Worthstone was thrilled to launch the Social Investment Academy Impact Awards – the first awards for the UK retail impact investment community.
Showcased at the 2018 Social Investment Academy back on the 8th November, the Impact Awards celebrated best practice in the retail impact investment sector; championing advisers, advisory firms, fund managers and discretionary fund managers (DFMs) who are leading the market in aligning retail investment strategies to achieve positive social and financial outcomes.
We believe, by celebrating achievements and showcasing best practice, the rest of the sector will be inspired by what can be achieved when impact is embraced within our investment market.
Champions were awarded in the following categories:
Impact Award for Individual Financial Adviser
Darren Thomas from Thomas & Thomas Ethical Investments
Impact Award for Financial Advisory Firm
Ayres Punchard Investment Management
Impact Award for Asset Manager Firm
WHEB Asset Management
Impact Award for Discretionary Fund Manager
Impact Award for New Product Launch
Hermes (collective) for the Hermes Equal Opportunities Equity Fund
Resonance (direct) for the Resonance West Midlands SITR Fund
Elizabeth Corley, CBE, Vice-Chair, Allianz Global Investors and keynote speaker at the 2017 Social Investment Academy, presented the awards to Impact Champions. When asked to comment on her involvement she said: “I welcome the launch of the Social Investment Academy Impact Awards. This initiative from Worthstone supports the objectives of the Implementation Taskforce to improve the knowledge and confidence of financial advisers and wealth managers in the sector. I hope it will help to both stimulate and celebrate progress in social impact investment.”