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

Gold 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

Silver Awards

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                                                               

Bronze Awards

Alternatives: PKA

Equities: Fonditel B

Fixed Income: Bayerische Versorgungskammer

Themed Awards

Active Management: Allianz Pensionskasse AG                             

Climate Related Risk Management: Environment Agency Pension Fund          

Commodities: APG                                                                  

DC/Hybrid Strategy: Industriens Pension                                    

Diversification: NEST                                        

Emerging Markets: Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL)

ESG: Environment Agency Pension Fund and Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (PFZW)

Infrastructure: PensionDanmark                                                   

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)

France: FRR                                                                            

Germany bAV: Linde Custodian e.V.                                             

Germany Versorgungswerk: Bayerische Versorgungskammer and Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe             

Ireland: Construction Workers’ Pension Scheme   

Italy: Fondenergia                                                     

Netherlands: ABN AMRO Pensioenfonds                                           

Norway: OPF                        

Portugal: Horizonte-3 Open Pension Funds of Pensõesgere           

Small Countries: Frjálsi Pension Fund                                                         

Spain: Geroa Pentsioak EPSV                           

Sweden: SPK                                                                          

Switzerland: Pension Fund SBB                                            

United Kingdom: British Steel Pension Fund       

Read all the coverage from the IPE Conference & Awards in Vienna, and watch video interviews with some of its speakers