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The Affluence Investment Fund had a strong month in September, increasing by 1.1%. Since commencing in December 2014 the Fund has returned 9.4% per annum. Over that period the Fund has outperformed both the benchmark of inflation plus 5% and the ASX 200 (including dividends). Volatility of returns continues to be low at only 2.9% per annum, compared to the ASX 200 of 11.7% per annum.
The strongest investments for the Fund during September were the Wentworth Williamson Fund (up 5.6%), the Packer Investigator Trust (up 3.7%), and the Totus Capital Alpha Fund (up 3.3%). Pleasingly, there were few negative contributors this month, and none that were significant. The best performing categories were Australian equities (against the market which was flat) and global equities, in part helped by a weaker Australian dollar.
We added a new fund during the month, the Coopers Investors Brunswick Fund. Coopers are well known Australian equity managers, Although reasonably large, with over $12 billion of FUM, they manage to maintain a boutique mindset. In particular, the Brunswick Fund is unconstrained and is managed by the founder Peter Cooper. It has an excellent track record of outperforming the ASX 200, and we get the opportunity to invest alongside a legendary manager.
At month end, 66% of the Fund was invested in unlisted funds, 16% in the Affluence LIC Fund, 7% in other listed investments, and 11% in cash. If you’d like further details of the investment portfolio, including our top holdings and weightings, register on our website as an Affluence Member and follow the link to the Members Area to view the portfolio.
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The cut-off for this month’s applications is 25th October. Units will be issued effective 1st November.
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