Irish Life has been awarded a top accolade at the European Pensions Awards 2018. At a recent event held in London, Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) was named Passive Manager of the Year. ILIM was also shortlisted for the Equities Manager of the Year and Investment Manager of the Year. ILIM was the only Irish investment company to be recognised at this year’s European Pensions Awards.
Commenting on the win, Patrick Burke, Managing Director of Irish Life Investment Managers said; “This award is a great recognition for our team at Irish Life Investment Managers. Winning Equities Manager of the Year/Passive Manager of the Year/Investment Manager of the Year is a prestigious recognition of our continued focus on the understanding of our customers’ needs and delivering innovative investment solutions across both the Irish and International markets.”
ILIM beat off stiff competition from the leading global managers to be named Passive Manager of the Year. This award recognises ability to deliver strong returns, provide excellent customer service and show a true understanding of the needs of its clients.
The prestigious European awards, now in their 11th year and organised by European Pensions, recognise outstanding achievement in the diverse fields of European pension provision, honouring the investment firms, pension providers and consultancies across Europe that have set the highest standards in order to best serve European pension funds.
The 2018 judges were drawn from across the European pensions sphere to include providers, pension funds, consultants and representatives from various European pensions and investment associations.
Commenting further on the win, Patrick Burke, said; “The real beneficiaries are Irish Life’s clients who continue to trust us with their business. Our objective is to understand their evolving needs and to provide inspired investment solutions to our growing customer base; solutions which will provide the opportunity for growth and help our clients to develop innovative and customised solutions to help them achieve their investment objectives. With overall assets under management of approximately €69 billion, ILIM will continue to strengthen and grow Irish Life’s asset management business domestically, while continuing our expansion of the business into the European and North American markets.”