aiCIO Announces 2010 Global Innovation Awards for Core and Alternative Investments, Beta Management and Related Categories

Winners to be honored at aiCIO Awards Dinner, December 2 at Chelsea Piers in New York

Oct 07, 2010, 11:38 ET from Asset International

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- aiCIO (formerly ai5000), a quarterly publication that covers the world's largest pools of investment capital, announced today the 2010 winners of its first annual Global Industry Innovations Awards, across five asset management-related categories:

Core

Fixed-income (US): PIMCO

Fixed-income (non-US): SSgA

Equities (US): BLACKROCK

Equities (non-US): MONDRIAN INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Emerging Markets: STANDISH MELLON ASSET MANAGEMENT


Alternatives

Hedge Fund: AQR CAPITAL (Cliff Asness, David Kabillier)

Private Equity: CENTERBRIDGE PARTNERS (Mark Gallogoly)

Real Estate: NATIONAL REAL ESTATE ADVISORS (Jeffrey Kanne, CEO)


Strategy & Tactics

Strategic Beta Management: BRIDGEWATER (Ray Dalio & Bob Prince)

Tactical Beta Management: DEUTCHE BANK SECURITIES (Ken Akoundi & John Haugh)

Outsourcing: GOLDMAN SACHS ASSET MANAGEMENT (Eric Kirsch, Chris Baille, Chris Kojima)

LDI: NISA INVESTMENT ADVISORS (Jess Yarwitz)


Servicing

Custody: BNY MELLON (Joseph Keenan/Vince Sands)

Transition Management: CREDIT SUISSE (Fred Fogg)

Securities Lending: BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN (Christine Donovan)

Consultant: ROCATON


Holistic

Overall Pension/E&F Solutions Unit: MORGAN STANLEY (Sandra Haas)



"Each of these asset managers has distinguished itself by creating investment platforms that are likely to produce sustained risk-adjusted returns aligned with the required liabilities," said Kip McDaniel, Editor of aiCIO. "Similarly, the winners in the servicing and tactical categories have provided pension plans and other large institutional investors with critical efficiencies and exceptional logistical support."

The winners will be recognized at the aiCIO Awards Dinner in New York City on December 2, and also will be featured in the December issue of aiCIO.

For additional details about this year's award, please visit assetinternational.com, or contact: Elon Green, Ben-Abraham Associates, 212.867.0131, elon@benabe.com.

About aiCIO

A quarterly online publication, aiCIO focuses on the 5,000 largest pools of investment capital in the world, across pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, insurance funds and other leading institutional investors. aiCIO is edited by Kip McDaniel.

About Asset International

Asset International is a privately-held provider of information and technology to global pension funds, asset managers, financial advisers, banking service providers, and other financial institutions in the private and public sector. Its industry-leading brands include Strategic Insight, SIMFUND, PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, Global Custodian, and The Trade. The company was acquired in January 2009 by Austin Ventures and has offices in New York, Hong Kong, London and Stamford, CT.

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