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Insurance Investment Exchange Awards 2018 – The Shortlists

Insurance investment skills and excellence have never been as critically important as in today’s challenging environment for insurers. It is time once again for the Insurance Investment Exchange Awards 2018 to shine the spotlight on the vital work carried out within insurance investment teams, along with asset managers and service providers, as they manage assets worth billions of pounds.

The Insurance Investment Exchange Awards are completely independent and unbiased, with all nominations either coming directly from the judges or from the firms themselves.

All entries are thoroughly scrutinised by our independent judging panel with only those deemed to have reached the required standard being included on the shortlists. These awards acknowledge true excellence in diverse categories such as best general insurer, best life insurer or annuity firm, best overall asset manager, best alternatives firm and best technology firm of the year, to name a few.

The winners will be unveiled at an exclusive invitation-only evening in London on 26th April at the Montcalm Royal London House. There will also be a special publication profiling all of the winners available in May.

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Best Life/Health Insurer

  • Canada Life
  • Phoenix Group
  • Prudential plc
  • Vitality

Best Annuity Provider

  • Legal & General
  • Rothesay Life
  • Scottish Widows

Best General Insurer

  • AIG
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Axa
  • RSA

Best Reinsurer

  • Atradius
  • Pool Re
  • Reinsurance Group of America
  • Swiss Re

Best Small Insurer

  • British Friendly Society
  • Canopius
  • Shepherds Friendly

Best Insurer Investment Team

  • Allianz Insurance
  • Aviva
  • LV=
  • Phoenix Group

Asset Managers

Best Alternatives Asset Manager

  • Alliance Bernstein
  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Aviva Investors
  • M&G Investments
  • Pemberton Capital Advisors

Best Fixed Income Asset Manager

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Conning
  • Insight Investment
  • M&G Investments

Best Multi-Asset Manager

  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Insight Investment

Most Innovative Investment Solution of the Year

  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Aviva Investors
  • Conning
  • Natixis Investment Managers

Best Client Service

  • Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Schroders

Best Overall Asset Manager

  • Aviva Investors
  • Insight Investment
  • Schroders

Service Providers

Adviser of the Year

  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • Willis Towers Watson

Technology Firm of the Year

  • MSCI Inc
  • Quantifi

Diversity, Rising Stars & Outstanding Contribution

Diversity Initiative of the Year

  • Columbia Threadneedle
  • Dive in for Diversity Festival
  • Independent Women in Insurance Network – Worshipful Company of Insurers

Rising Star

  • Daniel Blamont, Head of Investment Strategy, Phoenix Group
  • Prasun Mathur, Head of Shareholder Investments,  Aviva
  • Sumit Mehta, Head of Investment Strategy – New Business, Legal & General
  • Achilles Sofroniou , Senior Portfolio Strategist, Canopius

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

This winner of this prestigious award will be announced on the night.