Institutional Asset Manager Awards 2021 - The Winners

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IAM Awards 2021

The team at Institutional Asset Manager is very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Institutional Asset Manager Awards, judged by their industry peers.

The winners, in this inaugural year for the Institutional Asset Manager Awards, represent the best in the global asset management industry, from managers to service providers, covering all parts of the asset management ecosystem.

Award winners have been selected by majority vote, through an online poll of the entire Institutional Asset Manager readership of key investment industry participants – which encompasses asset managers, asset owners, allocators, intermediaries, advisers, service providers and counterparties.

This means that winning an Institutional Asset Manager award constitutes a vote of recognition from your peers and a significant achievement, particularly so in what was an extraordinary year.

The winners are invited to a virtual awards networking ceremony that will include a welcome address from Institutional Asset Manager editor, Madeleine Taylor, and a ‘fireside chat’ Q&A interview with John Claisse, chief executive of Albourne, which will be conducted by managing editor Nick Evans.

The winners in each category are:

Best ESG Data Provider – RepRisk
Best Investment Consultant – Albourne 
Best Data & Analytics Provider – S&P Global Market Intelligence
Best Recruitment Consultant – Jensen Partners
Best Digital Assets Service Provider –
Best Risk Management Software Provider – TS Imagine
Best Active Asset Management Firm – Neuberger Berman
Best PR & Communications Firm – Prosek Partners
Best Portfolio Management Software Provider – SS&C Advent 
Best Regulatory & Compliance Adviser – ComplySci 
Best Emerging Markets Asset Management Firm – Gramercy
Best Alternative Investments Management Firm – Bridgewater Associates
Best Quantitative Asset Management Firm – AQR Capital Management
Best Social Investing Asset Management Firm – APG
Best Corporate Governance Asset Management Firm – Legal & General Investment Management
Best Asset Management Firm - Corporate Social Responsibility – Legal & General Investment Management
Best Audit & Accounting Firm – PwC
Best Fixed Income Asset Management Firm – PIMCO
Best Growth-Focused Asset Management Firm – T. Rowe Price
Best Value-Focused Asset Management Firm – GMO
Best Proxy Adviser – Broadridge Financial Solutions
Best Index Provider – MSCI 
Best ESG Research Provider – MSCI 
Best Securities Services Provider – Northern Trust 
Best Securities Lending Agent – Goldman Sachs
Best Fund Domicile – Ireland 
Best Overall Asset Management Firm – BlackRock
Best Equities Asset Management Firm – Amundi
Best Alternative Data Provider – Convergence
Best Fund Administration Services Provider – SS&C Globe Op
Best Fund Custodian Services Provider – State Street Bank and Trust Company
Best Passive Asset Management Firm – Vanguard
Best Real Assets Investment Firm – Brookfield Asset Management
Best Multi-Asset Investment Firm – J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Best Digital Assets Investment Firm – Fidelity Digital Assets
Best Activist Asset Management Firm – Legion Partners
Best Overall ESG Asset Management Firm – Amundi
Best Environmental Investing Asset Management Firm – Robeco
Best Impact Investing Asset Management Firm – BlueOrchard
Best Asset Management Firm - Diversity & Inclusion – Aegon
Most Innovative Asset Management Firm – ARK Invest
Most Impressive Newcomer (US) – Lafayette Square
Most Impressive Newcomer (Europe) – HANetf
Best Law Firm – Simmons & Simmons

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