The Fund returned -18.10% in March, underperforming the benchmark return of -15.20%.
The global markets have entered one of the most challenging periods since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 – 2009. Complacency has been replaced by fear as investors grapple with the economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning the last week of February, forced selling placed massive downward pressure on prices across asset classes. Volatility also rose to extreme levels. March witnessed the second fastest sell-off in US equities, followed by the largest three-day rally, since the Great Depression. Increased participation by computer-driven strategies exacerbated the often-violent price swings. Our full commentary is below >>
||NICE Information Service||Korea, Republic Of||Industrials|
||Swedish Match AB||Sweden||Consumer Staples|
|1 Month||1 Year||2 Years P.A.||3 Years P.A.||SINCE INCEPTION P.A.2|
|VOLATILITY3||12.8%||NUMBER OF STOCKS||46|
|BETA (USING DAILY RETURNS)4||0.78||MAXIMUM DRAW DOWN||-20.7%|
CIO and Portfolio Manager
Head of Research and Portfolio Manager
The Fund invests principally in small and midcap listed (or soon to be listed) global equities. Its investment objective is to obtain returns greater than the MSCI All Country World Index SMID Cap unhedged in Australian dollars (‘Index’) over rolling 3 year periods after fees. The Fund’s investment manager, Lizard Investors LLC, uses a value oriented investment approach that seeks to identify and invest in quality businesses that create significant value but are mispriced, overlooked, or out-of-favour. The investment manager believes that unique opportunities exist due to limited available research, corporate actions, or unfavourable investor perception.
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1. Net performance figures are shown after all fees and expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance, the value of investments can go up and down.
2. Inception 1st April 2015.
3. Annualised standard deviation since inception.
4. Relative to MSCI All Country World SMID Cap index unhedged in AUD.
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