Mark Burgess, Kardinia Portfolio Manager, said the team was thrilled to receive the award and attributed their success to robust investment and risk management processes that have been fine-tuned over many years. "It's fantastic to be acknowledged by the industry and Zenith, particularly given the business was launched just over a year ago," said Mark.
The award was based on Zenith's assessment of each nominee's investment management capabilities, and the experience and expertise of the team that implements the managers' investment processes.
Kardinia was established by Mark Burgess and Kristiaan Rehder, in partnership with Bennelong Funds Management, in August 2011. The team manages the Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund, a long/short Australian equity product available to both institutional and retail investors.