Financial News was delighted to host its fifth annual Pension Fund Dinner, exclusively for the senior pensions community. The dinner, which hosted 70+ influential guests from leading UK pension schemes and consultancies, was held at The Banking Hall, London on Monday, 20 June 2016. The evening was kindly sponsored by Columbia Threadneedle Investments and Newton Investment Management.

We were delighted to have Gert Dijkstra, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, APG as the guest speaker. Guests enjoyed hearing his thoughts and views post dinner. Guests also enjoyed the presentation of the fifth annual Awards for Excellence, Institutional Pensions, UK 2016.

To decide the awards, Financial News sought the expertise of a distinguished, independent panel of more than 50 industry practitioners who voted on the shortlist created by our editorial team.