Pension Fund award

The CERN Pension Fund won the Investments & Pensions Europe (IPE) 2013 Gold Award in the Medium Real-Estate Investor category. IPE is the leading European publication on the subject of pensions. The awards were judged by a panel of 22 members, which included leading European investment consultants and pension fund executives.



Théodore Economou (left), the CERN Pension Fund’s Chief Executive Officer,
receives the IPE 2013 Gold Award.


The award recognised the “fresh thinking” behind the CERN Pension Fund’s updated real-estate strategy, which has brought it “focus” on “high-quality assets and diversification.” The jury also noted the Fund’s “streamlined and cost-efficient” management, and noted that CERN is “running a tight ship”.

While the awards are given by a European institution, they have a worldwide scope, and winners in other categories included the pension plans of the government of Canada, the Ontario Healthcare System, and the Pennsylvania School System.

by Antonella Del Rosso