Revealed: Morningstar’s 2022 Award Winners

Morningstar today announces the winners of its 2022 UK Morningstar Awards for Investing Excellence.

The awards recognize those funds and asset managers that have served investors well over the long term, which Morningstar’s Manager Research team believes will be able to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns in the long term.

There are three types of Morningstar awards:

– Morningstar’s Category Awards;
– Morningstar’s Asset Manager Awards;
– Morningstar’s Asset Manager Sustainable Investing Awards.

“Our 2022 winners, across equity, fixed-income and multi-asset categories, have been carefully chosen by our analysts and represent some of the best funds and fund groups in the industry,” says Jonathan Miller, director, manager research ratings, Morningstar UK.

The winner of our newly-introduced Asset Manager – Sustainable Investing Award has one of the best ESG programs in the industry and has built it into its investment DNA.

The 2022 Morningstar Awards for Investing Excellence award winners in the UK are:

Morningstar Asset Manager Awards:

Capital Group

“Capital Group’s multimanager system is key to its success. Dividing each fund into independently-run sleeves lets managers invest in line with their styles, enhancing diversification and reducing the overall portfolio’s volatility,” Miller says.

“The funds’ analyst-led research portfolios help develop the next generation and recruit top talent with the promise of running money from the start. The result is an investment culture marked by lengthy tenures, strong manager fund ownership, and competitive long-term records.”

Morningstar Asset Manager Sustainable-Investing Awards:


“We consider Impax a leader in sustainable investing as it has been at the heart of its culture since the firm’s foundation in 1998,” Miller says.

“Across its fund range, ESG considerations are incorporated at every stage of the investment process and rely on the firm’s robust proprietary ESG research and tools.

“The high quality of ESG research is further exemplified by the regular publication of insightful thought leadership pieces. Impax’s commitment to sustainable investing also shines through its people. True to its DNA, the firm has also exemplified strong active ownership practices.”


These awards are determined by a combination of risk-adjusted medium- to long-term performance track records and Morningstar’s forward-looking rating for funds, the Morningstar Analyst Rating™, supplemented by the Morningstar Quantitative Rating™ (MQR), when necessary.

The MQR is a quantitative rating that seeks to emulate the Analyst Rating and uses the same Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, Negative scale as the former. The Morningstar Asset Manager – Sustainable Investing Awards are determined by a combination of Morningstar’s ESG Commitment Level for asset managers, along with Morningstar’s sustainability metrics for funds and Manager Research analysts’ knowledge of the fund groups they assess in the context of the Morningstar Analyst Rating for funds.

The full methodology for the awards is available here.

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