Danish pension fund PensionDanmark was the stand-out winner at the 2014 IPE Awards in Vienna, taking home the coveted Best European Pension Fund award.
The pension fund also won the award for Best Infrastructure Investor, whilst sharing the country award for Denmark with Industriens Pension.
Mats Andersson, chief executive at Swedish buffer fund AP4, won the Outstanding Industry Contribution award, while Penny Green – who is to retire as chief executive at the SAUL Trustee Company at the end of this year – was named Pension Fund Personality of the Year.
The fourth Gold Award – for Best Long-Term Investment Strategy – was shared by Kingfisher Pension Scheme and PKA.
SPK was another big winner on the night, scooping up the awards for Portfolio Construction, Risk Management and Sweden.
British Steel Pension Fund won the awards for In-house Investment Team and the United Kingdom.
The full winners list for the 2014 IPE Awards
Best European Pension Fund: PensionDanmark
Outstanding Industry Contribution: Mats Andersson
Pension Fund Personality of the Year: Penny Green
Long Term Investment Strategy: Kingfisher Pension Trustee Limited and PKA
Best Corporate Pension Fund: Bosch Pensionsfonds AG
Best Industry-wide Pension Fund: NEST
Best Public Pension Fund: Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4)
Best Small European Pension Fund: Frjálsi Pension Fund
Equities: Fonditel B
Fixed Income: Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Active Management: Allianz Pensionskasse AG
Climate Related Risk Management: Environment Agency Pension Fund
DC/Hybrid Strategy: Industriens Pension
Emerging Markets: Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL)
ESG: Environment Agency Pension Fund and Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW)
In-house Investment Team: British Steel Pension Fund
Innovation: BT Pension Scheme
Portfolio Construction: SPK
Real Estate: Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
Risk Management: SPK
Smart Beta: SEB Pension
Specialist Investment Managers: MNOPF Trustees Ltd
Austria Pensionskasse: APK Pensionskasse AG
Austria Vorsogekasse: fair-finance Vorsorgekasse
Belgium: Integrale and Amonis OFP
Central & Eastern Europe: NLB Nov Penziski Fond
Denmark: Industriens Pension
Finland: The State Pension Fund (VER)
Germany bAV: Linde Custodian e.V.
Germany Versorgungswerk: Bayerische Versorgungskammer and Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe
Ireland: Construction Workers’ Pension Scheme
Netherlands: ABN AMRO Pensioenfonds
Portugal: Horizonte-3 Open Pension Funds of Pensõesgere
Small Countries: Frjálsi Pension Fund
Spain: Geroa Pentsioak EPSV
Switzerland: Pension Fund SBB
United Kingdom: British Steel Pension Fund