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21 Jan 2022 - Performance Report: Bennelong Australian Equities Fund
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Report Date21 January 2022
ManagerBennelong Australian Equity Partners (BAEP), a Bennelong boutique
Fund NameBennelong Australian Equities Fund
StrategyEquity Long
Latest Return DateDecember 2021
Latest Return-1.92%
Latest 6 Months8.90%
Latest 12 Months25.84%
Latest 24 Months (pa)24.49%
Annualised Since Inception15.41%
Inception Date30 January 2009
FUM (millions)AU$1196.23
Fund OverviewThe Bennelong Australian Equities Fund is a high conviction 'core' fund. It aims to grow investment value over the long term via a combination of capital growth and income, by investing in a diversified portfolio of Australian shares. It typically holds 25-50 stocks across the spectrum of the Australian share market (primarily from the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index).
Manager CommentsThe Bennelong Australian Equities Fund rose +25.84% over CY21, outperforming the ASX200 Total Return Index +8.61%.

The Bennelong Australian Equities Fund has a track record of 13 years and has consistently outperformed the ASX 200 Total Return Index since inception in February 2009, providing investors with a return of 15.41%, compared with the index's return of 10.54% over the same time period.

On a calendar basis the fund has had 1 negative annual return in the 13 years since its inception. Its largest drawdown was -24.32% lasting 6 months, occurring between February 2020 and August 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 0.91 since inception. The fund has provided positive monthly returns 92% of the time in rising markets, and 18% of the time when the market was negative, contributing to an up capture ratio since inception of 145% and a down capture ratio of 95%.
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