Money Management and Lonsec have announced the finalists in the 2018 Fund Manager of the Year Awards.

The finalists, determined by Lonsec, suggest that a number of the boutiques proved more competitive through 2017-18.

The finalists are

Australian Large Cap Equities:

  • Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equities Fund
  • BlackRock Concentrated Industrial Share Fund
  • Allan Gray Australian Equity Fund

Australian Small Cap Equities:

  • OC Dynamic Equity Fund
  • Forager Australian Shares Fund
  • Fidelity Future Leaders Fund

Global Equities:

  • Generation Wholesale Global Share Fund
  • Pan Tribal Global Equity Fund
  • T. Rowe Price Global Equity Fund

Global Emerging Market Equities:

  • Martin Currie Global Emerging Markets Fund
  • BT Wholesale Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
  • India Avenue Equity Fund – Wholesale Class

Long/Short Equities:

  • L1 Capital Long Short Fund Retail Class
  • Platinum International Fund
  • PM Capital Global Companies Fund

Responsible Investments:

  • Alphinity Socially Responsible Share Fund
  • BT Wholesale Ethical Share Fund
  • Candriam Sustainable Global Equity Fund

Australian Property Securities:

  • Folkestone Maxim Property Securities Fund
  • Cromwell Pheonix Property Securities Fund
  • UBS Property Securities Fund

Global Property Securities:

  • Quay Global Real Estate Fund
  • Principal Global Property Securities Fund
  • Resolution Capital Global Property Securities Fund (unhedged) – series II

Infrastructure Securities:

  • Lazard Global Listed Infrastructure Fund
  • Magellan Infrastructure Fund (Unhedged)
  • Redpoint Global Infrastructure Fund

Direct Property:

  • Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust – Class A Units
  • AMP Wholesale Australian Property Fund
  • Placer NewActon East Property Fund

Australian Fixed Income:

  • PIMCO Diversified Fixed Interest Fund – Wholesale Class
  • Legg Mason Western Asset Australian Bond Trust – Class A
  • Macquarie Australian Fixed Interest Fund

Global Fixed Income:

  • PIMCO Global Bond Fund – Wholesale Class
  • BlackRock Wholesale International Bond Fund
  • Legg Mason Brandywine Global Opportunistic Fixed Income Trust (Class A)

Alternative Strategies:

  • Partners Group Global Value Fund (AUD) – Wholesale
  • Winton Global Alpha Fund
  • CFM Institutional Systematic Diversified Trust A


  • MLC Wholesale Horizon 4 Balanced Portfolio
  • PineBridge Global Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund
  • Hostplus Balanced Option

ETF Provider:

  • Vanguard Investments Australia
  • iShares by BlackRock
  • BetaShares Capital

SMA Provider:

  • AB Concentrated Global Growth Equities Portfolio
  • Arnhem Australia + Strategy
  • Quest Australian Equities Concentrated Portfolio

Retirement and Income Focused:

  • Wingate Global Equity Fund – Hedged
  • Grant Samuel Epoch Global Equity Shareholder Yield (Hedged) Fund
  • BlakcRock Global Multi-Asset Income Fund

Emerging Manager:

  • Quay Global Investors – Quay Global Real Estate Fund
  • Lennox Capital Partners – Lennox Australian Small Companies Fund
  • Munro Partners – Munro Partners – Munro Global Growth Fund

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