Schroder Investment Management has been named the Fund Manager of the Year. Schroder beat off a strong field to claim the prize – the first time that Professional Planner and Zenith have joined forces to recognise excellence in the Australian managed funds industry.
The Fund Distributor of the Year award has been won by Macquarie, for its Professional Series funds.
This year marks the first time that Professional Planner has joined forces with Zenith to recognise excellence in the local funds management industry.
The Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards 2012 are structured to reward those fund management firms judged to have the best philosophy, processes and people to consistently and reliably deliver on their investment promise to investors.
Fifteen fund management firms have been recognised across a range of fund sectors.
Fund Manager of the Year: Schroders
Distributor of the Year: Macquarie Professional Series
Australian Equities – Large Cap: Bennelong Australian Equity Partners
Australian Equities – Small Cap: Celeste Funds Management
Australian Equities – Long/Short: Kardinia Capital
International Equities – Global: Magellan Asset Management
International Equities – Emerging Markets: Aberdeen Asset Management
International Equities – Long/Short: Five Oceans Asset Management
Australian Fixed Interest: PIMCO Australia (Equity Trustees)
Global & Diversified Fixed Interest: Macquarie Investment Management
Australian REITs: APN Property Group
Global REITs: UBS Clarion
Diversified Funds: Schroders
CTA/Global Macro: MAN Investments Australia
Multi Strategy/Hedge Fund of Funds: Advance Asset Management
Market Neutral: BlackRock
Alternatives – Other: Partners Group
Full coverage of the awards, including interviews and analysis of all of the winners, will appear in the November edition of Professional Planner magazine.