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Magellan Asset Management (Magellan) was founded in 2006 and is an Active Asset Manager specialising in global equity and infrastructure strategies, focussing on investing in the world's best companies to grow and protect wealth for investors. Magellan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Financial Group, which is listed on the ASX (MFG).

Magellan believes that successful investing is about finding, and owning high quality companies that have a sustainable competitive advantage and will compound returns over the long term.

Magellan's team of highly qualified and experienced investment professionals manage global equity and infrastructure strategies for clients based around the world. The team undertake extensive bottom-up stock analysis and industry research to identify outstanding companies and conduct macroeconomic analysis and risk management to construct portfolios that aim to generate attractive returns over the medium to long term.

Magellan is committed to responsible investing and is a key part of their investment process is to consider material risks and opportunities facing companies and industries including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues.

To find out more about Magellan's global equity and global infrastructure active exchange-traded funds (Active ETFs) visit www.magellangroup.com.au.

In early 2018 Magellan purchased Airlie Funds Management (Airlie). Airlie is a specialist Australian equities fund manager that was founded in 2012 and manages Australian equities for institutional and retail clients. Airlie has an active investment style that aims to deliver attractive long-term capital growth and regular income to its investors. Airlie provides retail investors exclusive access to Airlie's investment expertise through the Airlie Australian Share Fund (ASX:AASF) and the Airlie Small Companies Fund. To find out more visit www.airliefundsmanagement.com.au.

 

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