Cromwell has confirmed its position as one of the country’s leading property fund managers, scooping the A-REIT award for the third consecutive year at the 2015 Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards. Cromwell was also a finalist in the Direct Property Award. Cromwell CEO Paul Weightman said he was delighted that the funds management team has been consistently recognised by industry peers. “The Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards set a benchmark for excellence in our industry. It’s an honour to be nominated but a great testament to the team to receive the A-REIT award for the third time in a row,” he said. “I would like to congratulate the funds management team for consistently getting the best possible results for our investors.” The awards were announced on 9 October 2015 at a luncheon event at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. Director – Cromwell Funds Management, Michael Blake, said the award meant a lot to the team. “Cromwell’s funds management capabilities perfectly compliment its range of direct property products. In an environment where direct property assets can be expensive we are able to offer investors access to a number of high performing, listed property security portfolios.” “We remain focused on delivering for investors over the long term and through property cycles. It is pleasing to be acknowledged by the industry for this responsible approach to funds management,” Mr Blake said. The Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards recognise the fund management industry’s best and brightest. Based on Zenith’s renowned and robust research methodology, the awards provide Professional Planner readers with unparalleled insights into the best fund management businesses in the country – including their structures, processes and people. Covering a range of fund categories, the awards represent a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the Australian managed funds industry.