HONG KONG, 25 May 2012 – The Link Management Limited (“The Link”) has won the “REITs, Asia Pacific” category of AsianInvestor Investment Performance Awards 2012 for the management of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust (“The Link REIT”). The awards are organized by AsianInvestor, a respected asset management and institutional investment publication in Asia.
Mr. Andy Cheung, Executive Director & CFO and Mr. Hubert Chak, Director (Corporate Development) of The Link received the award at the AsianInvestor – Investment Performance Gala Dinner 2012 last night. Winners of this awards program are selected through performance data provided by eVestment Alliance and Mercer, based on both nominal and risk-adjusted returns over one-, three- and five-year periods. Backed by its outstanding management performance, The Link REIT emerges as the sole winner in the “REITs, Asia Pacific” category. The Link REIT has produced a compound annual growth rate in total return of 21.3% since IPO.
“Maintaining best of class corporate governance standards and producing sustainable growth in total return to our unitholders will continue to drive our strategy. Winning AsianInvestor Investment Performance Awards 2012 provides recognition that The Link REIT is not only the largest REIT in Asia in terms of market capitalization, but also the best managed REIT in the region. This award further motivates us to work towards our vision of becoming a world class real estate investor and manager that serves and improves the lives of those around us,” said Mr. Andy Cheung.
Fellow Investment Performance Awards 2012 winners in other categories include Macquarie Investment Management, ING Investment Management, Franklin Templeton, JP Morgan Asset Management, First State Investments, Baring Asset Management, and Samsung Asset Management.