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SGH Australian Small Companies Fund

(previously abrdn Australian Small Companies Fund)

The SGH Australian Small Companies Fund seeks to invest in high-quality companies with dominant leading market positions that generate strong cash flows and high returns on equity, and are better positioned to reinvest through the cycle, compound earnings, and/or pay dividends.

Before making a decision about whether to make an investment in the Fund, please read the Fund’s Target Market Determination (TMD) and Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)(including all incorporated information) to ensure the features of the Fund as described in the TMD and PDS aligns with your objectives, financial situation and needs.

Monthly Fact Sheet
How to invest

Shawn Lee: SGH Australian Small Companies Fund
September 2023 Quarterly Update

At a Glance

APIR code CSA0131AU mFund code SFZ20 Minimum investment $20,000 Management cost 1.26% Distributions per annum 2 Commencement date 01/03/2001 Asset class Equity Benchmark S&P/ASX Small Ords Accumulation Index Buy/Sell Spread +0.30%/-0.30%
Investment objective To outperform the benchmark, the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index, after fees, over rolling three year periods, by investing mainly in Australian (primarily outside the S&P/ASX 100 Accumulation Index) and New Zealand securities. Annual report Download
Please refer to the current PDS, reference guide and TMD for further details including any additional fees that may be applicable.

Investment strategy

The Fund utilises SGH’s proven investment philosophy and approach to invest primarily in a concentrated portfolio of mainly Australian (primarily outside of the S&P/ASX 100 Index) and New Zealand listed companies that have the potential for capital growth and increased earning potential.

SGH seeks to identify and invest in quality Australian and New Zealand listed securities through first hand company visits. Quality is chiefly an evaluation of a company’s management, balance sheet and business model.

Only those companies which pass SGH’s rigorous quality screen are considered for portfolio inclusion. We see risk in terms of investing in a poor quality company, or overpaying for a good one, and do not view risk in benchmark relative terms.

SGH therefore downplay benchmarks in portfolio construction since these provide little indication of future performance. SGH is comfortable not holding companies if they do not satisfy its disciplined quality and valuation criteria, regardless of their benchmark weight.

The normal characteristics of the Fund include:

  • Little reference to the benchmark.
  • Low cash allocation (as the aim is to be fully invested in securities).

Investment parameters

This Fund is generally fully invested in Australian and New Zealand equity securities in a mix of asset classes as follows:

  • 75 – 100% Australian equity securities
  • 0 – 15% New Zealand equity securities
  • 0 – 10% Cash.

Please note that these are indicative asset allocation ranges for the Fund.

Performance as at 30 November 2023. Powered by data from Financial Express. For funds with less than 5 yrs performance history, refer to fact sheet for since inception returns.

 

Performance
Performance 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 7Y 10Y Entry Nav Exit Date History
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Fund Name 4.11% -3.29% 1.86% 0.17% -0.81% 4.69% 5.09% 7.54% $3.0944 $3.0851 $3.0758 04/12/2023

HOW TO INVEST

Existing SGH investor with an Apex Fund Services investor number:

  1. Download and read PDS, additional information booklet and Target Market Determination (TMD).
  2. Complete additional investment form and send to Apex Fund Services Unit Registry.

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

Not an existing SGH investor:

  1. Download and read PDS, additional information booklet and Target Market Determination (TMD).
  2. Submit application form online.

OR

  1. Download and read PDS, additional information booklet and Target Market Determination (TMD).
  2. Complete an application form and send to Apex Fund Services Unit Registry.

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