Colchester Global Government Bond Fund maintains ‘Highly Recommended’ rating from Lonsec for third year

Colchester Global Investors, a leading global sovereign bond manager, has maintained a coveted “Highly Recommended” rating from Lonsec for the third time as a demonstration of their conviction in Colchester’s capability.

Lonsec’s report pointed to Colchester’s ‘long track record in comparable products’ where they demonstrated a track record of ‘successfully meeting its objective from a more limited universe than many global fixed income competitors.’

They also noted their ‘high regard for the quality and stability of Colchester’s investment team’ and our ‘strong alignment of interests with investors.’

Australia’s Head of Distribution, Angela MacPherson, said “Colchester has a 17-year track record that demonstrates our ability to meet our objectives while maintaining defensive characteristics and liquidity. We also have an enviable record of stability where only one investment team member has ever left the firm. These are some of the key qualities that see us included in portfolios.”

“The Colchester Global Government Bond Fund has now surpassed $150 million in FUM and is widely listed on platforms. We’re seeing our inclusion in model portfolios and managed accounts and are pleased to see this growth in awareness by financial planners,” she said.
Paul Allen, Colchester Global Investors (Singapore) Managing Director, said: “the business is proud to now manage just over A$5 billion of assets for Australian and New Zealand institutional clients which is a fantastic milestone to achieve and we are very pleased to see our traction grow in the Australian intermediary space also.”

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About Colchester Global Investors

Colchester Global Investors is a value oriented investment manager with a singular focus on managing global sovereign bonds and currency. Chairman and CIO Ian Sims founded the privately-owned asset management business in 1999. Colchester is based in London, with offices in New York, Singapore and Sydney. Colchester has funds under management of approximately A$50bn across four core strategies being global sovereign bonds, global inflation-linked, emerging market debt, and an alpha program.

Colchester enjoys a long-standing history of managing money for many prestigious Australian institutions, with assets under management of approximately A$5bn.

Colchester provides investment management services to Australian clients on a separate account basis for mandates over $75 million, and has launched wholesale funds for their global fixed income and emerging market capabilities.


“This communication is intended for professional use by Australian wholesale clients as defined in Section 761G of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth). Neither Colchester Global Investors Limited ARBN 153 119 763 nor Colchester Global Investors (Singapore) Pte. Ltd ABN 58 159 947 583 holds an Australian financial services licence for the provision of financial services, and both entities are exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services licence under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth) in respect of the financial services Colchester provides to wholesale clients in Australia. Colchester Global Investors Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the laws of England and Wales, which differ from Australian laws. Colchester Global Investors (Singapore) Pte. Ltd is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore under Singapore laws, which differ from Australian laws. Therefore, Australian wholesale clients are not necessarily subject to the same types of legal protections or remedies that they would enjoy if Colchester was directly subject to the Corporations Act. Colchester is entitled to offer its financial services in Australia pursuant to an exemption from the requirement to hold an Australian Financial Services Licence under the Corporations Act, on the basis, among other things, that the clients are “wholesale clients” within the meaning of the Corporations Act.”

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