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Full results of Investment Excellence Awards
08 July 2013
Global Investor/ISF explains why the winning firms picked up awards this year
Investment Excellence Awards
The Global Investor/ISF Investment Excellence Awards 2013 celebrated the achievements of the asset management industry over the past 12 months at a gala dinner on Wednesday 3 July at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London. The awards were decided by a panel of senior figures from across the financial industry.
Photos from the awards evening are now available to view online: http://goo.gl/h4QR3
Global Investor/ISF would like to thank everyone who submitted applications for this year – the strength of the applications made the judging process difficult– and those who attended the awards dinner.
The judging panel comprised:
• Alastair O'Dell, editor, Global Investor/ISF
• John Redwood MP, co-founder of Evercore Pan Asset and chairman of the firm’s investment committee
• Penny Green, associate at BESTrustees, chief executive of of the Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL) and former deputy chief executive of the Pensions Advisory Service
• Kim Nash, client director of PTL (formerly known as Pitman Trustees)
• Steve Delo, chief executive of PAN Governance and former president of the Pensions Management Institute
• Ben Gunnee, European director of Mercer Sentinel Group
The awards were hosted by O’Dell and British & Irish Lions legend Fergus Slattery.
ASSET MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Insight Investment
Insight’s focus on addressing the investment needs of institutional clients in a turbulent market and regulatory environment was instrumental in winning this award. Over 80% of current mandates are invested in strategies that did not exist at the firm ten years ago, during which time AuM has increased from £25bn to £255bn.
During the period covered by the award, Insight has introduced a range of innovative investment solutions, delivered exceptional performance, completed a merger with currency specialist Pareto Investment Management and further developed its partnership-based approach to client service. Insight was ranked number one overall for LDI investments with UK consultants.
ASSET MANAGEMENT CEO OF THE YEAR: Graham Tuckwell, ETF Securities
Graham Tuckwell is founder and chairman of ETF Securities, one of the world’s leading independent providers of exchange traded commodities. Ten years ago, he launched Gold Bullion Securities, the world’s first physical gold exchange traded product (ETP) on the Australian Stock Exchange, since when gold ETPs have been listed on 31 exchanges throughout the world and have seen total AuM reach $147bn. In 2012, the trading volume of Gold Bullion Securities totalled $11.9bn. Over the past decade Tuckwell has grown the business from one person to more than 100 employees.
GLOBAL EQUITIES MANAGER: Ashmore Group
Ashmore has been a pioneer in emerging and frontier markets equities since it launched one of the first dedicated emerging market (EM) equity strategies in 1988. Since then it has launched several specialist strategies, including a global emerging markets small cap strategy in 2004 and a global emerging markets fund of closed end funds (Equity Select Fund) in 2009.
The EM small cap strategy has outperformed the MSCI EM small cap (net) benchmark on a three and five year basis and since inception in 2004. Ashmore’s global emerging markets strategy reflects the full view of a global investment team dedicated to emerging markets fixed income and equities