APG and Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe won the awards for real estate, and real assets and infrastructure, respectively, at the IPE Awards 2021 in Madrid on Thursday evening.

The Dutch pension fund asset manager and German pension fund were among a number of European institutions recognised for excellence and innovation by IPE following its annual conference.

The UK’s Pension Protection Fund was named European Pension Fund of the Year. See here for a rundown of all the winners.

The 2021 IPE Awards attracted more than 330 entries across 44 categories representing 23 countries, with participating investors managing €2.3trn in assets. More than 80 judges were involved in assessing entries, each bringing specialist expertise or knowledge in a particular category.

More than 300 senior pension fund executives attended the IPE Conference and Awards 2021 from across Europe. Video recording of the event can be viewed here.

Find out about all the winners in our dedicated Awards Supplement.