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Savvy Investor Awards 2020 - Paper nominations now closed!

  • ,  Chief Executive |
  • 02 Nov 2020
  • Updated 01 Dec 2020
Savvy Investor Awards

Please note, nominations are now CLOSED!

Nominate papers for the Savvy Investor Awards 2020

To nominate a paper for consideration by the judging panel, please email with the paper title and URL. 

The Awards recognize the best investment papers of the year, judged on the quality and readability of papers and their appeal to our institutional investor audience. Winners will be announced on Monday 7 December. We also have a new Award for marketing teams and departments, celebrating their campaigns and initiatives designed to support clients during the coronavirus crisis. 


Savvy Award Categories 2020

  • Best Investment Paper 2020
  • Best Asset Allocation & Strategy Paper 2020
  • Best Factor Investing Paper 2020
  • Best Fixed Income Paper 2020
  • Best Pensions Paper 2020 (North America)
  • Best Pensions Paper 2020 (UK and Europe)
  • Best ESG Paper 2020
  • Best Investment Industry Paper 2020
  • Best Real Assets & Alternatives Paper 2020
  • Best Emerging Markets Paper 2020
  • Best Megatrends Paper 2020
  • Best Quant Paper 2020
  • NEW FOR MARKETING TEAMS/DEPARTMENTS: The Marketing Response to Coronavirus Award 2020 - For information on how to submit to this award, please get in touch with This award has an extended deadline to 4th December. 


Best Investment Paper 2019

For a look back at all of last year's winners, across 15 different categories, please visit the 2019 Savvy Investor Awards page. The winning paper overall was this one from PGIM:

The Future Means Business: Investment Implications of Transformative New Corporate Models (PGIM)
Most papers examining “megatrends” do so at a macroeconomic, regional or industry level; the bottom-up perspective is often overlooked. This paper examines the evolution of corporate business models and explores how investors should respond to the radical changes that are taking place. CIOs and other institutional investors should not only take heed of these firm-wide changes, but take proactive steps to address them head-on, such as properly accounting for intangibles within corporate risk models, adapting ESG approaches and metrics to different types of firms or industries, and identifying the opportunities and threats presented by the world’s superstar firms.

The report is a pleasure to read, and represents the combined insight of 25 PGIM professionals, as well as survey respondents from over 300 companies across the public and private sector in the United States, Germany, and China.