Nordic Fund Selection Awards 2019
The 10th anniversary of the Nordic Fund Selection Awards brought together some old and new faces from the Nordic finance industry.
Yesterday, Nordic institutional investors and fund selectors, as well as representatives from eight international fund companies, gathered at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm for the 10th annual Nordic Fund Selection Awards to celebrate and award excellence in fund- and manager selection.
Tell Media Group introduced the Nordic Fund Selection Awards in 2010 in an effort to highlight the importance of the fund selection profession and to create a platform for benchmarking and feedback from fund companies to Nordic selectors. This year’s winners, highlighted below, were announced on Wednesday at a gala dinner that took place at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
This year’s winners
The Nordic equity mandate/fund search of the year award was presented by Robeco and the winner was AP1 for its global emerging market equities search, completed on March 18, 2019.
The Nordic fixed income mandate/fund search of the year award was presented by Janus Henderson and the winner was BankInvest for its active high-conviction Global/US high yield strategy search, completed in November 2018.
The Nordic Investment Consultancy of the year award was presented by PGIM Fixed Income and the winning team was Grieg Investor.
The Danish fund selection team of the year award was presented by Aviva Investors and the winning team was Industriens Pension.
The Finnish fund selection team of the year award was presented by M&G Investments and the winning team was Ilmarinen.
The Norwegian fund selection team of the year award was presented by BNY Mellon and the winning team was Storebrand Asset Management.
The Swedish fund selection team of the year award was presented by Legg Mason and the winning team was AP1.
The Nordic Fund Selection Personality of the year award was presented by Baillie Gifford and the winner was Susanne Bolin Gärtner.
The methodology for the country specific awards and also for the Nordic Investment Consultancy of the year award is based on an online survey where fund companies active in the Nordic region submit ratings on Nordic selection teams across four themes (outlined below). Ratings are given on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the best. The team with the highest average rating was announced as the winner. The methodology for the mandate/fund search of the year awards and the personality of the year award are more qualitative where Tell Media Group, with input from the industry, decides on the winner.
- How important is the team (in terms of potential asset flows & brand)?
- How good (professional) do you perceive the selection process used by the team to be?
- How good is the team at communicating with you throughout the selection process?
- How good is the team at integrating ESG considerations in the selection process?
/A complete review from the event will be published in an Awards supplement, distributed with Nordic Fund Selection Journal in December.