MEDIA RELEASE: GQG Partners has launched the GQG Global Quality Dividend Income strategy in Australia after securing an investment mandate of A$125m from a large Australian financial institution.
GQG seeks to invest in high-quality dividend-paying companies with attractively priced future growth prospects. The investment team focuses primarily on the liquid securities of large-cap issuers in both developed and emerging markets.
Rajiv Jain, Chairman and CIO of GQG Partners, says, “Utilizing our forward-looking quality approach, we saw an opportunity to provide a differentiated income product. Our focus is on identifying quality businesses that have the ability to grow revenue as well as provide a steady dividend income stream over time. We believe this approach should help our clients protect on the downside during periods of market volatility and compound their wealth over the long run.”
Laird Abernethy, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand for GQG Partners says the strategy is expected to meet the needs of Australian investors who are seeking a regular and stable income option at a time when interest rates are at historic lows.
“In conversations with institutions, superannuation funds and advisers in Australia, it is clear there is substantial demand for investment options that can deliver income while looking to reduce downside risk.
“We believe that an income strategy that is derived from GQG Partners’ strong focus on quality will be an attractive option for Australian investors.”
GQG Partners’ fundamental investment process evaluates each business based on financial strength, sustainability of earnings growth, and quality of management. The resulting strategy seeks to manage downside risk while providing capital appreciation, dividend income, and attractive returns to long-term investors over a full market cycle.