Welcome to the Specialist Investment Awards 2020
The winners will be announced editorially on 2nd December over at InvestmentWeek.co.uk
The Investment Week Specialist Investment Awards celebrate talent in less well covered or niche segments of the funds industry. They recognise managers who are true specialists in their chosen field, while highlighting boutique and passive managers providing outstanding and unique propositions to clients.
Factors setting the winners apart include: uniqueness of asset class and strategy; consistency of returns; strong management teams; local teams & resources; and providing affordable access for investors to a specialist area of the market.
Entrants must show they are providing a particular missing link in a portfolio to maximise portfolio diversification.
In terms of active managers, judges want entrants to demonstrate a robust investment process, strong performance record and specialist expertise in their chosen field.
In the factor-based and smart-beta categories, judges will look to reward managers who use different risk premia and combinations thereof, can demonstrate a robust product structure and innovative offering.
In the passives arena, where more and more specialist strategies are being created, judges expect to see products which offer investors efficient access to an exciting range of regions, markets or asset classes.
Boutique of the Year (below £1bn AUM)
Boutique of the Year (£1bn- £5bn AUM)
Best Specialist Equity Group of the Year
Best Specialist Fixed Income Group of the Year
Best Specialist Multi-Asset Group of the Year
Best Specialist ETF Provider
Active Fund Awards
Best Specialist Real Assets Fund
Best Specialist Emerging & Frontier Markets Fund
Best Specialist Emerging Market Debt Fund
Best Specialist Infrastructure & Utilities Fund
Best Specialist Renewable Energy Fund
Best Specialist Healthcare & Biotechnology Fund
Best Specialist Technology & Telecommunications Fund
Best Short-Duration Bond Fund
Best Specialist High Yield Debt Fund
Best Specialist Fixed Income Fund
Best Specialist Risk Targeted Fund/Fund Range
Best Specialist Small/Micro-Cap Fund
Passive Fund Awards
Best Specialist Frontier & Emerging Markets ETF
Best Specialist Factor Based & Smart Beta ETF
Best Specialist Technology ETF
Best Specialist Fixed Income ETF
Best Specialist Environmental ETF
Best Specialist Real Assets ETF