Spheria Global Opportunities Fund


About the Fund

In March 2019, Spheria Asset Management launched the Spheria Global Opportunities Fund, confident this largely unexplored segment of the market presented the greatest opportunity for client wealth creation. The Fund is a carefully constructed portfolio of solid businesses, with strong cash flow generation and good balance sheets.

Existing Unitholders: Please note the Spheria Global Opportunities Fund changed name from the Spheria Global Microcap Fund on 1 October 2022. Read more

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.

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.

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.

Charles Ji


Charles joined Spheria in October 2022 as an Analyst after working at MFS Investment Management for 4 years as an Equity Research Associate, primarily analysing Australian companies for domestic and global Funds. Charles holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Science from University of New South Wales. Charles Ji is a CFA® charterholder and has passed all three levels on his first attempt.

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.

Damian Rawle

Data Analyst

Damian joined Spheria in January 2023 as a Data Analyst for the manager’s investment strategies. Damian has 10 years of experience in funds management, including 5 years at Pinnacle Investment Management. Damian specialises in quantitative methods, including automation and portfolio analysis. Damian is a CFA® charterholder since February 2022.

Isabella Tu


Isabella Tu joined Spheria in May 2023 as an analyst after working at Janus Henderson Investors on the Diversified Alternatives team. Her responsibilities included supporting a team based across London, Denver and Sydney on Global Multi-Strategy funds. Prior to this she spent a year in the Financial Services Graduate Program at AMP, concentrating on Managed Portfolio Investments and Transaction Strategy. Isabella holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies in Finance and English Literature from the University of Sydney.


The Spheria Global Opportunities Fund received an ‘Approved’ rating from Zenith Investment Partners (November 2022)1 and an ‘Investment Grade’ rating from Lonsec Research (March 2023)2. Further information on our Ratings and Certifications can be found in the Disclaimer & Disclosure section.

Fund Facts

Spheria Global Opportunities Fund value
Benchmark MSCI World Small Cap Index
Investment Objective Outperform the MSCI World Small Cap Index in AUD (Net) over the long term
Suggested Minimum Investment Timeframe 7 years
Investing Universe Predominantly investing in globally listed smaller companies with a market capitalisation of US$20bn and below at time of purchase.
Suitable Investor Profile This product is intended for use as a core allocation for a consumer who is seeking capital growth and has a high risk and return profile for that portion of their investment portfolio. It is likely to be consistent with the financial situation and needs of a consumer with a 7-year investment timeframe and who is unlikely to need to withdraw their money on less than one week’s notice.
Risk High
Holdings Generally 30-80 stocks
Distributions Annually
Fees 1.10% p.a. management fee & 20% performance fee of the Fund’s excess return versus its benchmark, net of the management fee.
Portfolio Allocation1 80-100% Global equities
0-20% Cash and cash equivalents
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 Benchmark is the MSCI World Microcap Index. Thereafter from 1 October 2022, the new Benchmark is the MSCI World Small Cap Index.

1 The portfolio allocation ranges provided are indicative only. The Fund will be rebalanced within a reasonable period of time should the exposure move outside these ranges.

Why Global Small & Micro Caps?

Over the long-run, small caps and micro caps 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.

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

Source: Credit Suisse


1 Spheria Global Opportunities Fund. Returns of the Fund are net of applicable fees, costs and taxes.
2 Benchmark is MSCI World Small Cap Index (net in AUD) for all periods. Please note that the Benchmark from inception to 30 June 2021 was the MSCI Kokusai Microcap Index (net in AUD) and from 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2022 was the MSCI World Microcap Index (net 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.

Please note the strategy of the Fund changed effective 1 October 2022. The Spheria Global Opportunities Fund was previously known as the Spheria Global Microcap Fund which targeted global listed microcap companies (companies with a market capitalisation of US$1 billion and below at time of purchase).

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Unit Price History

Unit prices are net of fees & do not include distributions. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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Platform Availability List

The Spheria Global Opportunities 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.


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This webpage is prepared by Spheria Asset Management Pty Limited (‘Spheria’) (ABN 42‌ 611‌ 081‌ 326‌, Corporate Authorised Representative No. 1240‌979‌) of Pinnacle Investment Management Limited (‘PIML’) (ABN 66 109 659 109, AFSL 322140) as the investment manager of the Spheria Global Opportunities Fund (ARSN 627‌ 330‌ 287‌) (the ‘Fund’). Pinnacle Fund Services Limited (‘PFSL’) (ABN 29‌ 082‌ 494‌ 362‌, AFSL 238‌371‌) is the product issuer of the Fund. PFSL is not licensed to provide financial product advice. PFSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited (‘Pinnacle’) (ABN 22‌ 100‌ 325‌ 184‌).

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. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. The value of your units at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund distributions. Returns are not guaranteed, and you may lose some or all of your money. The specific risks associated with investing in the Fund, and the risks associated with the Fund’s investments, are discussed in Section 3 of the Product Disclosure Statement. 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 (‘Zenith’) (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFSL 226872) rating (assigned Spheria Global Opportunities Fund – November 2022) referred to in this piece 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, including target markets of financial products, where applicable, 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 Fund Research Regulatory Guidelines.

2 The rating issued (Spheria Global Opportunities fund WHT6704AU rating issued March 2023) is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd (‘Lonsec’) (ABN 11 151 658 561, AFSL 421 445). 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. © 2022 Lonsec. All rights reserved.