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The Guardians continues to win a number of accolades, and has been recognised as one of the most innovative and top performing sovereign wealth funds globally.

 

2022

  • Ranked the world's top performing sovereign wealth fund for FY15-21 by global state-owned investor think tank Global SWF. 
  • Winner, 2022 Report of the Year Award, Australasian Reporting Awards.
  • Winner, Best of Financial Services Award, Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Joint Winner, Public Sector Governance Reporting Award, Australasian Reporting Awards.
  • Winner, Gold Standard Award for Reporting and Accountability.
  • Winner, Best Net Zero and Climate Action Investor, 2022 Mindful Money Awards.
  • Winner, Team Excellence in Internal Auditing Award, 2022 Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand Conference.

 

2021

  • Ranked among the world’s most responsible asset allocators by the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative (RAAI).
  • Winner, Stewardship initiative of the year award, PRI Awards 2021.
  • Recognised as a Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) Responsible Investment Leader. 
  • Winner, Best Asset Owner Regional Australia/New Zealand, AsianInvestor 2021 Institutional Excellence Awards.
  • Winner, Best in Class – Climate Change Policy Proficiency AwardAsianInvestor 2021 Institutional Excellence Awards.
  • Winner, 2021 Report of the Year Award, Australasian Reporting Awards.  

  • Winner, 2021 Special Award, Australasian Reporting Awards. 

2020

  • Winner, Australia/New Zealand Market Excellence Award, 2020 Asian Investor Institutional Excellence Awards
  • Gold Award, Australian Reporting Awards
  • Winner, 2020, Global Stewardship Disclosure Award - Asset Owner (<£60 billion AUM), ICGN Governance Awards

  • NZ Super Fund named as one of only 16 asset owners globally in the UNPRI's "Leader's Group", set up to showcase UNPRI signatories at the cutting edge of responsible investment

  • Recognised as a Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) Responsible Investment Leader. 

 

2019

  • Winner, Sovereign Wealth Fund Award, 2019 Asian Investor Institutional Excellence Awards
  • Winner, Investment Capabilities Award, 2019 Asian Investor Institutional Excellence Awards
  • Finalist, Report of the Year, 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Gold Award, 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Finalist, Sustainability Report of the Year, 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Silver Award, Sustainability Reporting, 2019 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Finalist, Advocate of the Year, Institutional Investor Allocators' Choice Awards (Matt Whineray)
  • Finalist, Chief Investment Officer of the Year, 2019 Industry Innovation Awards (Stephen Gilmore)
  • Finalist, Board and Management - 2019 Women of Influence Awards (Catherine Savage)
  • Winner, Professional Excellence Award - 2019 Gold Standard Awards (Catherine Etheredge).

 

2018

  • Winner, Sovereign Wealth Fund Award, 2018 Asian Investor Institutional Excellence Awards
  • Finalist, Report of the Year, Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Gold Award, 2018 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Winner, Best Cover Design, 2018 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Highly Commended, Best RI Report by an Asset Owner - Medium & Small Funds, Responsible Investor Reporting Awards
  • Winner, APAC Institutional Manager of the Year, Volatility & Risk Premia Awards
  • Winner, Excellence in Treasury, INFINZ Awards 2018  

 

2017

  • Winner, Innovation Award, 2017 Asian Investor Institutional Excellence Awards
  • Winner, Special Award for Individual Contribution to Institutional Investment, 2017 Asian Investor Institutional Excellence Awards (Adrian Orr)
  • Winner, Finance Section, Asia-Pacific PR Excellence Awards
  • Gold Award, 2017 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Winner, Governance Reporting - Public Sector, 2017 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Winner, Outstanding Contribution to Finance and Business Award, 2017 NZ CFO Awards (Adrian Orr)
  • Winner, Individual Contribution to Institutional Investment, 2017 Asian Investor Awards (Adrian Orr)
  • Winner, Board and Management - 2017 Women of Influence Awards (Anne-Maree O'Connor)
  • Finalist, CFO of the Year Awards (Stewart Brooks)

 

2016

  • Winner, Environmental, Social and Governance Institutional Proficiency Award, 2016 Asian Investor Institutional Excellence Awards
  • Bronze Award, 2016 YWCA Equal Pay Awards
  • Gold Award, 2016 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Winner, Online Reporting - Public Sector, 2016 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Winner, Governance Reporting - Public Sector, 2016 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Highly Commended, Best Responsible Investment Report by an Asset Owner, 2016 Responsible Investor Reporting Awards
  • Winner, Improving Performance through Leadership Excellence, Deloitte IPANZ Excellence Awards

 

2015

  • Winner, Excellence in Governance, Deloitte Top 200 Awards
  • Winner, Governance Award, Asian Investor's 2015 Institutional  Excellence Awards
  • Gold Award, 2015 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Finalist, 2014 Global RI Reporting Awards
  • Best Annual Report Award - 2015 Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards
  • Named by JP Morgan as the best performing sovereign wealth fund in the world following a global study on fund performance over a five-year period.

2014

  • Winner, Governance Award, Asian Investor Institutional Excellence Awards
  • Gold Award, 2014 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Finalist, 2014 Global RI Reporting Awards
  • Guardians' Cristina Billett named joint 2014 Public Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year

 

2013

  • Winner, Best First-Time Entrant, 2013 Australasian Reporting Awards
  • Finalist, 2013 Global RI Reporting Awards

 

2012

  • Winner, aiCIO Awards, world's most innovative sovereign wealth fund
  • Winner, Executive Team of the Year, New Zealand CIO awards
  • Winner, INFINZ 'Excellence in Treasury' Award
  • Winner, Best Public Sector Report, 2012 NZICA Annual Report Awards

 

2011

  • Runner-up, aiCIO Awards, world's most innovative sovereign wealth fund