Investment Week - Winners of the Specialist Investment Awards 2020
We are thrilled to announce that the Sanlam Real Assets UCITS Fund has received “Best Specialist Real Assets Fund” at the Investment Week Specialist Investment Awards 2020.
The awards recognise managers who are true specialists in their chosen field, while highlighting boutique and passive managers providing outstanding and unique propositions to clients.
Factors setting the winners apart include uniqueness of asset class and strategy, consistency of returns, strong management teams, local teams and resources, and providing affordable access for investors to a specialist area of the market.
This year’s entrants had to prove they were providing a particular missing link in a portfolio to maximise portfolio diversification.
To this end, fund groups were invited to submit their entries to this year’s awards, and filled in a detailed questionnaire drilling down into areas including fund/group performance, team processes and culture, product innovation, and how the strategies fit into client portfolios.
The awards were judged using a combination of quantitative and qualitative criteria by a judging panel of leading fund selectors and researchers (see below).
This year in particular, the judges gave ESG considerations a high weighting in their deliberations, as well as how strategies have weathered the market fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.