Insurance Asset Risk Awards 2020: winners announced

Insurance Asset Risk is pleased to announce the winners of its 2020 Awards


There was no clear overall winner to this year's Insurance Asset Risk awards with three firms taking two awards each. Morgan Stanley Investment Management retained its crown as equity manager of the year while also bagging the fixed income manager of the year award. DWS won passive manager of the year, a new category, as well as real assets manager of the year. Judges voted Aviva Investors as both data science provider of the year (new category) and investment team of the year.

Tim Ryan, of Generali, took the judges' award for chief investment officer of the year.

This is Insurance Asset Risk Awards' third edition. Building on the success of previous years, three new categories were added, an increased number of entries was received, matched with an increase in quality – which made the judges work even harder.

The whole of Insurance Asset Risk's team would like to thank the industry for its support, and the judges for their time and expertise.

We will be hosting a cocktail reception on 12 March at the Tower of London (London, UK) to celebrate the awards. Please contact should you wish to purchase tickets to attend.

CIO of the year: Tim Ryan, Generali 

Fixed income manager of the year: Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Alternatives manager of the year: Allianz Global Investors 

Equity manager of the year: Morgan Stanley Investment Management 

Emerging markets manager of the Year: Invesco 

Investment innovation of the year: Wellington 

Investment strategy consultant of the year: EY

Multi-asset manager of the year: Columbia Threadneedle Investments 

Private debt manager of the year: M&G 

Real assets manager of the year: DWS 

Data science solution provider of the year: Aviva Investors

IFRS 9 solution provider of the year: Clearwater Analytics

Passive manager of the year: DWS 

Responsible investor of the yearNatixis Investment Managers (Mirova) 

Investment team of the year (asset manager category): Aviva Investors 

Investment team of the year (insurer category): Wesleyan 

How the awards were judged

Judges reviewed the submitted entry material and then voted in a secret ballot. Votes were counted and verified by Insurance Asset Risk's team.

All judges are senior industry experts from re/insurers across Europe and the UK, each chosen for their knowledge and objectivity.

The judges' decision is final and neither Insurance Asset Risk nor the judging panel will enter into any correspondence regarding individual entries and/or the award winners.