Aon, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing and Nest all took away multiple awards at the Corporate Adviser Awards 2020, which were revealed online this afternoon.
Aon won both the Corporate Adviser Firm of the Year Award, an award it won last year, and also the award for Best Health & Wellbeing Solution, at the 13th annual Corporate Adviser Awards, which were held in association with Standard Life.
Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing’s double scoop saw them winning both Best Healthcare Adviser and Best Group Risk Adviser. MEC were highly commended by judges in the Best Healthcare Adviser category.
Nest’s triple win saw them take away both the award for Best Master Trust and also top spot in the Ultimate Default Fund category, for their Retirement Date Funds, as well as the award for Best Default ESG Strategy.
Highly commended in the Ultimate Default Fund category were BlackRock’s LifePath Target Date Funds.
Aegon took away the award for Best Pension Provider, while the Best Pension Adviser category was won by LCP, with judges highly commending Buck.
Legal & General Investment Management was named Best ESG Asset Manager, in what has been a massive year for ESG in DC pensions,
Royal London triumphed in the Best Provider Decumulation Proposition category, while Bupa triumphed again in the Best Healthcare Provider category, with WPA highly commended.
Unum triumphed in the Best Group Risk Provider category, while The Ink Group was crowned Corporate Adviser Small Firm of the Year 2020, leading the pack in a shortlist of outstanding smaller firms.
New in 2020 was the category of Best Defined Contribution Investment Adviser, won by Hymans Robertson.
Another new award for 2020 is Best DC Independent Trustee – won by Dalriada Trustees, with Pi Partnership Group highly commended in this category.
The Best Fintech Health & Wellbeing Innovator category was won by Yulife, with judges highly commending Vitality.
SalaryFinance was named Best Financial Wellbeing Provider while the award for Best Cash Plan Provider went to Medicash.
Corporate Adviser editor John Greenwood said: “Well done to all our winners, who have been held up to intense scrutiny by our rigorous panels of judges. The level of debate over who should win each category was incredibly intense, and winners should know these awards are a real seal of approval for the good work they have been doing.
“Thanks also to our judges for all the time given to give these awards the depth of credibility they possess. And also to all the firms that entered but didn’t win today – better luck next year.
“Finally hanks to our headline sponsor Standard Life, and our sponsors Aegon and Legal & General, for supporting the awards.
“Lastly, apologies from everyone in the team for those of you tuned in at 4.30 for the glitch that delayed the delivery of the ceremony. It has been a very different year, for all sorts of reasons – we are certainly looking forward to seeing you all in person next year.”
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