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The Walter Scott Global Equity Fund (Hedged) invests into the Walter Scott Global Equity Fund which provides exposure to a portfolio of approximately 40 to 60 global stocks.
The Walter Scott Global Equity Fund (Hedged) offers:
Macquarie will hedge this Fund's exposure to international assets back to Australian dollars.
The unique investment strategy of the Walter Scott Global Equity Fund (Hedged) may suit investors looking for long term growth, seeking to invest for five years or longer. The minimum application for the Walter Scott Global Equity (Hedged) Fund is $20,000.
Alternatively an unhedged version of this fund is available.
|PDS||Additional Information to the PDS||Fund review||Fact sheet||Quarterly distribution|
Application form (22 June 2012)
|Fund name||Walter Scott Global Equity Fund (Hedged)|
|Investment manager||Walter Scott & Partners Limited, Edinburgh|
|Investment objective||To seek to achieve a long-term (at least five to seven years) total return that exceeds the MSCI World ex-Australia Index in $A dollars hedged with net dividends reinvested|
|Investment approach||The Fund will only invest in companies offering high earnings growth potential that Walter Scott believes warrant long-term investment|
|Underlying asset allocation||
International shares: 90% to 100%
Cash: 0% to 10%
|Distributions||Paid annually as at 30 June. If any|
|Inception date||20 March 2008|
|Benchmark||MSCI World (ex Australia) Index in $A dollars hedged with net dividends reinvested|
|Number of stocks||Generally 40-60|
|Buy/sell spread||+0.25% / -0.19%|
|Management fee||1.28% pa (inclusive of GST)|
Walter Scott & Partners Limited (Walter Scott) are based in the United Kingdom and have been managing global equities since 1983. At 31 October 2012 they currently manage $A53.8 billion in assets for its clients globally, and specialises in managing assets for a range of institutional clients, including pension funds, foundations, corporations and governments.
Walter Scott’s investment process focuses on companies that offer strong wealth generation potential. These companies typically exhibit key strengths such as:
Stocks are selected using a bottom-up investment approach driven by in-depth financial analysis and qualitative research that aims to identify companies capable of generating high earnings growth. Walter Scott expect that on average and based on long term experience, 15 to 25 per cent of the stocks in the fund’s portfolio will be turned over each year which reflects their long-term ‘buy and hold’ approach.
The investment portfolio is constructed with a primary focus on stock-based analysis. Country and sector exposures are a consequence of the search for what are, in Walter Scott’s view, “the best companies operating in the best sectors”. As a result of this investment approach, the structure of the portfolio is likely to differ substantially from the composition of the benchmark index.
|Lonsec||Highly Recommended ~|
|van Eyk||Highly Rated *|
|Zenith||Highly recommended °|
To invest in the Walter Scott Global Equity Fund (Hedged):
GPO Box 2912
Brisbane QLD 4001
Or fax to 1800 219 334
If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact us on:
Phone 1800 214 616
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Phone 02 8232 7017
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