IPE Conference: PensionDanmark is Europe’s best pension fund
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.
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:
|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|
|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|
|Equities||AP4, Nordea Investments|
|Fixed Income||Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe|
|Austria (Vorsorgekasse)||APK Vorsorgekasse|
|Belgium||Pensioenfonds UZ Gent – UGent OFP|
|Central & Eastern Europe||INVL Mezzo II 53+ pension fund|
|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|
|Switzerland||Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève (CPEG)|
|United Kingdom||NEST (National Employment Savings Trust)|
|Climate Related Risk Management||FRR|
|DC & Hybrid Strategies||Amundi Pension Fund|
|Factor Investing||HVB Pension Fund|
|In-house Investment Team||Tesco Pension Scheme|
|Pensions Governance & Administration||Pensionskasse SBB|
|Portfolio Construction & Diversification||AP4|
|Real Assets & Infrastructure||Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe|