Pendal also won the Australian Fixed Interest category and was a finalist in the Multi Asset Diversified and Responsible Investments categories.
Zenith made the announcements on October 30 at the ninth annual awards.
“We’re thrilled to see a business the quality of Pendal take out this year’s Fund Manager of the Year award,” said Zenith CEO David Wright.
“The business has strong leadership from Emilio Gonzalez and Richard Brandweiner, enabling the experienced investment team to focus on doing what it does best, deliver results to its investors.”
Pendal Australia’s CEO Richard Brandweiner said: “Recent events such as the bushfires, COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and the MeToo movement highlight just how complex and interconnected our world is.
“It’s becoming very apparent that consumer behaviour, regulations and the environment are all shifting rapidly. This is impacting the way people need to invest.
“We’re focused on being mindful of these risks and taking advantage of opportunities. Part of this is ensuring we invest in ways that make a real difference to people’s lives.
“I’m proud that under trying conditions our team came together to deliver great outcomes in very difficult circumstances.”
Pendal is an independent, global investment management business focused on delivering superior investment returns for our clients through active management. Our boutique teams manage investments in Australian equities and listed property, Australian and international fixed interest, responsible investments, global equities, multi-asset portfolios and alternative investments.
“We’ve built out an experienced team and great relationships with the companies we invest in, and now we’re drawing on those resources and relationships to identify opportunities.”
- Crispin Murray, Head of Equities
“These markets force upon you a change. You need to retool your investment process and bring new resources on. That’s what we’ve done and I’m really enthused about where we’re going to from here.”
- Vimal Gor, Head of Bond, Income and Defensive Strategies
“In 2021 the climate action theme is really going to come into play because we are going to see the next wave of sustainability awareness come through.”
- Edwina Matthew, Head of Responsible Investments
“It’s ultimately about not getting caught up in the noise. What investors need to do is focus on their long-term objectives and then set about a sensible strategy to achieve it. And stay the course with
- Michael Blayney, Head of Multi-Asset