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New senior appointment supporting global growth strategy at Maple-Brown Abbott- 26/03/2020
Maple-Brown Abbott Ltd. has appointed Duncan Hodnett to the newly-created position of head of global distribution.
In the new role, Mr Hodnett is responsible for all Maple-Brown Abbott’s business development, client service, marketing and product strategy activities both in Australia and overseas, across its institutional, wholesale and retail markets. He is based in Sydney and reports to Sophia Rahmani, chief executive officer and managing director.
Ms Rahmani said that Mr Hodnett’s appointment is a key step in the firm’s ongoing evolution and expansion, and an important investment in the business’s future growth.
“Duncan has a wealth of experience across a range of asset classes which will be fundamental in supporting Maple-Brown Abbott in its long-term growth strategy and as we actively seek opportunities to expand both organically and through selective partnerships."
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited appoints new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer - 29/07/2019
The Board of Maple-Brown Abbott Limited (MBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sophia Rahmani to the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, effective 14 October 2019.
Sophia joins MBA from Janus Henderson Investors, Singapore, where she was Chief Operating Officer, Pan Asia. Prior to this role Sophia was Chief Operating Officer, Australia, also for Janus Henderson. Sophia spent 8 years with Macquarie Group prior to the Janus Henderson roles, principally in its asset management division, with experience across strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product and marketing.
Maple-Brown Abbott and Ironbark Asset Management are pleased to announce that the Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure (GLI) Fund has been added to the BT Financial Group’s High Service List - 19/12/2016
The Fund, which launched in December 2012, has delivered strong returns since inception and offers a compelling proposition for investors looking for inflation protection, stable long-term yields and diversification away from traditional asset class returns.
Ironbark Asset Management’s Head of Distribution, Alex Donald commented, “We are delighted the Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure Fund has been added to the BT High Service List. The Fund is recognised as a high quality investment product that has delivered strong returns since inception and continues to build strong momentum in the retail space.”
Maple-Brown Abbott’s investment research highlights a reduction in portfolio volatility when a tighter definition of infrastructure is applied - 23/08/2016
Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure (MBA GLI) has released its latest investment research paper “The role of infrastructure in a portfolio.”
Steven Kempler, Portfolio Manager and author states “Infrastructure investors generally seek to benefit from the essential service nature and strong strategic positions of the infrastructure assets. Such assets are typically seen to provide a more defensive equity investment with lower cash flow volatility than global equities. Infrastructure investing is also seen as a means of potentially increasing real income levels and providing an inflation hedge within a portfolio“.
Strong momentum at three year anniversary for the Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure Fund - 10/02/2016
The Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure (MBA GLI) Fund reached its third anniversary in December 2015. Throughout 2015 the Fund nearly doubled in size (from $141 million to $267 million), and the funds under management of the strategy as a whole increased to over $500 million.
The year was a very positive one in terms of growth for the MBA GLI business. The Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure Fund was marketed more broadly to the retail market through distribution partner Ironbark Asset Management. The initial support from the retail market has been encouraging as demonstrated by the strong inaugural research ratings, along with a number of platform appointments. A currency hedged version of the fund was also launched in July, to offer investors choice in regards to their currency exposure.
Maple-Brown Abbott extends retail distribution arrangement with Ironbark Asset Management - 25/02/2015
Maple-Brown Abbott (MBA) is pleased to announce it has extended its retail distribution agreement with Ironbark Asset Management (IBAM) to include the Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure (MBA GLI) Fund.
Ironbark Asset Management has successfully distributed the Maple-Brown Abbott Australian Share Fund (formerly the Maple-Brown Abbott Imputation Fund) since August 2011. The Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure investment capability was launched in December 2012, and continues to gather momentum with total FUM in the strategy of $382M as at December 2014.
Maple-Brown Abbott launches Global Listed Infrastructure strategy - 21/02/2013
Maple-Brown Abbott is pleased to announce the commencement of a new investment strategy Global Listed Infrastructure. The strategy offers investors the opportunity to invest in a managed portfolio of global listed infrastructure securities, with a focus on delivering investors a real rate of return at lower volatility than global equities. The strategy is actively managed by an experienced team of specialist infrastructure investment professionals, who have worked closely together for a number of years and with a strong track record.
This new strategy has the benefit of the established systems, procedures, risk and compliance frameworks, as well as the financial strength and investment culture, of Maple-Brown Abbott.