Methodology for winner selection in the asset management categories:
A list of top performing managers in each of the 36 strategies was identified by Institutional Investor magazine's editorial and research teams based on data provided by eVestment. In parallel, a 'call for nominations' was conducted to the industry-at-large inviting nominations. This combined intelligence was used to develop a short-list of nominees in each strategy.
More than 1000 leading U.S. pensions plans, foundations, endowments and other institutional investors were then surveyed and asked to vote for up to three managers in each strategy in which they invest that demonstrated the best overall performance during the past year. Investors were also provided the option to write-in a manager if they did not appear on the pre-populated short-list.
Institutional Investor's editorial team analyzed the survey results to determine the winners.
Questions regarding the winner selection process should be directed to Mike Peltz, Editor, Institutional Investor, firstname.lastname@example.org.