One of Australia’s largest mortgage funds has been recognised for its achievements at the International Finance Awards in London.
La Trobe Financial was named Best Investment Management Company and Best Mortgage Fund Australasia at the event, which was attended by over 1,200 industry figures from 92 countries.
Greg O’Neill, chief executive of La Trobe Financial, said the company’s core values and thorough understanding of the business environment play a significant role in its success.
“We are very proud to accept these further international awards on behalf of our dedicated staff who daily go about their business of being guardians of other peoples’ life savings – a role we take with great pride and responsibility,” he said.
La Trobe vice president Martin Barry said that although the firm may appear to be an overnight success, in reality it has taken decades to build.
“We now boast the largest retail mortgage funds operation in Australasia, a growing China operation showing significant opportunities for expansion, and a broad recognition from much larger peers of being a leading innovator of specialist credit,” he said.
“We like this position and we hold a strong conviction about remaining very adaptable to operating successfully with our investors both locally and on a global basis.”