04 December 2019 / Company news
Fidelity, Comgest and Allianz were among the firms which scooped up some of the main awards decided by analysts from more than 4,500 funds and 280 asset managers. The Scope Awards are handed out each year by Scope Group, Europe’s leading provider of independent ratings, research and risk analysis.
This year’s awards ceremony took place at the Old Opera House in Frankfurt am Main in front of more than 250 guests. The Scope Investment Awards were presented in 12 fund and asset management categories for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Fidelity was named “Best Asset Manager, Complete Product Range” by Scope’s analysts. Among institutional providers, the best Boutique Asset managers were Lupus Alpha for Germany, T. Rowe Price for Austria and Luzern Kantonalbank for Switzerland.
Comgest won the award for best asset manager in “Equity Funds” for a sixth year in a row. Fidelity and Degroof Petercam won two awards each across the 12 asset-manager categories,
Fidelity received multiple awards in individual fund categories, including “Equities Germany” and “Equities Europe”.
For the winner of the special category, “Fund Innovations,” the Scope jury selected the “Allianz Pet and Animal Wellbeing” fund from Allianz Global Investors. The fund appealed to retail investors with its innovative and emotional approach, according to the analysts surveyed.
Winners of all the categories can be found at www.scope-awards.com and Twitter/ScopeGroup.
Scope also unveiled ScopeExplorer, an innovative new platform giving investors and fund selectors quick and easy access to fund ratings and rankings. At www.scopeexplorer.com, investors and advisors currently have free access to the ratings and rankings of more than 6,000 investment funds. At a touch of a button, investors can also find the best products in each fund category.