The winners of the 11th annual Willis Towers Watson Media Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held in London.
Arash Massoudi, M&A and corporate finance correspondent for the Financial Times, won in the ‘M&A Journalist of the Year’ category at the awards, which celebrate excellence in business journalism in the areas of human resources (HR), pensions, benefits and institutional investment.
Financial News journalists won in several categories: asset management editor, Mark Cobley won in the ‘Pensions – Trade Media’ category, and special writer in asset management, Elizabeth Pfeuti, won in both the ‘Institutional Investment’ category and the ‘Fiduciary Management’ category.
Ruth Emery, deputy money editor for The Sunday Times won the ‘Pensions – National Media’ category.
The Media Awards consist of nine topic-specific journalism categories. Winners are chosen by a panel of senior industry figures and journalists. In addition, three publication of the year award categories are voted for by the public.
Nicolas Aubert, head of Willis Towers Watson for Great Britain, said: “Our panel of judges were highly impressed with the quality, diversity and engaging style of this year’s media award submissions. The media plays a vital role in providing analysis and commentary on the issues that matter as well as introducing new information to the industry. This year’s winners are a great example of how the media can bring difficult and important issues to the front of people’s mind and encourage solutions to be found through analysis and debate.”
In the public vote, Changeboard was selected as the HR publication of the year, Employee Benefits as the pensions/benefits publication of the year and Professional Pensions as the institutional investment publication.
Willis Towers Watson is a multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company.