Small Companies Fund

The Zurich Investments Small Companies Fund offers investors an opportunity to invest in small companies which have the potential to provide substantial growth opportunities. This fund also offers the potential for a unique allocation to Asian smaller companies (ex Japan) when there is the potential to "add value" to the Fund.

The Zurich Investments Small Companies Fund is managed by our strategic investment partner, Ellerston Capital, a specialist fund manager with a deep understanding of the small cap market and a strong record of accomplishment. The team identifies mispriced investment opportunities using a "fundamental bottom-up" stock picking approach. The team also takes a "top down" view on regional and global markets and economies. The absolute return philosophy enables the team to create a portfolio of "best ideas" regardless of the stocks weight in the benchmark.

Key Features

  • Absolute returns focus – a high conviction fund focused on achieving high returns
  • Strong and robust investment process
  • Managed by a highly experienced investment team
  • Opportunistic allocation to Asian Small Cap equities (ex Japan)

At a Glance

Investment universe Stocks listed on the ASX outside of the 50 Leaders
Up to 20% in stocks listed in Asia (ex Japan)
Market Capitalisation Limits A$50m for ASX stocks outside of the 50 Leaders
A$300m - $5bn for Asian (ex Japan)
Currency management Fully hedged back to the Australian dollar
Investment style Style neutral, benchmark unaware
Target return 2% to 3% p.a. above the benchmark over rolling three to five-year periods
Tracking error Not targeted
Benchmark S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index (net dividends reinvested)
Number of stocks held 20-50
Risk profile High
Suggested investment timeframe Seven years +
Distribution frequency Half yearly

Related Materials
Zurich Investments Small Companies Fund PDS

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Small Companies Fund - Fund profile

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This is a detailed fund overview, which includes the objectives, key features and benefits of the Zurich Investments Small Companies Fund.

Zurich Investments Small Companies Fund - Fund Focus - September 2016

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The Zurich Investments Small Companies Fund generally invests in 20 – 50 securities listed on the Australian Securities Exchange that fall outside of the S&P/ASX 50 Leaders. The Fund may also invest up to 20% in securities listed on stock exchanges in the Asian region (excluding Japan).

Small Companies Fund - Discover the value of small companies

Type: pdf (235Kb)

This flyer for investors explores the benefits of investing in small companies, as well as an overview of the key features and benefits of the Zurich Investments Small Companies Fund.





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