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
Hermann
Pedro
Edward
Xavier
Silvio
Philip
Jennifer
Sally
Mary
Richard
Andrew
David
Ian
Trevor
Adrian
Tim
Jeroen
Mark
Frederic
Angela
Oliver
Carsten
Wolfgang
Patrick
Nora
Tomas
Eva
Karel
Ger
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
Mats
Morten
Stefan
David
Graziano
Philippos
Joseph
Neil
Mike
Philip
Edwin
Sergio
Ian
Alvaro
Gerard
Gerald
Andrea
Michel
Jean-François
Claudio
Ignasi
Amin
Nick
Jose
John
Gretta
Jens-Christian
Bob
Raj
Georg
Sotiris
Mürat
Richard
Waltraud
Kristof
Affolter
Aldecoa
Aukamp
Barbosa
Barker
Bellavista
Bencini
Bischop
Bishop
Bridgeland
Cahill
Campbell
Chapman
Cienfuegos
Coleman
Cook
Cooper
Currell
de Soete
de Vijs
Debaere
Docherty
Draeger
Eckert
Ettl
Ferguson
Finn
Franzén
Girsch
Goossens
Goris
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
Langensjö
Linde Sørensen
Lundbergh
Lunsford
Lusenti
Mannaris
Mariathasan
McPherson
McShee
Menco
Meysmans
Miguez
Mills
Molina De Porres
Moore
Moritz
Nanni
Piermay
Pinçon
Pinna
Puigdollers
Rajan
Samuels
Sarmento
Siska
Smith
Stourgaard
Swarup
Thamotheram
Thurnes
Tsolacos
Uenal
Urban
Viehboeck
Woutters
Independent
Novaster
Independent
PEB
Zanders
Mercer
European Investment Consulting
Sweco
Willis Towers Watson
Aviva International
Aon Hewitt
Willis Towers Watson
Independent
Willis Towers Watson
Independent
Trustee Chair
SPS Conferences TBC
Aon Hewitt
De Soete Consulting BVBA
SPO
Mercer
Wilton Associates
FAROS Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
INSTICUBE GmbH
Dr. Ettl Aktuariat GmbH & CoKG
Independent
Nora Finn & Associates
Franzen Advisory
Willis Towers Watson
Independent
Goris & Partners BV
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
M. Langensjö & Company AB
Willis Towers Watson
Cardano Insights
Carbon Delta
Lusenti Partners
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
Fixage
Independent
Aon Hewitt
Mercer Consulting
Create-Research
Redington
APFIPP
Independent
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