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15 Oct 2021 - Performance Report: Bennelong Emerging Companies Fund

By: Australian Fund Monitors

Report Date13 October 2021
ManagerBennelong Australian Equity Partners (BAEP), a Bennelong boutique
Fund NameBennelong Emerging Companies Fund
StrategyEquity Long
Latest Return DateSeptember 2021
Latest Return4.06%
Latest 6 Months18.33%
Latest 12 Months46.51%
Latest 24 Months (pa)22.48%
Annualised Since Inception30.76%
Inception Date01 November 2017
FUM (millions)AU$103.88
Fund OverviewPortfolio Manager Doug Macphillamy manages the Bennelong Emerging Companies Fund which invests in small and micro cap ASX-listed companies covered by the BAEP investment research team.

The Fund may also invest in companies expected to be listed on the ASX within 12 months, and may also invest in companies listed, or expected to be listed, on other exchanged where they relate to ASX-listed securities.
Manager CommentsThe Bennelong Emerging Companies Fund rose by +4.06% in September, an outperformance of +5.91% compared with the ASX 200 Total Return Index which fell by -1.85%. Over the past 12 months, the fund has risen by +46.51% compared with the index which has returned +30.56%, and since inception in November 2017, the fund has returned +30.76% per annum.

The fund's returns over the past 12 months have been achieved with a volatility of 8.91% vs the index's 9.42%. The annualised volatility of the fund's returns since inception in November 2017 is 31.15% vs the index's 15.57%. Over the past 24 and 36 month periods, the fund's returns have had an annualised volatility of 36.65% and 33.97% respectively, higher than the index's annualised volatility over each of those periods; 19.81% (24 months), 17.37% (36 months).

Since inception in November 2017 in the months where the market was positive, the fund has provided positive returns 85% of the time, contributing to an up-capture ratio for returns since inception of 321.13%. Over all other periods, the fund's up-capture ratio has ranged from a high of 276.99% over the most recent 36 months to a low of 123.55% over the latest 12 months. An up-capture ratio greater than 100% indicates that, on average, the fund has outperformed in the market's positive months over the specified period.
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