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Alpha Australian Small Companies Fund

The Fund is designed for investors seeking exposure to predominately small to medium capitalisation Australian equities with the potential to achieve long term capital growth.


Minimum initial investment


Minimum additional investment


Minimum withdrawal


Buy/Sell spread

1.29% p.a.

Management costs (including service costs)


Minimum balance

Investment Objective
Investments Held

The Alpha Australian Small Companies Fund is designed for investors seeking superior long-term returns by investing in an actively managed portfolio of Australian Small Companies shares. It aims to outperform (after fund fees and expenses, and before taxes) the S&P ASX Small Ordinaries Index over rolling 5 to 7 year periods. The Fund may exhibit a relatively benchmark unaware process in pursuit of superior returns – i.e. the Fund may not invest into stocks just because they are in the benchmark. As a result the composition and returns of the portfolio may deviate significantly from that of the benchmark. The Fund will leverage extensively off the proprietary research and view of the Underlying Investment Managers.

The Alpha Australian Small Companies Fund gains exposure to predominately small to medium market capitalisation shares listed on the ASX, by investing with Australian Small Companies investment managers.

Key information overview

Minimum time frame info_outline

5-7 years

Date of inception

March 2007

Withdrawal of monies info_outline

Within seven days

Income distribution

Half yearly

Valuation frequency





S&P ASX Small Ordinaries Index

Responsible entity

Equity Trustees Limited

Indirect costs and performance fees

Refer to PDS

Unit Price

Unit Price

The Alpha Australian Small Companies Fund’s unit price are calculated daily, please refer to the PDS for information relating to the buy/sell spread.



The Alpha Australian Small Companies Fund’s returns are calculated after fees have been deducted, assuming reinvestment of distributions. No allowance is made for tax. *Benchmark – S&P ASX Small Ordinaries Index.



Downside Capture since inception



Outperformance since inception


Distribution yield


Annualised volatility vs benchmark

Fund performance report – 31 January 2019


Alpha Australian Small Companies Fund Distribution Return Growth Return Total Return Benchmark Return Outperformance
Month 0.00% 4.08% 4.08% 5.56% -1.49%
3 Month 0.00% -1.65% -1.65% 0.78% -2.43%
6 Month 0.00% -7.43% -7.43% -6.95% -0.47%
1 Year 6.08% -11.89% -5.81% -3.06% -2.75%
3 Years pa 8.80% -1.90% 6.90% 11.34% -4.44%
5 Years pa 12.23% -3.35% 8.89% 7.38% 1.51%
Since Inception pa 6.23% -2.36% 3.87% -0.01% 3.89%

Investment Managers

The following Investment Managers sit within the Alpha Australian Small Companies Fund.



Australian Ethical

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Spheria Asset Management

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SG Hiscock & Company

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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.