Chief Investement Officer of the year

of the year
Peter Knez
Barclays Global Investors Peter Knez is chief investment officer global fixed income at Barclays Global Investors. He took up this position nearly two years ago, in which time he has transformed the business, adapting BGI's quantitative research approach to the opposite end of the investment spectrum and achieving pure alpha generation through long/short derivative-based strategies. The judges said: ââ?¬Å?He was able to optimise new technologies, quantitative research and new instruments in order to generate alpha in the fixed income world, which is a very difficult task.ââ?¬Â This involved the complete restructuring of BGI's fixed income business, based on his strategic vision of fixed income investing. This vision incorporated the changing landscape of client demand, an analysis of the competition and the increasing number of instruments into BGI's investment philosophy with the aim of providing institutional clients with better returns for their money. {playerflv}/images/stories/awards_vids/clip03.flv|320|256|#ffffff|true|left{/playerflv}Shortlisted: Richard Lacaille, State Street Global Advisors
As European CIO, Richard Lacaille is responsible for the strategies and solutions offered by SSgA's investment centres, including London, Paris, Munich and Zurich. As of July 30 this year, SSgA's assets under management for European clients totalled ââ??¬213bn, a gain of 122% over the last five years. SSgA's investment strategies include indexed, enhanced, active and alternative investments covering all asset classes including: equities, fixed income, cash, absolute return and currencies, as well as speciality solutions such as liability-driven investing.  Kristoffer Stensrud, Skagen Funds
Kristoffer Stensrud has played a key role in creating the successful fund management company with more than 50bn kroner under management, since the company's inception in 1993. He has played a vital role in historically creating excess investment returns and helping to distinguish Skagen from its competitors.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.