Bosch Pensionsfonds – whose proposal for a new pension income structure led to a change in German law – was another big winner.Bosch took home no fewer than five awards, including those for Germany (bAV), Innovation and Active Management.Fellow German scheme Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (AVWL) also took home three awards, winning the categories for Germany (Versorgungswerk), Infrastructure and Fixed Income.The Church Commissioners for England won three awards as well, including Climate Related Risk Management, with a nearly perfect score of 19.75 points out of a possible 20.Competition this year was particularly strong, with a record number of entries across all categories.For the first time in the history of the awards, a single category was won by three contenders, with Swedish buffer fund AP4 and the UK’s British Steel and Merchant Navy Officers pension funds sharing the Gold Award for Best Long-term Investment Strategy.The full list of the winnersGold Awards Long-Term Investment Strategy: AP4, British Steel Pension Fund and Merchant Navy Officers Pension FundPension Fund Achievement of the Year: Fiona MillerOutstanding Industry Contribution: Bernhard WiesnerBest European Pension Fund: NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) was the big winner at IPE’s annual Awards & Conference in Berlin, taking home the coveted gold award for Best European Pension Fund.The UK defined contribution pension fund – launched just five years ago – also won the Best Small Pension Fund award.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Mark Fawcett of NEST receives his Gold Award for Best European Pension Fund from Laurent Bertiau of AmundiFiona Miller won the Pension Fund Achievement of the Year award for her commitment to the recent pooling concept among the UK’s local authority pensions, while Bernhard Wiesner took home the final Gold Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution for his pioneering efforts at the Bosch scheme in Germany and Europe. Themed Awards Climate Related Risk Management: Church Commissioners for EnglandDC & Hybrid Strategies: Bosch PensionsfondsDiversification: Santander UK Group Pension Scheme Common FundEmerging Markets: Royal County of Berkshire Pension FundESG: Church Commissioners for EnglandInfrastructure: Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-LippeIn-house Investment Team: British Steel Pension FundInnovation: Bosch PensionsfondsPortfolio Construction: PMTReal Estate: Church Commissioners for EnglandRisk Management: Trafalgar House Pension TrustSmart Beta: FRRSpecialist Investment Managers: FRR Bronze Awards Alternatives: SEB Life & PensionEquities: SEB Life & PensionFixed Income: Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe Silver Awards Active Management: Bosch PensionsfondsPassive Management: KB First Pension Company JSC SkopjeBest Corporate Pension Fund: Bosch PensionsfondsBest Multi-employer/Professional Pension Fund: Almenni Pension FundBest Public Pension Fund: ABPBest Small Pension Fund: NEST (National Employment Savings Trust)Best Sovereign Reserve Fund: Pension Reserve Fund of the Republic of Srpska Country Awards winnersBest Pension Fund in Austria (Pensionskasse): APK PensionskasseBest Pension Fund in Austria (Vorsorgekasse): fair-finance VorsorgekasseBest Pension Fund in Belgium: AmonisBest Pension Fund in Central & Eastern Europe: Swedbank Pension Plan DinamikaBest Pension Fund in Denmark: Industriens PensionBest Pension Fund in Finland: Elo Mutual Pension Insurance CompanyBest Pension Fund in France: CRPNPAC Caisse de Retraite du Personnel Navigant Professionnel de l’Aéronautique CivileBest Pension Fund in Germany (bAV): Bosch PensionsfondsBest Pension Fund in Germany (Versorgungswerk): Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-LippeBest Pension Fund in Ireland: RetireSmart (ESB Defined Contribution Pension Scheme)Best Pension Fund in Italy: Solidarietà Veneto Fondo PensioneBest Pension Fund in The Netherlands: Stichting Pensioenfonds INGBest Pension Fund in Portugal: Fundo Pensões Santander TottaBest Pension Fund in Small Countries: Almenni Pension Fund and Frjálsi Pension FundBest Pension Fund in Spain (corporate scheme): Pensions Caixa 30 FPBest Pension Fund in Spain (multi-employer scheme): Caja Ingenieros Multigestión PPBest Pension Fund in Sweden: SPKBest Pension Fund in Switzerland: CPEG (Caisse de Prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève)Best Pension Fund in the UK: ICI Pension Fund
Tre Jones. And-1. 1st Lead. 💪 #MarchMadness | #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/QFmLvv3TdH— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 201910:09 p.m.: No messing around from Zion tonight as he scores while being fouled. He has nine points on 4-of-5 shooting as the Hokies and Blue Devils are tied. Oh, and he did this…Zion got UP for the rejection! 😱 #MarchMadness | @DukeMbb pic.twitter.com/73w96FdKZi— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 201910:00 p.m.: Tre Jones was just 1-of-10 from 3 entering today in the tournament. He just knocked down two in a row. Virginia Tech lead 19-17 with 11:16 to play in the first half.9:55 p.m.: Virginia Tech is on fire early, hitting three of its first five from 3. Hokies lead 15-11. For the second straight game, almighty Duke barely hung as an opponent’s would-be buzzer-beater rolled off the rim.The 1-seed Blue Devils survived a tight 75-73 challenge from 4-seed Virginia Tech without an injured Cam Reddish when Ahmed Hill missed an open shot on an almost-inbound alley-oop play to end the game. Duke’s Tre Jones bounced back from an awful 5-of-15 shooting performance against Central Florida in the second round to finish with 22 points and five 3s in Friday’s Sweet 16 victory. MORE: Watch college basketball live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Without Reddish, the remaining trio of Blue Devil freshmen put together a fantastic game, combining for 63 of Duke’s 75 points. RJ Barrett had a career-high 11 assists, Zion Williamson led all scorers with 23 points, and Jones’ 22 were a career-high.Virginia Tech led by four at halftime, but a 7-0 Duke run quickly erased the lead. Justin Robinson, who missed the Hokies’ victory over Duke in the regular season, scored 14 points, while Kerry Blackshear led Hokie scorers with 18.Duke will play No. 2 Michigan State in the Elite Eight following the Spartans’ 80-63 victory over No. 3 LSU on Friday.Check out the scores and highlights that made Duke’s latest flirtation with disaster all the more exciting.UNC vs. Auburn: Live score, highlight12:01 a.m.: Virginia Tech draws up the perfect play, but for the second game in a row, Duke barely survives with the ball hanging on the rim. Blue Devils win 75-73.DUKE HANGS ON AGAIN! 😱 #MarchMadness | #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/2mz1EROJ4U— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 201911:59 p.m.: Hokies miss a 3, but ball goes out on Duke with 1.1 seconds left.11:55 p.m.: Virginia Tech has the ball, down two, with 6.0 seconds left.This is March.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 30, 201911:53 p.m.: Justin Robinson hits a pair of free throws to trim the Duke lead to just two points. 29.6 seconds remain.11:50 p.m.: Duke’s Bolden goes to the line up by four with 1:21 to go.11:42 p.m.: Tre Jones is feeling it tonight. His fifth 3 gives him a career-high 22 points as Duke leads by six.11:37 p.m.: Another big Zion blocks that Tre Jones turns into two. Hokies call a timeout.What a sequence from @DukeMBB ! 🔥Blue Devils up, 66-61! #MarchMadness | #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/NVOQPQoLOr— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 201911:35 p.m.: Blackshear makes a bucket and the foul to cut Duke’s lead to three with just over six minutes remaining. Blackshear leads Virginia Tech with 13 points.11:26 p.m.: Justin Robinson finally ends an over four minute scoring drought for the Hokies. Duke leads by five with 8:25 to go.11:20 p.m.: A huge alley-opp from Jones to Williamson puts Duke up 58-52 with 10:23 to play.ZION. SHOWTIME. #MarchMadness | #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/6TBXnsToiM— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 201911:11 p.m.: An RJ Barrett and-1 puts the Blue Devils ahead by one with 13:55 to play. Barrett is one assist short of a double-double.That’s TOUGH, RJ! 😤 #MarchMadness | #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/epc56SeDQw— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 201911:03 p.m.: Zion puts Duke ahead. Virginia Tech is 0-of-6 to start the half.Zion puts @DukeMBB back in front! 💪 #MarchMadness | #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/S2NcuDC9HZ— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 201911:00 p.m.: The second half is underway, and Barrett starts things quickly with a layup.10:58 p.m.: Coach K confirmed at half Cam Reddish will not play in the second half due to a leg injury.10:36 p.m.: Tech’s half-court heave at the buzzer rims out, but the Hokies hold a 38-34 lead at the half. Ahmed Hill leads all scorers with 13 points. Williamson has 11 points and a pair of blocks.Hokies are taking it to top-seeded Duke! 🔥 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/1t1iCh7Nst— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 201910:30 p.m.: The Hokies convert a steal into a breakaway layup, and then RJ Barrett is called for his second foul of the half on the next possession. Virginia Tech by five.10:20 p.m.: Justin Robinson missed the game earlier this season, but he’s out here tonight hitting a 3 to give Virginia Tech back the lead.10:16 p.m.: Jones makes a nice move and lay-up as Duke has its first lead of the night with 5:49 in the first.