PensionDanmark was named best European Pension Fund for the second year in a row at last night’s IPE Awards dinner in Dublin.

The top prize was one of five awards scooped by the DKK239.7bn (€32.1bn) pension provider – including the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award for CEO Torben Möger Pedersen.

PensionDanmark was also recognised for its work in Credit & Alternatives and for Innovation – it won the latter prize in Prague last year as well – and was named Denmark’s top pension provider.

Accepting the awards, Pedersen highlighted the COP-24 climate conference taking place in Poland this week and urged attendees to address the “opportunities and challenges” posed by climate change.

Sweden’s AP4 was also a multiple winner, taking home awards for Long-Term Investment Strategy, Active Management, Portfolio Construction & Diversification, and Equities – the latter jointly with Nordea Investments. It was also named Sweden’s top pension fund.

ERAFP’s outgoing CEO Philippe Desfossés was presented with the Pension Fund Achievement of the Year award in recognition of growth of the French scheme’s responsible investment and climate risk management strategies.

Philippe Desfossés, ERAFP

Philippe Desfossés speaks at an IPE event

Desfossés has stepped down from the €30bn French civil servants’ pension after nearly 10 years in charge. Laurent Galzy was named as his successor last week.

ERAFP was also recognised as France’s top pension fund, and took home the award for best Emerging Markets strategy.

Fellow French investor FRR collected the awards for Sovereign Reserve Fund, Passive Management and Climate Related Risk Management.

Here are the winners in full:

Gold Awards 
European Pension Fund of the Year PensionDanmark
Outstanding Industry Contribution Torben Möger Pedersen
Pension Fund Achievement of the Year Philippe Desfossés
Long-Term Investment Strategy AP4
Silver Awards 
Corporate Pension Fund Stichting Calpam-Pensioenfonds
Multi-Employer/Professional Pension Fund Industriens Pension
Public Pension Fund Church Commissioners for England
Small Pension Fund Pensioenfonds UZ Gent – UGent OFP
Sovereign Reserve Fund FRR
Active Management AP4
Passive Management FRR
Bronze Awards 
Alternatives PFA Pension
Equities AP4, Nordea Investments
Fixed Income Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe
Country Awards 
Austria (Pensionskasse) VBV-Pensionskasse
Austria (Vorsorgekasse) APK Vorsorgekasse
Belgium Pensioenfonds UZ Gent – UGent OFP
Central & Eastern Europe INVL Mezzo II 53+ pension fund
Denmark PensionDanmark
France ERAFP
Germany (bAV) Bosch Pensionsfonds
Germany (Versorgungswerk) Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Ireland Construction Workers’ Pension Scheme
Italy FP Nazionale BCC/CRA, FP Personale Gruppo BNL/BNP Paribas Italia
Netherlands Stichting Pensioenfonds PGB
Portugal Fundo de Pensões Horizonte Ações
Small Countries Frjálsi Pension Fund
Spain (corporate scheme) DuPont Pension Plan
Spain (multi-employer scheme) Geroa Pentsioak EPSV
Sweden AP4
Switzerland Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève (CPEG)
United Kingdom NEST (National Employment Savings Trust)
Themed Awards 
Climate Related Risk Management FRR
Credit Alternatives PensionDanmark
DC & Hybrid Strategies Amundi Pension Fund
Emerging Markets ERAFP
Factor Investing HVB Pension Fund
In-house Investment Team Tesco Pension Scheme
Innovation PensionDanmark
Pensions Governance & Administration Pensionskasse SBB
Portfolio Construction & Diversification AP4
Real Assets & Infrastructure Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe
Real Estate MN
Risk Management Amonis