DS Capital Growth Fund

Manager Summary

DS Capital is an independent fund manager founded by its Principals, James Davis and Rodney Brott in 2012 as a wealth creation vehicle to invest and grow capital in a focused and disciplined way and that significant benefits could be derived from having a properly resourced research infrastructure to underpin a professional investment process. Between them Davis and Brott have close to 35 years investment experience across both domestic and international markets.

Strategy Summary

The Fund aims to deliver an average return of at least 10% p.a. through the economic cycle, with a focus on capital preservation. The Fund comprises a concentrated portfolio of small and mid-cap investments selected through a process of quantitative and qualitative analysis. The investment team looks for industrial businesses that are simple to understand, generally avoiding large caps, pure mining, biotech and start-ups.

Key Terms

Status: Open Inception Date: Jan 2013
Strategy: Equity Long Style: Growth
Geography: Australia Domicile: Australia
Investors: Wholesale Min. Investment: AU$ 250,000
Distributions: Annually Applications: Monthly
Fund Size: AU$ 386m Management Fee: 1.50%
Manager FUM: AU$ 394m Performance Fee: 20.00%

Key Statistics

Fund Index* Fund Index*
Mar 2024: 1.62% 3.27% Sharpe1: 0.92 0.59
1 Year: 20.68% 14.45% Sortino1: 1.31 0.74
3 Years1,2: 5.53% 9.62% Best Month1: 14.05% 10.21%
5 Years1,2: 11.17% 9.15% Worst Month1: -17.76% -20.65%
Inception1,2: 12.97% 9.28% Volatility1,2: 12.20% 13.70%
Up-Capture1: 66% N/A Down-Capture1: 71% N/A
*ASX 200 Total Return,   1Since Jan 2013,   2Annualised

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DS Capital Growth Fund - Cumulative Performance vs ASX 200 Total Return


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Quintile Ranking vs. Equity Long - Small/Mid Cap - Australia Peer Group (92 funds) as at March 2024

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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.