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14 June 2021       Albourne

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Albourne Partners Limited (“Albourne”) is pleased to announce it was named “Best Investment Consultant” at the inaugural 2021 Institutional Asset Manager (“IAM”) Awards on 27 May 2021.

The awards were based on a survey of Institutional Asset Manager’s readership of investment industry participants, encompassing fund managers, asset owners, allocators, intermediaries, advisers, service providers and counterparties.

Voting for the awards was conducted via an online poll of Institutional Asset Manager readership, with participants nominating their top three candidates in each category. In total there were over 7,500 votes cast, with 42% coming from Fund Managers, 30% from Investors/Allocators, and 28% from Service Providers.

John Claisse, Albourne’s CEO, commented, “While remaining committed to non-discretionary advice, fixed fee pricing and independence, our mission over the years has been to empower our clients to be the best investors that they can be. We are happy to see that this continues to resonate with the industry’s stakeholders”. 

Please see the interview John Claisse gave to IAM on recent changes in the industry, the importance of ESG, and more. 

Clare Cuming, Head of Communications at Albourne, mentioned, “The Institutional Asset Manager Awards recognize excellence among service providers; for Albourne to be named Best Investment Consultant is recognition that our hard work and contribution to the alternative investment sphere over the past 27 years – ever since the company’s inception – has had an important impact across the industry.”

Please see the attached report issued by IAM on Albourne and other winners, as well as the link to the press release.


Disclosure: The winners of the 2021 Institutional Asset Manager Awards were selected by majority vote through an online survey of the readership of Institutional Asset Manager (“IAM”), which consist of participants in the alternatives investment industry globally. IAM’s entire readership was invited to participate in the survey to nominate their top three candidates in each of 40 award categories, including “Best Investment Consultant” (the “Award”). All investment consultants located in North America, Europe and Asia that advise institutional investors on alternative investments were eligible to receive the Award under the same survey criteria. The survey was not structured, administered or designed to produce a pre-determined result of Albourne winning the Award.  In conferring the Award to Albourne, IAM attributed survey nominations for any one of Albourne’s affiliates as a nomination for Albourne.

Albourne is not affiliated with IAM and did not pay a fee to be eligible to be nominated for the Award. Albourne has, however, paid a fee to IAM for promotion by IAM of Albourne’s win of the Award and for a license to use IAM’s winners logo for promotional purposes.

The Award may not be representative of an Albourne client’s experience with Albourne because the Awards reflect the subjective views of IAM’s readership whose members differ from, and do not necessarily reflect the view of, Albourne’s own clients.  The Award is not indicative of Albourne’s current or future performance.

More information regarding the 2021 Institutional Asset Manager Awards and the methodology behind the awards process can be found on IAM’s website at