13 Apr 2022 - Performance Report: L1 Capital Long Short Fund (Monthly Class)
13 April 2022
L1 Capital Long Short Fund (Monthly Class)
Latest Return Date
Latest 6 Months
Latest 12 Months
Latest 24 Months (pa)
Annualised Since Inception
01 September 2014
L1 Capital Long Short Fund is an absolute return strategy launched in 2014 that offers investors a highly flexible, absolute return-orientated portfolio of long and short positions based on L1 Capital's fundamental bottom-up research process. The Fund's objective is to deliver a net return of at least 10% p.a. to investors with considerably less market risk and volatility (on average) and invests primarily in Australian equities with up to 30% in international shares. The portfolio typically comprises 50-100 positions across a wide range of sectors and themes. The investment team, led by L1 Capital Co-Founders/co-CIOs, Mark Landau and Raphael Lamm, combines valuation (primarily discounted cash flow) with qualitative considerations (management quality, long-term industry and company structure and business trends) to identify attractive investment opportunities. The core of the investment approach is a high level of interaction with a wide range of market participants. Investors can access the strategy through an Australian Listed Investment Company, Australian Unit Trust or a Cayman vehicle.
The L1 Capital Long Short Fund (Monthly Class) rose by +1.47% in March, a difference of -5.42% compared with the ASX 200 Total Return Index which rose by +6.89%.
The L1 Capital Long Short Fund (Monthly Class) has a track record of 7 years and 7 months and has outperformed the ASX 200 Total Return Index since inception in September 2014, providing investors with an annualised return of 23.56% compared with the index's return of 8.24% over the same period.
On a calendar year basis, the fund has only experienced a negative annual return once in the 7 years and 7 months since its inception. Over the past 12 months, the fund's largest drawdown was -7.21% vs the index's -6.35%, and since inception in September 2014 the fund's largest drawdown was -39.11% vs the index's maximum drawdown over the same period of -26.75%. The fund's maximum drawdown began in February 2018 and lasted 2 years and 9 months, reaching its lowest point during March 2020. The fund had completely recovered its losses by November 2020.
The Manager has delivered these returns with 6.47% more volatility than the index, contributing to a Sharpe ratio which has fallen below 1 two times over the past five years and which currently sits at 1.08 since inception. The fund has provided positive monthly returns 79% of the time in rising markets and 64% of the time during periods of market decline, contributing to an up-capture ratio since inception of 93% and a down-capture ratio of 3%.