NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Apr 15, 2015) – Institutional Investor announces the honoree and award winners for the inaugural European Awards celebrating Europe’s most honored companies, asset managers and investors. Henrik Gade Jepsen, CIO of ATP Denmark is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for the inaugural ceremony. Institutional Investor also announces awards for excellence in 11 investor categories for corporations and public pension plans and 22 investment categories.

The awards program recognizes European institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary accomplishments have resulted in impressive returns; money managers who delivered exceptional performance, risk management and service, and corporations that have demonstrated exceptional executive leadership and investor relations expertise.

Winners will be honored at a dinner and ceremony on Wednesday, 27 May, 2015 at the Park Lane Hotel in London.

Please visit the awards web site for additional information: www.iieuropeawards.com.

2015 Honorees and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

Henrik Gade Jepsen, CIO, ATP Denmark

2015 Investor Award Winners

UK Corporate Pension Manager of the Year

Chetan Ghosh, CIO, Centrica Pension Fund

UK Public Pension Manager of the Year

Mike Jensen, CIO, Lancashire County Pension Fund

Netherlands Pension Manager of the Year

Geraldine Leegwater, CEO, ABN AMRO Pensioenfonds

Scandinavian Corporate Pension Manager of the Year

Reima Rytsölä, CIO, Varma Mutual Insurance Pension Fund

Scandinavian Public Pension Manager of the Year

Magnus Eriksson, CIO, Fjärde AP-Fonden (AP4)

German Pension Manager of the Year

Christoph Schlegel, head of pension investments, Linde

French Pension Manager of the Year

Philippe Desfossés, CEO, ERAFP

Italian Pension Manager of the Year

Alfredo Granata, CIO, Inarcassa

Swiss Pension Manager of the Year

Elena Manola-Bonthold, deputy CEO, CERN Pension Fund

Small Countries Pension Manager of the Year

Guenther Schiendl, CIO, VBV-Pensionskasse

Central and Eastern European Pension Manager of the Year

Wojciech Rostworowski, Vice President, PKO BP Bankowy OFE

2015 Winning Investment Managers by Category

Pan-Europe Core Equity

Investec Asset Management

Pan-Europe Growth

F&C Asset Management

Pan-Europe Value

J O Hambro Capital Management

Pan-Europe Large Cap

Invesco

Pan-Europe Small Cap

BNP Paribas Investment Partners

Pan-Europe Core Fixed-Income

BlueBay Asset Management

Pan-Europe Corporate Fixed-Income

Union Investment

Pan-Europe High Yield Fixed-Income

Baillie Gifford & Co.

U.K. Core Equity

Standard Life Investments

U.K. Growth Equity

Jupiter Fund Management

U.K. Value Equity

Lindsell Train

U.K. Large Cap Equity

Old Mutual Global Investors

U.K. Small Cap Equity

Henderson Global Investors

U.K. Core Fixed Income

F&C Asset Management

U.K. Corporate Fixed Income

Royal London Asset Management

Emerging Markets Equity

Mondrian Investment Partners

Frontier Markets Equity

Schroder Investment Management

Emerging Markets Local Debt

Ashmore Group

Emerging Markets Hard Currency Debt

Pioneer Investments

Global Unconstrained Fixed Income

Amundi

Global Balanced

Investec Asset Management

Hedge Funds

Lansdowne Partners

View this year’s list of Executive Team and Investor Relations Winners here.

For information on attending or sponsoring the 2015 awards dinner, please contact:

Award Winners RSVP:

Michele Luthin, [email protected], T: 212-224-3360

Ursula Kizy, [email protected], T: 212-224-3124

Sponsorship and Non-Winner Attendance:

Christine Cavolina, [email protected], T: +44 207 303 1703

Natalia Shadricheva, [email protected], T: +44 207 303 1729

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About the European Awards 2015

Institutional Investor’s European Awards recognize European institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary accomplishments have resulted in impressive returns; money managers who delivered exceptional performance, risk management and service, and corporations that have demonstrated exceptional executive leadership and investor relations expertise.

Contact:

Tom Buerkle

Editor

Institutional Investor

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