2020 Shortlist

Congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist for the 2020 Specialist Investment Awards!

Group Awards


Boutique of the Year (£1bn-£5bn AUM)

  • Beaufort Investment
  • Gresham House
  • Greystone Wealth Management
  • Momentum Global Investment Management
  • Sanford DeLand Asset Management
  • Seilern Investment Management
  • UTI International

Boutique of the Year (below £1bn AUM)

  • Amati Global Investors
  • ATLAS Infrastructure
  • Aubrey Capital Management
  • Blue Whale Capital
  • HANetf
  • Seneca Investment Managers 
  • WHEB Asset Management
  • Wimmer Family Office

Best Specialist Multi-Asset Group of the Year

  • Beaufort Investment
  • Embark Investments
  • Greystone Wealth Management
  • Momentum Global Investment Management
  • Morningstar Investment Management Europe
  • Seneca Investment Managers
  • Vontobel Asset Management

Best Specialist Equity Group of the Year

  • Amati Global Investors
  • Aubrey Capital Management
  • Impax Asset Management
  • Ninety One
  • Pictet Asset Management
  • Polar Capital

Best Specialist Fixed Income Group of the Year

  • Algebris Investments
  • The Credit team at the international business of Federated Hermes
  • TwentyFour Asset Management

Best Specialist ETF Provider

  • Amundi ETF
  • First Trust Global Portfolios
  • HANetf
  • LGIM ETF
  • WisdomTree


Fund Awards


Best Specialist Technology ETF

  • AMUNDI STOXX GLOBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - UCITS ETF
  • First Trust Cloud Computing UCITS ETF
  • HAN-GINS Cloud Technology UCITS ETF
  • L&G Cyber Security UCITS ETF
  • WisdomTree Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF
  • Xtrackers Artificial Intelligence & Big Data UCITS ETF

Best Specialist ETF

  • AMUNDI INDEX EURO AGG CORPORATE SRI - UCITS ETF DR
  • AMUNDI INDEX MSCI EUROPE SRI - UCITS ETF DR
  • EMQQ Emerging Markets and Ecommerce UCITS ETF
  • ICBCCS WisdomTree S&P China 500 UCITS ETF Class B – USD
  • WisdomTree AT1 CoCo Bond UCITS ETF
  • WisdomTree Physical Silver
  • Xtrackers USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF 2D - EUR Hedged

Best Specialist Technology and Telecommunications Fund

  • AB International Technology Portfolio
  • GAM Disruptive Growth Fund
  • Pictet-Security Fund
  • Polar Capital Automation & Artificial Intelligence Fund
  • Vontobel Clean Technology Fund
  • Wellington FinTech Fund

Best Specialist Small/Micro-Cap Fund

  • FP Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth Fund
  • LF Gresham House UK Micro Cap Fund
  • LF Miton US Smaller Companies Fund
  • Marlborough UK Micro-Cap Growth Fund
  • Neuberger Berman US Small Cap Fund
  • Ninety One UK Smaller Companies Fund
  • TB Amati UK Smaller Companies Fund

Best Specialist Emerging and Frontier Markets Fund

  • Aubrey Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
  • Polar Capital Emerging Market Stars Fund
  • Matthews China Fund
  • Mirae Asset Asia Great Consumer Equity Fund
  • TAMAC Qilin-China Champions Fund
  • Vontobel mtx Sustainable Asian Leaders (ex-Japan) Fund
  • Wellington Emerging Market Development Fund

Best Specialist Healthcare and Biotech Fund

  • AB International Health Care Portfolio
  • International Biotechnology Trust
  • Pictet-Biotech Fund
  • Polar Capital Biotechnology Fund

Best Specialist Renewable Energy Fund

  • JLEN Environmental Assets Group Limited
  • Pictet-Clean Energy
  • VT Gravis Clean Energy Income Fund

Best Specialist Infrastructure and Utilities Fund

  • Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust plc (EGL)
  • First Sentier Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
  • LF Miton Global Infrastructure Income Fund
  • TIME:UK Infrastructure Income
  • VT Gravis UK Infrastructure Income Fund
  • Whitehelm Capital Listed Core Infrastructure Fund

Best Specialist Real Assets Fund

  • Gresham House Energy Storage Fund plc (GRID)
  • Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited
  • Sanlam Real Assets Fund
  • TIME:Commercial Long Income
  • TIME:Social Long Income
  • TM Home Investor Fund

Best Short-Duration Bond Fund

  • Lord Abbett Short Duration Income Passport Portfolio
  • Neuberger Berman Ultra Short Term Euro Bond Fund
  • TwentyFour Absolute Return Credit Fund

Best Specialist Fixed Income Fund

  • GAM Star Credit Opportunities Fund
  • GAM Star Emerging Market Rates Fund
  • Lord Abbett Multi Sector Income Passport Portfolio
  • Mirabaud - Global Strategic Bond Fund
  • Neuberger Berman Corporate Hybrid Bond Fund
  • Neuberger Berman Emerging Market Debt - Hard Currency Fund
  • Pacific G10 Macro Rates Fund
  • Pictet-Absolute Return Fixed Income Fund

Best Specialist High Yield Debt Fund

  • Federated Hermes Global High Yield Credit Fund
  • Lord Abbett High Yield Passport Portfolio
  • Neuberger Berman Global High Yield Bond Fund

Best Specialist Risk Targeted Fund/Fund Range

  • Embark Horizon Multi-Asset Funds
  • GAM Managed Funds Solution Proposition
  • L&G Multi-Index Funds
  • Sarasin IE GlobalSar
  • VT Greystone Fund Range