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At GSFM, we believe that true quality takes time. Since 2007, we have developed a proven track record of investment success. Our mandate is to create alliances with high calibre investment managers, in Australia and overseas, that offer investment strategies not available to Australian retail and institutional investors. Today, our portfolio spans Australian equities, global equities, fixed income, infrastructure and alternatives.

Our specialist investment manager partners are – New York-based Epoch Investment Partners, LA-based Payden & Rygel, London-based Man Group, and Australian based managers Munro Partners, Redpoint Investment Management and Tribeca Investment Partners. Each offers a differentiated investment strategy in their specialist asset class.

See www.gsfm.com.au for more information.

 

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