IFAonline's sister title Investment Week's Investment Company of the Year Awards 2013 were held last night in London, rewarding the top talent within the closed-ended fund space.
The awards highlight investment companies that produce consistent performance and where there is, in the judges' opinion, a high likelihood investors will not be disappointed in the future.
Our distinguished panel of judges included Lawrence Gosling, Investment Week's editorial director; Morningstar's director of closed-ended research, Jackie Beard; Simon Elliott, head of investment trust research at Winterflood; and Ben Yearsley, head of research at Charles Stanley, among other industry experts.
Below is a list of all the winners from last night's glittering awards ceremony.
For more about the awards visit the microsite here.
Specialist Investment Company
Best Shareholder Value
Pantheon International Participations
Outstanding Industry Achievement
Susie Rippingall, formerly of Scottish Oriental, now retired
Best New Issue
Battle Against Cancer Investment Trust (BACIT)
Overseas Smaller Cos
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon
Acorn and 3i
Finsbury Growth & Income
Schroder Mid cap
UK Smaller Companies
Henderson Smaller Companies
JP Morgan American
Mobeus Income & Growth
Private client research
Three examples of compensation rule issues
Buying in baskets
Scam victims lost average £91,000
Stepped down following MBO
Helped by rising oil price