Spheria Global Microcap Fund


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.

Investment Managers

Marcus Burns

Co-Portfolio Manager

Marcus is a co-founder of Spheria and has been a Portfolio Manager since Spheria's inception in April 2016. He has managed Australian, European and global equity portfolios out of Australia and London through volatile market cycles for over 20 years. Marcus has an established track record generating strong investment portfolio returns for investors. He worked alongside his Co-Portfolio Manager Matthew Booker at Schroders since the beginning of 2013 and co-managed the Australian small and micro-cap portfolios with Matthew. These funds generated double digit returns above benchmark during this timeframe.

Matthew Booker

Co-Portfolio Manager

Matthew is a co-founder of Spheria Asset Management and a portfolio manager with research responsibilities. He has managed small company portfolios through volatile market cycles for over 16 years and has established a significant track record for generating returns that have exceeded portfolio benchmarks. Prior to co-founding Spheria, Mr Booker worked at Concord Capital and then Schroders, managing the smaller companies fund as well as the micro-cap product at Schroders. Mr Booker is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Fellow of FINSIA. He has over 25 years of financial markets experience.

Daniel Peters

Head of Research

Daniel joined Spheria in May 2022 in the role of Head of Research. Daniel has over 18 years of experience in the Australian equities market analysing companies across various sectors and across the market cap spectrum. This includes 13 years at Schroders Investment Management Australia where Daniel worked closely with Spheria founders Matthew Booker, Marcus Burns and Adam Lund. Daniel has successfully completed all three levels of the CFA program.

Adam Lund

Head of Trading / Analyst

Adam Lund is a co-founder of Spheria and is the Head of Trading with investment research and portfolio construction responsibilities. Adam has over 12 years experience in funds management and spent 5 years as an equities and derivatives trader at Schroders Investment Management Australia. At Schroders, Adam worked closely with Spheria co-founders, Matthew Booker and Marcus Burns.

Jerram Lindsay


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


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.

Al Doecke


Allister joined Spheria in April 2018 as a Trader for the Manager’s investment strategies. Allister has over 10 years of experience in the Australian equities market, being previously employed as an Institutional Trader at Taylor Collison. Allister graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Finance in 2013.

Xia Yuhui

Data Analyst

Xia joined Spheria in 2019 as a Data Analyst for the Manager’s investment strategies. Xia was previously employed as an engineer with experience in technical aspects across trading infrastructure development and data analytics. Xia graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Master of Mathematics in 2018.

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
Minimum Initial Investment $25,000

Benchmark from inception until 30th June 2021 was the MSCI Kokusai (World Ex-Japan) Microcap Index. Thereafter from 1 July 2021, the new Benchmark is the MSCI World Microcap. Index

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.

Micro Caps vs. Large Caps: Long-Run Cumulative Performance of Stocks in Different Size Bands

Source: Credit Suisse

Performance as at 30th June 2022

1 Spheria Global Microcap Fund. Returns of the Fund are net of applicable fees, costs and taxes.
2 Benchmark is the MSCI World Microcap Index in AUD (Net) from 1 July 2021 and prior to that MSCI Kokusai (World Ex-Japan) Microcap Index in AUD.
3 Inception date is 1 March 2019. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. All p.a. returns are annualised.

Unit Prices and Distributions

Unit prices are net of fees & do not include distributions. 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.

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Platform Availability List

The Spheria Global 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.


BT Panorama


Macquarie Wrap



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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) and Target Market Determination (‘TMD’) 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.