Melbourne, 3 December 2019 – LA TROBE FINANCIAL ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD’S OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY
RANKING UPGRADED TO ‘SUPERIOR’.
Australia Ratings has upgraded its Operation Capability Assessment of La Trobe Financial Asset Management Limited (La Trobe Financial), in its role as
the Responsible Entity for the La Trobe Australian Credit Fund (the Fund), to ‘SUPERIOR’. This upgrade reflects the superior capacity of La Trobe Financial
to perform its operational role. The Superior assessment is underpinned by La Trobe Financial’s continued focus to prudently manage the Fund and foster
its growth and performance, while preserving investor capital.
Australia Ratings analyst, Natasha Hall, said, “the upgrade to the ‘Superior’ ranking reflects La Trobe Financial’s ongoing investment in its human resources
and risk and compliance practices and the strengthened financial backing from the Blackstone Group.” Ms Hall added, “the ‘Superior’ assessment is also
underpinned by La Trobe Financial’s continued focus to prudently manage the Fund and foster its growth and performance to current levels, whilst preserving
investor capital.” Chris Andrews, Chief Investment Officer at La Trobe Financial stated "we are delighted to receive this upgraded ranking from Australia
Ratings. We know that independent Research Houses, like our investors, value rigorous investment processes and management. The performance of our $4.5
billion Credit Fund is a testament to the enduring value that an experienced well-resourced team can deliver.”
La Trobe Financial Asset Management Ltd – the Responsible Entity for The La Trobe Australian Credit Fund – is wholly owned by La Trobe Financial Pty Limited
and forms part of the La Trobe Financial Group of companies. The La Trobe Financial Group’s key business as a credit specialist is to originate mortgages
and offer investors (institutional and retail) an opportunity to invest in mortgages and other credit assets, including mortgage-backed securities
via the Fund.
The full report is available at www.australiaratings.com, or by clicking here.
Find out more about Australia Ratings’ Operational Capability Assessments by clicking here.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Daniel Antman, Director Business Development
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