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Insurance Investment Exchange Awards 2017: Winners revealed

Posted March 23, 2017

Last night saw the inaugural Insurance Investment Exchange Awards shine a spotlight on the vital work that internal investment teams and asset managers undertake on behalf of the insurance industry to help successfully manage the trillions of pounds under their collective stewardship. Recognising their achievements is all the more important in today’s challenging macroeconomic and low yield environment, as they also cope with greater board level scrutiny and regulatory demands than ever before.

The Awards were about independent, third party endorsement of excellence and this was the first time such endorsement was available to the insurance investment community. A judging panel of leading experts from across the insurance sphere debated 11 key categories covering insurers, asset managers and key service providers.

“Given that this was only our first year, I am delighted we had such a strong field of candidates,” said Bob Swarup, co-founder of the Insurance investment Exchange. “The numerous strategies and solutions put forward to meet the many challenges of the current insurance world demonstrated a rich diversity of thought, and it is clear that innovation is alive and well.

“I especially thank all our judges for giving their valuable time and sharing their experience to pick some truly worthy winners.”

The full list of winners for the inaugural Insurance Investment Exchange Awards 2017 included:

Best Innovative Solution
Natixis Global Asset Management

Best Multi-Asset Manager
Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Best Fixed-Income Asset Manager (Highly Commended)
M&G Investments

Best Fixed-Income Asset Manager
Deutsche Asset Management

Best Alternatives Asset Manager
Allianz Global Investors

Best Overall Asset Manager (Highly Commended)
Deutsche Asset Management

Best Overall Asset Manager

Best Investment Solution

Best Life Insurer/Annuity Provider
Rothesay Life

Best Small Insurer
Shepherds Friendly

Best General Insurer (Highly Commended)

Best General Insurer
Allianz Insurance

Best Adviser
Willis Towers Watson

Best Risk and Technology Firm

As the winners step out from the shadows and into the spotlight, learn what differentiated them and read the judges’ thoughts in our special digital supplement available to you next month.

The judges for the inaugural Insurance Investment Exchange Awards 2017 were:

  • Bob Swarup, Co-founder, Insurance Investment Exchange
  • David Worsfold, Contributing editor, Insurance Investment Exchange
  • Eric Vynckier, Board Member, Forrester Friendly Society and former CIO at Alliance Bernstein
  • Rob Groves, CIO, Pension Insurance Corporation and former CIO at Friends Life Group
  • Dan Shrupp, Principal, Camdor Global Advisers and former CIO at Lucida plc
  • Jonathan Evans, Former Trader Ministers, MEP and Chairman of Allied World Managing Agency
  • Michael Tripp, former Group CEO, Ecclesiastical Insurance and former Partner at E&Y and Watson Wyatt
  • Angela Darling, Non-executive Director, Universal Insurance Company (Guernsey) and former Board Member of CII
  • Paul Abberley, CIO, Charles Stanley and former CEO/CIO at Aviva Investors

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