Spheria Global Microcap Fund

Overview

About the fund

In March 2019, Spheria Asset Management launched the Spheria Global Microcap Fund, confident this largely unexplored segment of the market presented the greatest opportunity for client wealth creation. The fund’s exceptional relative returns in a period of extreme volatility were delivered by a carefully constructed portfolio of solid businesses, with strong cash flow generation and good balance sheets.

The Case For Global Microcaps PDF

Investment Managers

Gino Rossi

Portfolio Manager

Gino joined Spheria in October 2018. Gino began his career as part of Credit Suisse Asset Management Equities team in January 2000. During his 17 years in investment markets, Gino has covered Australian and International Equities, across both small-cap and large. Most recently he was Deputy Portfolio Manager of Arnhem’s International Fund which delivered returns well in excess of the benchmark. Gino has also worked in Corporate Strategy for an ASX100 company and was a number one rated sell-side analyst at Citi Investment Research. He has specialised sector knowledge across a broad range of industries, most notably Healthcare and Consumer.

Jerram Lindsay

Analyst

Jerram joined Spheria in March 2019 with research responsibilities after working in the Investment Management Services team at Pinnacle Investment Management for over a year. Jerram holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Queensland.

Aimee Jordan

Analyst

Aimee joined Spheria in September 2019 with research responsibilities after working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for over 2 years focusing on large cap ASX companies. Aimee holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Sydney.

Ratings

The Spheria Global Microcap Fund received a ‘Recommended’ rating from Zenith Investment Partners (November 2020)1.

Fund Facts

Spheria Global Microcap Fund value
Benchmark MSCI World Micro Cap Index
Investment Objective Outperform the MSCI World Micro Cap Index in AUD (Net) over the long term
Investing Universe Global listed microcap equities predominantly in developed markets with a market capitalisation of US$1.0bn and below at time of purchase
Holdings Generally 30-80 stocks
Distributions Annually
Fees 1.35% p.a. management fee & 20% performance fee of the Fund’s excess return versus its benchmark, net of the management fee.
Cash Up to 20% cash
Expected Turnover 20% - 40%
Style Long only
APIR WHT6704AU
Minimum Initial Investment $25,000

Why Global Microcaps?

Over the long-run, microcaps have been the best performing segment in the USA and UK. These strong returns reflect the stock opportunities available within this investment universe of undiscovered, emerging companies.

Kokusai Microcap Relative Performance in USD

Micro Caps vs. Large Caps:

Performance as at 31st March 2021

1 Spheria Global Microcap Fund. Returns of the Fund are net of applicable fees, costs and taxes
2 Benchmark is the MSCI Kokusai (World Ex Japan) Microcap Index in AUD (Net).
3 Inception date is 1 March 2019. Returns are per annum.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
All p.a. returns are annualised.

Growth of $10,000 Since Fund Inception

Unit Prices and Distributions

Unit prices include franking credits, are net of fees & do not include distributions. Distribution CPU consists of cash and franking credits. Distribution history is available at the bottom of the table; please select ‘show all entries’ in the drop down or download the PDF using the download button above the table.

Updates and Reports

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Platform Availability List

The Spheria Australian Microcap Fund is available on the below Platforms. Platforms provide investors with consolidated and centralised reporting (including administration, tax, and distribution) by bundling together a range of managed funds as one single product. If the Fund is not available on your preferred platform, please contact us. Please check with your platform for minimum investment requirements and fees.

HUB24

Macquarie Wrap

Netwealth

Praemium

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Disclaimer

All website content in respect of the Spheria Australian Microcap Fund (ARSN 611 819 651), Spheria Australian Smaller Companies Fund (ARSN 117 083 762), Spheria Global Microcap Fund (ARSN 627 330 287), Spheria Opportunities Fund (ARSN 144 032 431) (the Funds) are issued by Pinnacle Fund Services Limited ABN 29 082 494 362 AFSL 238 371 (“PFSL”) as responsible entity of the Funds and are prepared by Spheria Asset Management Pty Limited (“Spheria”) (ABN 42 611 081 326), a Corporate Authorised Representative (1240979) of Pinnacle Investment Management Limited (ABN 66 109 659 109) (AFSL 322140), as the investment manager of the Trust.

The information provided in this website is of a general nature only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making an investment decision in respect of the Fund, you should consider the current product disclosure statement (PDS) of the Fund and the Fund’s other periodic and continuous disclosure announcements lodged with the ASX, which are available at www.asx.com.au, and assess whether the Fund is appropriate given your objectives, financial situation or needs. If you require advice that takes into account your personal circumstances, you should consult a licensed or authorised financial adviser.

Neither PFSL nor Spheria guarantees repayment of capital or any particular rate of return from the Fund. Neither PFSL nor Spheria gives any representation or warranty as to the currency, reliability, completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this website. All opinions and estimates included in this website constitute judgments of Spheria as at the date of website creation and are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

1 The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (Spheria Australian Microcap Fund WHT0066AU rating issued February 2021, Spheria Australian Smaller Companies Fund WHT0008AU rating issued February 2021, Spheria Global Microcap Fund WHT6704AU rating issued November 2020, Spheria Opportunities Fund WHT0025AU rating issued February 2021) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at http://www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines.

2 The rating issued (Spheria Australian Microcap Fund WHT0066AU rating issued August 2020, Spheria Australian Smaller Companies Fund WHT0008AU rating issued August 2020) is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445 (Lonsec). Ratings are general advice only, and have been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consider your personal circumstances, read the product disclosure statement and seek independent financial advice before investing. The rating is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any product. Past performance information is not indicative of future performance. Ratings are subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update. Lonsec uses objective criteria and receives a fee from the Fund Manager. Visit lonsec.com.au for ratings information and to access the full report. © 2020 Lonsec. All rights reserved.