Macquarie wins Investment Manager of Year two years in

Financial Standard

Macquarie Investment Management has taken the top award at the annual Financial Standard Investment Leadership Awards. This is the second year in a row that the top award has gone to Macquarie.

The awards, run by the financial services trade publication, Financial Standard, recognise Australian investment managers that have consistently produced solid returns while effectively managing investment risk at the same time.

The awards span 22 categories across six major asset class sectors, with analysis conducted by Rainmaker Information.

John Dyall, Rainmaker Information’s head of investment research, said:

“The Investment Leadership Awards reward investment managers that see their job as more than achieving headline returns. They see their job as managing client assets for the long term in a way that achieves investment objectives without taking undue risk.

“To assess this, Rainmaker’s primary goal was to construct an awards system from the perspective of the investors.”

To reveal Australia’s best investment managers Rainmaker analysed the investment performance of each strategy against their peers.

As part of this rigorous assessment Rainmaker took into account more than seven factors, including performance across multiple time periods, volatility, downside risk, and multiple performance ratios.

The winner of the 2020 Investment Manager of the Year was Macquarie Investment Management, besting finalists BlackRock Investment Management, Challenger/Fidante Partners, UBS Asset Management and Vanguard Investments.

Macquarie was also named finalists in six of the 22 categories and named winner of the Multi-Asset Balanced Product of the Year.

Another notable win came to Australian Ethical’s Australian Shares Fund. The fund was the only product to win in two categories, taking the top spot among High Performance and ESG Australian Equity products.

The winners of the 2020 Financial Standard Investment Leadership Awards are:





Australian Equities

Active Core

Mutual Limited

Mutual 50 Leaders Australian Shares

High Performance

Australian Ethical Investment

Australian Ethical Australian Shares Fund


Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Australian Large Company

Income Focused

Legg Mason Asset Management

Legg Mason Martin Currie Real Income Fund

Small Cap

Pendal Group

Pendal MicroCap Opportunities Fund

International Equities

Active Core

Nikko AM

Nikko AM Global Share Fund

High Performance

Magellan Asset Management

Magellan Global Fund

Emerging Markets

Pendal Group

Pendal Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund


BlackRock Investment Management

BlackRock Fission Indexed International Equity


Australian Listed Property

Charter Hall Group

Charter Hall Maxim Property Securities Fund

International Listed Property

Resolution Capital

Resolution Capital Global Property Securities Fund (Unhedged) – Series II


Magellan Asset Management

Magellan Infrastructure Fund

Fixed Income

Aggregate Bonds

Ardea Investment Management

Ardea Real Outcome Fund


Yarra Capital Management

Yarra Enhanced Income Fund

High Yield Bonds

Bentham Asset Management

Bentham High Yield Fund


Capital Stable

BlackRock Investment Management

BlackRock Scientific Div Stable Fund


Macquarie Investment Management

Macquarie Balanced Growth Fund


Vanguard Investments

Vanguard Growth Index Fund

Flexible Asset Allocation

UBS Asset Management

UBS Tactical Beta Fund – Conservative


Australian Equities

Australian Ethical Investment

Australian Ethical Australian Shares Fund

International Equities

AMP Capital

Responsible Investment Leaders International Share Fund

Investment Manager of the Year

Macquarie Investment Management

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