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8 Dec 2021 - Performance Report: 4D Global Infrastructure Fund

By: Australian Fund Monitors

Report Date08 December 2021
Manager4D Infrastructure, a Bennelong Boutique
Fund Name4D Global Infrastructure Fund
Latest Return DateNovember 2021
Latest Return0.38%
Latest 6 Months0.62%
Latest 12 Months7.20%
Latest 24 Months (pa)0.69%
Annualised Since Inception9.35%
Inception Date01 March 2016
FUM (millions)AU$311.13
Fund OverviewThe 4D Global Infrastructure Fund aims to outperform the OECD G7 Inflation Index +5.5% p.a. over the long term by investing in 30-60 quality listed global infrastructure securities, trading at or below fair value with sustainable, growing earnings combined with sustainable, growing dividends.

The fund is managed as a single portfolio including regulated utilities in gas, electricity and water, transport infrastructure such as airports, ports, road and rail, as well as communication assets such as the towers and satellite sectors.

The portfolio is intended to have exposure to both developed and emerging market opportunities, with country risk assessed internally before any investment is considered.

The maximum absolute position of an individual stock is 7% of the fund.
Manager CommentsThe 4D Global Infrastructure Fund rose by +0.38% in November, outperforming the S&P Global Infrastructure TR Index by +0.43% and taking 12-month performance to +7.20%.

The 4D Global Infrastructure Fund has a track record of 5 years and 9 months and has outperformed the S&P Global Infrastructure TR Index (AUD) since inception in March 2016, providing investors with a return of 9.35%, compared with the index's return of 7.74% over the same time period.

On a calendar basis the fund has had 1 negative annual return in the 5 years and 9 months since its inception. Its largest drawdown was -19.77% lasting 1 year and 9 months, occurring between February 2020 and November 2021 when the index fell by a maximum of -24.67%.

The Manager has delivered these returns with -0.48% less volatility than the index, contributing to a Sharpe ratio which has fallen below 1 over five times and currently sits at 0.72 since inception. The fund has provided positive monthly returns 95% of the time in rising markets, and 14% of the time when the market was negative, contributing to an up capture ratio since inception of 105% and a down capture ratio of 94%.
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