Pension Leadership Awards 2020

Overview

Award category descriptions

Nomination submission details

Judging Criteria

FAQ

Winners and finalists

 

Canadian Investment Review’s Pension Leadership Awards

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Chief Investment Officer of the year award

This award will be presented to a Chief Investment Officer who has demonstrated leadership when it comes to pension investing and made demonstrable improvements to his or her organization’s investment process. This award will take a holistic view of ‘success’ and consider environmental, social and governance factors when determining which CIO deserves recognition.

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DC investment innovation award

This award will go to a defined contribution pension plan that takes an innovative approach to its investment offerings either in the accumulation phase, decumulation phase or both or that has recently made changes to its investment lineup to improve plan member outcomes. This award will consider plan member experience across the lifecycle.

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Diversity and inclusion in the pension industry award

There has been much research on the importance of diverse teams in achieving better outcomes. This award will be presented to either a pension plan or individual that has dedicated time and/or energy into promoting diversity and inclusion at their organization or in the industry more broadly.

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Fastest growing money managers – Greater than $10 billion, $1 billion to $10 billion and less than $1 billion

These three awards will recognize the money managers that saw the biggest percentage growth in their assets under management. It will be automatically distributed based on Benefits Canada’s most recent Top Money Managers report, which is developed using data from firms participating in the Canadian Institutional Investment Network’s top 40 money managers’ survey.

Please note: No nomination is required for this award.

Investment governance award

This award will go to a pension plan that has implemented improvements at the board, governance and/or policy level to improve outcomes for pension plan members and create greater efficiency.

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Lifetime Achievement award

This award will go to a plan sponsor who has retired in 2019 or will be retiring in 2020 who has built his or her career in pension investing and made positive contributions to the industry.

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Money manager of the year 

This award will recognize the money manager with the most assets under management. It will be automatically distributed based on Benefits Canada’s most recent Top 40 Money Managers report, which is developed using data from firms participating in the Canadian Institutional Investment Network’s top 40 money managers’ survey.

Please note: No nomination is required for this award.

Risk management award

This award will go to a pension plan that successfully implemented a robust approach to its risk management function. This can include implementing de-risking or re-risking, or showcase day-to-day processes in place for risk management in pension plan investments.

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Sustainable investing award

This award will be presented to a pension plan that has shown leadership and/or significant progress when it comes to incorporating sustainability into the investment process. This will consider sound practices related to environmental, social and governance matters across asset classes and can include considerations related to people management within a pension plan itself.

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Technology in investments award

This award will go to a pension plan that has worked to incorporate technology to improve its investment or back-office processes to create greater efficiency and improve outcomes.

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