Zenith Investment Partners and Professional Planner joined forces to host the seventh annual Fund Awards in Sydney on Friday 5 October.

The Fund Awards recognise the top talent in the funds management industry across 19 categories and rely on Zenith’s independent insights and experience in assessing investment capabilities.

PIMCO has been crowned 2018 Fund Manager of the Year for the first time, after being represented in two categories at this year’s awards: winner of Global and Diversified Fixed Interest and finalist in Australian Fixed Interest. Pinnacle Investment Management took out Distributor of the Year for the third year running, reflecting its dominance in multi-affiliate distribution.

With approximately 4,000 funds under its research radar, Zenith aims to be the partner of choice for Australian advice firms seeking investment research, consulting and portfolio solutions.

Zenith Managing Partner David Wright said “we congratulate all 19 winners for their outstanding achievements, and for all finalists marking this occasion, we recognise their contribution in pushing the boundaries on what our industry can deliver to Australian investors.”

Category

Winner

AREIT 

Zurich Investments / Renaissance Asset Management

Global REIT

Resolution Capital Limited 

Direct Property  

Charter Hall Group

Infrastructure 

Magellan Asset Management Limited

Global & Diversified Fixed Interest 

PIMCO Australia

Australian Fixed Interest 

Legg Mason/Western Asset Management Company 

Exchange Traded Funds 

BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited

Listed Investment Companies 

Wilson Asset Management

Alternative Strategies (CTA/Macro, Multi strategy, Market Neutral, FOHF, Agribusiness, Commodities, Private Equity, Other) 

GMO Australia Limited

Multi Asset - Diversified 

Russell Investments

Multi Asset – Real Return 

PineBridge Investments

International Equities - Emerging Markets & Regional 

Fidelity International

International Equities - Alternative Strategies (Long / Short Global, Long / Short Regional, Income overlay (options) 

Platinum Asset Management

International Equities - Global 

T. Rowe Price

Australian Equities -Alternative Strategies (incl Long / Short, Income overlay (options) 

Solaris Investment Management

Australian Equities - Small Cap 

Perennial Value Management

Australian Equities - Large Cap 

Bennelong Australian Equity Partners

Distributor of the Year 

Pinnacle Investment Management

Fund Manager of the Year 

PIMCO Australia

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