IPE Awards: ATP is Europe’s best pension fund

first_imgAustria APK Pensionskasse / APK Vorsorgekasse Factor InvestingMerseyside Pension Fund Risk Management FRR IrelandAccenture Defined Contribution Pension Plan Multi-Employer/Professional Pension FundAlecta SpainPlan de Pensiones Nestlé Public Pension FundBundespensionskasse ItalyFondo Pensione Laborfonds Silver Awards   SwitzerlandCPEG, Caisse de prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève Themed Awards  Pension Fund Achievement of the YearAPG GroeiFabriek Outstanding Industry ContributionChristian Böhm ATP was named European Pension Fund of the Year at last night’s IPE Awards dinner in Copenhagen.The top prize was one of six awards scooped by Denmark’s biggest pension fund, including for Long-Term Investment Strategy, another gold award category. The DKK934bn (€105bn) investor was also recognised for its work in emerging markets and innovation.Accepting the main award,Bo Foged (pictured far right above) said, “I didn’t expect to receive this prize, but thank you to the jury and the audience and also the team at ATP who worked really hard this year.” Corporate Pension FundPensions Caixa 30 Passive ManagementFRR BelgiumPensioenfonds KBC Small CountriesAlmenni Pension Fund Country / Regional Awards  Gold Awards   Long-Term Investment StrategyATP Active ManagementFjärde AP-fonden (AP4)  Christian Böhm receives the Outstanding Industry Contribution award from IPE editorial director Liam KennedyThe Outstanding Industry Contribution award went to Christian Böhm, APK Pensionskasse’s chief executive officer.A veteran of the Austrian and European pension fund industry, Böhm has led APK since its foundation in 1989. He is deputy chairman of the Austrian association of pension funds and sits on the board of PensionsEurope.”The ultimate goal for us to achieve is to deliver the best for our beneficiaries. Thank you very much,” he said upon receiving his award.Böhm has engaged on matters such as EIOPA’s pension fund stress tests and the European Commission’s proposed regulation on sustainable investment.APG won Pension Fund Achievement of the Year for its GroeiFabriek (Growth Factory), which is the Dutch investor’s response to the need to innovate. It aims to stimulate the growth of new ideas from within APG and to build an ecosystem of continuous innovation.The 2019 IPE Awards attracted more than 430 entries across 43 categories, with participating investors having €2trn in assets under management. Ninety one judges were involved in assessing entries. Central & Eastern EuropeSwedbank Pension Plan InnovationATP PortugalOcidental Pensões United KingdomPension Protection Fundcenter_img Bronze Awards  The UK’s Merseyside Pension Fund was also a multiple winner, taking home awards for climate-related risk management, credit and alternatives, and factor investing. DenmarkATP and PensionDanmark NetherlandsStichting Calpam-Pensioenfonds FranceAG2R La Mondiale European Pension Fund of the YearATP CommoditiesHVB Pension Fund Portfolio Construction & DiversificationSEB Pension och Försäkring Small Pension FundStichting Calpam-Pensioenfonds National / Sovereign FundATP Credit & AlternativesMerseyside Pension Fund Climate Related Risk ManagementMerseyside Pension Fund Emerging MarketsATP Germany (bAV)Telekom Pension Fund Real EstateChurch Commissioners for England AlternativesIndustriens Pension Fixed IncomeAlecta Germany (Versorgungswerk)Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe In-house Investment TeamFjärde AP-fonden (AP4) EquitiesBBVA Pensiones V and ERAFP                      Pensions Governance & AdministrationPensions Caixa 30 ESGChurch Commissioners for England Real Assets & InfrastructureBundespensionskasse SwedenSwedish Pensions Agency DC & Hybrid StrategiesAirbuslast_img read more

Kyle Kuzma, Lakers stomp Oklahoma City without LeBron James and Anthony Davis

first_imgPreviousLos Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) and center Steven Adams (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) reach for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, right, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Abdel Nader (11) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers guard Quinn Cook (2) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson (23) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) goes to the basket between Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) forward Kyle Kuzma, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson, center, in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) as he shoots in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, center, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) goes to the basket past Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) and center Steven Adams (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)NextShow Caption1 of 10Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) and center Steven Adams (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)ExpandOKLAHOMA CITY — It was easy to see Frank Vogel marching into Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday night as a general without an army — or at least without his best officers. But the Lakers coach did not see things that way with just over an hour to go until tip-off..Even without Anthony Davis lobs, without LeBron James passes and drives, without Danny ‘Deadshot’ Green patrolling the perimeter, the Lakers wouldn’t change their standard. They expected to see their winning streak continue.“One of the strengths of our team is our depth, and we expect to go out, take the floor, compete at a really high level,” he said. “And we expect to win.”And they did. Not meekly, not just barely, but with conviction — dominating Oklahoma City (22-17) early in a lopsided 41-19 opening quarter, then stamping out every single surge for a 125-110 with the parts of the roster that are supposed to compliment — not survive without — Davis and James. In expanded roles, the remaining Lakers thrived. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Starting for James was Rajon Rondo, who has been alternately praised and maligned as one of the most up-and-down players of the season. But he was vintage against Oklahoma City and a bitter rival in Chris Paul, finishing with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Against the Thunder’s drop coverage with Steven Adams, Rondo showed flashes of his old quick steps to attack the rim early and hit his first six attempts.“I was just trying to attack the basket,” he said. “Once again, our bigs did a hell of a job getting the ball out quick if they did score or if they did hit me with the outlet, I just tried to push the pace.”There was some concerning news by night’s end: Rondo strained his right ring finger in the first half, which was splinted to his middle finger afterward. X-rays revealed no fractures, but Rondo missed significant time last season with hand injuries.But he didn’t let that hamper his mood Saturday night. Neither did anyone else as seven Lakers scored in double figures, particularly players who haven’t seen as much time as they’d want.Troy Daniels, who hadn’t scored since Jan. 3, poured in 12 points in his first meaningful minutes in weeks. Quinn Cook (11 points) hadn’t played in 10 of the previous 14 games for the Lakers, but he played capable backup — at least for one night.It turned out, oddly enough, to be the Lakers’ largest margin of victory over the Thunder, who they now have a 3-0 record against after two previous squeakers in November — back when their biggest guns were all available to play. The Lakers also improved to 5-0 in the second game of back-to-backs, where they’ve often shined.“I don’t think nobody in this locker room thought we were the underdog tonight, honestly,” Cook said. “You look down, we got guys who won in this league. We weren’t going out there playing with free money. We want to go out there, compete as hard as possible.”Vogel said he never doubted that his squad would back up his pregame words. He wrote that he believed the Lakers would win on the whiteboard beforehand, sending a message to his team that he had faith they’d deliver.Maybe he didn’t expect them to be up by as much as 32 points without their studs. But it’s always good to have a little more room to improve.“You’d see it with San Antonio all the time in those years when they would sit three or four guys: Their reserves would usually come in and win that game,” he said. “And I feel like we have the team to do that. We have great depth. We have a group that go out and defend for 48 minutes. You always have a chance.”center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Off the court, his week has been clouded by trade speculation. On it, he reminded everyone why the Lakers fought to keep him this summer, shooting 15 for 24 from the field, including four 3-pointers to vault him to an impressive 62 points in the last two games combined.  His scoring helped deliver the eighth straight victory for the Lakers (32-7), but their first without either of their stars.It might’ve seemed from the outside that the shorthanded Lakers were underdogs. They never bought in.“We want to go out and dominate every game,” Kuzma said. “We don’t see why we can’t win every game.”With 23 points in the first half, Kuzma set off a sizzling night for the Lakers’ offense which shot over 51 percent and made 12 of their first 15 threes on the night. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersNo one underlined that like Kyle Kuzma — a regular starter turned sixth man this year — who rang the bell for a season-high 36 points. He snuffed the last threat of Thunder recovery, with a baseline floater and a dagger 3-pointer with under two minutes to go.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more