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

Motoko Aizawa
Motoko Aizawa
President
Observatory for Sustainable Infrastructure
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
Christina Boeck
Christina Boeck
Partner
INDEFI
Christian Böhm
Christian Böhm
Former Pension Fund Executive
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)
Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
Senior Director
WTW
David Cienfuegos
David Cienfuegos
Head of Investments, Continental Europe
WTW
Ian Coleman
Ian Coleman
Independent Chair
Torfaen Pension Board
Adrian Cooper
Adrian Cooper
Business Development Director
HUB Financial Solutions
Frederic Debaere
Frederic Debaere
Consultant
Mercer
Philippe Desfosses
Philippe Desfosses
Advisor
CGE
Jeroen De Soete
Jeroen De Soete
Independent Finance & Risk Consultant
Théodore Economou
Théodore Economou
Independent
Ulrikke Ekelund
Ulrikke Ekelund
Independent
Najat El Mekkaoui
Najat El Mekkaoui
Professor
University Paris Dauphine
Chandran Fernando
Chandran Fernando
Managing Partner
Matrix360 Inc.
Nora Finn
Nora Finn
Independent
Gianmaria Fragassi
Gianmaria Fragassi
Institutional Relation
Itinerari Previdenziali
Dorothee Franzen
Dorothee Franzen
Managing Director
Avida International GmbH
Alessandra Franzosi
Alessandra Franzosi
Head of Buyside Italy & ESG Investing
Borsa Italiana Euronext Group
Nereida González
Nereida González
Markets Research Analyst
R3 PWM
Karel Goossens
Karel Goossens
Independent Consultant
Sophie Grenier
Sophie Grenier
Co-Founder CEO
Trees-Everywhere
Marisa Anna Hall
Marisa Anna Hall
Co-head of the Thinking Ahead Institute
WTW
Neill Hamilton
Neill Hamilton
CEO
NHIA
Bart Heenk
Bart Heenk
Managing Director
Avida International
Haitse Hoos
Haitse Hoos
Partner
Asset Advisors
Jeff Houston
Jeff Houston
Principal and Senior Pensions Consultant
Barnett Waddingham LLP
Heribert Karch
Heribert Karch
Former Pension Fund Executive
Aleksandra Kaydzhiyska
Aleksandra Kaydzhiyska
Executive Director
European Association of Paritarian Insitutions
Simon Kew
Simon Kew
Director
Teneo
Ravi Khanna
Ravi Khanna
Independent Consultant
Karin Kisling
Karin Kisling
CIO
Savity Vermögensverwaltung GmbH
Stephan Kloess
Stephan Kloess
Founder / Managing Director
KRE KloessRealEstate
Helen Kobæk
Helen Kobæk
Independent Consultant
Alfred Kool
Alfred Kool
Spokesperson/communication manager
PGGM, SBZ Pensioen, DSM Pension Services and SPMS
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
Erik Landry
Erik Landry
Director, Climate Change
GRESB
Mats Langensjö
Mats Langensjö
Managing Partner
Secoria | Arkwright
Matti Leppälä
Matti Leppälä
Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer
PensionsEurope
Ida Levine
Ida Levine
Director And Lead Expert On Policy
Impact Investing Institute
Stefan Lundbergh
Stefan Lundbergh
Head of DC Design
Cardano
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
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
Philip Neyt
Philip Neyt
Chairman
Pensioplus (belgian federation of IORPS)
Martin Pattinson
Martin Pattinson
Lead of the PBIIF
Pensions for Purpose
Manuel Peraita
Manuel Peraita
Senior Consultant
Peraita y Asociados SL
Michel Piermay
Michel Piermay
Chair
Fixage
Uwe Rieken
Uwe Rieken
MD
FAROS Pension & Asset Advisory
Amlan Roy
Amlan Roy
Founder, Global Macro Demographics and Research Associate, Systemic Risk Centre
London School of Economics (LSE)
Markus Schuller
Markus Schuller
Managing Partner
Panthera Solutions
Chris Sier
Chris Sier
CEO
ClearGlass Analytics
Nicholas Silver
Nicholas Silver
Director
Callund Consulting Limited
Stephan Skaanes
Stephan Skaanes
Partner
PPCmetrics AG
Lawrence Slade
Lawrence Slade
Chief Executive Officer
Global Infrastructure Investor Association
Nick Spencer
Nick Spencer
Sustainable Investment Advisor
Gordian Advice
Jens-Christian Stougaard
Jens-Christian Stougaard
CEO
HaNoLo Analytics
Tajana Štriga
Tajana Štriga
Executive Director
CFA Society Croatia
Roland van den Brink
Roland van den Brink
Founder
TrigNum
Frans Verhaar
Frans Verhaar
Senior Director Client Consulting
bfinance
Waltraud Viehböck
Waltraud Viehböck
Senior Consultant
Aon Austria
Christian Winder
Christian Winder
Former Pension Fund Executive
Jeroen Winkelman
Jeroen Winkelman
Head of Real Assets Investments
ASR Real Assets Investments
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