Who judges the IPE Awards

Comprising chiefly investment consultants, academics and former pension fund executives from across Europe, the IPE Awards judges are specially chosen according to their region and/or area of expertise. Up to 100 judges can be involved in the IPE Awards.
 
Judging involves a two-stage review process for all the categories except the country/regional awards and is completely transparent. The judges make use of IPE's online entry system to review and score the entries. Each judging panel features at least four judges. For the Outstanding Industry Contribution and Pension Fund Leader/Team of the Year, we invite all the judges to vote on the short-listed candidates.
 
The first phase of the judging process invites members of each judging panel to read and score the entries according to a 20-point score matrix that ranks each against its peers, nationally, regionally and globally. We calculate an average of the judges’ scores to produce the result in each category. This gives us the country and regional Awards winners.
 
The second phase involves the Chair of judges, Georg Inderst, working closely with IPE to review each result. For close results within a 0.5 differential, we revert to the rankings by the judges' scores for those candidates in the running. We then match the rankings to the scores to declare the result. In extreme cases, we will invite the judges on a given panel to join a debate whereby we share the result sheet. the judges may then revise their score and/or comments. IPE is happy to call joint winners if the result suggests that that is the fair outcome.
 
For the highly commended, we use a differential of 1.5 with a cap of three for all categories, except the European Pension Fund of the Year, which is capped at four. 
 
It is inevitable in a business such as ours that conflicts of interest can occur during judging. We are confident that our judges act with honesty and integrity to ensure any conflicts of interest do not influence their views. Were a serious conflict to emerge, however, a judge may excuse him or herself from judging a particular entry. In this instance, we add an average of the other judges' scores as the conflicted judge's score. In extreme cases, we may recuse a judge. 
 
The judges’ views are final. IPE does not permit or accept any correspondence or contact between the judges and entrants and/or sponsors.

Judges 2022

CHAIR OF JUDGES

Georg Inderst
Inderst Advisory
Principal

Nicky Amos
Nicky Amos
Managing Director
Chronos Sustainability Ltd
Hermann Aukamp
Hermann Aukamp
Independent Consultant
Pedro Barbosa
Pedro Barbosa
Actuary Pensions And Health
PERB - Pensions and Employee Benefits
Xavier Bellavista Badia
Xavier Bellavista Badia
Principal
Mercer
Peter Borgdorff
Peter Borgdorff
Independent Consultant
Alan Briefel
Alan Briefel
CEO
StratCom
Francesco Briganti
Francesco Briganti
Secretary General
Cross Border Benefits Alliance-Europe (CBBA-Europe)
Ian Coleman
Ian Coleman
Independent Chair
Torfaen Pension Board
Adrian Cooper
Adrian Cooper
Business Development Director
HUB Financial Solutions
Jeroen De Soete
Jeroen De Soete
Independent Finance & Risk Consultant
Gianmaria Fragassi
Gianmaria Fragassi
Institutional Relation
Itinerari Previdenziali
Dorothee Franzen
Dorothee Franzen
Managing Director
Avida International GmbH
Karel Goossens
Karel Goossens
Independent Consultant
Sophie Grenier
Sophie Grenier
Co-Founder CEO
Trees-Everywhere
Neill Hamilton
Neill Hamilton
CEO
NHIA
Bart Heenk
Bart Heenk
Managing Director
Avida International
Andreas Hoepner
Andreas Hoepner
Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking And Finance
University College Dublin
Haitse Hoos
Haitse Hoos
Partner
Asset Advisors
Simon Kew
Simon Kew
Director
Teneo
Ravi Khanna
Ravi Khanna
Independent Consultant
Karin Kisling
Karin Kisling
CIO
Savity Vermögensverwaltung GmbH
Helen Kobæk
Helen Kobæk
Independent Consultant
Alex Koriath
Alex Koriath
Head of European Pension Practice, Head of Germany
Cambridge Associates
Peter Kraneveld
Peter Kraneveld
International Pension Advisor
PRIME bv
Manfred Kupka
Manfred Kupka
Managing Director
BRE Advisors
Petri Kuusisto
Petri Kuusisto
Founder
Impact Innovation Institute Oy
Lisa Lafave
Lisa Lafave
President
Realine Investments
Matti Leppälä
Matti Leppälä
CEO
PensionsEurope
Ida Levine
Ida Levine
Director And Lead Expert On Policy
Impact Investing Institute
Sylvie Malécot
Sylvie Malécot
Director
AF2I - French Association for Asset Owners
Philippos Mannaris
Philippos Mannaris
Partner
Aon
Joseph Mariathasan
Joseph Mariathasan
Director
GIST
Sarah Maynard
Sarah Maynard
Global Head, External Dei
CFA Institute
Neil McPherson
Neil McPherson
Senior Advisor
ESG Foundation
Philip Menco
Philip Menco
Principal
Fortunis
Edwin Meysmans
Edwin Meysmans
Independent Trustee
Euroclear pension fund
Sergio Miguez
Sergio Miguez
Lead Partner
Alternative Ratings
Raj Mody
Raj Mody
Global Head of Pensions
PwC
Gerald Moritz
Gerald Moritz
Managing Director
Moritz Consulting GmbH
Manuel Peraita
Manuel Peraita
Senior Consultant
Peraita y Asociados SL
Michel Piermay
Michel Piermay
Chair
Fixage
Markus Schuller
Markus Schuller
Managing Partner
Panthera Solutions
Chris Sier
Chris Sier
CEO
ClearGlass Analytics
Stephan Skaanes
Stephan Skaanes
Partner
PPCmetrics AG
Jens-Christian Stougaard
Jens-Christian Stougaard
CEO
HaNoLo Analytics
Roland van den Brink
Roland van den Brink
Founder
TrigNum
Waltraud Viehböck
Waltraud Viehböck
Senior Consultant
Aon Austria
If you would like to learn more about the judging process or be considered as a judge, please contact:  
 
Robert Melia Watson
Head of Awards Management
robert.watson@ipe.com
+44 (0)20 3465 9327