MFSS2014 Victorian Innovation in Funds Management Award

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Date/Time

Date(s) - 26/11/14
5:15pm - 6:00pm

Location

InterContinental Melbourne at Rialto
495 Collins Street


The Melbourne Financial Services Symposium (MFSS) andVictorian Innovation in Funds Management (VIFM) Awardare proudly sponsored by the Victorian Government.

MFSS is a longstanding event across the Financial Services Industry covering topics of Innovation and thought leadership and the Victorian Innovation in Funds Management Award is well placed to encourage best practices and recognise firms who have successfully met the challenges, engaged with stakeholders and achieved performance outcomes.

The assessments are facilitated and winners selected by the MFSS Award judging panel. They are a third-party board composed of industry leaders and experts across different fields, led by John Gall OAM, such as: John Eliopoulos – Telstra Super, Andrew Goddard – Consultant, David Leggo – Telstra Super; Deborah Ralston – ACFS; and Sam Wylie – Melbourne Business School.

AND THE WINNER IS….

Laminar wins the 2014 Victorian Innovation in Funds Management Award

“Technological innovation is the key to grow market share across financial services.  It is this leading edge innovation in product design and delivery that sawLaminar Credit Opportunity Fund win the Victorian Innovation in Funds Management Award”, says Professor Ralston, Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies at the Melbourne Financial Services Symposium in Melbourne yesterday.

The Victorian Innovation in Funds Management Award (VIFMA) is proudly sponsored by the Victorian Government and is well placed to encourage best practices and recognise firms who have successfully met the challenges, engaged with stakeholders and achieved performance outcomes.

In judging the shortlisted finalists, VIFMA chair, John Gall OAM advised “Laminar was chosen because of its innovation in targeting the SMSF sector offering fixed interest investment opportunities not normally available and at the same time providing small companies with funding, difficult to access from other sources.”

“It is hard to overstate the impact of technology across financial services. It will generate the need to re-evaluate the core relationship between fund managers, advisers and their clients.  With Australia being the largest Funds Under Management market in the Asia-Pacific and third largest in the world, it is in a position to be a key driver of innovation and thought leadership”, says Professor Ralston.

On behalf of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and the Victorian Government we congratulate Chris Black and his team at Laminar on winning this year’s Victorian Innovation in Funds Management Award.

A special commendation was given to La Trobe Financial Asset Management’s Parent to Child (P2CTM) Fund to recognize it innovative approach to meet real everyday needs – assisting and facilitating parents to provide for their children and to ensure shelters over heads.

Media contact details:   

Professor Deborah Ralston
Executive Director, Australian Centre for Financial Studies
D: +61 3 9666 1010 | M: +61 419 650 318
deborah.ralston@australiancentre.com.au

Award winners include:

  • Laminar Group (2014),
  • Omega Global Investors (2013),
  • River Capital (2012),
  • La Trobe Financial (2011),
  • Intrinsic Investment Management (2010),
  • SG Hiscock and Company (2009) and
  • Warakirri Asset Management (2008).