Yarra Emerging Leaders Fund


Manager Summary

Yarra Capital Management was established in 2007 following the management buyout of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Australian investment capabilities and is backed by TA Associates, a global private equity firm with a history of investing in fund managers.

The firm is led by Dion Hershan (MD and Head of Australian Equities), Katie Hudson (Portfolio Manager and Head of Australian Equities Research), Roy Keenan (Head of Australian Fixed Income) and Brett Davidson (COO). The team comprises 15 investment professionals.

Strategy Summary

The Yarra Emerging Leaders Fund offers investors exposure to small and medium-sized companies listed on the ASX, applying a differentiated investment approach to unlock potential in the small and mid-cap universe. Yarra aim to outperform the Emerging Leaders benchmark over rolling three-year periods.

The portfolio contains between 30 and 55 stocks listed on the Emerging Leaders benchmark, selected based on a fundamental, long-term and balanced investment approach.

Key Terms

Status: Open Inception Date: Sep 1997
Strategy: Equity Long Style: Blend
Geography: Australia Domicile: Australia
Investors: Wholesale & Retail Min. Investment: AU$ 50,000
Distributions: 6 Monthly Liquidity: Daily
Fund Size: AU$ 71.4m Management Fee: 1.25%
Manager FUM: AU$ 6,700m Performance Fee: N/A

Key Statistics

Fund Index* Fund Index*
May 2022: -6.36% -2.60% Sharpe1: 0.45 0.41
1 Year: 3.19% 4.84% Sortino1: 0.51 0.46
3 Years2: 9.01% 7.85% Best Month: 17.56% 10.21%
5 Years2: 9.30% 8.84% Worst Month: -27.75% -20.65%
Inception2: 9.99% 8.41% Volatility1,2: 16.20% 13.23%
Up-Capture1: 112% N/A Down-Capture1: 99% N/A
*ASX 200 Total Return,   1Since Sep 1997,   2Annualised

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Yarra Emerging Leaders Fund - Cumulative Performance vs ASX 200 Total Return


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Quintile Ranking vs. Equity Long - Small/Mid Cap - Australia Peer Group (85 funds) as at April 2022

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Quintile Rankings display Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) against the fund's Peer Group. Each green square ranks the fund in one quintile (or 20%) of its peer group - five green squares indicate the fund is in the best quintile for each KPI. The performance of the peer group's underlying index is shown by a red dot.