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Research IP Awards Finalists Announced

Author: Kirsty O’Hara

Written: 04 11 2022

2 min read

We’re feeling like proud relatives over at Flint today, as we excitedly spot some of our fund managers in the running for this years Research IP Fund Manager of the Year awards.

These awards have been running since 2015, and recognise fund managers in the Australasian region.

Research IP, a founding partner of Flint, comments that “the use of managed funds has continued to grow in New Zealand despite the difficult backdrop of the transition from Quantitative Easing to Quantitative Tightening (QE to QT), higher inflation and escalating interest rates. The awards will play a role by identifying the top-performing money managers”.

Darren Howlin, Managing Director of Research IP, says: “we believe our awards recognise the hard work of fund managers, bringing together the best of the investment management industry”.

Who is Research IP?

As well as being a key contributor to Flint, Research IP is also a leading provider of investment research, tools and technology. With extensive access to data insights and an open universe of funds to choose from, Research IP is experienced in undertaking the requisite research to award the very best.

They use this information to help identify top performers in the financial services sector.

As well as handpicking winners, Research IP also use their annual awards to give a voice to others in the following ways:

Advisers Choice Awards

These award categories recognise the expertise of advisers in the wealth management equation.

Investors Choice Awards

Investors like yourself get a voice too, with a special award category inviting investors to vote in the Investors Choice award category. (Click here to cast your vote)

Both the Adviser Choice and Investors Choice Awards will be announced on November 16th, alongside all the other category winners. 

Finalists (available on Flint)

If you’re curious to see which funds and managers on Flint are finalists in the running for this year’s trophies, then enjoy a browse:

Australasian Fixed Interest Fund of the Year 

  • Clarity Fixed Income
  • Harbour Enhanced Cash

Global Property & Infrastructure Fund of the Year 

  • Fisher Property & Infrastructure

Australasian Property Fund of the Year          

  • Smartshares Aus Property

Global Equities Fund of the Year     

  • Smartshares US 500

Australian Equities Fund of the Year          

  • Smartshares Australian Top 20

 Australasian Equities Fund of the Year          

  • Clarity TAHITO Te Tai o Rehua 
  • Devon Alpha
  • Harbour Australasian Equity Income

New Zealand Equities Fund of the Year          

  • Nikko AM Core Equity

Diversified Fund of the Year  

  • Milford Australian Absolute Growth PIE

Responsible Investment Manager of the Year 

  • Harbour Asset Management
  • Pathfinder Asset Management

Bonus Awards:

Other major awards to be announced live on the night include:

  • Adviser Choice Awards for: Equities; Fixed Interest; Property & Infrastructure
  • Investor Choice (make sure to vote)
  • Longevity Award
  • Boutique Manager of the Year
  • Fund Manager of the Year

Trophy Time

Award winners will be announced on November 16th.

We’ll be sure to raise a glass, and an article, with news on this year’s winners in two weeks’ time.

Till then, happy investing!



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