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|
 Includes estimated GST payable, after taking into account Reduced Input Tax Credits (“RITC”).
 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).
|Periods Ending 31 December 2020||1 mth %||3 mths %|
|Total Net Return||+2.37||+13.48|
|S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accum. Index||+2.76||+13.83|
|Total Net Return vs. the Index||-0.39||-0.36|
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|
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
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.
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 31 December 2020. Powered by data from Financial Express. For funds with less than 5 yrs performance history, refer to fact sheet for since inception returns.