Martin Currie Australia is proud to be announced winner of Australia’s “Best Specialist ESG Fund” at the Hedge Funds Rock + Australian Alternative Investment Awards for the Sustainable Equity Fund distributed through Franklin Templeton Australia.
Established in 2005, the Awards aim to honour the industry’s top performers, assessed through a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors annually.
Franklin Templeton achieved a second win for Best Global Manager Operating in Australia at the awards, which were held on Thursday, September 29, 2022, in Sydney.
With this commendable win, Martin Currie co-portfolio managers Will Baylis, and Naomi Bant share their comments, “We are delighted to receive The Australian Alternative Investment Awards, Best Specialist ESG Fund. At Martin Currie Australia, we have a long history of incorporating our proprietary work on sustainability into our investment process."
“The Martin Currie Sustainable Equity Fund uses our fundamental insights from an experienced investment team to build a portfolio with high sustainable characteristics, without forfeiting long-term financial returns."
“Our engagement with companies is key to our insights and investment philosophy.”
They continue, "We believe companies that can transition to renewable energy solutions, improve the efficacy around their supply chains, and focus on reducing their impact on the environment, will generate long term value for our investors while contributing to a more sustainable society, environment and economy."
Franklin Templeton’s Managing Director and Head of Australia and New Zealand, Felicity Walsh commented on the success of the awards, “Our established and experienced teams strive to build well-performing portfolios that position Franklin Templeton as leaders in the industry within Australia.”
“We’re thrilled to now receive the recognition as winners in both categories for the Martin Currie Sustainable Equity Fund and our efforts as the Best Global Manager Operating in Australia.”
Learn more about the Martin Currie Australia Sustainable Equity strategy.
About Franklin Templeton
Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organisation with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 155 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers boutique specialisation on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in equity, fixed income, multi-asset solutions and alternatives. With offices in more than 30 countries and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the California-based company has 75 years of investment experience and approximately A$2.0 trillion in funds under management as of 30 June 2022.
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