Schroders and TwentyFour Asset Management were among the groups recognised at the annual Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards, hosted in London on 27 June by the sister title to InvestmentEurope.
Seeking to recognise outperformance by funds and their managers, the Awards shortlist was created through quantitative process with the assistance of Morningstar, using data over three years to the end of December 2018.
Finalists were then invited to respond to an online questionnaire asking questions about the fund, its performance and contributing factors, before a panel of fund selectors took part in a two-day judging session to deliberate the winners.
From this process, Schroders won the category Global Group of the Year, while TwentyFour Asset management won Specialist Group of the Year.
At the level of individuals in the industry, the judges decided to recognise portfolio manager Ian Spreadbury with the Outsanding Achievement award, while Lawrence Gosling, founding editor of Investment Week picked up the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award for his work setting up the awards in the first place over two decades ago.
This year, the charity partner selected for the awards event was City to Sea, which raises wareness of plastic pollution, and runs a campaign to safeguard marine life against plastic pollution.
The winners in full
Absolute Return - Equity
MAN GLG Alpha Select Alternative
Absolute Return - Bond
Pictet - Absolute Return Fixed Income
Absolute Return - Multi-Asset
L&G Multi-Asset Target Return
Asia Pacific ex Japan
PineBridge Asia ex Japan Small Cap Equity
Invesco Japanese Equity Advantage
Baillie Gifford American
Waverton European Dividend Growth
UK Smaller Companies
TB Amati UK Smaller Companies
MAN GLG UK Income
LF Lindsell Train UK Equity
Emerging Market Debt
Barings Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt
Global Emerging Markets (Generalist, Equity)
BSF BlackRock Emerging Markets Equity Strategies
Global High Yield
Barings Global High Yield Bond
Global Growth & Income
Lindsell Train Global Equity
PIMCO GIS Global Advantage
£ Strategic Bond
Morgan Stanley Investment Funds Global Fixed Income Opportunities
£ Corporate Bond
BlackRock Corporate Bond
Judges' Fixed Income
TwentyFour Absolute Return Credit
Premier Diversified Growth
Jupiter Merlin Conservative Portfolio
Royal London Sustainable Diversified Trust
JP Morgan Multi-Manager Growth
Premier Multi-Asset Distribution & Premier Multi-Asset Monthly Income
Specialist Group of the Year
TwentyFour Asset Management
Global Group of the Year