Victoria Bell named Pension Manager of the Year

RPMI is delighted to announce that Victoria Bell, Director of Trustee Accounting, has been named Pensions Manager of the Year at Professional Pensions’ inaugural Women in Pensions Awards, ahead of a final shortlist of 12 managers

The awards, hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons, took place on Tuesday 26 June 2018 at the Hilton London Bankside, and aim to highlight the successes and industry contributions of women within the pensions sector, while also serving to inspire more women to work in what is an exciting and dynamic sector.

Victoria, who has been with RPMI for more than 20 years, has been at the vanguard of championing best practise in asset valuation and accounting, using her role as a platform to promote greater diversity across the industry.

Commenting on her award, Victoria said: “I am honoured to receive this award from what is truly a brilliant initiative by Professional Pensions. By shining a light on the incredible work of women across the sector, we can raise the profile of pensions amongst women, enabling the industry to draw on a wider gene pool of talent, for the benefit for pension funds and their members.”

Phil Willcock, CEO at RPMI added: “We are incredibly pleased for Victoria. She is a fantastic leader and role model within in our business and across the industry. At RPMI we are proud to offer a working environment that supports and encourages talent, irrespective of gender, to support the organisation in delivering secure and sustainable benefits for our members.”

Victoria Bell named Pensions Manager of the Year

Railways Pension Scheme wins European Pension Fund of the Year

The Railways Pension Scheme wins 'European Pension Fund of the Year' at the 11th annual European Pensions Awards. The final shortlist comprised seven European funds and was judged by a panel of 12 senior figures from across the European financial services industry.

The ceremony, which took place on 21 June 2018 at the London Marriott Hotel, recognises the organisations that have set the standard for professional excellence in order to best meet their objectives and fiduciary duties.

Commenting on the award, John Chilman, Chairman of the Railways Pension Trustee Company, said: “We are delighted to receive this award as a recognition of our commitment to delivering continuous improvement for our 350,000 members - whether that be to our investment arrangements, scheme governance or member communications.

As an organisation we continue to fulfil our mission to pay members’ pensions securely, affordably and sustainably.”

Railways Pension Scheme wins European Pension Fund of Year