Categories

The IPE Awards are arranged on three levels:
  • Country & regional and themed awards
  • Silver themed and European awards
  • Gold themed and European awards
Each entrant must enter their respective country or regional award and may then enter as many of the themed awards as they like, including the three bronze awards, the silver themed awards for Active Management, Passive Management, Small Pension Fund, Sovereign Reserve Fund 
and the gold level award for Long-Term Investment Strategy.
 
For the silver European awards for the Corporate, Multi-employer/Professional and Public Pension Fund and gold European Pension Fund of the Year awards, IPE builds the categories based on the winner and runner-up from the country/regional awards along with any other 
well-performing entrants that we include at our discretion from across all the country/regional and themed awards.
You do not prepare entries for these categories.

For the gold level Outstanding Industry Contribution and Pension Fund Achievement of the Year awards, we invite all IPE readers to send in nominations based on specially drafted entry forms. Once we have formed the short-lists based on the nominations, 
we invite all the judges to vote for their top three in each of these two coveted categories. 
Categories and category names are subject to change

Gold

European Pension Fund of the Year
Outstanding Industry Contribution
Pension Fund Achievement of the Year
Long-Term Investment Strategy

Silver

Corporate Pension Fund
Multi-employer/Professional Pension Fund
Public Pension Fund
Small Pension Fund (assets under management up to one billion euros)
Sovereign Reserve Fund
Active Management
Passive Management

Bronze

Alternatives
Equities
Fixed Income    

Country/regional

Austria (Pensionskasse)
Austria (Vorsorgekasse)
Belgium
Central & Eastern Europe
Denmark
France
Germany (bAV)
Germany (Versorgungswerk)
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Portugal
Small Countries (population up to one million)
Spain (corporate scheme)
Spain (multi-employer scheme)
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Themed

Climate Related Risk Management
DC & Hybrid Strategies
Diversification
Emerging Markets
ESG
Factor Investing
In-house Investment Team
Innovation
Portfolio Construction
Real Assets and Infrastructure
Real Estate
Risk Management
Specialist Investment Managers
For further guidance or information, please contact: 
Robert Watson
Pension Funds Relationship Manager
robert.watson@ipe.com
+44 (0)20 3465 9327