Our investment expertise has received the following independent recognition:
We are delighted to announce that Canada Life Investments attained double recognition at the recent MSCI UK Property Investment Awards, run in association with the Investment Property Forum (IPF). As a company, we received a Data Quality Award while the Canada Life UK Property Life Fund won the Three Year Peer Group Performance Award in the Small Balanced Funds (below £100m) category.
Award winners are determined by MSCI referencing portfolio performance and data quality for the 12 months to 31 December 2016. They are independent and objectively calculated to highlight investment performance by pension and life funds, pooled funds and property investment companies and data-management efficiency, governance and transparency.
In achieving the Data Quality Award, we were recognised for the production of clear and accurate data on each eligible fund across our range of vehicles, delivered in a timely manner. This level of service is critical for the property indices in ensuring the provision of an independent and respected view of property returns against benchmarks.
The Canada Life UK Property Life Fund was named the best performing Small Balanced Fund (below £100m) having delivered an annualised three-year total return of 15.2% (property portfolio only, as calculated by MSCI), the highest in its peer group. The fund was assessed by MSCI’s Real Estate Portfolio Analysis Service, which provides investors with an independent audit of returns against a relevant market or sector benchmark.
David Marchant, CIO of Canada Life Limited and Managing Director of Canada Life Asset Management Limited said:
“The MSCI UK Property Investment Awards are among the most prestigious accolades in the sector, recognised for their robust process and independence. Winning both best Small Balanced Fund over three years as well as receiving the Data Quality Award is a clear reflection of our property team’s ability to produce not only outstanding performance but also clear and accurate data across their funds. The fact that we are existing holders of the Data Quality Award and have won performance awards in each of the last three years is clear demonstration of the consistency of both returns and quality of service.”
We are proud to announce that Canada Life Investments has been named Best UK Asset Management Company (41-70 rated funds category) at the 2017 European Funds Trophy Awards for the second year running.
Ian Goulsbra, Business Development Director, collected the trophy on behalf of Canada Life Investments at the awards presentation event hosted in Paris on 9 March 2017.
Using data analysed by FUNDCLASS, the independent European fund rating agency, the European Funds Trophy Awards recognise the best European asset management companies based on the quality of their fund range over a four-year period.
The rigorous methodology utilised by FUNDCLASS adopts a quantitative approach that analyses over 77,000 funds in Europe and ranks each fund according to its risk/return profile and performance consistency.
Ian Goulsbra commented:
“We are very pleased to have won this prestigious award when there are so many excellent managers in the investment world producing good returns to investors.
To win this award in successive years is an even greater accolade and a testament of our consistent and long-term approach to investing and of the quality across our entire fund range.”
* 41-70 rated funds category
We are thrilled to announce that our property fund management team has achieved recognition for the fourth year in a row at the MSCI/IPF Property Investment Awards 2016.
This year the property team at Canada Life Investments sealed the award in the small fund category* for its property unit trust (currently not open to new investments).
Now in its 16th year, the MSCI/IPF Property Investment Awards are widely considered to be the authoritative guide to the real estate investment industry’s best performing fund managers. Awards are presented to the funds with the best performance over three years in 11 categories based on fund type and size, and two further categories based on risk-adjusted returns over 10 years.
Canada Life Investments has a long track record in property fund management, investing across all principal commercial property assets, seeking steady and rising income coupled with capital growth through active management. The property team has collected an award each year since 2013, with the Canlife UK Property Life Fund winning in the Balanced Pooled Funds** category that year.
The MSCI/IPF Property Awards are highly regarded within the property industry given they are based on performance numbers in absolute terms against the MSCI benchmark peer group.
* Less than £100m fund size
** £100-£500m fund size
We are proud to announce that Canada Life Investments has been named Best UK Asset Management Company at the 2016 European Funds Trophy Awards.
At a gala presentation in Paris on Tuesday, 8 March, seven UK asset managers received prizes according to the number of funds they manage. The winners were identified by FUNDCLASS, an independent fund rating agency based in Paris.
Now in its 10th year, the European Funds Trophy rewards the best European asset management companies and funds for the quality and performance of their full European fund range over a four-year period.
The rigorous methodology used by FUNDCLASS adopts a quantitative approach that analyses the performance of more than 77,000 funds in Europe and ranks them against their peers according to their risk/return profile and performance consistency. Shortlisted fund managers are then assessed by a panel of five professional jurors from the finance industry. The awards are organised in co-operation with media from across Europe including La Stampa, Le Jeudi, Tageblagt, El Pais, L’Opinion and LCI.
Frank Maret, Head of Distribution at Canada Life Investments, said, “We are delighted to accept this award as it underscores our investment management expertise, the calibre of our managers and the performance of our fund range.”
* 41-70 rated funds category