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

Messi, Suarez lead Barca romp, Real crush Deportivo

first_imgMADRID (Reuters) – Barcelona rode further away from their crumbling title rivals on Sunday as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored twice each in a 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis which opened up an 11-point gap at the top of the La Liga standings.A strike from Ivan Rakitic broke the home side’s resistance in the 58th minute and top scorer Messi and the in-form Suarez took turns in adding to the scoring to cap a sixth successive league win for Ernesto Valverde’s imperious team.Barca, the only unbeaten side in Europe’s top five leagues, lead the way in La Liga with 54 points after capitalising on second-placed Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Girona on Saturday and third-placed Valencia’s 2-1 defeat at Las Palmas.Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice before leaving the pitch with his face covered in blood as Real Madrid eased their domestic crisis by hammering struggling Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday to reclaim fourth spot.Betis went into the game having scored eight goals in their last two league matches but had few opportunities against Barca, who turned on the style in the second half as they have done so often in this dominant campaign.It took a clever rolled pass from Suarez to release Rakitic for the opening goal, which the Croatian dispatched confidently while Messi took full advantage of a slack Betis offside trap to slot the second.The Argentine’s second strike moved him on to 19 league goals while Suarez’s brace took him to 15, 10 coming in his last seven La Liga games.The convincing display was also the perfect response after Barca had surrendered their 29-game unbeaten run in all competitions in losing to Espanyol in the King’s Cup on Wednesday.“My team are completely committed to everything we do and we stick together in the good times and the bad,” Barca coach Valverde told reporters.“We take our steps forward and our steps back together and that’s a great virtue.”Real had lost two of their last three league matches and got off on the wrong foot against relegation-threatened Deportivo when former Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez put the visiting side ahead against the run of play in the 23rd minute.The stumbling La Liga champions responded in emphatic fashion, however, and went on to record their biggest win of the season in all competitions with two goals apiece from Gareth Bale, Nacho Fernandez and Ronaldo as well as a long-range strike from Luka Modric.Ronaldo was unable to continue playing after he was left with a bloodied face by the boot of Deportivo defender Fabian Schar as he struck his second goal, which took him level with Bale as Real’s top scorer in the league with six strikes.Real climbed above Villarreal into fourth place on 35 points but are still 19 behind Barcelona.“The players needed a game like this,” Real coach Zinedine Zidane said.“I don’t know if much changed apart from the scoreline and that’s the biggest difference. We played well against Villarreal (in our last match despite losing 1-0) and we were doing well when we were losing 1-0 today but we got the equaliser and I‘m delighted with what we did in the rest of the game.”last_img read more

For the Wellington 7th grade team, 2014 had little go wrong

first_img77Soria66 110 1 MulvaneW 36-1629624749283 of 4 1 57Dvorak421 4Walker59318.61QB 51Blasi10 1 17 30Heacock44 No.NameCatchesYdsTD2pt. 17Fairbanks131 4 28Hilt433949.1663B 18Redford01 10 10Long131 53Trumphower10 28Hilt2182 5 15Goodrum4338.251QTE 1 12 14Soles347 14 WinfieldW 12-628724641402 of 4 For 2014 Year      11Buckman8111.3811L 6 Passing:        9 61DeJarnett10 22Harriger328 No.NameAtt.YdsTDAve.KOPR EldoradoW 40-624323310372 of 4 3 2 7Popplewell1223431 67Henry64 Receiving:        17 7Popplewell37123.671STE 22Harriger20 2Vargas112 Defense:         4Walker10 15Goodrum82 32Greenlee12222 5Cornejo18482.6712R 1113 17 5Cornejo710 17 1center_img 65Farley10 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is hard not to like the Wellington seventh grade football team — unless you are an opponent.In 2014, the seventh Knights were 7-0. They had great skilled players, great line, great depth, great work ethic, and great attitudes. And they won every game except one by at least 20 points.They are your 2014 Pioneer League Champions.So what will the future look like? We have been here before, great Wellington Middle School teams which for whatever reason can’t achieve similar success in high school.“I don’t think there are any guarantees,” said Wellington seventh grade head coach Mitch McComb, who is in his seventh year. “But I like the depth of this particular group. In other classes I coached, I may have had three or four standout players. This group has a lot more ‘good’ football players.”The Knights had 33 players out this year – a tremendous number for a middle school team which usually averages 20 to 25 football players.But the key ingredient was their depth and diversity. McComb had good players in every position and had people to sub in for those players.“I can see this being the kind of class during their senior year with 25 players,” McComb said. “But they have to stick with it.”One thing about it, future years would be hard to top 2014.The Knights started with a 36-16 pounding of Mulvane. (see stats below).They whipped up on Clearwater 44-6. Played their only close game with Winfield – winning 12-6.Then they ran through three victory yawners: 40-6 over Eldorado; 38-8 over Rose Hill, 38-8 over Circle.And that set up a showdown with Arkansas City for the Pioneer League Div. III title in the season finale. If the Knights won that game, they would be undisputed champions.The game had the look of a showdown of epic proportions. Ark City had dropped one game and it was to Winfield, the same team Wellington beat earlier in the final second. It was sure to be a barnburner going in.It wasn’t. Wellington 44 Ark City 6.“Honestly, looking back, my biggest surprise is Winfield got that close to us,” McComb said.That game defined the Knights season in week #3. The two teams were knotted at 6-all with 7:30 to play in the fourth quarter. Winfield had punted and pinned Wellington at its own 8 yard line.It turned out to be the drive of the season. The Knights would go on a 16-play jaunt that included 12 runs to the right and four to the left. And with 4 seconds to play, quarterback Zander Vargas ran a naked bootleg to the left and scored from the 5 with no time left on the clock.Now that is about as exciting as you can get.Vargas was 18 of 30 for 269 yards passing and 444 yards rushing as quarterback this season.“He is very coachable and a good leader,” McComb said. “He never panicked under pressure and is football smart.”And he had a bevy of running backs to back him up. Hunter Greenlee was the right halfback, who had 446 yards on 46 attempts for a 9.7 yard average.Isaac Hilt was the “B” back or fullback. He had 394 yards for a 9.16 average. Then there was Blake Rausch, who would get 265 yards. Gage Cunningham had 113 yards off the bench. In all there were 11 runners for the seventh grade team and 10 would score.“My biggest problem was trying to get them into the game so they all had carries,” McComb said.The wide receiving corp was led by Silas Popplewell who had 12 catches for 234 yards and three touchdowns.The offensive line was exceptional as well. From right to left there was Kyler Henry at strong tackle, Dominic Dvorak as a strong guard, Luke McComb as center, Jacob Soria as quick guard, and Ken Farley as quick tackle. Kaden Young and True DeJarnett came in as reserves.You would think this was enough to play defense. But McComb had six players on the offense and six players on the defense that played just one way.Running a base 4-4 defense, Hilt was Wellington’s top tackler. As a eagle safety he would get 21 solo tackles and eight assists.In total, 11 different defenders got 10 or more tackles during the season.Everywhere you looked the stats were nasty. Wellington would recover 10 fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.Except for the Winfield game, the No. 1 defense was done by the fourth quarter.The group is also close and had great work ethic.“It got boring sometimes in practice,” McComb said. “There wasn’t a lot to fix.”Was there a weak link with the 2014 seventh grade team?“Oh, they weren’t always the best tacklers,” McComb said. “But still our No. 1 defense was scored on only twice this season.” 54McComb12 17Fairbanks50 2 TeamScoreTotal YardsRushingPassingRushesPass Att. 3 1 10 3Cunningham1171118 64Kotchaver20 29 14Soles822 4 ClearwaterW 44-632926960444 of 6 4 32Greenlee464469.763R Follow us on Twitter. 3 3Cunningham281134.0412B 13 14Soles1090.91B 2 1 27Garton31 2Vargas3018269314 10Long13 76Young30 3 60Love361 3 15Goodrum448 32Greenlee2131 7Popplewell1251 8 No. NameAtt.Comp.YdsTDINT2pt. 11Buckman34 Rose HillW 38-830827731342 of 4 No.NameAtt.Yds.Ave.TD2pt.Postion 11Buckman240 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down whsfan94 · 302 weeks ago Congrats to this team of boys and great job to the coaching staff. Well deserved! Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Crusader4Life · 302 weeks ago It was a great season for the boys. I have to say though with the blowouts there were at most of the games, the coaches should have put some of the second and third string kids in more often than the last few seconds of the 4th quarter. Felt like blowout stats were more important than kids learning the game by getting playing time. That isn’t good football at this grade level in my opinion. Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago -5 Vote up Vote down For What it’s Worth! · 302 weeks ago I’ve never understood why people can’t get it. You commented that we will wait to see if that kind of success follows them to high school. Success at the middle school does not guarantee anything. You play only other 7th or 8th graders. In High School, you play 4 years worth of the town’s best players!! It’s the All-Star Team. I am so tired of hearing parents talk about the success their child had in middle school. It isn’t even close to the same thing!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Dj88 · 302 weeks ago The junior class now were pioneer league champs also back in 2011 and now there’s 9 that play high school football. So the important thing is to keep these kids out. As far as 7th grade team 2nd and 3rd team boys played off and on the entire game and Definately a lot in the second half not just last few seconds of the game. Also what outsiders don’t understand is that grades ,behavior in class, and work ethic at practice and showing up at practice effects playtime . The stats kinda prove that by how many of these young men scored touchdowns 10 find another program that 10 different kids have scored touchdowns in 7 games! At any level high school or college probably NFL . Great job coach Mccomb. Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down JC85 · 302 weeks ago Dj88 has it right. Just look at the stats! Look how many kids got tackles or at least in on tackles. You can’t look at the score and tell which kids got to play. Congrats on a perfect season boys! Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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