How to enter

FE awards 2015 header1
How to enter What defines a Funds Europe Awards winner?
All Awards winners, companies or individuals, will have made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the funds industry, whether in asset management, asset servicing or in support of those activities. The Judges reward excellence in growth, innovation, development, client service and commitment to Europe. Eligibility
Entries are invited from or on behalf of companies, large or small, privately or publicly owned that have funds/do business in Europe. Most important is that your entry should satisfy the judging criteria for the awards category and can demonstrate excellence in business. All entries to Funds Europe Awards 2015 must relate to work undertaken from 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015. It’s easy to enter - and there is no charge!
Ensure you understand the Awards 2015 categories and criteria, then:
  • Complete the entry form (last page of brochure, one hardcopy only required)
  • Prepare a 500-word submission – see below for detail (eight copies)
  • Create a file of evidence material – see below for detail (four copies required)
  • Mail all hardcopies to us to arrive by Friday 25th September 2015.
Entry requirements for European Personality and CIO of the year
Please note that the entry requirements for both of these awards are different this year. These should be done online and do not require any hardcopy 500 word submissions or evidence files.
  • To enter go to
  • Fill in the form fields with your details and the name and company of the person you are nominating.
  • Explain in no more than 50 words why you think they should win
The 500-word submission (non applicable for Personality and CIO awards)
Your submission (eight hardcopies) must describe activity undertaken from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015. The document, not exceeding 500 words in total, should:
  • State clearly why you believe the nominated firm/person should win
  • Respond to the criteria we list in the category description
  • (Optional) include any additional relevant information not specified within our criteria
File of evidence material (non applicable for Personality and CIO awards)
Your evidence file (four identical hardcopies) of supporting documentation must relate directly to the claims you make in your 500-word submission. Do not include non-relevant corporate information. Please note also: judges are not able to view/listen to AV materials. Selecting material for your evidence file (non applicable for Personality and CIO awards)
The judges need to see documentary evidence to back up the claims you make. What you include in your evidence file is therefore dictated by the statements you make in your 500-word submission and by the criteria for the category you are entering. A contents page can be helpful to the judges. What you choose to include should be very specific to your entry and to our judging criteria. Presentation
Presentation is critical. Our judges welcome submissions which are well organised, easy to read and easy to assimilate. We recommend you give special attention to your 500-word submission: it is very important to make it relate directly to the category criteria. Tips for creating a 500 word submission:
  • Be clear
  • Use bullet points
  • State why you think you should win
  • Make sure all the criteria is addressed
  • Don’t use graphs and charts (these should only be included in your evidence material)
  • Indexing evidence material is useful to the judges
  • Make sure it doesn’t exceed a single sheet of paper (you can use both sides)
  • Print out eight copies of the 500 word submission, do not attach to evidence files or anything else, these need to be kept separate.
If submitting on behalf of another company, it is your responsibility to obtain all relevant permissions for the entry, from their own or associated businesses. Confidentiality
Your entry is confidential to the judges and the staff of funds europe. If some evidence material is confidential or specially released for these awards, mark those pages clearly as “confidential”. See also Return of Materials on the next page. Deliver your entry to us
Send us your hardcopy entry form, eight copies of the 500-word submission, and four identical files of evidence material (not needed for the Personality and CIO awards).
Note: we are not able to copy or print on your behalf.   Download brochure button2
Deadline for submissions: 25th September 2015
Please email Paula Towner at [email protected] with any questions or enquiries.
In association with
RBC ITS logo large Cls logo black Milestone logo colour

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.