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DMP Australian Small Companies Trust

for Wholesale Investors Only

The DMP Australian Small Companies Trust (DASCT), previously the DMP Australian Small Caps Trust, was established on 1 January 2017, with DMP as the Investment Manager.  On 17 November 2019, SG Hiscock & Company Limited (SGH) was appointed the Investment Manager and DMP Asset Management Ltd (DMP) the Sub-Investment Manager.

DMP, through its predecessor firms, was established in 1991.  In March 2019, DMP merged with SGH to form an investment management organisation with substantial experience, shared cultures and complementary strengths in investment management, research and managing bespoke private client portfolios. Both businesses retain their separate AFSL licenses and brands to ensure a clear focus on the two pillars of business within the merged entity, namely Institutional mandates and retail unit trusts (SGH) and wholesale tailored portfolio services (DMP).

At a Glance

Investment Manager SG Hiscock & Company Limited
Sub-Investment Manager DMP Asset Management Ltd
Commencement 01 January 2017
Minimum Initial Investment $25,000
Management Costs[1] 1.03%
Performance Fee[2] 20.50%
[1] Includes estimated GST payable, after taking into account Reduced Input Tax Credits (“RITC”).
[2] Performance Fee: 20.50% of the amount by which the Trust’s performance exceeds the performance hurdle (S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index plus 2%). Any underperformance from a prior period must be recouped before a fee can be taken (we call this the High-Water Mark).

At a Glance

Qualifying Investors Wholesale Clients (Aus) / Wholesale Investors (NZ)
Distributions Annual
Buy Spread / Sell Spread 0.35% / 0.35%
Monthly Fact Sheet Download
Annual Report Download


Periods Ending 30 April 2022 1 mth % 3 mths %
Total Net Return -0.90 0.69
S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accum. Index -1.50 3.68
Total Net Return vs. the Index +0.60 -2.99
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
Inception Date: 1 January 2017


6 mths % 1 yr % 2 yrs % p.a. Since Inception % p.a
-3.94 +10.26 +37.08 +13.95
-4.61 +2.91 +19.94 9.25
+0.67 +7.35 +17.14 +4.70


30 June 2021            14.6 cents per unit
30 June 2020            0.0 cents per unit
30 June 2019             2.2 cents per unit
30 June 2018             2.7 cents per unit
30 June 2017             1.9 cents per unit

Investment Strategy

Designed to provide medium to long-term capital growth potential and seeks to outperform the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index over rolling 3 to 5 year periods after taking into account trust fees and expenses.

Investment Parameters

The Sub-Investment Manager will use the following guidelines when selecting investments for the Fund:

  • The fund will generally hold 60 to 80 stocks, with a minimum of 40 stocks, that are outside the S&P/ASX 100;
  • Cash maximum 0-20%; equities 80-100 %;
  • The Fund will be permitted to invest up to 10% of the Fund’s assets in unlisted securities – but those unlisted securities must be expected to be quoted on the ASX within a 12 month period.
  • The investment in any one company will not be more than 10% of the market value of the Fund’s assets.
  • Maximum shareholding in any one company is 10% of its market capitalisation.
  • the Fund may use derivatives for risk management purposes, as substitutes for physical securities; and
  • the Fund will not be geared.

All stocks on initial purchase will be outside the S&P/ASX 100. Should a stock, via growth be included in the S&P/ASX 100 Index, DMP is able to hold this stock for a period of no greater than twelve months to enable DMP to maximise the exit value for investors. DMP will immediately develop an exit plan for any stock that reaches the top 50.

Performance as at 30 April 2022. Powered by data from Financial Express. For funds with less than 5 yrs performance history, refer to fact sheet for since inception returns.


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How to Invest

Existing investor with Mainstream investor number:

  1. Download and read the Information Memorandum
  2. Complete the Additional Information Form and send to Mainstream Fund Services Unit Registry
  3. If using BPAY® no form is required.  BPAY® Biller Code is 349704.  You will need your Customer Reference Number (CRN) which you received from Mainstream Fund Services.

Please contact Mainstream Fund Services at 1300 133 451 if you require assistance.

Not an existing investor:

  1. Download and read the Information Memorandum
  2. Submit Application Form online


  1. Download and read the Information Memorandum.
  2. Complete an Application Form and send to Mainstream Fund Services Unit Registry.

How to Invest

1. Australian Investors - Read the Information Memorandum and complete the Application Form Information Memorandum for Aust Investors Download
2. NZ Investors - Read the Information Memorandum and complete the Application Form Information Memorandum for NZ Investors Download
3. Sophisticated investors and wholesale clients are required to provide a qualified accountant's certificate Qualified Accountant's Certificate Download

Additional Forms

Download and complete the Additional Application Form Additional Application Form Download
Download and complete the Redemption Request Form Redemption Request Form Download
Download and complete the Change of Details Form Change of Details Form Download

Investment Team