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 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 confliected 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. IPE does not permit or accept any correspondence or contact between the judges and entrants and/or sponsors.

Judges 2018 

Christian
Jon 
Manuel
Hermann 
Pedro 
Edward 
Xavier
Silvio
Philip
Jennifer
Sally 
Francesco
Mary 
Richard 
Andrew 
David
Ian
Trevor 
Adrian
Tim 
Jeroen
Mark 
Frederic
Chris
Charles
Oliver
Pete 
Carsten
Najat 
Wolfgang 
Benoit 
Patrick 
Flavio
Nora 
Tomas 
Dorothee
Astrid
Eva 
Karel 
Ger
Sophie 
Adina 
Bernd
Neill 
Casper 
Peter 
Bart 
Lars
Francis 
Andreas 
Haitse
Giacomo
Georg 
Mikael
John
James 
Joel
Simon 
Ravi 
Karin
Stephan
Helen 
Alfred 
Alex 
Felix 
Peter 
Manfred 
Petri
Mats 
Morten 
Stefan 
David 
Graziano
Sylvie
Philippos
Joseph 
Neil 
Mike 
Philip 
Edwin 
Sergio 
Ian
Alvaro
Gerard 
Gerald 
Andrea
Manuel
Michel 
Jean-François
Claudio 
Nick
Jose 
John
Gretta
Jens-Christian
Bob 
Raj
Georg
Sotiris 
Murat 
Richard 
Waltraud
Kristof 
Affolter
Aldecoa
Àlvarez 
Aukamp
Barbosa
Barker
Bellavista
Bencini
Bischop
Bishop
Bridgeland
Briganti
Cahill
Campbell
Chapman 
Cienfuegos
Coleman
Cook
Cooper
Currell
de Soete 
de Wijs  
Debaere
Desmet
Donovan
Draeger
Drewienkiewicz
Eckert
El Mekkaoui-de-Freitas
Ettl
Fally
Ferguson
Fidani
Finn
Franzen
Franzen
Gambihler
Girsch
Goossens
Goris
Grenier
Grigoriu
Haferstock
Hamilton
Hammerich 
Hansson
Heenk
Hermann
Heymans
Hoepner
Hoos
Imperiali 
Inderst 
Johansson
Jones
Kavanagh
Kenrick
Kew
Khanna
Kisling
Kloess
Kobaek
Kool
Koriath
Kottmann
Kraneveld 
Kupka
Kuusisto
Langensjö
Linde Soerensen
Lundbergh
Lunsford
Lusenti
Malecot
Mannaris
Mariathasan
McPherson
McShee
Menco
Meysmans
Miguez
Mills
Molina De Porres
Moore
Moritz
Nanni
Peraita
Piermay
Pinçon
Pinna
Samuels
Sarmento
Siska
Smith
Stourgaard
Swarup
Thamotheram
Thurnes
Tsolacos
Uenal
Urban 
Viehboeck
Woutters
Independent 
Novaster
OCOPEN
Independent 
PEB
Zanders
Mercer
European Investment Consulting
Sweco
Willis Towers Watson
Avida International
Cross Border Benefits Alliance-Europe (CBBA-Europe)
Aon Hewitt
Willis Towers Watson
Independent 
Willis Towers Watson
Independent 
SPS Conferences
TPT Retirement Solutions
Aon Hewitt
De Soete Consulting BVBA
SPO
Mercer
Willis Towers Watson
Centre for Climate Finance and Investment
FAROS Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
Redington
INSTICUBE GmbH
Dauphine 
Dr. Ettl Aktuariat GmbH & CoKG
Coach and Grow
Independent 
PWC
Nora Finn & Associates
Franzen Advisory
Avida International
Amundi Asset Management
Willis Towers Watson
Independent 
Goris & Partners BV
MyAttika (previously Asterias)
Active Asset Allocation
Habbel, Pohlig & Partner – Vermögensverwaltung
Neill Hamillton Investment Associates
Kirstein AS
Independent 
Avida International
CPH Advisers
Independent 
University College Dublin (UCD)
Asset Advisors
Medigest
Inderst Advisory
Green Return Investment Consulting
Allenbridge Investment Advisers
Trustee Decisions Limited
European Climate Foundation
Deloitte LLP
Independent 
Kontrapunkt GmbH
KRE - Kloess Real Estate
Independent 
Willis Towers Watson
Cambridge Associates
Kottmann Advisory AG
Prime BV
BRICs Real Estate Advisors
Esko Advisors
M. Langensjö & Company AB
Willis Towers Watson
Cardano Insights
Carbon Delta 
Lusenti Partners
Millenium - Actuariat & Conseil
Aon Hewitt - Cyprus - Ltd
Intcap Limited
Capital Cranfield Pension Trustees
GiTeC Prévoyance SA
Fortunis Consultancy
Independent 
Alternative Ratings
Redington
Aon Hewitt
GFMoore Consulting
Moritz Consulting GmbH
Prometea Advisors
Peraita y Asociados
Fixage
Independent 
Aon Hewitt
Redington
APFIPP
Independent adviser and professor at IE Business School
Independent 
Independent 
Camdor Global
Preventable Surprises
Aon Hewitt
ICMA Centre, Henley Business School
Funds-at-Work
Rivington Pike
Aon Hewitt
Candriam
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