Pensions Age Awards 2016 - winners announced

Written by Lauren Weymouth
26/02/16

The winners of the annual Pensions Age Awards were announced last night at a gala ceremony in London.

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke presented the awards to a crowd of over 550 industry professionals at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

Among the 32 winners were Kingfisher Pension Scheme, who took home the award for DC Pension Scheme of the Year for the second year running, and the Santander UK Group Pension Scheme who won DB Pension Scheme of the Year.

The Pensions Administration Award went to Royal Mail – The Pensions Service Centre, while the Independent Trustee Firm of the Year went to PTL.

The Personality of the Year Award voted for by our readers went to Vince Linnane from the Pensions Management Institute.

The winners:

DC Pension Scheme of the Year
WINNER: Kingfisher Pension Trustee Limited

Best Risk Management Exercise
WINNER: NCR Pension Plan

Equities Manager of the Year
WINNER: Artisan Partners

Pension Scheme Communication Award
WINNER: Nationwide
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Greater Manchester Pension Fund

Pensions Law Firm of the Year
WINNER: Eversheds LLP

Pensions Administration Award
WINNER: Royal Mail - The Pensions Service Centre

Best Investment Strategy Award
WINNER: Weetabix Group Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme Innovation Award
WINNER: Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Pensions Consultancy of the Year
WINNER: Barnett Waddingham

Fiduciary Management Firm of the Year
WINNER: Cardano

Pensions Technology Firm of the Year
WINNER: Equiniti Pension Solutions

At-retirement Solutions Provider of the Year
WINNER: Aon
HIGHLY COMMENDED: AB

Pensions Provider of the Year
WINNER: Hargreaves Lansdown

Pensions Accountancy Firm of the Year
WINNER: Grant Thornton UK

Passive Manager of the Year
WINNER: Legal & General Investment Management

Alternatives Manager of the Year
WINNER: LGT Capital Partners

Fixed Income Manager of the Year
WINNER: Insight Investment

Active Manager of the Year
WINNER: Majedie Asset Management

Index Provider of the Year
WINNER: MSCI

Emerging Markets Manager of the Year
WINNER: BlackRock
HIGHLY COMMENDED: HSBC

Property Manager of the Year
WINNER: M&G Investments

LDI Manager of the Year
WINNER: Schroders

Hedge Fund Manager of the Year
WINNER: Aurum Funds Limited

Infrastructure Manager of the Year
WINNER: Hermes Infrastructure

Independent Trustee Firm of the Year
WINNER: PTL

Multi-asset manager/provider of the year
WINNER: River and Mercantile Asset Management, part of River and Mercantile Group

Risk Management Provider of the Year
WINNER: Rothesay Life

Pensions Communications Award
WINNER: Capita Employee Benefits
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aviva (formerly Friends Life)
DB Pension Scheme of the Year

WINNER: Santander UK Group Pension Scheme
HIGHLY COMMENDED: London Pensions Fund Authority

Innovation Award
WINNER: Mercer
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Spence & Partners

Administration Provider of the Year
WINNER: Premier

Personality of the year
WINNER: Vince Linnane, CEO, Pensions Management Institute

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