GQG Partners Global Equity AUD Hedged Strategy Added to CFS FirstChoice Platform

Fort Lauderdale, FLA. — GQG Partners, one of the world’s leading global equity boutique investment management firms, announces the GQG Partners Global Equity AUD Hedged strategy is now available on the Colonial First State (CFS) FirstChoice platform. This strategy is a supplementary offering to the unhedged version of the same product, the GQG Partners Global Equity strategy, which has been available on the FirstChoice platform since November 2022.

The GQG Partners Global Equity strategy invests in high-quality companies with attractively priced future growth prospects in both developed and emerging markets. It seeks to limit downside risk while providing attractive returns to long-term investors over a full market cycle.

Laird Abernethy, GQG Partners’ Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand, is delighted to be able to offer both the hedged and unhedged variants of our Global Equity strategy to advisers and their clients utilising the FirstChoice platform.

“Our Global Equity strategy gives advisers access to a portfolio of high-quality companies with a focus on managing downside risk that has historically exhibited a lower volatility profile than its index and peers. Access to the hedged version of this strategy allows advisers to help minimise the impact of the rising Australian dollar on their clients’ international investments while accessing high-quality companies in a truly global equity portfolio. 

Since establishing our business in Australia in 2019 we’ve seen a series of challenging markets, including the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently a sustained inflationary and rising rate environment. We believe that our focus on assessing a company’s future quality attributes as well as our adaptable investment style has allowed us to successfully navigate the market volatility from these events and helped us deliver strong relative returns for our clients since inception.”


GQG Partners, LLC is an investment boutique that manages global and emerging market equities for institutions, advisors, and individuals worldwide. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with offices around the world, we are committed to delivering long-only equity strategies through an unconventional, risk-averse approach, with the goal of compounding capital for our clients. With a focus on client alignment, adaptability, and diverse perspectives, we strive to stay attuned to our clients’ needs and continuously seek out new insights to inform our decision-making. GQG Partners manages A$164.10 billion in client assets as at 31 October 2023. For more information, please visit


Claudia Pritchitt 
PritchittBland Communications  
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