UK Pensions Awards - 2023 Shorlist



Advisory Categories:

Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year

Broadstone

Buck

EY-Parthenon

Hymans Robertson

Isio 

K3 Advisory

Lane Clark & Peacock

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


DC Consultancy of the Year

Buck

Hymans Robertson

Isio

Lane Clark & Peacock

Redington

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


Investment Consultancy of the Year

Barker Tatham Investment Consultants

Barnett Waddingham

Buck

Hymans Robertson

Isio

Lane Clark & Peacock

Mercer

Redington

XPS Pensions Group


Pension Lawyers of the Year

Allen & Overy

Arc Pensions Law

Burges Salmon

CMS 

Eversheds Sutherland

Pinsent Masons

Sackers

Squire Patton Boggs 

Stephenson Harwood

Travers Smith


Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year

Burges Salmon

CMS

Eversheds Sutherland

Pinsent Masons

Sackers

Stephenson Harwood


Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year

Allen & Overy

Aon

Buck

Hymans Robertson

K3 Advisory

Lane Clark & Peacock

Travers Smith

XPS Pensions Group


Fiduciary Evaluator of the Year

Barnett Waddingham

Buck

Ernst & Young

Isio

Redington

XPS Pensions Group


Sponsor Covenant / IRM Adviser of the Year

Cardano

EY-Parthenon

Grant Thornton UK

Lane Clark & Peacock

PCS (Purbeck Covenant Services)

PwC

RSM

XPS Pensions Group (incorporating Penfida)


DC Categories:

DC Pension Provider of the Year

Aegon UK

Aviva

Fidelity International

Legal & General Investment Management

PensionBee

Scottish WIdows

Standard Life


DC Investment Manager of the Year

AllianceBernstein

Berenberg

BlackRock

Legal & General Investment Management

DC Multi-Asset Fund Manager of the Year

Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Partners Group


DC Master Trust of the Year

Aegon UK

Aviva

Cushon

Fidelity International

Legal & General

LifeSight (WTW)

Mercer DC Master Trust

National Pension Trust (XPS Pensions Group)

Nest

Scottish Widows

Smart Pension

Standard Life


DC Innovation of the Year 

Aviva Investors

Berenberg

Cushon

Legal & General Investment Management

Nest

TPT Retirement Solutions


Investment Categories:

Investment Manager of the Year

Artisan Partners 

Dodge & Cox 

Gresham House

Insight Investment

M&G Investments

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Robeco

Ruffer

Wellington Management

William Blair Investment Management


Fiduciary Manager of the Year

Aon

BlackRock

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Mercer

Russell Investments

Schroders Solutions 

SECOR Asset Management

Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Management


Institutional Investment Platform Provider of the Year

Mobius Life

Phoenix Corporate Investment Services


Equity Manager of the Year

Artisan Partners 

Baron Capital Management

Berenberg

Boarder to Coast Pensions Partnership

Dodge & Cox

Fisher Investments 

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Nordea Asset Management

Pictet Asset Management

T. Rowe Price

William Blair Investment Management


Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Dodge & Cox

Insight Investment

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Legal & General Investment Management

M&G Investments

Nordea Asset Management

Robeco

T. Rowe Price

TwentyFour Asset Management

Wellington Management


Factor Investing Manager of the Year

Aon

Invesco Quantitative Strategies

Railpen

Russell Investments


DB Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

Mercer

Newton Investment Management

Railpen

WTW



Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

Artisan Partners 

Baron Capital Management

Neuberger Berman

Nordea Asset Management

Pictet Asset Management

RisCura

Robeco

William Blair Investment Management


Real Estate Manager of the Year

Alpha Real Capital

AXA IM Alts

BNP Paribas Asset Management

CBRE Investment Management

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Invesco Real Estate


Alternative and Private Markets Investment Manager of the Year 

Allianz Global Investors

Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Darwin Alternatives

GLIL Infrastructure

Gresham House

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

LCM Partners

M&G Investments

Mercer

Partners Group


Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Manager of the Year

AllianceBernstein

Alpha Real Capital

Aon

AXA Investment Managers

Candriam

Gresham House

Insight Investment

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Legal & General Investment Management

Newton Investment Management

Schroders


Impact Manager of the Year 

Alpha Real Capital

Aon

AXA IM Alts

CBRE Investment Management

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Fisher Investments

M&G Investments

Nordea Asset Management

Schroders


Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Manager of the Year

abrdn

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Insight Investment

Schroders Solutions


Cashflow-driven Investment (CDI) Manager of the Year

abrdn

Alpha Real Capital

AXA Investment Managers

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Insight Investment

Legal and General Investment Management

Schroders Solutions

Risk Reduction Provider of the Year

Just Group

Pension Insurance Corporation

Rothesay

Scottish Widows

Standard Life


DB Investment Innovation of the Year

abrdn

Barnett Waddingham

Legal & General Investment Management

Railpen

XPS Pensions Group


Other Categories:

Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

Aon

Aviva

Capita Pension Solutions

Hymans Robertson

Lane Clark & Peacock

PensionBee

Travers Smith

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


Independent Trustee of the Year

20-20 Trustees (now part of Vidett)

Dalriada Trustees

gcTrustees

Independent Trustee Services (now part of Independent Governance Group)

Law Debenture

ndapt

PAN Trustees

Punter Southall Governance Services (now part of vidett)

Ross Trustees (now part of Independent Governance Group)

Zedra


Third-Party Administrator of the Year

Barnett Waddingham

Buck

Hymans Robertson

Isio

Spence & Partners

Trafalgar House

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


Technology Innovation of the Year

AMX by Carne

Barnett Waddingham

Cardano

Cushon

Gretel

Heywood Pension Technologies

Mercer

Penny

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


Pensions Communication Initiative of the Year

ABI/PLSA

Civil Service Pension and MyCSP

DrumRoll

Fidelity International

Legal & General Investment Management

Quietroom

Scottish Widows

Smart Pension

TPT Retirement Solutions

XPS Pensions Group


DB Master Trust / Consolidator of the Year

Citrus

Deloitte Pensions Master Plan

Isio / Entrust

TPT Retirement Solutions


Educational and Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year

Aegon UK

Aviva

Barnett Waddingham

Bravura

Buck

Burges Salmon

CACEIS

Nest Insight

Now Pensions

Standard Life

Retirement Innovation of the Year

Capita Pension Solutions

Mercer DC Master Trust


Pension Scheme of the Year Categories:

Pension Scheme of the Year

Affinity Water Pension Plan

HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme

Railways Pension Scheme

Tesco Retirement Savings Plan


Best Pension Scheme Communications Strategy

ICI Specialty Chemicals Pension Fund

M&S Pension Scheme


Update

The shortlist was updated on 6 April 2023