Wesleyan’s in-house investments team has been named 'Investment Team of the Year' (re/insurer) at the Insurance Asset Risk Awards 2023.
The award recognises the achievements of Wesleyan’s Fund and Property Managers, Analysts, Sustainable Investment Professionals and Investment Communications Staff. It’s the second time the team has been successful in this particular category, having first picked up the title back in 2020.
Giving his thoughts on this latest award win, Martin Lawrence, Director of Investments at Wesleyan, said: “The Investments team is responsible for managing funds that help our members and customers achieve their financial goals.
“The last few years have been challenging for investors and investment markets alike; however, we have remained focused on our long-term investment strategy, which is designed to maximise the likelihood of our funds outperforming the markets over time, to deliver the best possible outcomes for everyone who trusts us to invest on their behalf.
“During the last two years, we have strengthened our in-house research function and enhanced our sustainable investing approach to ensure Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are factored into our entire investment process, which covers all our directly-managed customer funds. We have also increased our communication and engagement activities, with more to come in the year ahead.
“Being named 'Investment Team of the Year' for the second time is an achievement that everyone at Wesleyan is proud of. As a mutual that has kept our customers front-of-mind for over 180 years, I hope it’s something our customers will join us in celebrating too.”
The Insurance Asset Risk Awards recognise stand-out performers in the field of asset management and are open to firms based in Europe and the UK.