21 October 2016
Bennelong Australian Equity Partners (BAEP) has won the Golden Bull Award at the Australian Fund Manager Awards (AFMA) for the second year in a row.
The award is decided by a panel of peers and is awarded to the fund manager thought to be best among all equities strategies.
The award, for its Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equity Fund, was announced in Sydney on 20 October.
The Fund, which won the AFMA Golden Bull Award last year and the Golden Calf Award in 2011, has returned over 26% over the year to 30 September 2016, and over 20% per annum over the past five years.
Julian Beaumont, investment director at BAEP, said that it was particularly pleasing to win the award two years running.
“This highlights the fact that we have maintained our strong outperformance on behalf of investors, despite the continuously challenging market conditions.
“We have a robust and proven investment approach and a very experienced and exceptionally hard-working investment team. It is very gratifying to receive industry recognition of this through the AFMA awards.”
BAEP is a boutique fund manager that invests in Australian listed equities. The business was founded in 2008 by Mark East in partnership with Bennelong Funds Management. It manages funds on behalf of retail and institutional clients, as well as on a pro bono basis for charitable organisations.