Insurance Asset Risk Awards 2020 - UK & Europe

Companies

Alternatives manager of the year

This award seeks to recognise the company that can demonstrate improved investment outcomes by providing new ways of incorporating alternative investment strategies, opportunities or ideas to benefit the re/insurer.

*NEW* Data science solution provider of the year

Big data, alternative data and new methods of analysis. This award seeks to recognise the innovators who are providing investors with the tools to enhance their long-term performance.

Emerging markets manager of the year

This award seeks to reward the firm that continues to innovate and offer new strategies that provide risk adjusted returns for re/insurers to participate in emerging markets.

Equity manager of the year

This award celebrates those equity investors that can demonstrate they know their stocks, the stories behind them and that they can pick the 'right' price for each share resulting in excellent returns.

Fixed income manager of the year

This award seeks to recognise a fixed income investor that has repeatedly outperformed benchmarks and been able to engineer a fixed income investment strategy to suit the specific needs of the re/insurer.

*NEW* IFRS 9 solution provider of the year

The award celebrates the IFRS 9 software provider that can demonstrate speed of implementation, flexibility, robustness, scalability, transparency, technical support and exceeds client expectations.

Investment strategy consultant of the year

This award seeks to reward a consultancy who has worked closely with their re/insurers to implement successful asset management strategies. Please supply details of the associated performance indicators and frameworks.

Investment innovation of the year

We are looking for game-changing ideas and initiatives that are shaping new investment strategies at re/insurers. With the regulatory, market and economic changes, insurers and reinsurers must constantly evolve their strategies. This award recognises genuine innovations which address the special investment needs of re/insurers while delivering tangible results.

Multi-asset manager of the year

This award recognises the firm that provides stable risk-adjusted returns by identifying the most well rewarded investment opportunities across not just asset classes but also geographies and capital structures.

*NEW* Passive manager of the year

This award celebrates the passive manager that demonstrates strong returns, provides excellent customer service and shows a true understanding of the needs of their clients.

Private debt manager of the year

Private debt has risen in interest with insurance investors due to its long-term horizon and the fact it can make a positive addition to portfolios in risk capital terms. This award seeks to recognise the managers that have shown consistently favourable returns and good regulatory awareness.

Real asset manager of the year

This award will recognise the firm that demonstrates that their real asset portfolios are created and developed off the back of a solid foundation and in-depth knowledge of regional and/or global infrastructure and/or property markets gained through research, established networks and grass-roots insight which translate into favourable risk-adjusted returns.

Responsible investor of the year – insurer/reinsurer

This award will recognise the re/insurer who has integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their investment strategies whereby they seek to generate both financial and sustainable value. Please include information on your research, selection and engagement processes.

Responsible investor of the year – manager

This award will recognise the asset manager who has integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their investment strategies whereby they seek to generate both financial and sustainable value. Please include information on your research, selection and engagement processes.

Individuals

Chief Investment Officer of the year

This award will be presented to the Chief Investment Officer who has made an outstanding contribution to the investment function within their organisation. The winning entry should show exceptional achievement and professional excellence over the past 12-18 months and represent a high level of professional credibility and respect within the industry in general.

Young professional of the year

This award is for the most promising and talented investment professional who is making waves in an industry under pressure from high volatility and low interest rates and returns. This award is open to any investment professional, under the age of 40.

Industry figure of the year

This award is for an individual who in the judges' opinion has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of insurance asset management in Europe, whether for instance by the activity of investment management, by regulation benefitting insurance asset management, or by promoting the importance of excellent management of insurers' investments.

Teams

Investment team of the year – parent company

Investment returns in the current low interest rate environment has been a challenge for many insurers. This award seeks to identify innovative investment strategies that have generated favourable returns while still keeping within the insurer's risk appetite.

Investment team of the year – asset manager

Investment returns in the current low interest rate environment has been a challenge for many insurers. This award seeks to identify innovative investment strategies that have generated favourable returns while still keeping within the insurer's risk appetite.

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