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About this Fund

Fund Detail

PDS https://informedinvestor.com.au/view/pds/101031-2024-06-11-02:45.pdf
FUND MANAGER Schroders Investment Management Australia
ASX Code
APIR SCH0035AU
ASSET CLASS AUSTRALIAN EQUITIES
INVESTMENT STYLE The Fund is an unconstrained actively managed portfolio investing in a broad range of companies predominantly from Australia.
INVESTMENT PROFILE The Fund seeks to outperform the Benchmark after fees over the long term.
CURRENCY MANAGEMENT Active management
INCEPTION DATE 14-12-2007
BENCHMARK S&P / ASX 300 Accumulation Index
FUND SIZE S&P / ASX 300 Accumulation Index
DISTRIBUTION FREQUENCY Half-yearly
NO. OF HOLDINGS 40-100
FEES 0.80% p.a.
STRUCTURE

Benefits

Benefits

Benefits of investing in the Schroder Equity Opportunities Fund - Wholesale Class

The benefits of investing in the Fund include:

  • Broad universe with no benchmark constraints investing in companies of all sizes avoiding the pitfalls of capitalisation weighted benchmarks which place undue emphasis on company size
  • Disciplined and structured investment approach which seeks to maximise comparability across businesses and maintain high levels of objectivity in valuations
  • Intuitive and common-sense approach to risk management which seeks to focus on the fundamental risk inherent in a business and the way it is financed rather than focusing unduly on the range of emotional and non-fundamental factors which drive day to day share prices
  • Integrated research approach where analyst research is organised along sectoral lines such that analysts maximise knowledge of how an industry operates and how businesses make money rather than focusing on business size
  • Investment approach that incorporates the use of data science, company and competitor meetings and rigorous team debate in an effort to ensure assumptions incorporated in financial models and the assessment of business and industry fundamentals are as accurate as possible
  • Experienced and dedicated investment team

Risk level

High

Investor suitability

Australian investors that are seeking a high conviction equity strategy but who do not want to sacrifice portfolio diversification opportunities which the broader market represents.

Because the strategy will depart materially from benchmark performance (in both directions) it is suitable for those investors with appropriate time horizons and a tolerance and patience for index deviation.

RISK LEVEL
INVESTOR SUITABILITY

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Key Features

About the Fund

The Schroder Equity Opportunities Fund provides exposure to a range of Australian listed companies across the full market capitalisation spectrum. These companies are characterised by strong returns on capital and a sustainable business franchise - offering pricing power and control over business direction.

The key differentiating feature of the fund is that benchmark weightings are not considered during the portfolio construction process while the stock selection methodology has no size constraints, using the full universe of opportunities.

The Fund is an unconstrained actively managed portfolio investing in a broad range of companies predominantly from Australia with the objective of specifically seeking out higher quality companies characterised by strong returns on capital with a sustainable competitive advantage. The Fund draws on Schroders' deep research capabilities, with a long term focus on investing.

Investment style

Stocks are identified using bottom-up, fundamental analysis undertaken by Schroders' experienced and stable team of in house analysts. The stock selection methodology of the fund has no size constraint and benchmark weightings are not considered in portfolio construction. Securities are selected on the basis of business quality (comprising both business and industry scores) and valuation attraction.

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How we invest your money

The Schroder Equity Opportunities Fund is an unconstrained actively managed portfolio investing in a broad range of companies predominantly from Australia with the objective of specifically seeking out higher quality companies characterised by strong returns on capital with a sustainable competitive advantage. The Fund invests across a broad universe of securities with no benchmark constraints, investing in companies of all sizes, avoiding the pitfalls of capitalisation weighted benchmarks which place undue emphasis on large companies. Stock selection is at the core of the investment process, based on intensive in-house company analysis undertaken by Schroders' highly experienced Australian investment team.

Asset classes and investment ranges

The Fund may invest in Australian and New Zealand securities including but not limited to equities, hybrid securities, cash and cash equivalents, property trusts, exchange traded funds, futures, options and listed equity market derivatives. The following investment ranges apply:

  • Australian and New Zealand securities: 80-100%
  • Cash and cash equivalents: 0-20%