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A completed entry will include:
1. Entry Form
2. 1000 Word Submission
3. Company Logo

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ENTRY FORM
2018 WINNERS & SHORTLISTED

INSURANCE COMPANY AWARDS

1. Insurance Company of the Year
Open to all UK/European/Global authorised insurers, this category looks to reward those insurance firms that demonstrate a commitment to meeting customer needs and to delivering a high quality of service across all activities as part of the overall financial strategy, where the operational activities are both driven by, and reinforce the investment policy. Examples may include M&A activity, new markets or restructuring to deliver results. Entrants should have a presence in the UK. Enter here
2018 winner: LV=

2. Investment Strategy of the Year
Getting the investment strategy right is one of the biggest challenges an insurance company has to overcome, particularly given the current economic environment. We reward the insurance companies that have implemented an investment strategy that sets the standards for the industry to follow. Although creating absolute returns is a measure of success, the judges also want to consider how the strategy aligns with objectives. Entrants should have a presence in the UK. Enter here
2018 winner: Wesleyan

3. ESG Investment Strategy of the Year
This is awarded to the UK/European/Global insurance company that can demonstrate that it has conscientiously considered its investment decisions in an ethical and fair way, and produced exceptional returns for its clients. The judges will be interested in the methodology of fund selection, the underlying definition of ‘ethical’ and how this is maintained and reviewed. Entrants should have a presence in the UK. Enter here
2018 winner: Royal London Asset Management

INSURANCE PROVIDER AWARDS

4. Insurance Consultancy of the Year 
With the introduction of Solvency II in the insurance space, the role of the insurance consultant is becoming more important. This category is aimed at recognising the insurance/investment/actuarial firms that have shown a true dedication to serving UK/European/Global insurance firm clients, displaying a true understanding of their needs and one that continues to move with the times. Enter here
2018 winner: EY

5. Passive Manager of the Year
This award celebrates the manager that demonstrates strong returns, provides excellent customer service and shows a true understanding of the needs of their clients. Enter here
2018 winner: SPDR ETFs

6. Active Manager of the Year
The Active Manager of the Year Award recognises the manager that has demonstrated consistent outperformance and an innovative approach to its investment strategy. Enter here
2018 winner: Morgan Stanley Investment Management

7. Fixed Income Manager of the Year (up to €100bn AUM)
Fixed income has evolved from a safe sleepy asset class into a dynamic and diverse option for insurance firms today. We recognise those providers with up to €100bn AUM in the institutional investment space that have not only displayed innovation in this area to take advantage of the opportunities out there, but also have the performance numbers to prove their expertise. Enter here
2018 winner: TwentyFour Asset Management

8. Fixed Income Manager of the Year (over €100bn AUM)
Fixed income has evolved from a safe sleepy asset class into a dynamic and diverse option for insurance firms today. We recognise those providers with over €100bn AUM in the institutional investment space that have not only displayed innovation in this area to take advantage of the opportunities out there, but also have the performance numbers to prove their expertise. Enter here
2018 winner: J.P. Morgan Asset Management

9. Alternatives Manager of the Year
Alternatives have become an essential part of a UK/European and global insurance firms’ portfolios. We recognise those firms that have shown a true flair for extracting value from the alternatives space to the benefit of their insurance clients. Enter here
2018 winner: Aviva Investors

10. Infrastructure Manager of the Year
At one of the most challenging times in insurance firm investment, infrastructure is now being taken seriously as an asset class among the UK/Europe/global insurance companies. We recognise those players that understand this complex asset class and are working hard to help insurance firms reap the potential rewards. Enter here
2018 winner: Allianz Global Investors

11. Property Manager of the Year
This award recognises those firms that have shown a true understanding of the regional and global property markets and have been able to translate that knowledge into risk adjusted returns for the benefit of their insurance clients. Enter here
2018 winner: AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets 

12. Emerging Markets Manager of the Year
There is no shortage of investment managers in the emerging markets space, but who stands out among their peers? This award will recognise those who have truly embraced the emerging market space to the benefit of its UK/European and global insurance clients. Enter here
2018 winner: HSBC Global Asset Management

13. Index Provider of the Year
Given the increasingly important role indices play in insurance, we recognise those index providers that have displayed innovation in their product design and an understanding of what the UK and European insurance market really needs. Enter here
2018 winner: MSCI

14. Risk Management Firm of the Year
With risk management at the top of insurance companies’ agendas, de-risking propositions have flooded the market. We award the provider that has provided innovative solutions to truly help insurance companies to manage, or remove, their risks. Enter here
2018 winner: BlackRock

15. Best Solvency II Tech Solution
Insurance firms across the UK/Europe/global basis are continuing to deal with the implementation of Solvency II regulation and want robust technology systems to support them in conducting this process. We reward those firms which are at the forefront of market offerings in this space and those that have also helped insurance companies succeed in this regulatory challenge. Enter here
2018 winner: Moody's Analytics

16. Technology Firm of the Year
Effective and reliable technology and data management is essential for the successful running of any insurance company. This award will recognise those firms that are leaders in the field of insurance technology, and ultimately reward who is the best of the best in this increasingly important category. Enter here
2018 winner: Financial Risk Solutions

17. Insurance Advisory Firm of the Year
Insurance advisory firms bring together specialists from actuarial, risk, operations, technology, tax and audit. These skill sets provide a valuable contribution to the industry. This awards rewards those advisory firms that have excelled in all or a particular aspect of these sectors meeting the demands of insurance companies. Enter here
2018 winner: EY

18. Innovation Provider of the Year
The innovation provider of the year award aims to reward those insurance providers/asset managers excelling in the area of investment, product design, technology or any other area and have met the needs of their clients. Enter here
2018 winner: Morgan Stanley Investment Management

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

19. Chief Investment Officer of the Year
The winner will be an individual that has consistently demonstrated excellence in implementing effective investment strategies in the face of increasing regulatory policy to reap the highest possible returns for their UK/European/global insurance firm. The winner will be decided by public vote. To nominate someone for this award please explain in 100 words or more why you would like to nominate them, and include a large, high resolution photograph of your nominee. Enter here
2018 winner: Guillermo Donadini, AIG

NEW CATEGORY FOR 2019

20. Diversity Award
This award goes to the insurance company or asset manager that has recognised the importance of diversity in its workforce, or is instrumental in driving forward diversity in other ways, whether this be through their marketing, events, or through products designed to be more inclusive. Enter here