Global Giants and European Regional Specialists Shine in the Annual Broadridge Distribution Achievement Awards Presented Online at the ALFI Rentrée

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  • 17.09.2020 02:10 pm

BlackRock, JP Morgan Asset Management and Robeco were the major category winners of the 2020 Broadridge Distribution Achievement Awards. At this week’s ALFI Rentrée virtual conference, the winners of each category were announced via a daily video.

Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise excellence in various aspects of fund distribution. The winners are identified by Europe’s leading third-party fund selectors from Broadridge’s Fund Buyer Focus Intelligence survey and through interview data covering the 12-month period to June 2020.

The Broadridge Distribution Achievement Awards celebrate the efforts and innovation of marketing, sales and service teams in European fund distribution. The diversity of this year’s winners reflect the breadth of talent and collaboration of teams working across the industry. While global heavyweights BlackRock and JP Morgan featured in the main categories, smaller managers such as Nordea and Flossbach Von Storch were recognised in the fastest riser awards. Top ESG credentials saw Robeco named as leading group for the third year running, while in a significant move, BlackRock was named as the fastest riser in this category. 

Commenting on the award winners, Mauro Baratta, Vice President, Distribution Insight, Broadridge, said: “In a year of massive change for the industry, asset managers have had to contend with intensified competition, the acceleration of ESG investing and rapid digital transformation. The nominees and winners of this year’s awards demonstrate their resilience, innovation and ability to adapt while remaining focused on delivering a first-class client experience.”

Camille Thommes, Director General of ALFI, said: “Across the globe, projects are looking for financing, while investors want to channel their money towards projects worth supporting. Asset managers bring both sides together, aiming for the perfect match. As we honour their achievements in distributing investment funds, we hope to facilitate more perfect matches every day.”

The awards are based on responses from some 900 fund selectors participating in the annual Broadridge Fund Buyer Focus survey. The survey seeks to identify the changing demands of Europe’s key fund distribution influencers, and the fund providers that are delivering best-in-class standards. These fund selectors represent over €3trn of third-party client assets in Europe and are a representative voice of investors in the ten markets they serve.

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