Presima wins significant Australian mandate

MONTREAL, April 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Leading Australian wealth manager MLC 
announced it had awarded a significant mandate to Montreal-based global listed 
real estate boutique fund manager Presima. 
This is a significant mandate win for Presima, who will manage part of MLC's 
global property securities strategy. The strategy is included in several MLC 
funds, including the flagship MLC Horizon Series of portfolios, which have 
over $27.2bn in funds under management. 
Jonathan Armitage, MLC's Chief Investment Officer said, "Presima's track 
record of delivering above benchmark returns over the last five years, when 
most global property managers have lagged, supports our research that Presima 
are a sector-leading business. Their investment approach is also highly 
complementary to other managers in our global property securities strategy." 
Presima's CEO Peter Zabierek said, "MLC are pioneers of the multi-manager 
approach in Australia and are known for having an extremely rigorous approach 
when appointing managers. MLC is also one of the largest Australian investors 
in global REITs, having been one of the first Australian institutions to 
invest offshore in the sector in 2005. 
Being awarded this mandate is testament to the qualities of our team and the 
robustness of our investment process. This is one of a number of opportunities 
we currently have in the pipeline and is further evidence of our credentials 
as a proven global REIT manager." 
Presima is a partner boutique investment firm of nabInvest, National Australia 
Bank's direct asset management business. 
National Australia Bank's asset management businesses manage approximately 
AU$96bn as at 31 March 2013. 
Notes to editors 
About Presima 
Presima is a Montreal-based investment boutique that specialises in the 
management of global real estate securities on behalf of institutional and 
other investors. Presima is part of National Australia Bank's (NAB) direct 
asset management business, nabInvest, which partners with the best of breed 
investment managers, providing the strength of the NAB Group's resources. 
Presima has been managing real estate securities portfolios for over 10 years. 
About nabInvest
nabInvest partners with quality investment management firms, enhancing their 
capabilities with the support of the NAB Group's resources. This can include 
back office support and assistance with product and distribution services 
along with custody and corporate governance functions. nabInvest's business 
partners are Altrinsic Global Advisors, AREA Property Partners, Cambridge 
Industrial Trust Management, Fairview Equity Partners, Pengana Capital, 
Northward Capital, Presima Inc. and Wiltshire Capital. 
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