1 Selection Criteria for Institutional Investor Awards: Following a public call for nominations, the editorial staff of Institutional Investor selected the nominees based on how strongly candidates, both those put forward via the call and those independently identified by the editorial staff, met the criteria for their respective investment categories. Once the nominees were announced, the magazine group surveyed pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutional investors, asking them to vote on the nominees. Institutional Investor's editorial staff analyzed the results of the submissions and determined the winners. Note that while not required to do so to be considered, Kepos purchased a number of tickets to the award event.
2 Selection Criteria: Nominations for the aiCIO Industry Innovation Awards were open from July 8 until August 16, 2013. With input from the aiCIO awards Advisory Board (comprised of CIOs of pension plans and endowments and foundations), as well as surveys and data where applicable, the aiCIO editorial team made the final decisions as to finalists and eventual winners. Note that while not required to do so to be considered, Kepos purchased a number of tickets to the award event.