BetaShares Australian Small Companies Select Fund (SMLL)
|History repeats itself, as small caps outperform|
About this Fund
|FUND MANAGER||BetaShares Capital|
|ASSET CLASS||ACTIVE EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS|
The Fund invests in a portfolio of small company shares listed on the ASX.
|INVESTMENT PROFILE||The Fund aims to provide investors with capital growth and income and to outperform the Benchmark over the medium to long term (after fees and expenses).|
|BENCHMARK||S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index|
|FUND SIZE||S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index|
|NO. OF HOLDINGS||50-100|
Benefits of investing in the BetaShares Australian Small Companies Select Fund
|RISK LEVEL||very high risk/return profile|
This product is likely to be appropriate for a consumer seeking capital growth by providing exposure to Australian small companies, to be used as a satellite/small allocation to Australian equities, within a portfolio where the consumer has a medium to long investment timeframe (5+ years), very high risk/return profile and needs daily access to capital.
About the Fund
The Fund aims to provide investors with capital growth and income from a portfolio of small company shares listed on the ASX. The Fund aims to outperform the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index over the medium to long term (after fees and expenses.)
How to use this ETF in your portfolio
The Fund can be used to implement a variety of investment strategies. For example:
How we invest your money
The Responsible Entity will seek to invest the Fund's assets in a portfolio of high quality, profitable small companies that will be drawn from the universe of ASX-listed stocks that are generally outside the 100 largest by market capitalisation (but generally within the 350 largest by market capitalisation).
The Fund's portfolio will typically consist of 50 to 100 stocks from this universe. In constructing the portfolio, the Responsible Entity will use a series of screens that aim to identify companies with positive earnings and strong ability to service debt. Relative valuation metrics and price momentum are also evaluated as part of the stock selection process.
The Responsible Entity also takes into account the liquidity characteristics of stocks in constructing and managing the portfolio, with a view to selecting stocks that are more liquid relative to other small companies.
Generally, no stock in the portfolio is expected to exceed 5% of the Fund's Net Asset Value at the time of purchase.
The Fund may use exchange-traded derivatives, such as futures, where this may help to achieve the Fund's investment objective.
The Fund may also invest in ETFs (which may include ETFs managed by the Responsible Entity) quoted on the ASX that invest in listed Australian companies, provided such ETFs obtain their investment exposure through direct investment in underlying physical assets.