2024 Shortlist

Advisory Categories:

Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year

Barnett Waddingham

EY

Goddard Perry Actuarial

Hymans Robertson

Isio

LCP

Mercer

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


DC Consultancy of the Year

Aon

Barnett Waddingham

Benefex

Hymans Robertson

Isio

LCP

Mercer

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


Investment Consultancy of the Year

Aon

Barker Tatham Investment Consultants

Barnett Waddingham

Hymans Robertson

Isio

LCP

Redington

XPS Pensions Group


Pension Lawyers of the Year

Allen & Overy

Burges Salmon

CMS 

Dentons

Eversheds Sutherland

Gowling WLG

Linklaters

Sackers

TLT


Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year

CMS

Eversheds Sutherland

Gowling WLG

Linklaters

Pinsent Masons

Sackers

Stephenson Harwood


Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year

Allen & Overy

Aon

Barnett Waddingham

Cardano

Hymans Robertson

K3 Advisory

LCP

XPS Pensions Group

WTW


Fiduciary Evaluator of the Year

Barnett Waddingham

EY

Isio

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Quantum Advisory

Redington

XPS Pensions Group


Sponsor Covenant / IRM Adviser of the Year

Aon

Cardano

EY Parthenon

Grant Thornton
Isio

LCP

PCS (Purbeck Covenant Services)

PwC

XPS Pensions Group/Penfida


DC Categories:

DC Pension Provider of the Year

Aegon UK

Aviva

Cushon

Fidelity International

Legal & General

PensionBee

Phoenix Corporate Investment Services

Scottish Widows

Standard Life


DC Investment Manager of the Year

AllianceBernstein

Aon

BlackRock

Fisher Investments Europe

Legal & General Investment Management

Timeline Portfolios

DC Multi-Asset Fund Manager of the Year

BlackRock

Fulcrum Asset Management

Timeline Portfolios


DC Master Trust of the Year

Aon

Aviva

Fidelity International

Legal & General

Mercer

Scottish Widows

Smart Pension

Standard Life

TPT Retirement Solutions

WTW


DC Innovation of the Year 

Aviva Investors

Barnett Waddingham

Berenberg

Cushon

Hymans Robertson

Legal & General

Schroders

Standard Life

Universities Superannuation Scheme


Investment Categories:

Investment Manager of the Year

Artisan Partners 

Dodge & Cox

Fisher Investments Europe 

Gresham House

Insight Investment

M&G Investments

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Royal London Asset Management

TOBAM


Fiduciary Manager of the Year

Aon

BlackRock

Charles Stanley Fiduciary Management

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Legal & General Investment Management

Mercer

Russell Investments

Schroders

Van Lanschot Kempen Investment Management


Institutional Investment Platform Provider of the Year

Legal & General Investment Management

Mobius


Equity Manager of the Year

Artisan Partners 

Baron Capital 

Dodge & Cox

Fisher Investments Europe

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Polen Capital

Robocap Asset Management

Royal London Asset Management

TOBAM


Fixed Income Manager of the Year

Aegon Asset Management

Allspring Global Investment

Dodge & Cox

Insight Investment

M&G Investments

Muzinich & Co

Neuberger Berman

Royal London Asset Management

TwentyFour Asset Management

William Blair Investment Management


DB Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

Mercer

Newton Investment Management

WTW


Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

Artisan Partners

Baron Capital 

Dodge & Cox

Nipun Capital

TOBAM




Real Estate Manager of the Year

AlphaReal

Aviva Investors

AXA IM Alts

BGO

CBRE Investment Management

Invesco

Legal & General Investment Management

Patron Capital

Pluto Finance


Alternative and Private Markets Investment Manager of the Year 

AXA IM Alts

Capital Fund Management

Gresham House

IFM Investors

Mercer

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Nuveen

Schroders Capital

WTW


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

AlphaReal

Aon

AXA Investment Managers

Candriam

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Gresham House

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

Mercer

Schroders


Impact Manager of the Year 

AlphaReal

Aon

AXA IM Alts

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Fisher Investments Europe

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Schroders

Vontobel Asset Management


Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Manager of the Year

BlackRock

Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

Schroders

SECOR Asset Management

State Street Global Advisors


Cashflow-driven Investment (CDI) Manager of the Year

AlphaReal

AXA Investment Managers

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Insight Investment

Legal & General Investment Management

Mercer

Schroders

Risk Reduction Provider of the Year

Just Group

Legal & General

Pension Insurance Corporation

Rothesay

Standard Life


DB Investment Innovation of the Year

Allspring Global Investments

Barnett Waddingham

Capita Pension Solutions

Hymans Robertson


Other Categories:

Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

Aviva

Capita Pension Solutions

Cardano

Hymans Robertson

LCP

Legal & General Investment Management

Sackers

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


Independent Trustee of the Year

Independent Governance Group

Law Debenture

ndapt

Pan Trustees

Pi Partnership

Vidett

Zedra Governance


Third-Party Administrator of the Year

Barnett Waddingham

Broadstone Corporate Benefits

Capita Pension Solutions

Hymans Robertson

Isio

LCP

Trafalgar House

WTW

XPS Pensions Group


Technology Innovation of the Year

Bravura

Cardano

Cashfac

Crown Agents Bank

Heywood Pension Technologies

Hymans Robertson

Knowa

Legal & General

ndapt

Standard Life

XPS Pensions Group


Pensions Communication Initiative of the Year

Aegon UK

Legal & General

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

NPCC

PensionsBee

Phoenix Corporate Investment Services

Quietroom

Scottish Widows

Standard Life


Alternative Endgame Solution Provider of the Year ***RENAMED FOR 2024***

Citrus

Clara Pensions

Dalriada Trustees

Isio/Entrust (Enplan Pensions Platform)

Isio (Pensions Master Plan)

TPT Retirement Solutions


Educational and Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year

Aegon UK

Aviva

Barnett Waddingham

Cardano

CMS

Isio

Legal & General Investment Management

Mercer

NOW: Pensions

NPCC

Pensions Policy Institute

Quietroom

XPS Pensions Group


Retirement Innovation of the Year

Capita Pension Solutions

Novia Global

Punter Southall

Standard Life

Timeline

WTW


Pension Scheme of the Year Categories:

Pension Scheme of the Year

BT Pension Scheme

Essex Pension Fund

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Scheme

Railpen

Rolls-Royce

Surrey Pension Team


Best Pension Scheme Investment Strategy ***NEW FOR 2024***

Essex Pension Fund

Railpen


Best Pension Scheme Communication Strategy

Essex Pension Fund

GMPeasy DB Supergroup comprising: BA Pensions, BT Pension Scheme (BTPS), Coal Pension Trustees, Invensys Pension Scheme, M&S Pension Scheme, Royal Mail Pension Plan, Shell Contributory Pension Fund, Unilever Pension Fund

Smart Pension and ISS UK

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Police Pension Scheme

PwC Trustees

Railpen

Volkswagen Group Pension Scheme


Update

The shortlist was updated on 12 March 2024