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Pensioen Pro Awards 2024

In 2024, for the eleventh time, the annual industry awards will be presented to high achievers, thought leaders and trailblazers in the pension industry. This annual award ceremony is more than a celebratory occasion. The pension industry faces challenges. Targeted knowledge sharing and the innovative capacity of the sector have never been more important. And that is exactly what the Pension Pro Awards stand for.

With these industry awards, innovations and best practices are highlighted, different parties in the pension field know how to inspire each other and knowledge sharing is stimulated. That's what it's all about.

Categories

Gold Awards:

  • Pension Fund of the Year (Audience Award).
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

Silver Awards:

  • Best Pension Fund > €5mrd
  • Best Pension Fund < €5mrd

Themed Awards:

  • Responsible Investment/ESG
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Asset Management
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Governance
  • Long-term Investor of the Year
  • Pension funds and similar not-for-profit pension organizations are eligible for an Award. They may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Nominations will be kept confidential.
     
  • Nominations can be made until May 7 by clicking the "Nominate" button above and completing the nomination form. You may submit up to 1 page of supporting material if you wish. 
     
  • Candidates may enter with multiple submissions and in multiple categories.
     
  • Only new submissions will be accepted. As such, you cannot compete with an entry from a previous year.
  • The Award in the category "outstanding contribution to the sector" is granted to an individual (i.e. not an institution) upon nomination by the jury.
     
  • All other categories are open only to institutions (i.e., not individuals).
     
  • An expert professional jury selects the winners of the themed and silver awards.
     
  • The jury will compile a shortlist of 3 pension funds from all entries to be considered for the people's choice award. Readers of FD and Pensioen Pro and listeners of BNR will select the winner of the Golden Award for 'Pension Fund of the Year' from this shortlist.

Gold Awards

  • Pension fund of the year ( people's choice award)
    Our professional jury selects a shortlist of 3 candidates out of all the submitted entries that either stand out in multiple categories or excel strongly in one or multiple areas. Readers of Pensioen Pro and Het Financieele Dagblad and listeners of BNR will choose a winner from this shortlist.
  • Outstanding contribution to the sector
    Awarded to a person who has made an exceptional contribution to the pension industry and/or the pension system, either in the past year or over a longer period of time ("oeuvre award").

Silver Awards

The awards for best pension fund greater than/less than €5bn are given on the basis of excellence - e.g. in policy, performance, governance, communication, customer focus - in a peer group of similar funds.

Themed Awards

  • Responsible Investment/ESG
    This award is granted to a candidate who has excelled in considering/integrating ESG factors and has a clear ESG policy in strategy and investment practice. 
     
  • Innovation
    This award recognizes thought leadership and a pioneering role at a time of radical change and fundamental questioning of the Dutch pension system.
     
  • Communication
    Provides recognition to a candidate who stands out with the most emulation-worthy and customer-focused communications.
  • Asset Management
    This award is granted on the basis of approach/implementation of asset management that meets the needs and objectives of the fund in an exemplary manner, for example in terms of risk, return, cost, transparency, et cetera.
     
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Governance
    Awarded to a pension organization that demonstrably promotes diversity and inclusion in the (pension) board. The jury looks at diversity in the broad sense, from young/old, male/female and background to diversity of thought and outlook. For this category, the jury will be expanded to include specialized guest jurors.  
     
  • Long-term Investor of the Year
    Provides recognition for investment strategies with a long-term focus that deliver both financial and social returns.

Where will the award ceremony take place this year?

This year's award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 18, at Circa, Amsterdam.

 

How are the winners chosen?

An expert professional jury selects the winners in the various categories, and a shortlist for the Golden Award for 'Pension Fund of the Year'. Readers of FD and Pensioen Pro and BNR listeners choose the winner from this shortlist.

Who is eligible for an award?
 
Pension funds and similar not-for-profit pension organizations are eligible for an Award. They may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Nominations will be kept confidential. You can nominate by clicking the 'Nominate' button above. If desired, up to 1 page of supporting material may be included.

Pensioen Pro Annual Conference & Awards 2024

Tuesday 18 June
Circa, Amsterdam

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