Martin Currie has announced it has been awarded super fund mandate from a $43 billion superannuation fund, State Super.
According to chief executive of State Super (SAS Trustee Corporation), John Livanas, Martin Currie was selected due to its innovative retirement-focused equity income strategy.
"We are focused on meeting the needs of our members, many of whom are approaching retirement age. As our members’ investment horizons continue to narrow, we looked for a manager that strikes an appropriate balance between driving returns while reducing volatility and drawdown risk,” State Super’s senior investment manager, Andrew Huang, said.
The firm’s equity income strategy was launched more than eight years ago to help address the issues of maintaining and improving the standard of living in retirement.
“We are continuing to build good momentum with institutional investors and wide recognition of our range of domestic income solutions, and our Asia Pacific Real Income, Value Equity and Core Equity strategies,” Martin Currie’s APAC head of distribution, Kimon Kouryialas, said.