UK Pensions Awards 2023 Entry forms


The deadline for receipt of the entries is 5pm on Friday, 20 January 2023.

Make sure to read this year's entry criteria by clicking here.

To view the criteria for our new Pension Scheme of the Year Award categories click here.

The entry forms and submissions will be considered by a panel of judges made up from professionals from across the occupational pensions industry. The judges will be announced on our website over the coming weeks.

The finalists list will be published on Friday, 10 March 2023 and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 1 June at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel.


ADVISORY CATEGORIES

ADVISORY CATEGORIES

Actuarial/Pensions Consultancy of the Year

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DC Consultancy of the Year

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Investment Consultancy of the Year

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Pension Lawyers of the Year

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Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year

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Risk Reduction Adviser of the Year

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Fiduciary Evaluator of the Year

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Sponsor Covenant / IRM Adviser of the Year

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DC CATEGORIES

DC CATEGORIES

DC Innovation of the Year

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DC Master Trust of the Year

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DC Multi-Asset Fund Manager of the Year

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DC Pension Provider of the Year

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DC Investment Manager of the Year

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INVESTMENT CATEGORIES

INVESTMENT CATEGORIES

Investment Manager of the Year

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Fiduciary Manager of the Year

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Institutional Investment Platform Provider of the Year

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Equity Manager of the Year

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Fixed Income Manager of the Year

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Factor Investing Manager of the Year

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DB Multi-Asset Manager of the Year

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Emerging Markets Manager of the Year

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Real Estate Manager of the Year

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Alternative and Private Markets Investment Manager of the Year

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

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Impact Manager of the Year

   
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Liability-Driven Investment (LDI) Manager of the Year

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Cashflow-driven Investment (CDI) Manager of the Year

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Risk Reduction Provider of the Year

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DB Investment Innovation of the Year

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OTHER CATEGORIES

OTHER CATEGORIES

Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award

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Independent Trustee of the Year

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Third-Party Administrator of the Year

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Technology Innovation of the Year

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Pensions Communication Initiative of the Year

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DB Master Trust / Consolidator of the Year

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Educational and Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year

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Retirement Innovation of the Year

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PENSION SCHEME OF THE YEAR AWARD CATEGORIES

Pension Scheme of the Year *** NEW FOR 2023 ***

This category is open to both DB and DC schemes of all sizes but is not open to entry by commercial master trusts (which are covered by the ‘DC Master Trust of the Year’ and ‘DB Master Trust / Consolidator of the Year’ categories above.

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Best Pension Scheme Communications Strategy *** NEW FOR 2023 ***

This category is open to both DB and DC schemes of all sizes but is not open to entry by commercial group personal pension providers, master trusts or consolidators (which would be covered by the ‘Pensions Communication Initiative of the Year’ categories above. GPP providers and commercial master trusts are, however, allowed to put forward an entry on behalf of one of their employer or pension scheme clients.

Judges assessing this category will be looking for evidence of a successful communications or engagement project or strategy – particularly looking for evidence on the effectiveness of its communication, the way it has used technology to support its strategy and any innovations it has employed.

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Pension Scheme Risk Reduction Initiative *** NEW FOR 2023 ***

This category is open to DB schemes that have undergone or are undergoing a risk reduction exercise – be that the use of bulk annuity products such as buy-in or buyout; the use of longevity swaps or through things like member option exercises.

Judges will look at how trustees assessed potential reduction offerings, how they implemented the strategy and how the strategy fits in with the rest of the scheme's asset portfolio and will develop in the future. It will also assess how the risk reduction exercise was communicated to members.

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