Our awards

Over the last eight years we have consistently been recognised by the industry for our service to clients, and our approach to investing. Here are just some of the awards we have won:
UK Pensions award

Engaged Investor Awards

Best Fiduciary Management Provider 2016, 2014

The judges were "impressed by Cardano’s performance figures, and the transparent way in which those numbers were reported." They also liked "the way the firm engaged with clients to help them understand their processes.”

Pensions age award

European Pensions Awards

Fiduciary Management Firm of the Year 2016, 2015, 2014

The judges felt that, "in a competitive field, Cardano demonstrated service and performance that was second to none." The awards are based on excellence, innovation and a dedication to improving the pensions space.

20th Anniversary Awards for Excellence

Best Allocator/Investor of the Last 20 Years

UK Pensions award

IPE Real Estate Global Awards

Real Estate Consultant of the Year

The judges commented “This consultant provides clear client mandates and their solutions take into account the risks involved and provide a robust analytical approach to various issues.”
Pensions age award

Pensions Age Awards

Fiduciary Manager of the Year 2016

The judges noted that “Cardano's submission demonstrated excellence, innovation and thought leadership in abundance!".



IPE Awards

Outstanding Industry Contribution 2015

Cardano's founder, Theo Kocken, was awarded this special recognition for being "One of the strongest contributors to the pensions sector ... with a truly innovative approach to communication and an enrichment to the industry."

UK Pensions award

FN Institutional Asset Management Awards

Fiduciary Manager of the Year 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

We were delighted to have won this award for the eighth year running. One judge, who gave the the maximum score, said: "Cardano have demonstrated a commitment to improving the standards of disclosure in the fiduciary industry."

FN Institutional Hedge Fund Management Awards

Best Allocator to Hedge Funds 2015

Our Manager Research team is a key component behind our steady performance for clients. During 2014 the hedge funds we selected for allocation averaged a gain of just under 10%, versus 3.3% for the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite index.

UK Pensions award

Pensions Age Awards

Fiduciary management provider of the year 2014

Winners of the inaugural Pensions Age awards.



Pensions age award

UK Pensions Awards

Fiduciary/Delegated Manager of the Year 2014



UK Pensions award

aiCIO European Innovation Awards

Fiduciary of the Year 2014, 2013

Pensions age award

Engaged Investor Awards

Most Innovative Pensions Consultant 2012

Pension and Investment Provider Awards

Investment Consultant of the Year 2012