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Insurance Investment Exchange Awards 2018 – Winners Revealed

We are delighted to announce the winners and highly commendeds of the Insurance Investment Exchange Awards 2018.

Insurance investment skills and thinking outside the box have never been as critically important as in today’s challenging environment for insurers. The firms, teams and individuals below have all demonstrated true excellence and achievement across multiple facets, and are deserving winners.

We also commend all those firms that made the shortlists – it was no mean achievement given the plethora of entries and nominations received this year, and their entries stood out in that crowded field to the judges. That is also something to be proud of.

Lastly, a special congratulations to David Astor – his award was a lifetime in the making.

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 were thoroughly scrutinised by our independent judging panel and picking the few that were shortlisted and the even fewer that were awarded was not easy, with plenty of furious debate and strong opinions along the way.

We thank all those that joined us last night at the Montcalm Royal London House hotel to celebrate, and the whole community for their support in making these a success. There will be a special publication out in May profiling all of the winners.

Special Achievements

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

  • David Astor

Rising Star

  • Winner: Daniel Blamont, Phoenix Group

Best Insurer Investment Team

  • Winner: The Phoenix Group
  • Highly Commended: LV=

Diversity Initiative of the Year

  • Winner: Columbia Threadneedle
  • Highly Commended: Dive in for Diversity Festival


Capital efficiency initiative of the year

  • Winner: LV=

Best Life/Health Insurer

  • Winner: Vitality

Best Annuity Provider

  • Winner: Rothesay Life

Best General Insurer

  • Winner: AIG
  • Highly Commended: Allianz Insurance

Best Reinsurer

  • Winner: Swiss Re

Best Small Insurer

  • Winner: Canopius

Asset Managers

Best Alternatives Asset Manager

  • Winner: Aviva Investors
  • Highly Commended: Alliance Bernstein
  • Highly Commended: Pemberton Capital Advisors

Best Fixed Income Asset Manager

  • Winner: Conning
  • Highly Commended: Insight Investment

Best Multi-Asset Manager

  • Winner: Insight Investment

Most Innovative Investment Solution of the Year

  • Winner: Natixis Investment Managers

Best Client Service

  • Winner: Columbia Threadneedle Investments
  • Highly Commended: Schroders

Best Overall Asset Manager

  • Winner: Aviva Investors
  • Highly Commended: Insight Investment

Service Providers

Adviser of the Year

  • Winner: Ernst & Young

Technology Firm of the Year

  • Winner: MSCI

Photos from Awards Night