fees, to end-2016 and results since inception. A benchmark must also be provided for the judges and all results should be presented in the base currency for the strategy, stating whether it is hedged or unhedged.
All figures should also clearly show if they are from composite data (and if so, what the data are) or individual fund performance.
For the “passive global equities” category, entrants should include the total expense ratio of the chosen fund, the tracking error, and the range of strategies available.
You should also include a few words about retention/key people running the strategy.
For services categories: Performance can be indicated through client wins, the solving of problems and performance delivery for your clients.
Maximum of 400 words.
How have you innovated over the past year? What new services or options have you introduced to improve the performance of your clients’ pension schemes, to save them money or to reduce their risk?
For investment categories: Entrants should state where they believe their product stands out, e.g. at the idea generation or the trading/implementation stage.
Maximum of 400 words.
How does your service to clients differ from your competitors - what makes it unique? Case studies and client feedback can be used to illustrate improved service standards.
For investment categories: This section can include references to transparency for investors.
ENTRY DEADLINE: 3 March 2017