Martin Currie named Money Management ‘responsible investments’ manager of the year

Martin Currie was named ‘Responsible Investments Manager of the Year’ at the annual Money Management Awards ceremony held on 25 May in Sydney. The award recognises Martin Currie’s Australia Ethical Income strategy, a client-driven solution launched in late 2015.

30 May 2017

Commenting on the win, Will Baylis, Portfolio Manager for the strategy said: “We believe the Martin Currie Australia Ethical Income strategy provides for both the income needs and ethical values of clients. We built the Ethical Income strategy so clients did not need to make a binary choice between their values and their investment objectives.

“We are proud that the strong returns we deliver for our clients are being recognised by the industry.

“Furthermore, ESG is strongly embedded in our investment process for all of our strategies, not just in the exclusionary screening approach used by Ethical Income. We have long believed that ESG factors can impact the long-term intrinsic value of companies in Australian equities, and we have found that a focus on ESG enhances the team’s ability to deliver sustainable, long-term investment performance.” said Baylis.

Money management award 2017

Andy Sowerby (left) and Will Baylis

For the second time in the past three years, Legg Mason was also named Australia’s Fund Manager of the Year. Martin Currie is one of Legg Mason’s nine independent funds management  affiliates

Speaking about the win, Legg Mason Australian Managing Director, Andy Sowerby said: “The Fund Manager of the Year award is a tribute to the expertise, insight and client focus across all our investment affiliates especially Martin Currie.

“We attribute our success to delivering a complete range of fund solutions designed to meet an increasingly diverse range of client needs.  Over the past few years we have partnered with our clients to ensure that we offer the right offerings in the market.” said Sowerby.

Money management award 2017

Money management award 2017

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