Alpha Fund Managers

Overview

Investment objective

The Alpha Australian Blue Chip Fund is designed for investors seeking strong, medium to long-term capital growth potential from higher market capitalisation Australian shares, combined with a steadily increasing dividend stream. It aims to outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (after fund fees and expenses, and before taxes) over rolling 3 to 5 year periods. The Fund invests predominately in a diversified portfolio of large market capitalisation shares - targeting a relatively low level of portfolio turnover, and a moderate level of franked dividend income.

Investments held

The Alpha Australian Blue Chip Fund gains exposure to large market capitalisation shares listed on the Australian Stock Exchange ('ASX') by investing with Australian share investment managers. The Alpha Australian Blue Chip Fund incorporates the styles of both long and short managers within the fund.

Minimum suggested investment timeframe

The minimum suggested investment timeframe for the Alpha Australian Blue Chip Fund is 3 to 5 years. The minimum suggested timeframe is a general guide only, and does not take into account your individual circumstances. We advise investors to seek financial advice to determine an appropriate investment period for the Alpha Australian Blue Chip Fund.

Investment Managers

Intrinsic Investment Management

Intrinsic Investment Management is a specialist manager actively managing high quality, concentrated Australian equities portfolios for institutional and individual clients. The investment team has on average 30 years of portfolio management experience, and brings a significant record of accomplishment and seniority within the industry. Utilising a 'style neutral' investment philosophy combined with a rigorous stock selection process, the strategy can manoeuvre within different market cycles and has demonstrated superior skill in alpha generation.

Bennelong Funds Management

Bennelong Funds Management (Bennelong) is a thriving fund manager nurturing a growing suite of boutique asset management teams. It currently manages over $5.0 billion in funds under management in Australian equities (small and large caps), as well as market neutral and absolute return hedge funds. Alignment of the interests of our clients and asset management teams is a vital part of the Bennelong approach to creating high-performing investment strategies and products.

BFM is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bennelong Group, a privately owned funds management and private equity business. While the Group owns and manages significant businesses globally, it also measures its success through contributing to positive and lasting change in the wider community via the Bennelong Foundation.

Smallco

Smallco commenced operations in April 2000 and currently manages approximately $700m of funds spread across the Smallco Investment Fund, the Smallco Broadcap Fund and a Broadcap mandate from a family office. The firm was founded by Rob Hopkins and Bill Ryan on the premise that inefficiencies exist within the pricing of smaller companies within the Australian listed securities market.

State Street Global Advisors

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a global leader in institutional asset management, managing more than $2.4 trillion in assets. The firm, part of the wider State Street business, has 35 years of experience assisting clients navigate a range of market cycles and conditions. The firm employs over 2,200 people in 17 countries worldwide with nine investment centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Macquarie

Macquarie is one of Australia's largest equities managers with over 30 years' experience managing portfolios and a global investment team of over 90 professionals located in Sydney, Hong Kong, New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

The Macquarie High Conviction team has a structured process to build a portfolio of stocks based on their conviction through proprietary quantitative screening, analyst ideas and market event, and undertakes focused company research to look for companies that have valuation upside with a realistic earning profile.

 

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Information on this page is general advice only and is not personal advice. It does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Please review a copy of the Product Disclosure Statement to determine if this is a suitable investment to meet your needs or speak to your financial adviser before you make any decision to invest.

Funds invested are not guaranteed and their value will rise and fall in line with market forces. Past performance is no guarantee of future return.

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APIR

ETL0091AU

Who should invest?

The Fund is designed for investors seeking exposure to predominantly large market capitalisation Australian equities with the potential to achieve long term capital growth and steadily increasing dividends

Investments held

Predominantly Australian share managed funds

Benchmark

S&P ASX300 Accumulation Index

Minimum recommended investment time frame

3 to 5 years

Investment manager

Alpha Fund Managers Pty Ltd

Responsible entity

Equity Trustees Limited

Minimum initial investment

$25,000

Minimum additional investment

$10,000

Minimum withdrawal

$10,000

Minimum balance

$25,000

Withdrawal of monies under normal circumstances

Within 7 days

Valuation frequency

Daily

Unit price

Generally determined each business day based on the Net Asset Value of the Fund

Buy/Sell spread

0.35% / 0.35%

Income distribution

Half yearly

Management costs

1.173% p.a.

Performance fees

Yes - Refer to PDS

Date of inception

March 2007

Please refer to the Alpha Fund Series PDS for further information