Antipodes Partners has been named Australia’s Fund Manager of the Year, at the Professional Planner | Zenith Fund Awards which took place on Friday 6 October, 2017.
Antipodes Partners also won awards in the two international equities categories; ‘International Equities – Global’ and ‘International Equities – Alternative Strategies (Long/Short Global)’.
The Zenith judges praised Antipodes’ strong returns in both its long-short and long-only strategies since establishment in 2015.
The other top award, ‘Distributor of the Year’, was awarded to Pinnacle Investment Management, the $27 billion multi-boutique firm that supports Antipodes Partners across non-investment functions.
The prestigious annual awards recognise excellence in funds management, as judged by Zenith’s robust methodology, which examines each manager’s investment philosophy, the expertise of the investment team and performance over the past 12 months.
Zenith managing partner David Wright explained it was particularly difficult for active managers to outperform this year, due to historically low volatility, and the winners had done exceptionally well.
Left to right: Sunny Bangia – Deputy Portfolio Manager, Graham Hay – Deputy Portfolio Manager, Jacob Mitchell – CIO and Portfolio Manager, Andrew Baud – Deputy Portfolio Manager.