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FT PIPA Awards

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Overview

Pensions Expert is proud to present the 19th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards. The PIPAs recognise excellence among providers of products and services to UK workplace pension schemes. The three key criteria used to adjudicate the awards are performance, innovation and service standards. Winners will be announced at an exclusive black-tie dinner and presentation ceremony in May at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel.

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How to enter

ENTRY DEADLINE  23 February 2018 extended until 2 March 2018

HOW TO ENTER:

Simply email the following to pipa@ft.com:

Your submission

Your company name

Your name and job title

Your contact telephone number and email address

The name of the product/service

ENTRY SUBMISSION:

Each category will be independently judged by a panel of experts. Categories need to receive a minimum of three entries to run.

Performance:

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-2017 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 include a few words about retention/key people running the strategy. Entrants of all categories are encouraged to demonstrate sustainability of investments/strategies.

For services categories: Performance can be indicated through client wins, the solving of problems and performance delivery for your clients.

Innovation:

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.

Service:

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 and stewardship.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 23 February 2018

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. The judges will each nominate someone, giving examples and arguments as to why they deserve the award. The panel of judges, led by the editorial team, will determine the winner.

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Categories

SCHEME SERVICES

  • Independent trustee company
  • Pensions law firm
  • Actuarial consultant
  • Investment consultant
  • Governance adviser (inc stewardship)
  • Employee benefits consultant
  • Covenant review provider
  • Derisking consultant (buyout, buy-in, longevity swaps)
  • Multi-employer DC provider
  • DC investment provider
  • Derisking provider (buyout, buy-in, longevity swaps)
  • Fiduciary manager
  • Third party administrator
  • Communication specialist
  • Financial services PR
  • Technology services

INVESTMENT SERVICES

  • Active UK equities
  • Active European equities
  • Active global equities
  • Emerging market equities
  • Smart beta
  • UK fixed income
  • Global multi-asset credit
  • LDI
  • High-yield bonds
  • Emerging market debt
  • Multi-asset funds (inc DGFs)
  • Alternatives
  • Infrastructure
  • Currency
  • UK property
  • Global property
  • Socially responsible investment
  • ETFs

Industry champion (by nomination):

  • Individual award for recognition of services to UK pension schemes and the wider industry
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Shortlist and Winners

SCHEME SERVICES

Independent trustee company

  • PAN Group,
  • 2020 Trustees,
  • PTL,
  • Capital Cranfield (winner).

Pensions law firm

  • Arc Pensions Law (winner),
  • Eversheds Sutherland,
  • Sacker & Partners,
  • Squire Patton Boggs,
  • Travers Smith.

Actuarial consultant

  • Barnett Waddingham,
  • Hymans Robertson,
  • LCP (winner).

Investment consultant

  • Redington,
  • Barnett Waddingham,
  • P-Solve,
  • Hymans Robertson (winner).

Governance adviser (inc stewardship)

  • Bath Actuarial Consulting (winner),
  • LPP.

Employee benefits consultant

  • Barnett Waddingham,
  • Xafinity,
  • Hymans Robertson (winner).

Covenant review provider

  • EY,
  • PwC,
  • Lincoln Pensions (winner).

Derisking consultant (buyout, buy-in, longevity swaps)

  • Hymans Robertson,
  • LCP,
  • Aon (winner).

Multi-employer DC provider

  • LGIM,
  • LifeSight,
  • NEST,
  • The People's Pension (winner).

DC investment provider

  • LGIM,
  • P-Solve,
  • NEST (winner).

Derisking provider (buyout, buy-in, longevity swaps)

  • Pension Insurance Corporation,
  • Scottish Widows,
  • Legal & General (winner).

Fiduciary manager

  • Gatemore Capital Management,
  • SEI,
  • Cardano,
  • Aon (winner).

Third-party administrator

  • Hymans Robertson,
  • Trafalgar House,
  • Barnett Waddingham (winner).

Financial services PR

  • KBPR (winner),
  • JPES Partners,
  • MRM.

Technology services

  • Aquila Heywood,
  • ABAKA (winner),
  • Aon,
  • Origo.

INVESTMENT SERVICES

Active UK equities

  • Artemis Investment Management (winner),
  • Legal & General Investment Management,
  • Majedie Asset Management

Active global equities

  • Dodge & Cox,
  • Epoch Investment Partners,
  • Hermes Investment Management (winner).

Smart beta

  • AQR (winner),
  • BMO Global Asset Management,
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management,
  • Robeco,
  • Research Affiliates

UK fixed income

  • BlueBay Asset Management,
  • Legal & General Investment Management,
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management,
  • Royal London Asset Management (winner)

Global fixed income

  • BlackRock,
  • Dodge & Cox (winner),
  • PGIM.

Global multi-asset credit

  • Insight Investment,
  • Muzinich & Co,
  • PGIM (winner).

LDI

  • BlackRock (winner),
  • BMO Global Asset Management,
  • Insight Investment,
  • Legal & General Investment Management,
  • River & Mercantile Derivatives.

High-yield bonds

  • Legal & General Investment Management,
  • Muzinich & Co,
  • Robeco (winner),
  • BlackRock,
  • Royal London Asset Management.

Emerging market debt

  • BlueBay Asset Management,
  • Insight Investment,
  • Muzinich & Co,
  • PGIM (winner).

Multi-asset funds (inc DGFs)

  • Aon,
  • BlackRock,
  • BlueBay Asset Management,
  • Gatemore Capital Management (winner),
  • Insight Investment,
  • Legal & General Investment Management.

Alternatives

  • Aurum Fund Management (winner),
  • Aviva Investors,
  • BlackRock,
  • BlueBay Asset Management,
  • Gresham House,
  • LCM Partners.

Infrastructure

  • Aviva Investors,
  • Pantheon (winner).

Currency

  • Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (winner),
  • Millennium Global Investments,
  • Record Currency.

UK property

  • AEW,
  • Aviva Investors (winner),
  • Hermes Investment Management,
  • Legal & General Investment Management.

Socially responsible investment

  • BMO Global Asset Management,
  • Impax Asset Management,
  • Robeco (winner),
  • Royal London Asset Management.
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Judges

Name

Company

SCHEME SERVICES

Francois Barker

Eversheds Sutherland

Michaela Berry

Sackers

Alison Bostock

PTL

Steve Delo

Pan Governance

Jeanette Holland

Baker McKenzie

Simon Kew

Deloitte

Neil McPherson

Capital Cranfield Trustees

Ian McQuade

Muse Advisory

Karen Partridge

AHC

Darren Philp

The People's Pension (B&CE)

Anne-Marie Winton

ARC Pensions Law

INVESTMENT SERVICES

David Clare

Barnett Waddingham

Simon Cohen

Dalriada Trustees

David Felder

Law Debenture Pension Trustees

Maria Johannessen

Mercer

Alex Koriath

Cambridge Associates

Celene Lee

Conduent

John MacDonald

Hymans Robertson

Alexandra Martinez

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Laura Myers

LCP

Maria Nazarova-Doyle

JLT Employee Benefits

Karen Shackleton

Allenbridge

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Methodology

Pension And Investment Provider Awards Judging Methodology

Format: A panel of judges are picked by the editorial team based on their expertise within the industry, reflecting a spread of companies and groups.

There is a minimum of 10 judges including at least one from the editorial staff. Each category has at least two judges leading the other judges through the entries to test against the criteria.

Conflicts: Any judge that either comes from a company/organisation that has entered, or has competitors that have entered, a particular category must exclude themselves from the judging of that category.

Methodology: Once each lead judge has explained their top three, and other judges have fed in their views, the panel as a whole debates the entries and decides the shortlist and the winner.

All judging is done on the basis of criteria, but judges are allowed to take into account their own experience of entrants’ products and services.

For the Industry Champion award, each judge will nominate someone who made a special contribution to the industry. The winner will be decided collectively by the judges, led by the Pensions Expert editorial team.

This debate will focus on the work done in the interest of savers, schemes or providers by the individual concerned.

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Venue

Sheraton Park Lane Hotel
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel
Piccadilly
London W1J 7BX

United Kingdom

Tel: 02036843643

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Organisers (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. In 2016 the FT passed a significant milestone in its digital transformation as digital and services revenues overtook print revenues for the first time. The FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of more than 910,000 and makes 60% of revenues from its journalism.

Pensions Expert is the Financial Times' specialist title for UK workplace pension schemes. It is the authoritative source of information on how these schemes and their sponsoring employers are working together to provide their members with an adequate retirement income.

Our case studies, news analysis and informed comment provide trustees, management teams and their providers with timely, practical information to inform their day-to-day jobs.

Accommodation

Should you be in need of accommodation for the night of 2nd May, guests are subject to special rates at the Sheraton Park Lane for the night of 2nd May at £199 inc VAT per night.

To secure this, please book online here.

Please note that rooms are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

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Contact

For Table Bookings And Sponsorship Enquiries, Please Contact:

Rachel Padhiar

T: +44 (0)207 873 4979

E: rachel.padhiar@ft.com

Markus Barnes

T: +44 (0) 207 775 6603

E: markus.barnes@ft.com

For Queries Regarding the Entry Process or Questions Relating to Entry Submissions, Please Contact:

Pensions Expert - Editorial Team

E: pipa@ft.com

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