Affluence LIC Fund
Investment Objective & Strategy
The Affluence LIC Fund is a limited capacity strategy that provides access to a diversified portfolio of 20 to 35 ASX Listed Investment Companies (LICs). The Fund aims to outperform the ASX 200 Accumulation Index with volatility of returns which is significantly less than the ASX 200 Index measured over rolling 3 year periods. The Fund also aims to pay a minimum distribution yield of 5% per annum, paid quarterly.
The Affluence LIC Fund invests in LICs using the following strategies:
- Alpha Generators – LICs that can outperform the market.
- Discount Capture – LICs trading at attractive discounts to NTA.
- Event Driven – Special situations such as IPO’s and other events.
Through investments in LICs, the Fund provides access to a broad range of underlying investment styles, investment strategies, and geographies.
The Affluence LIC Fund’s Key Features
A high quality, diversified portfolio of Listed Investment Companies
Diverse Investment Portfolio
The Fund is likely to hold 20-35 investments at any given time, but may hold more or less than this.
Three Ways to Add Value
The Fund aims to hold LICs that can outperform the market, buy at discounts to NTA and participate in event-driven opportunities.
Monthly Applications and Withdrawals
Applications and Withdrawals are processed monthly.
Minimum Initial Investment
You can invest as little as $20,000 and grow your investment over time.
Minimum Additional Investment
You can add to your investment from as little as $1,000.
Quarterly distributions can be reinvested to compound the returns on your investment.
We Get Paid To Perform
Affluence charge no fixed fee, simply a performance fee equivalent to 12.5% of positive total returns delivered. Other expenses of the fund are as disclosed in the PDS.
Regular Fund Reporting
Reports detailing the Fund’s performance, strategy and portfolio are provided monthly.
Affluence LIC Fund Performance
|To 31 Oct 2023||3 months||1 year||3 years||5 years||Inception||Volatility|
|Affluence LIC Fund||(0.7%)||5.0%||10.6%||10.6%||10.6%||8.7%|
|ASX 200 Accumulation Index||(7.2%)||3.0%||8.9%||7.2%||7.7%||14.3%|
|Outperformance against ASX 200 Index||6.5%||2.0%||1.7%||3.4%||2.9%|
Performance is calculated using NAV unit prices, net of fees and costs (excluding the buy sell spread) and assumes distributions are reinvested. Returns of more than one year are annualised. The Fund aims to pay distributions quarterly. The Fund inception date is 3 May 2016. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
Performance is calculated using NAV unit prices, net of fees and costs (excluding the buy sell spread) and assumes distributions are reinvested. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
Fund Performance in Falling Markets
The graph below shows the 10 largest monthly falls in the ASX200 Accumulation Index since the Fund commenced, and the performance of the Fund for that same month. The Fund has outperformed the Index in all 10 of the worst months. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
Portfolio Discount to NTA
The table below shows the average discount to NTA for the Affluence LIC Fund portfolio since inception.
As with all investments, the Fund is subject to risks. If these risks eventuate, they may result in a reduction in the value of your investment in the Fund and/or a reduction or cessation of distributions. Distributions are not guaranteed, nor is the return of your capital. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.
It is important that you know that the value of your investment will go up and down over time, the Fund’s returns will vary over time, future returns may differ from past returns and returns are not guaranteed. All of this means that there is always the chance that you could lose money on your investment.
As set out in the product disclosure statement dated 30 September 2022 (PDS), key risks include concentration and volatility risk, economic and market risk, legal and regulatory risk, manager and key person risk, and currency risk. AFM aims, where possible, to manage risks. However, some risks are outside our control.
Take a look at the largest holdings in the Fund, including portfolio weighting and commentary. Affluence Members Only.
How To Invest In The
Affluence LIC Fund
Read the PDS
Before making any decision to invest, you should read and understand the Fund’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). You should also read the Target Market Determination (TMD) and ensure the Fund is appropriate for your personal circumstances and financial objectives. You may wish to consult with your financial or other advisor in making this assessment.
You can download the PDS and TMD, invest online or download paper application forms by clicking the Invest Now button below.
Applications are accepted monthly. The cut-off for applications is the last business day of each month. Completed applications received by this date are processed as at the 1st of the next month.
To invest in the Fund you must complete an application form. If you have not invested with Affluence previously, you will also need to provide identification information and answer some questions which we will use to assess whether you are in the target market for the Fund. We may seek further information from you and reserve the right to reject an application if we consider you are not within the target market.
Investors can complete the relevant application form attached to the PDS or apply securely online through our registry services provider, Registry Direct. Applying online can be significantly easier and faster than paper-based applications and provides the option to verify or upload your identification information, reducing the need to provide certified copies of documents.
Provide documentsand make payment
Complete an online application or send the paper application documents (including any required Identification Documents) to us for processing.
Make payment of the application amount. Payments can be made via cheque or electronic transfer.
You will receive an acknowledgment as soon as possible after the Fund registrar receives your application documents and funds. You will receive your investment confirmation once the application has been processed. This normally occurs 7 – 10 days after the end of the month in which your application is accepted.
Affluence LIC Fund News & Updates
Keep up to date with the changes to the Fund’s portfolio, fundamentals and performance.
Frequently Asked Questions
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