First Sentier Investors and UniSuper named major award winners

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Lonsec and SuperRatings have announced the winners of this year’s Fund of the Year Awards, which were held virtually for the second year in a row.

The Lonsec Manager of the Year was awarded to First Sentier Investors in recognition of their strong investment approach right across their suite of products.

“First Sentier Investors has a strong track record, not just in performance, but also driving positive change with their investment products, having integrated ESG across their business,” said Lonsec Research Executive Director, Lorraine Robinson.

“Congratulations to First Sentier Investors and all the other winners and nominees in this year’s awards.”

First Sentier Investors CEO, Mark Steinberg, commented “First Sentier Investors has always had a focus on delivering sustainable long-term outcomes for our clients. We are very proud to receive this award as recognition of that commitment.”

The SuperRatings Fund of the Year went to UniSuper, recognising their strong assessments across the main judging categories, with strong performance, competitive fees and an ongoing focus on members.

“UniSuper has continued to deliver strong net benefit outcomes over the past twelve months, due to competitive fees and strong performance. Coupled with a clear focus on supporting and servicing members, with a range of advice services embedded into their offering, UniSuper demonstrates the benefit of consistent excellence across all aspects of their offering,” said SuperRatings Executive Director, Kirby Rappell.

“It is an honour to continue to recognise the best in the superannuation sector and award those funds who, in the last year, have helped their members to navigate a very difficult time.”

UniSuper CEO, Peter Chun, said “We’re so proud to have won SuperRatings Fund of the Year award. UniSuper is committed to delivering greater retirement outcomes for our members so it’s an honour to be recognised for offering the very best in investment performance, value, and member services, especially now we can welcome all Australians to our fund.”

Fund of the Year Award winners

  • Manager of the Year: First Sentier Investors
  • Multi-Asset Fund of the Year: BlackRock Tactical Growth Fund
  • Active Equity Fund of the Year: Hyperion Australian Growth Companies Fund
  • Passive Fund of the Year: VanEck MSCI International Quality ETF – ASX: QUAL
  • Active Fixed Income Fund of the Year: Pendal Short Term Income Securities Fund
  • Property and Infrastructure Fund of the Year: Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust
  • Alternatives Fund of the Year: Partners Group Global Value Fund
  • Emerging Manager of the Year: Sage Capital
  • Innovation Award: Robeco SDG Credit Income Fund (AUD Hedged) – Class B
  • Fund of the Year: UniSuper
  • MySuper of the Year: AustralianSuper
  • MyChoice Super of the Year: Hostplus
  • Pension of the Year: QSuper
  • Career Fund of the Year: HESTA
  • Momentum Award: TelstraSuper
  • Net Benefit Award: AustralianSuper & HESTA
  • Smooth Ride Award: QSuper
  • Infinity Award: Australian Ethical Super

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