Pensions & Investments employees were recognized by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, winning a national gold award — the group's highest honor — for their work in 2022.
The awards are open to U.S.-based business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications, both digital and print. More than 800 entries spanning work over the course of 2022 were received in various categories, ASBPE said.
In the category of online, state of the industry coverage, P&I reporters, editors and web producers took home top honors for the 2022 Largest Money Managers special report, published June 6.
The report, based on P&I's proprietary annual survey, found worldwide institutional assets overseen by roughly 450 managers around the globe rose 6.3% in 2021 to $59.38 trillion, and 50.5% over the five years through Dec. 31.
A custom microsite showcased stories as well as data that illustrated the pressures facing managers, the competition between BlackRock Inc. and Vanguard Group for the title of the largest institutional manager, the growth of ESG investing, and how specific strategies, such as investing in alternatives, were likely in for a rocky 2022.
The report ranked among P&I's top 10 best pieces of content in terms of reader engagement for all of 2022.
"The special report is a reflection of the hard work over several months by the majority of the staff in compiling the survey data and reporting on the largest factors money managers faced in investing institutional money in 2021 as well as the challenges they were facing in 2022, many that came to fruition," said Managing Editor Kevin Olsen, who led editorial coverage of the report. "The microsite allowed us to present the abundance of data, graphics and the great work by our reporting staff in one easy-to-access location."
P&I's 2023 Largest Money Managers special report will be published June 12.