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First Sentier Investors unifies business under one corporate brand globally

Leading global investment manager, First Sentier Investors, today announced the completion of its corporate rebrand from First State Investments to First Sentier Investors in all markets ex Australia, effective today.

In Australia, the firm has operated as First Sentier Investors since September 2019, where it was earlier known as Colonial First State Global Asset Management. 

The new brand reflects its desire to be a unified global business, and concludes one of many programs of work underway to establish it as a standalone business following its transition in ownership from Commonwealth Bank of Australia to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. in August last year. 

Headquartered in Sydney, First Sentier Investors manages $215 billion in assets under management as at 30 June 2020 on behalf of investors across Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. The firm offers a comprehensive suite of active investment capabilities across global and regional equities, cash and fixed income, infrastructure, and multi-asset solutions, all with a shared purpose to deliver sustainable investment success. 

There is no change in the investment teams or investment process as a result of the rebrand. First Sentier Investors is the home of investment teams Stewart Investors, FSSA Investment Managers and Realindex, and these teams will continue to operate under their current brand names.

First Sentier Investors Chief Executive Officer Mark Steinberg said: “Today is an important day for our business. It has been just over a year since we became First Sentier Investors in Australia, and today we become unified under one brand as the name change becomes effective across all markets.

“As a global business, we have a complex and diverse client base, which means there are clear benefits to having a unified global corporate brand name. While we are a portfolio of brands, the corporate brand provides a unifying element and a common vision and purpose.” 

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About First Sentier Investors

First Sentier Investors manages A$215 billion in assets (as at 30 June 2020) on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and their clients worldwide.

The firm operates as a standalone global investment management business with offices across Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. First Sentier Investors’ expertise spans a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors focused on delivering sustainable investment success based on responsible investment principles. 

Formerly Colonial First State Global Asset Management, the firm was acquired from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in August 2019 by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Media enquiries

Rebecca Piercy, Co-Head of Communications

E: Rebecca.Piercy@firstsentier.com.au

M: 0466 856 705

Important Information

This press release is intended for information only, aimed solely at the media and should not be further distributed to individual and/or corporate investors, and financial advisers and/or distributors. The information included within this document and any supplemental documentation provided should not be copied, reproduced or redistributed without the prior written consent of First Sentier Investors.