Investing Differently

The Affluence Investment Fund is built on a philosophy of doing things differently.

  • We aim to invest with the best investment managers in Australia. They are usually boutique fund managers who are often unknown by the greater investing community.
  • We aim to pay monthly distributions. We understand that regular income is very important to many investors, and target a distribution yield of 5% per annum.
  • We don’t charge any fixed management fees. Just a performance fee. 12.5% of positive returns. Any negative performance must be recovered first.
  • We use some alternative strategies. Alternative strategies can perform much better in falling markets, which can help to limit falls and smooth returns over time.

We are Highly Rated

The Affluence Investment Fund has achieved a 5 Star Morningstar Rating for both 3 Years and Overall.

The rating is based on the historical risk-adjusted performance for the Fund. 5 Star Funds are those with the highest risk adjusted returns.

The Affluence Investment Fund has achieved a 5 Crown FE Rating. FE Crown Fund Ratings enable investors to distinguish between funds that are strongly outperforming their benchmark and those that are not. The top 10% of funds are awarded five FE Crowns.

We have Met our Fund Objectives

Fund ObjectiveAchievedAs at 31 August 2018
Minimum distribution yield of 5% per annum, paid monthlyThe Fund currently distributes 5.52 cents per unit per annum, paid monthly.
Total annualised return of at least inflation plus 5%Since inception over 3 years ago, the Fund has returned 9.5% pa compared to the return target 6.8% pa.
Access to a diversified portfolioThe Fund provides exposure to over 30 unlisted funds and more than 25 LIC's.
Deliver volatility of returns which is less than 50% of the ASX200Since inception over 3 years ago, the Fund had volatility of returns of 2.9% compared to the ASX200 of 10.8%.

Our Performance has been Strong

To 31 August 20181 month6 months1 year2 years3 yearsInception
Income Distributions0.4%3.9%6.8%6.8%6.1%6.9%
Capital Growth0.4%(0.2%)3.2%1.3%3.9%2.6%
Total Return0.8%3.7%10.0%8.1%10.0%9.5%
Benchmark - Inflation + 5%0.5%3.3%7.1%7.1%6.8%6.8%
Outperformance against Benchmark0.3%0.4%2.9%1.0%3.2%2.7%
* Total returns are net of fees and costs (excluding buy-sell spread) using the mid-prices and assume the reinvestment of distributions. Returns of more than 1 year are annualised. Inception date is 28 November 2014. The Fund aims to pay distributions of approximately 5% pa paid monthly. At times distributions may be paid above or below this. The Fund currently distributes 5.52 cents per annum, which is 5.0% on the current unit price.

Performance has exceeded the Australian Share Market and the Benchmark

Return on $100,000 Investment

We have Outperformed in Negative Share Market Periods

The graph below shows the performance of Affluence Investment Fund in the ten worst months for the ASX200 index since the Fund began. The Fund has performed better than the ASX200 index in all ten worst months, and delivered positive returns in five of them.


We have Outperformed Similar Funds

Performance Comparison
To 31 August 2018APIR1 year3 yearsVolatility
Affluence Investment FundAFX0001AU10.0%10.0%3.0%
AMP Capital Multi-Asset AAMP1685AU3.6%5.4%3.2%
PineBridge Global DynamicPER0731AU10.7%5.0%7.3%
MLC WS Inflation Plus - AssertiveMLC0667AU8.5%4.6%4.6%
Schroder Real Return CPI+5%SCH0047AU4.8%4.2%2.6%
AMP Capital Australian Dynamic Markets AAMP1932AU4.1%3.2%7.0%
Benchmark - Inflation + 5% pa7.1%6.8%
Morningstar Multi-Sector Growth Index13.9%8.7%
ASX200 Accumulation Index15.4%11.5%9.3%

We have compared the Affluence Investment Fund against five of the largest funds in its Morningstar category, Multisector Flexible. The Affluence Investment Fund is currently 2 out of 57 funds over 3 years in its Morningstar category.

Volatility refers to the historical standard deviation of returns. A lower number is considered better as it represents more consistent, stable returns.

Risk Disclosure

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 14 March 2017 (“PDS”), key risks include concentration risk, economic and market risk, legal and regulatory risk, manager and key person risk, liquidity risk, leverage risk and currency risk. AFM aims, where possible, to actively manage risks. However, some risks are outside our control.

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