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Winner - Direct Property Fund Manager of the Year


AMP Capital has been named winner of the Zenith / Professional Planner Direct Property Fund Manager of the Year award for 2015.

With over A$18.6 billion1 in property assets under management over a range of property sectors including office, industrial and retail, AMP Capital has a strong track record in direct property investment which can be traced back over 50 years.

“The awards are recognised as an assessment of excellence in the retail managed funds industry. This achievement which reflects the high quality of our investment process and management of the Wholesale Australian Property Fund,” said Chris Judd, Head of Property Management, AMP Capital.

The addition of direct property as a fund category reflects the growing importance of the sector and the increased interest among investors in using property in diversified portfolios.

Commenting on the win Chris Davitt, Portfolio Manager - Wholesale Australian Property Fund, AMP Capital said: “If SMSF investors are looking for a consistent income yield then investment in a well-managed direct property fund is well worth considering.”

“We manage the entire value chain in property investment. Our integrated approach, which covers fund, asset and property management, property development, and finance management, helps unlock the full potential of property assets,” he adds.

Direct property can act as an important cornerstone in a balanced portfolio, offering diversification benefits, access to regular income and returns that are not correlated to listed assets. To read more about AMP Capital’s capabilities in direct property click here.

About the awards

The Zenith / Professional Planner Awards recognise excellence in the application of a fund manager's investment philosophy and process. Zenith selects award nominees and winners based on its robust and comprehensive manager assessment methodology, which focuses on nine aspects of how fund management businesses are organised and operate including organisational strength, investment philosophy and process, risk management and performance. See the full list of 2015 award winners here.

About the AMP Capital Wholesale Australian Property Fund

The AMP Capital Wholesale Australian Property Fund offers a diversified portfolio of quality Australian office, retail and industrial properties. The Fund aims to provide stable returns, made up primarily of income with some long-term capital growth. It targets assets which have high occupancy rates and stable income streams underpinned by leases to long-term, secure commercial tenants. Find out more here.

1 As at 31 December 2014

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