29 Sep 2021

We are delighted to announce the nominations for our Affiliate of the Year Award

The nominations for Affiliate of the Year, in alphabetical order, are:  



Voting has begun with the AREF Board and AREF HQ each having a vote. 

Wishing all the nominees the best of luck!  Winners will be announced on Friday 22nd October 2021, on our website, social media channels and via email to our members.

This year we are presenting four awards to members for their hard work and support over the last year.

Our other awards this year are:

  • **New Award** The AREF Research Award - All member firms were invited to submit a maximum of three pieces of original research, published by their firm or sent to their clients clients. The pieces were judged by a panel of AREF Committee members.
  • Investor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement – fund members were invited to submit their fund for consideration which was judged by the AREF Investor Committee.
  • Outstanding Individual Contribution – This award is given to an individual who has gone the extra mile in terms of their involvement in AREF & their commitment to the evolution of the association & industry, the award winner will be announced on Friday 22nd October 2021.

For full information on our awards, including the deadlines, purpose, selection criteria, selection process and previous winners, please visit our AREF Annual Awards page.



Clare Whyte

Clare Whyte

Head of Marketing & Events, AREF

Clare is responsible for all aspects of the planning, development and execution of the marketing strategy for AREF. 

Clare leads on event management, liaising with committees and members to schedule, plan and deliver an effective events calendar for the association.  She also has overall responsibility for brand, as well as the design, development and production of marketing across both digital and offline channels, including the website.