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28 Jul 2021 - Performance Report: Insync Global Quality Equity Fund
By: Australian Fund Monitors

Report Date28 July 2021
ManagerInsync Fund Managers
Fund NameInsync Global Quality Equity Fund
StrategyEquity Long
Latest Return DateJune 2021
Latest Return9.61%
Latest 6 Months14.63%
Latest 12 Months25.84%
Latest 24 Months (pa)20.01%
Annualised Since Inception14.59%
Inception Date01 July 2018
FUM (millions)AU$23.97
Fund OverviewInsync's investment strategy is driven by fundamentals combined with active risk management with the aim of investing in high quality, large cap global companies at attractive prices. Insync looks for companies that can consistently pay rising dividends and earn high returns on invested capital. Insync aims to provide investors with long-term capital growth and some income.

Insync employs four simple screens to narrow the universe of over 40,000 listed companies globally to a focus group of high-quality companies that it believes have the potential to consistently grow their profits and dividends. These screens are: size of the company, balance sheet performance, valuation and dividend quality. Companies that pass this due diligence process are then valued using dividend discount models, free cash flow yield and proprietary implied growth and expected return models. The end result is a high conviction portfolio typically of 15-30 stocks.

The principal investments will be in shares of companies listed on international stock exchanges (including the US, Europe and Asia). The Fund may also hold cash, derivatives (for example futures, options and swaps), currency contracts, American Depository Receipts and Global Depository Receipts. The Fund may also invest in various types of international pooled investment vehicles.
Manager CommentsThe Insync Global Quality Equity Fund returned +9.61% in June, a difference of +5.07% compared with the Global Equity index, which rose by +4.54%. Over the past 12 months the fund has returned +25.84%, compared with the index, which returned +28.22%, for a difference of -2.38%. Since inception in July, 2018, the fund has returned +14.59% per annum, a difference of +2.6% vs the index which has returned +11.98% over the same period.

Over the past 12 months, the fund's volatility has been 13.11% compared with the index's volatility of 7.95%. Since inception the fund's volatility has been 10.89% vs the index's volatility of 10.19%.

The fund's Sharpe ratio has ranged from a high of 1.82 over the most recent 12 months, to a low of 1.1 since inception. Its Sortino ratio (which excludes volatility in positive months) vs its index has ranged from a maximum of 4.69 over the most recent 12 months, to a low of 2.12 since inception.

Since inception in the months when the market was positive the fund provided positive returns 81% of the time.
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