Judging

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 Achievement 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 ranking in each category. This gives us the country and regional Awards winners.
 
For the themed, bronze, silver and gold awards, if the result is too close to call, we will call a second stage of judging that invites members of each judging panel to join a discussion on the results of the first round of judging of the relevant category. The judges may revise their score during or after the discussion. If need be, we then recalculate the averages and agree the winners. We will call a debate by default for the European Pension Fund of the Year category, regardless of the result of the first round of judging.  
 
It is inevitable in a business such as ours that conflicts of interest can occur at the judging stage. We rely on our judges to make sure that such factors do not influence their views and we are happy that our judges act with honesty and integrity. Were a serious conflict to emerge, however, any judge may excuse themselves from judging a particular entry. In this instance, we would take an average of the other judges' scores in that panel to generate the conflicted judge's score. 
 
If there are pension funds with equal top scores, IPE is happy to present the award to both as joint winners.
 
The judges’ views are final and no correspondence or contact between judges and entrants is entertained.

2017 Judges

Christian
Jon 
Mats 
Hermann 
Edward 
Xavier
Silvio
Ed
Mary 
Richard 
Andrew 
David
Trevor 
Adrian
Douglas
Tim 
Jeroen
Frederic
Oliver
Rudyard
Wolfgang 
Benoit 
Patrick 
Flavio
Nora 
Tomas 
Astrid
Felix 
Karel 
Ger
Gaudencio
Bernd
Neill 
Casper 
Bart 
Lars
Andreas 
Haitse
Georg 
John
James 
Ravi 
Karin
Helen 
Torsten
Alex 
Felix 
Peter 
Morten 
Stefan 
David 
Graziano
Anne
Philippos
Joseph 
Neil 
Mike 
Philip 
Alvaro
Gerald 
Gerard 
Andrea
Russell C.
Michel 
Jean-François
Claudio 
Olli
Amin
Bob 
Raj
Geert Jan
Murat 
Fabienne
Waltraud
Kristof 
Affolter
Aldecoa
Andersson
Aukamp
Barker
Bellavista
Bencini
Britton
Cahill
Campbell
Chapman 
Cienfuegos
Cook
Cooper
Crawshaw
Currell
de Soete 
Debaere
Draeger
Ekindi
Ettl
Fally
Ferguson
Fidani
Finn
Franzen
Gambihler
Goltz
Goossens
Goris
Guedes
Haferstock
Hamilton
Hammerich 
Heenk
Hermann
Hoepner
Hoos
Inderst 
Jones
Kavanagh
Khanna
Kisling
Kobaek
Koepke
Koriath
Kottmann
Kraneveld 
Linde Soerensen
Lundbergh
Lunsford
Lusenti
Maher
Mannaris
Mariathasan
McPherson
McShee
Menco
Molina De Porres
Moore
Moritz
Nanni
PIcot
Piermay
Pinçon
Pinna
Pusa
Rajan
Swarup
Thamotheram
Troost
Uenal
Dalne
Viehboeck
Woutters
Independent
Novaster
Former CEO of AP4 
Independent
Zanders
Mercer
European Investment Consulting
Willis Towers Watson
Aon Hewitt
Towers Watson
Independent
Willis Towers Watson
SPS Conferences
Barnett Waddingham LLP
Towers Watson
Aon Hewitt
De Soete Consulting BVBA
Mercer
FAROS Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
Independent Consultant
APK
Coach and Grow
Independent
PWC
Nora Finn & Associates
Franzen Advisory
Amundi Asset Management
Edhec
Independent
Goris & Partners BV
Willis Towers Watson
Habbel, Pohlig & Partner – Vermögensverwaltung
Neill Hamillton Investment Associates
Kirstein AS
Avida International
Independent Consultant
Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School & UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business
Asset Advisors
Inderst Advisory
Allenbridge Investment Advisers
Trustee Decisions Limited
Independent
Kontrapunkt GmbH
Independent
Aon Hewitt
Cambridge Associates
Kottmann Advisory AG
Prime BV
Willis
Cardano
Carbon Delta 
Lusenti Partners
Independent Consultant
Aon Hewitt - Cyprus - Ltd
Intcap Limited
Capital Cranfield Pension Trustees
GiTeC Prévoyance SA
Fortunis Consultancy
Aon Hewitt
GFMoore Consulting
Moritz Consulting GmbH
Prometea Advisors
Former director at HSBC Pension Scheme
Fixage
Independent 
Aon Hewitt
Pusa Consulting Oy
Create-Research 
Camdor Global
Preventable Surprises
Towers Watson
Funds-at-Work
ESOFAC
Aon Hewitt
Candriam Investors Group
If you would like to learn more about the judging process or be considered as a judge, please contact: 

Robert Watson
Pension Funds Relationship Manager
robert.watson@ipe.com
+44 (0)20 3465 9327