Who nominates / can nominate in the International Fund Awards?

Our voting and nomination process for the International Fund Awards is open to all. The Acquisition International awards team have nominated a selection of candidates on the shortlist; these are firms and individuals that we believe to be deserving of the position based on their achievements during the past 12 months.

Additionally we have distributed the voting forms to over 108,000 people who subscribe to Acquisition International Magazine.

Forms have also been sent to more than 104,000 industry professionals based across the globe. We accept both self and third party nominations.

Will the International Fund Award nominees find out who voted for them?

No. To maintain impartiality, the voting process is strictly confidential and we do not give specific details out as to who has cast votes.

How have you ensured the voting process is legitimate?

In addition to the impartiality and confidential voting process, we also monitor where the votes come from by tracking the IP addresses associated with the submission. With a number of other, undisclosed, factors that we assess, including internal and external supporting evidence, we ensure that no firm or individual can guarantee success by the number of votes alone.

How do you determine the winners?

The International Fund Awards 2016 are determined through a combination of three factors:

·         Initial vote / nomination

·         Our own in-house research (a vital component with the acceptance of third-party and self-nominations)

·         Supporting evidence

When will the winners be announced?

International Fund Awards 2016 winners will be notified of their success throughout November 2015. We will publicly announce the full list of winners in our January 2016 Award Winner’s supplement. We have an embargo in place until we publicly announce the results in January and ask winners to respect this; all winners will be notified when the embargo is lifted.

Have you presented the International Fund Awards previously?

Yes, we have. You can view the latest 2015 International Fund Awards Winners’ Supplement here.