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23 Nov 2021 - Performance Report: Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund
By: Australian Fund Monitors

Report Date23 November 2021
ManagerPrime Value Asset Management
Fund NamePrime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund
StrategyEquity Long
Latest Return DateOctober 2021
Latest Return-1.38%
Latest 6 Months8.03%
Latest 12 Months33.67%
Latest 24 Months (pa)23.85%
Annualised Since Inception16.12%
Inception Date08 October 2015
FUM (millions)AU$72.1
Fund OverviewThe Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund invests in companies in the diversified emerging companies sector. The Fund seeks to achieve superior total returns over the medium to long term without the constraints of a benchmark. It is a long only concentrated fund that leverages Prime Value's fundamental research capabilities while minimizing the risk of permanent capital loss.

The Fund is comprised of a concentrated portfolio of securities outside the ASX100. The fund may invest up to 10% in global equities but for this portion typically only invests in New Zealand. Investments are primarily made in ASX listed and other exchange listed Australian securities, however, it may also invest up to 10% in unlisted Australian securities.

The Fund is designed for investors seeking medium to long term capital growth who are prepared to accept fluctuations in short term returns. The suggested minimum investment time frame is 3 years.
Manager CommentsThe Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund has risen +33.67% over the past 12 months against the ASX200 Total Return's +27.96%.

The Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund has a track record of 6 years and 1 month and has consistently outperformed the ASX 200 Total Return Index since inception in October 2015, providing investors with a return of 16.12%, compared with the index's return of 10.7% over the same time period.

On a calendar basis the fund has had 1 negative annual return in the 6 years and 1 month since its inception. Its largest drawdown was -23.79% lasting 5 months, occurring between February 2020 and July 2020 when the index fell by a maximum of -26.75%.

The Manager has delivered higher returns but with higher volatility than the index, resulting in a Sharpe ratio which has fallen below 1 once and currently sits at 1.04 since inception. The fund has provided positive monthly returns 84% of the time in rising markets, and 42% of the time when the market was negative, contributing to an up capture ratio since inception of 80% and a down capture ratio of 47%.
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