Zenith names fund awards winners

2 November 2020
| By Oksana Patron |
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Zenith Investment Partners has announced the winners of its annual Fund Awards, recognising excellence in funds management across 22 categories.

Each finalist was a leader in their respective field and had displayed investment excellence across both qualitative and quantitative criteria over the last 12 months, Zenith said.

Pendal, which was announced as 2020’s Fund Manager of the Year and also won in the Australian Fixed Interest category and earned nominations in the Multi Asset Diversified and Responsible Investments categories, was praised by Zenith for its high quality of product suite, consistency of ratings over time and Zenith expressed high regard for Pendal’s investment team as key drivers for this award.

“Despite the obvious challenges of operating within markets over the last 8-9 months, we’ve seen many managers continue to adapt and thrive to deliver better outcomes to their investors, which is a credit to the industry,” David Wright, Zenith’s chief executive, said.

“Our long-established fund research role is one we take very seriously and identifying industry best practice within quality fund managers has never been more important.”

The full list of winners is outlined below:



Australian Real Estate Investment Trust

UBS Asset Management

Global Real Estate Investment Trust

Resolution Capital Limited

Real Assets

Charter Hall Group


RARE Infrastructure

Global and Diversified Fixed Interest

Ardea Investment Management

Australian Fixed Interest


Exchange Traded Products

Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd

Listed Investment Companies

Metrics Credit Partners

Alternative Strategies

Firetrail Investments

Multi Asset – Diversified


Multi Asset - Real Return

Perpetual Investment Management Limited

International Equities - Emerging Markets and Regional

GQG Partners

International Equities - Alternative Strategies

Munro Partners

International Equities - Global

Magellan Asset Management

Australian Equities - Alternative Strategies


Australian Equities - Small Cap

Aberdeen Standard Investments Australia Limited

Australian Equities - Large Cap

Greencape Capital

Responsible Investments

Ausbil Investment Management

Rising Star

Fairlight Asset Management

Distributor of the Year

Fidante Partners

Industry Contribution Award

Anne Anderson

Fund Manager of the Year



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