Pensions & Investments this month won a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Data Technology for the P&I Research Center.
The 62nd Annual Neal Awards, presented by Connectiv, the business information association, are among the top editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism.
Aaron M. Cunningham, P&I's director of research and analytics, led the effort to redesign the research center in 2015 to incorporate data visualizations and additional analytics. He shared the award with Anthony Scuderi, directory manager, and James McClure, web developer.
“The Neal is an honor and wonderful validation of the hard work by P&I's research and editorial teams to update a great tool and increase its utility and value to the industry,” said Editor Amy B. Resnick. “We are thrilled to have won.”
The research center is a unique online data resource that aggregates data collected by P&I's editorial team through surveys and day-to-day reporting on thousands of money managers and institutional asset owners.
“The Pensions & Investments Research Center represents the latest innovation and evolution of decades of tracking the asset allocations, and other important data points, of the world's largest institutional investors,” said Chris J. Battaglia, publisher of Pensions & Investments. “It is an honor to see our organization recognized with the Neal Award for business to business journalism, for the significant contributions to providing this important information to P&I's readers and digital subscribers.”
The Research Center can be found at researchcenter.pionline.com/rankings/ all/overview.
Connectiv received 627 entries and presented 46 awards at the April 1 ceremony. P&I's award was among nine won by publications owned by parent company Crain Communications.
The Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. n