Australia's largest asset consultant JANA has been announced as the Asset Consultant of the Year at the 2016 Chant West Awards.
"We're extremely pleased to have been recognised as Chant West's Asset Consultant of the Year for 2016. The award acknowledges the fantastic work the team has been doing to deliver great outcomes for our clients," said JANA Chief Executive, Jim Lamborn.
"JANA has now won this award three times over the past four years. This not only highlights the quality, depth and commitment of the team, but also their consistency in maintaining the highest standards," he said.
In presenting JANA with the award, Chant West noted the great success of the merger with MLC Investment Management in mid-2014.
"The merger has been a great success, it said. The advice and research team benefits from working closely with an experienced portfolio management team which, in turn, benefits from having greater exposure highly experienced research team. This is a good outcome for JANA's clients."
JANA's clients were also heavily represented at the Chant West awards with six out of ten finalist in the prestigious Best Fund - Investment and overall Super Fund of the year being JANA advised clients.
JANA advises about 80 institutional clients with assets of more than $255 billion. It has a diverse client base covering all industry sectors. In addition to these assets, its implemented consulting platform manages assets of more than $95 billion, which comprises about $60 billion for retail clients and about $35 billion for institutional clients.
It now has about 120 staff located in Melbourne and Sydney – 80 advice and research staff, 20 portfolio management and 20 support staff.