25 February 2022

Winners of the 2022 Insurance Asset Risk Awards

This year's awards see no clear overall winners, with Aviva Investors, Royal London AM, Morgan Stanley IM and DWS all taking two awards each.

Some have retained their crowns, such as Moody's Analytics (IFRS 9 solution of the year), NN IP (private manager of the year). While some categories have recorded new winners, for example Aegon AM taking the responsible investor of the year – AM of the year award, or UBS AM the real asset manager of the year award.

Two chief investment officers have been rewarded for their efforts in the past year. James Millard at Hiscox takes the CIO of the year award for widening the investment scope of the Bermudan headquartered insurer. And Michael Eakins at Phoenix Group gets the judges' award for contribution to the industry for raising the feasibility of the UK insurer as a (responsible) investment powerhouse.

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.


Alternatives manager of the year: Invesco
Climate mitigation investment initiative of the year: Aviva Investors
Equity manager of the year: Royal London Asset Management
Emerging markets manager of the Year: DWS
Fixed income manager of the year: M&G Investments
IFRS 9 solution provider of the year: Moody's Analytics
Investment innovation of the year: Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Investment strategy consultant of the year: EY Investment Advisory team
Multi-asset manager of the year: Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Passive manager of the year: DWS
Private debt manager of the year: NN Investment Partners
Real asset manager of the year: UBS Asset Management
Responsible investor of the year - Asset Manager: Aegon Asset Management
Responsible investor of the Year - Re/insurer: Wesleyan
Stewardship initiative of the year: Aviva Investors


Investment team of the year - Asset Manager: Royal London Asset Management sustainable investment team


Judges award for contribution to the industry: Michael Eakins (Phoenix Group)

Chief investment officer of the year: James Millard (Hiscox)

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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.

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