Magellan High Conviction Fund

A concentrated portfolio invested in 8 to 12 of the world’s best global stocks

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  • Alphabet
  • Facebook
  • Starbucks
  • VISA
  • Yum! Brands

Investment objectives

To achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long-term through investment in a concentrated portfolio (8-12 securities) of high-quality companies.

Fund facts

Portfolio manager Structure Fund size **
Hamish Douglass
Hamish Douglass
Global Equity Fund, $AUD AUD $483.2 million
Management & Administration fee Distribution Frequency ARSN code
1.50% p.a. Annually 164 285 947
Buy / Sell Spread APIR Code
0.10%/0.10% MGE0005AU
Performance Fee

10.0% of the excess return of the units of the Fund above the Absolute Return performance hurdle (10% per annum). Additionally, the Performance Fees are subject to a high water mark.

All management costs described above are inclusive of the estimated net effect of GST.
** As at 30 April 2018.

Investment philosophy

The Magellan High Conviction Fund seeks to invest in outstanding companies at attractive prices, while exercising a deep understanding of the macroeconomic environment to manage investment risk.

Magellan perceives outstanding companies to be those that are able to sustainably exploit competitive advantages in order to continually earn returns on capital that are materially in excess of their cost of capital.

While Magellan is extremely focused on fundamental business value, it is not a typical ’value’ investor. The Magellan High Conviction Fund will invest in companies that have relatively high price-to-earnings and price-to-book multiples, provided that their businesses are outstanding and their shares are trading at an appropriate discount to their assessed intrinsic value. Equities that appear undervalued on the basis of a low price-to-earnings or price-to-book multiples will often prove to be poor investments if the underlying business is fundamentally weak and exhibits poor returns on capital.

Magellan focuses on risk-adjusted returns, rather than benchmark-relative returns. As a result, the Magellan High Conviction Fund’s investment process is designed to generate an unconstrained, highly-concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies.

The Magellan High Conviction Fund’s will comprise of 8 to 12 investments, with the portfolio weighted towards Magellan’s highest-conviction ideas. The Fund may also hedge some, or all, of the capital component of its foreign currency exposure arising from investments in overseas markets back to Australian dollars.

Portfolio construction

The Magellan High Conviction Fund leverages off the Magellan Global Fund’s investment process, which integrates three key disciplines:

Intensive bottom-up stock analysis and industry research is undertaken in order to identify outstanding companies. This involves the assessment of potential investments against key quality criteria, as well as assessments of their intrinsic value. Magellan uses a proprietary ranking tool, the Magellan Conviction Scoring Matrix, to rank these companies based on these factors. This process enables the portfolio to be weighted towards higher conviction ideas (on a risk-adjusted basis).

Magellan’s detailed macroeconomic analysis is overlayed during portfolio construction, alongside the application of both fixed and dynamic risk limits. This process ensures that the portfolio is not overly exposed to aggregation risk (risk which arises from correlated portfolio positions) or macroeconomic event risk. Macroeconomic event risk can be a significant source of negative returns for investors. Magellan will make significant changes to the portfolio if it believes that macroeconomic events could lead to significant and sustained loss in value for investors. Such events would include a financial crisis, a sustained oil price shock, a global pandemic or a major global conflict.

Performance

Growth of AUD $10,000
30 April 2018

Calculations are based on exit price with distributions reinvested, after ongoing fees and expenses but excluding individual tax, member fees and entry fees (if applicable). Fund Inception 1 July 2013.

30 April 2018
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years
(% PA)
Since Inception
(% PA)
Magellan High Conviction Fund - 2.70% 2.99% 12.10% 10.65% 16.12%
Benchmark* - - - - -
Out/Under Performance - - - - -

** Inception date 01 July 2013

Important Information: Calculations are based on exit price with distributions reinvested, after ongoing fees and expenses but excluding individual tax, member fees and entry fees (if applicable). For the ASX Quoted Funds calculations are based on NAVs, published in the ASX announcements for the relevant ASX Quoted Funds, with distributions reinvested, after ongoing fees and expenses but excluding individual tax, member fees and entry fees (if applicable).

Unit Prices

  
Date Net Asset Value Entry Exit
22/05/2018 1.7879 1.7897 1.7861
21/05/2018 1.7978 1.7996 1.7960
18/05/2018 1.7925 1.7943 1.7907
17/05/2018 1.8009 1.8027 1.7991
16/05/2018 1.8076 1.8094 1.8058
15/05/2018 1.8078 1.8096 1.8060
14/05/2018 1.8074 1.8092 1.8056
11/05/2018 1.8118 1.8136 1.8100
10/05/2018 1.8138 1.8156 1.8120
09/05/2018 1.8047 1.8065 1.8029
08/05/2018 1.7906 1.7924 1.7888
07/05/2018 1.7772 1.7790 1.7754
04/05/2018 1.7686 1.7704 1.7668
03/05/2018 1.7408 1.7425 1.7391
02/05/2018 1.7437 1.7454 1.7420
01/05/2018 1.7583 1.7601 1.7565
30/04/2018 1.7355 1.7372 1.7338
27/04/2018 1.7416 1.7433 1.7399
26/04/2018 1.7491 1.7508 1.7474
24/04/2018 1.7074 1.7091 1.7057
23/04/2018 1.7317 1.7334 1.7300
20/04/2018 1.7259 1.7276 1.7242
19/04/2018 1.7267 1.7284 1.7250
18/04/2018 1.7269 1.7286 1.7252
17/04/2018 1.7331 1.7348 1.7314
16/04/2018 1.7138 1.7155 1.7121
13/04/2018 1.7071 1.7088 1.7054
12/04/2018 1.7144 1.7161 1.7127
11/04/2018 1.7086 1.7103 1.7069
10/04/2018 1.7160 1.7177 1.7143
09/04/2018 1.7011 1.7028 1.6994
06/04/2018 1.7004 1.7021 1.6987
05/04/2018 1.7249 1.7266 1.7232
04/04/2018 1.7099 1.7116 1.7082
03/04/2018 1.6988 1.7005 1.6971
29/03/2018 1.7181 1.7198 1.7164
28/03/2018 1.6931 1.6948 1.6914
27/03/2018 1.6855 1.6872 1.6838
26/03/2018 1.7213 1.7230 1.7196
23/03/2018 1.6834 1.6851 1.6817
22/03/2018 1.7187 1.7204 1.7170
21/03/2018 1.7495 1.7512 1.7478
20/03/2018 1.7587 1.7605 1.7569
19/03/2018 1.7722 1.7740 1.7704
16/03/2018 1.7997 1.8015 1.7979
15/03/2018 1.7887 1.7905 1.7869
14/03/2018 1.7783 1.7801 1.7765
13/03/2018 1.7796 1.7814 1.7778
12/03/2018 1.7977 1.7995 1.7959
09/03/2018 1.7985 1.8003 1.7967
  
Date Net Asset Value Entry Exit
22/05/2018 1.0423 1.0433 1.0413
21/05/2018 1.0485 1.0495 1.0475
18/05/2018 1.0450 1.0460 1.0440
17/05/2018 1.0505 1.0516 1.0494
16/05/2018 1.0548 1.0559 1.0537
15/05/2018 1.0550 1.0561 1.0539
14/05/2018 1.0547 1.0558 1.0536
11/05/2018 1.0575 1.0586 1.0564
10/05/2018 1.0589 1.0600 1.0578
09/05/2018 1.0530 1.0541 1.0519
08/05/2018 1.0439 1.0449 1.0429
07/05/2018 1.0358 1.0368 1.0348
04/05/2018 1.0307 1.0317 1.0297
03/05/2018 1.0145 1.0155 1.0135
02/05/2018 1.0161 1.0171 1.0151
01/05/2018 1.0246 1.0256 1.0236
30/04/2018 1.0113 1.0123 1.0103
27/04/2018 1.0148 1.0158 1.0138
26/04/2018 1.0192 1.0202 1.0182
24/04/2018 0.9948 0.9958 0.9938
23/04/2018 1.0090 1.0100 1.0080
20/04/2018 1.0055 1.0065 1.0045
19/04/2018 1.0059 1.0069 1.0049
18/04/2018 1.0060 1.0070 1.0050
17/04/2018 1.0097 1.0107 1.0087
16/04/2018 0.9984 0.9994 0.9974
13/04/2018 0.9944 0.9954 0.9934
12/04/2018 0.9987 0.9997 0.9977
11/04/2018 0.9952 0.9962 0.9942
10/04/2018 0.9996 1.0006 0.9986
09/04/2018 0.9909 0.9919 0.9899
06/04/2018 0.9904 0.9914 0.9894
05/04/2018 1.0046 1.0056 1.0036
04/04/2018 0.9959 0.9969 0.9949
03/04/2018 0.9893 0.9903 0.9883
29/03/2018 1.0005 1.0015 0.9995
28/03/2018 0.9859 0.9869 0.9849
27/03/2018 0.9815 0.9825 0.9805
26/03/2018 1.0023 1.0033 1.0013
23/03/2018 0.9802 0.9812 0.9792
22/03/2018 1.0007 1.0017 0.9997
21/03/2018 1.0186 1.0196 1.0176
20/03/2018 1.0239 1.0249 1.0229
19/03/2018 1.0324 1.0334 1.0314
16/03/2018 1.0502 1.0513 1.0491
15/03/2018 1.0431 1.0441 1.0421
14/03/2018 1.0365 1.0375 1.0355
13/03/2018 1.0372 1.0382 1.0362
12/03/2018 1.0489 1.0499 1.0479
09/03/2018 1.0495 1.0505 1.0485

Distribution history

Date Distribution per unit Reinvestment price  
June 2017 3.5000 cents $1.5412 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2017
June 2016 10.4415 cents $1.3047 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2016
June 2015 6.7959 cents $1.4274 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2015
June 2014 2.8258 cents $1.1333 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2014

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