Incisive Media triumphs at the 2019 Kames Capital Journalism Awards

Professional Pensions’ six-strong editorial team won institutional team of the year for the fourth year in succession.

PP’s deputy editor James Phillips was also named institutional journalist of the year, with editor Jonathan Stapleton runner up.

This is Phillips’ second major award of the year. In July, he was named pensions journalist of the year by the Society of Pension Professionals.

Meanwhile, Investment Week’s deputy news editor Mike Sheen walked away with the prize for wholesale journalist of the year, with special projects correspondent David Brenchley as runner up.

The Kames Capital Awards celebrate excellence in investment journalism. The categories are judged by a panel of industry experts from the institutional and wholesale markets. This year’s awards took place on November 28 in London.

Incisive Media’s group editorial director Adrian Barrick said: ’’Hearty congratulations to all the winners of these prestigious awards, which pit our journalists directly against their peers. The categories are also judged by true experts in the sector, so there are no hiding places.’’

He continued: ’’The fact that James, Mike and the Professional Pensions team came out on top is testament to the enduring quality of the writing on our titles and the importance to our readers of the stories that our journalists tell.’’

Kevin Sinclair, managing director of Incisive Media’s financial division said:’ “It’s great to see members of our editorial teams recognised for their excellent coverage of the investment and pensions markets. We believe our journalists are the best in the business, and these awards confirm we are right!’’

In 2018, both Professional Pensions and Investment Week won team of the year awards, and PP’s Stephanie Baxter won the institutional journalist prize.

For more information see www.investmentweek.co.uk and www.professionalpensions.com.

Investment Week appoints new editor-in-chief

Lloyd steps up into the newly-created role on December 1 after eight years as editor of the 24-year-old brand. She will also be EiC of IW’s sister titles Professional Adviser and Cover, working closely with their respective editors, Tom Ellis and Adam Saville, to develop editorial content across the portfolio, including its burgeoning suite of events.

Incisive Media will now recruit a new editor of IW to succeed Lloyd.

Cambridge-educated Lloyd has 17 years’ experience as a financial journalist and editor. This includes four and a half years as editor of IFAonline (now Professional Adviser) before she became editor of Investment Week in 2011.

During her tenure, the team has won a number of industry awards including Headlinemoney B2B Trade Title of the Year and the Investment Association Team Award for Excellence in Investment Writing, as well as three Wholesale Team of the Year Awards at the Kames Capital Journalism Awards.

Incisive Media’s group editorial director Adrian Barrick said: “We created this new position to strengthen the leadership of Investment Week and to exploit opportunities to develop our coverage of the sector across all our brands. After an extensive selection process, Katrina proved to be the outstanding candidate, and I’m delighted that she has accepted the role. I’m looking forward to working with her to build on our market-leading position.’’

Apart from its website – www.investmentweek.co.uk – and a weekly magazine, IW also produces more than 40 events a year, including the iconic Fund Manager of the Year Awards, as well as the Women in Investment Awards and Funds to Watch conferences.

Managing director Kevin Sinclair said: “I’m delighted that Katrina is our new EiC. She has been an excellent editor of IW over the last eight years and I’m sure she will flourish in this wider role. As publishers we continue to invest in our top brands such as IW, especially in creating high-value journalism that helps investment professionals do their jobs better. I’m sure the quality of the service we provide our readers will only grow under Katrina’s leadership.’’

Lloyd commented: “I am very pleased to take on the editor-in-chief role as it will allow me to build on all the work I have been doing during my years at Incisive Media to take our brands to the next level and meet the rapidly-changing information needs of our audiences. We have some great journalists and editors on our titles and I look forward to working closely with them in this new position to develop our editorial content across platforms.”

Incisive Media appoints new editor of Professional Adviser

Ellis joined Professional Adviser three years ago as a reporter and was promoted to news editor in March. His recent innovations include a popular weekly podcast exploring the key challenges facing financial advisers and fresh opportunities for them to grow their business. He will succeed Julian Marr, PA’s editor since 2016, on August 18, 2019.

Ellis said: “I’m honoured to be taking over as editor of PA. Julian has done an outstanding job not only developing the brand but also nurturing me and the team over the last three years. I’m excited to build on his excellent work.

“It’s been fantastic working with financial advisers and I’m fully committed to supporting them. We will endeavour to cover the issues most important to our readers and provide them with the valuable information they need to succeed and grow.”

Incisive Media’s group editorial director Adrian Barrick commented: “Tom is clearly one of our rising stars and he takes over at a time when Professional Adviser is flourishing both editorially and commercially. With his fresh ideas and infectious energy, Tom will provide the editorial impetus we need to sustain this momentum.”

Kevin Sinclair, managing director of Incisive Media’s finance division, said: “Professional Adviser is one of our best performing brands and I’m delighted that we’ve appointed a new editor who has already demonstrated the ability to capture the imagination of financial advisers, which is so vital to our commercial success.”

Launched in 2001, Professional Adviser serves financial advisers and paraplanners across the UK. Professional Adviser’s website – www.professionaladviser.com – provides exclusive, up-to-the-minute news, analysis and expert opinion on investment solutions, business development opportunities, the impact of new technology, and broader industry trends.

PA also publishes a bi-monthly magazine – Multi-Asset Review (MAR) – and runs a portfolio of high-value events for the IFA community including the annual PA360 – now in its third year – the Professional Adviser Awards, the Multi Asset Roadshows, breakfast briefings and the Women in Financial Advice Awards.

Sponsors applaud attendees and organisation of InvestmentEurope’s Iberian Summit

This inaugural event from InvestmentEurope – the leading brand for fund selectors and asset managers across Europe – brought together 50 top fund selectors from across the Iberian region to listen and network with a group of exclusively-selected fund managers.

Those presenting at the event included WisdomTree, Artisan Partners, Eurizon Capital SGR, Mirabaud Asset Management, Polar Capital, Gesiuris Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, BMO, and Gabelli Funds.

Kevin Sinclair, managing director of the investment portfolio at Incisive Media said: “It was a privilege to be part of such a successful first event in Barcelona. InvestmentEurope has forged strong relationships with both Spanish and Portuguese fund buyers over a long period of time, so hosting this regional event was an obvious next step. To see the level of interaction between top asset managers and key fund buyers at the event was great, and we look forward to hosting the event again in 2020.”

Incisive Media acquired InvestmentEurope in June 2018.

More information on InvestmentEurope events can be found here https://www.investmenteurope.net/events