The Fund Intelligence Group celebrated the top firms serving the institutional investor community with the inaugural edition of the Institutional Asset Management Awards.

Following a months-long judging process, FIG announced the winners of 18 award categories at a ceremony that took at The Pierre Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The honorees were selected by a prestigious panel of “buy”-side judges who cast votes for the top managers and consultants serving two different classes of investors: those with more than $1bn in assets and those with less. This distinction was made to reflect the diverging requirements of these different sized funds and the skillsets needed to succeed.

British financial writer and comedian Dominic Frisby served as the host of the ceremony, while Fund Intelligence Chief Content Officer Robert Dunn presented the winners with their awards.

It was Fund Intelligence’s distinct privilege to recognize the achievements of the people and firms providing these vital functions to investors.

Well done to all the nominees, and congratulations to the winners of the 2017 awards!

Category Winners
Large Plan Winners
Top Consultant Mercer
Most Innovative Manager Orbis Investment Management
Top ESG Manager State Street Global Advisors
Top Equities Manager Northern Trust Asset Management
Top Fixed-Income Manager Neuberger Berman
Top Hedge Fund Manager Guggenheim Investments
Top Private Equity Fund Manager Pantheon
Top Real Asset Manager Merit Energy Company
Sub-$1bn Plan Winners
Top Consultant Analytical Research
Most Innovative Manager Astarte Capital Partners
Top ESG Manager Calvert Research and  Management
Top Equities Manager BNY Mellon
Top Fixed-Income Manager FundX Investment Group
Top Hedge Fund Manager Wimmer Family Office
Top Private Equity Fund Manager Star Mountain Capital
Top OCIO Provider SEI
Most Mandates Won in Prior Year Vanguard
Fund Marketer of the Year 3EDGE Asset Management