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Top IPE Pension Awards Influence Fund Profiles and Markets

If you type into a search engine “how big is the European pension market” you see official reports and statistics featuring multiple trillions of pounds. Safe to say, the market is vast. The IPE Conference & Awards is a two-day event and is the largest annual gathering of pension fund personnel in Europe. Given the amount of money at stake and the thousands of pension funds competing in the marketplace, winning an IPE pension award is a significant opportunity to stand out from the crowd as the leading names jostle for recognition.

The IPE Conference and Awards is a major industry event; it includes debates, workshops, panels, networking and the Awards Dinner Ceremony. The judging roster for the Awards is formidable, consisting of more than 90 leading experts from around the world. Collecting a winner’s trophy therefore comes complete with unparalleled peer recognition and international commendation, which is all good for business.

Designer oval plaque in four variations

Special EFX has worked with IPE for 15 years, designing and manufacturing trophies for the organisation. The 2019 IPE Pension Awards were presented at the December Conference, held in Copenhagen. Special EFX created a distinctive design which features an oval plaque, balanced at an angle on an engraved plinth. Water-jet cut from solid aluminium and finished in highly-polished nickel plate, the level of achievement is differentiated by one of four logo decals attached to the face: gold, silver, bronze and blue. The 2019 IPE Awards were presented in Copenhagen last December.

IPE and EFX have established an excellent working relationship, as explained by IPE’s manager responsible for commissioning all its trophies. “We have built a solid relationship with EFX over the years and you have always exceeded my expectations. The price is good. The quality of the trophies is outstanding. The trophies look beautiful. They are always delivered on time. But equally important is the wonderful service I get (mainly from Shelley as she is my contact but I have had the same level of care from your colleagues if Shelley is not around). It is personal, professional, friendly and courteous. I have been approached by other firms many times but there’s no interest on my part. We are more than happy with EFX and have no intention of moving. You do a great job.”

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