Specialist lender wins international mortgage award

by Julia Corderoy13 Mar 2015
Specialist lender La Trobe Financial has become the first ever lender to win a prestigious international mortgage award for three consecutive years.

La Trobe has again been awarded the Excellence in Mortgage Fund performance - Asia Pacific at the International Alternative Investment Review Awards in Hong Kong. Winners were chosen from a short list selected by over 50,000 investors globally following review by a judging panel.

La Trobe Financial’s president & CEO Greg O’Neill said the reason La Trobe has taken the top spot is because of the strength of its operations, its reliability and its expertise in managing other peoples’ money.

“I am delighted that we have been recognised again for being relied upon in all economic climates. It has been good business sense to thrive in markets where many global giants have fallen, proving that being solid is far more important than being big.”

The Pooled Mortgages Option of the La Trobe Financial mortgage fund has also recently been awarded a superior 4¼ star rating by SQM Research. This is the highest ever rating awarded in the mortgage fund sector by SQM. 

SQM’s managing director, Louis Christopher, in releasing the report stated, “[t]he rating reflects SQM Research’s continued faith in the Fund’s skilled and experienced investment team. Moreover, the Fund has been able to record strong outperformance to its stated benchmark and the broader peer group over the year… The Fund has also continued to record strong growth in funds under management, recording 44.5% growth over the year to August 2014.”