Munro Partners claims Zenith international equities award


Damien McIntyre

GSFM fund manager partner, Munro Partners, has won the International Equities – Alternative Strategies category at the 2020 Zenith Fund Awards, which were held via an online event last week.

Hosted by Zenith Investment Partners, the Awards are designed to recognise excellence in funds management across all asset classes and disciplines, while also raising the standard of funds management to the benefit of investors.

Melbourne-based Munro Partners has a core focus on growth equities, and in just over four years of operating, has built $3 billion in Assets Under Management. The investment team identifies sustainable growth trends that are underappreciated, not well understood and mis-priced by the market.

The fund is distributed in the Australian and New Zealand markets by GSFM. According to GSFM chief executive, Damien McIntyre, the accolade is testament to the strength of the Munro Partners’ investment strategy, headed by chief investment officer, Nick Griffin, and his team.

“Investment ideas are generated from a combination of top-down thematic and bottom-up views, and the research process is a vital ingredient. The team has constant interaction with corporate management, independent consultants, industry networks and sell-side research.

“Munro has been adept at assessing the market environment over recent months and responded swiftly to changing investor demands and associated risks presented. This award is a credit to Munro Partners and the investment team,” he said.

Judging for the Zenith Fund Awards is based on long-term factors derived from due diligence of fund managers including organisational and investment team strength, investment philosophy, security valuation and selection, portfolio construction, risk management, and fees. The research house also looks at quantitative aspects of the funds longer-term returns to investors.

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