Savvy Investor awards: The best white papers of 2019

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The Best White Papers of 2019

The Savvy Investor Awards 2019 celebrate the best investment and pensions papers from the last twelve months. The results were judged across 15 categories, with the judges starting from a “short-list” of over 500 papers, which were assessed based on their quality, readability and appeal to our institutional investor audience.
Click on any of the categories below to see the full list of highly commended papers for that category. For the full list of winners and runners-up, visit or download the Awards Magazine

Best Investment Paper 2019
The investment implications of new corporate models (PGIM)

Best Asset Allocation Paper 2019
5-year Expected Returns 2020-2024: Escaping the Hall of Mirrors (Robeco)

Best Factor Investing Paper 2019
Value vs. Growth: The New Bubble (QMA)

Best ESG Paper 2019
2019 ESG Trends to Watch (MSCI)

Best Investment Industry Paper 2019
Investment Professional of the Future (CFA Institute)

Best Pensions Paper 2019 (North America)
U.S. DB dilemma: How do investment decisions affect stock returns? (Wellington Management)

Best Pensions Paper 2019 (UK and Europe)
Patient Capital and Illiquid Investment: A Guide for UK Pension Funds (PLSA)

Best Real Assets Paper 2019
Upcoming Urbanites: Urbanization drives major economic shifts (Nuveen)

Best Alternatives Paper 2019
Global Private Equity Report 2019 (Bain & Company)

Best Megatrends Paper 2019
Future-Proofing Your Asset Allocation in the Age of Mega Trends (BNY Mellon IM)

Best Emerging Markets Paper 2019
China Icebergs: Forces That Could Reshape the World (PineBridge Investments)

Best Quant Paper 2019
Factor Momentum Everywhere (AQR Capital Management)

Best Fixed Income Paper 2019
Fixed Income: Capturing the Opportunity of Constraints (PGIM Fixed Income)

Best Strategy & Economics Paper 2019
Guide to the Markets (J.P. Morgan Asset Management)

Best ETFs Paper 2019
ETFs in Insurance General Accounts (S&P Dow Jones Indices)