Scope Award 2019


The winners have been announced

The Scope Award

The most traditional and important award for fund and asset managers

Every day, the analysts at Scope Analysis evaluate the risk/return profiles of investment funds and the quality of asset managers. Their ratings, analysis and research reports help investors to make informed investment and selection decisions.

Once a year, our analysts revue their work to select the most outstanding asset management achievements and strongest fund concepts which we honour with the Scope Awards.

The Scope Awards are the most established and distinguished awards presented to fund and asset managers in German-speaking countries – for equity, bonds and mixed funds (the Scope Investment Awards) as well as for tangible assets and alternative investments (the Scope Alternative Investment Awards). We have been holding the Scope Alternative Investment Awards since 2005, while the Scope Investment Awards have an over 10-year history.

Our media partnership with the Handelsblatt is a distinguishing feature of the Scope Awards. The award ceremony has been jointly held together with the Handelsblatt since 2013.

Moreover, while all other market awards focus exclusively on quantitative criteria, the Scope Awards also take qualitative criteria fully into consideration. Although attention to qualitative factors makes analysis considerably more time-consuming, it also allows forward-looking statements to be made regarding the quality of funds and managers.

What sets the Scope Award apart from a Scope Rating? While both are about outperforming high-quality funds and asset managers, there is one major difference: The award recognises in particular the momentum and achievement of the past 12 months - the award highlights the outcome of the analysis but not in the forefront unlike the rating.



About Scope Group

The Scope Group is the leading EU-based provider of independent ratings, research and risk analysis solutions across all asset classes. The Scope Group has four fully-owned operating companies:

Scope Ratings

the leading European credit rating agency, offers clients opinion-driven, forward-looking and non-mechanistic credit risk analysis and contributes to a greater diversity of opinions for institutional investors. Scope Ratings is a credit rating agency registered in accordance with the EU rating regulation and operating in the European Union with External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI) status.

Scope Scope Risk Solutions 

is a provider of high quality credit risk solutions, enabling market participants to measure and manage credit risk, providing capabilities to extend their credit workbench, and helping them to meet regulatory requirements. Scope Risk Solutions’ approach is fully aligned with Scope Ratings, incorporating the same European perspective as well as quantitative and qualitative consistency.

Scope Analysis

specialises in the analysis and rating of mutual funds, alternative investment funds, asset management companies and certificate issuers. Scope Analysis offers opinion-driven and forward-looking risk-return research and monitors risks on an ongoing basis.

Scope Investor Services 

supports institutional investors in the selection of asset managers and funds and provides portfolio strategies for indirect investments. Funds from all asset classes, investing in securities and real assets, are considered in the selection process according to quantitative and qualitative criteria.


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