Milford named New Zealand's top fund manager for 2021 - Milford Asset

Milford named New Zealand’s top fund manager for 2021

Mark Ryland

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Mark was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in February 2019.

He initially joined Milford May 2014 as Head of Risk & Compliance.  He was appointed Head of Product & Operations in February 2017, with responsibility for building a centre of excellence in operational processes to serve Milford Clients and for the design, development and maintenance of investment product and solutions that helps clients meet their financial goals and life stage aspirations and responsible for the development and maintenance of digital platforms that deliver such products and meet client service needs.

Prior to joining Milford, Mark worked as Managing Director at Brook Asset Management, Chief Operating Officer at Macquarie Private Wealth, and at ASB Group Investments where roles included Acting Head of Wealth, Head of Aegis, and GM Finance and Risk Strategy. Prior to arriving in New Zealand, Mark worked as Assistant Director of Operations at Threadneedle Asset Management in the UK.

Mark is a UK Qualified Accountant and a Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants (F.C.C.A).

We’re thrilled to have taken out the top honour at last night’s 2021 Morningstar New Zealand Awards, being awarded Overall Fund Manager of the Year.

Last night’s success continues a strong run for Milford, having also been named Morningstar KiwiSaver Fund Manager of the Year in 2019, 2018 and 2016 and was last year named Fund Manager of the Year- Domestic Equities.

The Morningstar Awards are determined by a combination of qualitative research by Morningstar’s manager research analysts; risk-adjusted medium- to long-term performance track records; and performance in the 2020 calendar year.

In announcing the award, Morningstar said Milford boasts an impressive lineup of capabilities exhibiting notable short and long-term performance across several categories. These features continue to underpin the growth of our company.

Morningstar’s credibility as a leading provider of independent investment research mean its awards are prized by the industry.

It is especially pleasing that we have been recognised for our strong performance in what has been, and continues to be, a volatile and difficult market environment.

I’m really proud of this result. Our 30-person investment team offer our clients a huge depth of experience across a wide range of asset classes and strategies. Regardless of the latest investment trend, we are always focused on actively managing risk and delivering consistently strong returns to our clients.

The whole team here at Milford have a relentless passion for delivering the very best client experience and investment outcomes. We are delighted on behalf of our clients to have this recognised by Morningstar.

Morningstar Awards 2021 ©. Morningstar, Inc. All rights Reserved. Awarded to Milford Asset Management for New Zealand Fund Manager of the Year.