The categories for the inaugural Rising Star Awards are below. At this stage we are asking for nominations - so make sure you nominate yourself and/or your colleagues today. Once all nominations have been received, the nominees will be invited to submit a short entry questionnaire that will be sent to our judging panel.
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Rising Star Fund Manager of the Year
Open to fund managers who are 39 years or under on 1 December 2021. They can run open-ended or closed-ended funds. The fund they run must be available for sale in the UK to retail/wholesale investors and they must have a three-year track record on this fund as at 30 April 2021 as a named manager or co-manager for the period. They can be based inside or outside the UK, but must run funds authorised for sale to UK retail/wholesale investors. Fund performance will be considered and managers must also demonstrate how they have made their mark on the fund, contributed to the wider fund management team at their company, as well as met their investors’ needs.
Sub categories for this award are:
✭ UK Equities
✭ Global Equities ✭ Fixed Income ✭ Multi-Asset ✭ Specialist (Focused on a particular sector or theme) ✭ Sustainable and ESG Investing ✭
Rising Star Fund Analyst of the Year
Open to analysts who are 35 or under on 1 December 2021 and have a key role to play on a particular fund/fund range authorised for sale in the UK to retail/wholesale investors. They must demonstrate their personal contribution to a particular strategy or fund range, as well as the wider team at their company.
Rising Star Fund Selector of the Year
Open to fund selectors and analysts who assess funds. They must be 35 or under on 1 December 2021 and be based in the UK. They must demonstrate excellence in developing their fund selector role and their personal contribution to their team, firm or the wider investment industry.
Rising Star Wealth Manager of the Year
Open to wealth managers who are 35 or under on 1 December 2021. They must demonstrate excellence in developing their wealth manager role, including how they go above and beyond to support their clients. They must also show how they are contributing to their firm or the wider wealth industry.
✭ London and the South East ✭ North and Scotland ✭ Midlands ✭ South West ✭ Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands ✭
Rising Star Fund Distribution Person of the Year
Open to individuals who are 35 or under on 1 December 2021 and sell retail/wholesale funds. Must be able to demonstrate excellence in meeting client needs, a strong sales record and ability to develop new contacts and build distribution networks.
✭ Covering London and the South ✭ Covering Midlands, North and Scotland ✭ Covering Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands ✭
Rising Star Marketer of the Year
Open to investment industry marketers who are 35 or under on 1 December 2021 and are based in the UK. Must be able to demonstrate creativity across platforms, original thinking and the impact they have had through their work on end clients/investors.
Rising Star Unsung Hero of the Year
Aimed at individuals who are 35 or under on 1 December 2021 working in compliance, technology, finance, legal and support roles who have gone above and beyond to contribute to their business, support a team, or made an impact at industry-wide level. They must be based in the UK.
Rising Star Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year
Open to individuals holding any role in the UK investment industry who are 35 or under on 1 December 2021. They must be able to demonstrate the impact they are having to improve diversity & inclusion at their own firm and the industry more broadly.
Rising Star Sustainable & ESG Investing Champion of the Year
Open to people holding any role related to Sustainable and ESG Investing in the UK Investment industry who are 35 or under on 1 December 2021. They must be able to demonstrate the impact they are having to champion Sustainable and ESG Investing at their own firm, the industry more broadly or with investors.
Rising Star Best New Talent Initiative of the Year
Open to companies based in the UK running an initiative to encourage diverse new talent into the UK investment industry or help younger people in the industry progress in their careers. The initiative must have been launched in the past year to 30 April 2021 or have been significantly enhanced in this period to qualify.
Rising Star Fund Group of the Year
Open to newer fund groups that are a minimum of two years old and a maximum of ten years old as at 30 April 2021. They must be based in the UK and offer funds authorised for sale to retail/wholesale investors in the UK. This category is aimed at new groups, not those formed by recent M&A. They will need to demonstrate the strength of their business and processes and an exceptional, differentiated proposition for clients.
Rising Star Team of the Year
Open to teams covering a variety of job roles at investment companies based in the UK. Must be able to demonstrate the majority of the team are 35 or under as at 1 December 2021. Will need to demonstrate the impact they have had at company or industry-wide level.
Rising Star Leader of the Year
Open to people excelling in a leadership role at investment companies based in the UK. Must be 35 or under as at 1 December 2021.