Share page with AddThis

News

Funds Europe announces 2022 awards winners

Funds Europe Awards 2022Colin Purdie of Aviva Investors emerged as CIO of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards 2022, held on Thursday, November 10.

Colin Purdie, who is CIO for liquid markets at the asset manager, was one of two personality awards celebrated in the annual event that recognises business excellence in the European cross-border funds industry.

The Funds Europe Awards returned to its traditional venue at The Tower of London after two years, during which the awards ceremony was held virtually.

Colin PurdieThe event was hosted by Samira Ahmed, the journalist and broadcaster whose work mainly covers BBC television and radio.

Joining Colin Purdie in being honoured for individual achievement was Thomas Richter, the head of the German investment funds association, BVI.

Thomas Richter was nominated as the Funds Europe European Personality of the Year for his vociferous campaigning over issues such as investor information and the high costs of market data.

“These two personalities were among a number of nominations that really stood out to our panellists as industry leaders who are definitely chief among their peers,” said Nick Fitzpatrick, editor and co-publisher of Funds Europe.

Other winners included JP Morgan Asset Management in the large asset manager category, and BNP Paribas for the European Custodian of the Year award.

Funds Europe’s awards are made in a number of categories, including asset managers and service providers. They include awards for thought leadership and diversity & inclusion.

Thomas RichterCandidates for the company awards, in most cases, put themselves forward and are decided on by an independent panel of judges.

David Wright, head of business development and co-publisher of Funds Europe, said: “We are once again grateful to our judges for playing a crucial role in keeping our awards independent – a factor that makes a Funds Europe award really worth having.

“I also want to say a massive thank you to our sponsors for making this event probably our best yet after we returned to The Tower of London following a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

"It was great to see many familiar faces over afternoon tea and in such a fascinating setting by the River Thames!”

Judges are split into several panels.

Not all judges judge every award.

*See the full list of winners here.

*See the list of judges here.

*See list of sponsors here.

2022 funds europe

Most read features

Roundtable: The digital transformation opportunity

The funds industry is looking at adopting new types of technology, from automation to ESG reporting, blockchain and tokenisation. A FundsTech roundtable in March explored how these will revolutionise the sector.

Tokenisation: The incredible potential of tokenisation

Tokenisation offers a new generation of investors access to a wide range of asset classes. But a lack of analysts is one reason why the market may not be ready for the possibilities, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Regulation: Panel calls for simplicity in ESG reporting

The industry accepts the need for more rigour in ESG fund reporting, but the work will be pointless if investors don’t understand the end result. Nicholas Pratt reports.

Cryptocurrencies: Crypto funds face long wait for regulatory approval

While crypto currencies forge onwards, access for investors who prefer to invest through regulated vehicles remains muted. A wait-and-see stance by regulators lies at the centre of this, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Managing the impact of ESG reporting

A rise in ESG reporting requirements is impacting asset managers in every conceivable way. The solution, discovers Nicholas Pratt, is to use all of this newly found data to form a closer relationship with the next generation of investors.

Sponsored Profiles

The importance of trust when building successful client-vendor teams

Petra Roche and Anna Kanior-FlorekFundTech speaks to Metrosoft’s Petra Roche and Anna Kanior-Florek about cross-organisational relationships and why mutual trust...

The digitally connected Global Transfer Agent

Anand Ramachandran, Vice President, Global Head of Solutions, Richard Clarkson, Head of Solutions, Funds and Swapnil Joshi, Senior Strategy Manager from Oracle Financial Services Global...

Data consolidation takes centre stage in asset management M&A

MergersConsolidation between asset management firms is overwhelmingly expected to increase. Operational challenges remain thanks to legacy systems. But in a recent...

Are you being microserved?

As asset managers grapple with new digital technology, FundsTech talks to Calastone’s Adam Belding about the importance of software architecture and the benefits...