Global Investor/ISF award winners announced

Global Investor/ISF award winners announced

The winners of the Global Investor/ISF Investment Excellence Awards 2013 were revealed on the evening of July 3 during a gala dinner at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London.

The awards recognise the most important contributions to asset management over the past 12 months. We appreciate the time and effort by all firms that took part in the awards process, including those that did not quite make the cut.

The full list of award winners can be viewed here:

The winners were determined by a panel of six independent judges including Alastair O'Dell, editor of Global Investor/ISF; Anthony Hilton, finance editor, London Evening Standard; Robert Jurkowski, pensions investment management, BOC Pension Scheme; Catherine Doherty, global CEO, Investit; Tim Currell, investment partner, Aon Hewitt; Carl Hitchman, partner, Hymans Robertson.

Anthony Hilton, finance editor, London Evening Standard, said: “The hardest part in judging any awards is comparing like with like. No two businesses are the same. They all face different challenges. What really impresses me with these awards is the huge effort put in by the organisers to overcome these difficulties and ensure fairness and equal consideration. One may not always agree with the outcomes but there can be no doubts about the process.”

Global Investor/ISF editor Alastair O’Dell said: “The Global Investor/ISF Investment Excellence Awards continue to gain in importance every year. The judging panel was very impressed with the level of quality in this year’s award submissions. At a time of pressure from increased regulation it is pleasing to see that asset management and investor services firms continue to make great strides.”

Aberdeen Asset Management picked up the prestigious Asset Manager of the Year award, CEO of the Year award went to Rob Harris of Majedie Asset Management, while Dr Ayo Salami of Duet Group won CIO of the Year.

Insight Investment won Asset Manager of the Year in the AuM more than $25bn category, and Sage Advisory Services in the AuM less than $25bn category.

Robert Jurkowski, pensions investment management, BOC Pension Scheme, said: “It is refreshing to see imaginative submissions in what is now a crowded space for manager products and services. Submissions were focused and balanced in terms of explaining clearly the investment proposition and the advantages to the client. Well done to all the participants for communicating a high level of expertise in their particular categories.”

Catherine Doherty, global CEO, Investit, said: “When I was reading the submissions it was clear that some firms have worked really hard to create a well-articulated and differentiated product and a client-oriented culture. I believe that work will pay off for them many times over in the next few years.”

Tim Currell, investment partner, Aon Hewitt, said: “Awards such as these are a great way of recognising the excellent work and innovation that occurs in our industry. There were some very strong submissions this year and it was a pleasure to be part of the judging process.”

Carl Hitchman, partner, Hymans Robertson, said: “The submissions made a very interesting read. What stood out was the level of innovation within the industry, broadening the tool set available to investors to deliver returns and manage risks. Against a background of ever increasing complexity it was pleasing to see an emphasis in a number of cases on investor education.”

Photos from the awards evening will be posted on the Global Investor/ISF website from Friday July 4 via this link:

The awards have been covered on Twitter via @AlastairODell. To get involved, please use the following hashtag: #GlobalInvestorAwards

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