The Zurich Investments Small Companies Fund invests in Australian small companies that have the potential to provide substantial growth opportunities.
Managed by our strategic investment partner Sigma Funds Management the Fund has a valuation driven approach with a clear focus on risk adjusted returns. The Manager believes that by investing in a broad range of undervalued businesses with a bias towards those with lower business risk, they will deliver above average market returns with lower than average levels of market risk over the medium to longer term.
Zurich’s Small Companies Fund employs an active research driven investment approach to identify a portfolio of small company securities which aims to deliver returns superior to the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index over time.
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Zurich Investments provides exclusive access to specialist managers recognised as being amongst the best in their area of expertise. Effective 5 December 2017 we have appointed Sigma Funds Management to implement the investment management process for this fund*.
Sigma Funds Management is an independent, active, value style Australian equities boutique. The highly experienced team has an extensive track record of managing small companies, and take a value driven approach with a clear focus on risk adjusted returns.
The team believes that by investing in a broad range of undervalued businesses with a bias towards those with lower business risk, that they will deliver above average market returns with lower than average levels of market risk over the medium to longer term.
*From 11 October 2010 to 4 December 2017 Ellerston Capital Limited were the appointed manager of the fund.
Performance returns quoted are compound rates of return calculated on exit prices and assume reinvestment of distributions. Returns are calculated net of all ongoing fees and any taxes payable by the fund. The benchmark return shown is a gross return. Figures shown are rounded to two decimal places.
The full name of the benchmark used in the table is S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index.
*Inception date is 15 June 2018
Performance figures are net of ongoing fees and expenses. The performance figures quoted are historical, calculated on an annualised basis using end-of-month redemption prices, and do not allow for the effects of income tax or inflation. Total returns assume the reinvestment of all distributions. Growth returns are the returns due to change in initial capital value. Distribution returns are the returns due to the distributions paid which may include net realised capital gains. The Net Asset Value is used in the unit price chart.
The full name of the benchmark used in the chart is S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index.
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