Global investment management business Fidante Partners and two of its aligned investment managers have been recognised for their excellence at the 2020 Zenith Fund Awards.

Fidante Partners, a $65.2 billion global investment management business which forms part of the ASX-listed Challenger Limited, was named Distributor of the Year at the annual Zenith Fund Awards ceremony, held virtually on Friday 30 October.

Fidante Partners GM, Retail Distribution & Marketing Michael Kolikias said in awarding Fidante Partners Distributor of the Year, Zenith had recognised the firm’s strong and stable retail sales team of 23 staff across the country and broad distribution footprint, with 40 retail funds available across all major platforms.

“It is also an acknowledgement of Fidante’s dedication to providing its clients with some of the world’s most compelling investment strategies in a year of obvious challenges. Of the 22 ratings awarded to Fidante Partners funds by Zenith, 21 are either Recommended or Highly Recommended.

“While many fund managers have experienced net outflows during the pandemic, Fidante Partners, with our 15 aligned fund managers, enjoyed strong net fund inflows. The ongoing efforts of our exceptional distribution team have been integral to that,” Kolikias said.

Two Fidante-aligned investment managers, Melbourne-based Greencape Capital and Sydney-based Ardea Investment Management, won the Australian Equities Large Cap, and Global and Diversified Fixed Interest funds management categories respectively.