Magellan High Conviction

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

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.

Invest in the world's best

  • Alphabet
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft
  • Netflix
  • SAP

Choose from two unique access points

Investors can access the Magellan High Conviction Strategy either as an unlisted managed fund or as a managed fund whose units are quoted on the ASX. These funds offer investors the same global equities investment strategy, but with individual choice about how to access the strategy:

 Unlisted units are only available for purchase and redemption with the fund itself via an application form. Just complete an application form and deliver to the fund’s registry.

Listed units are quoted on the ASX (ASX: MHHT) as an Active ETF and also directly available for purchase and redemption with the fund itself.

 

To find out more about your preferred method of access, and for information on how to invest, please select either the unlisted or listed toggle below.

 

Fund facts

Portfolio managers
Structure
Global Equity Fund, $AUD
Inception date
1 July 2013
Fund size
$647.50 million 30 Sep 2021
Management fee Distribution Frequency ARSN
1.50% p.a.
0.78% p.a. Class B
Semi-annually 164 285 947
Buy / Sell Spread APIR Code Initial Minimum Investment
0.07%/0.07% MGE0005AU
MGE9885AU Class B
$10,000
Performance Fee

10% (20% for Class B units) of the excess return above the Absolute Return performance hurdle of 10% per annum. Additionally, Performance Fees are subject to a high water mark. For further details on Performance Fees, please read the relevant PDS and the Additional Information Booklet.

All management costs described above are inclusive of the estimated net effect of GST.

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.

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 September 2021

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). Fund Inception 1 July 2013.

30 September 2021
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years
(% PA)
5 Years
(% PA)
7 Years
(% PA)
Since Inception**
(% PA)
Magellan High Conviction Fund 1.33% 11.27% 12.51% 10.20% 14.36% 13.83% 14.72%

** 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
19/10/2021 2.2893 2.2909 2.2877
18/10/2021 2.2935 2.2951 2.2919
15/10/2021 2.2728 2.2744 2.2712
14/10/2021 2.2642 2.2658 2.2626
13/10/2021 2.2487 2.2503 2.2471
12/10/2021 2.2318 2.2334 2.2302
11/10/2021 2.2430 2.2446 2.2414
08/10/2021 2.2713 2.2729 2.2697
07/10/2021 2.2654 2.2670 2.2638
06/10/2021 2.2576 2.2592 2.2560
05/10/2021 2.2297 2.2313 2.2281
01/10/2021 2.2437 2.2453 2.2421
30/09/2021 2.2272 2.2288 2.2256
29/09/2021 2.2492 2.2508 2.2476
28/09/2021 2.2349 2.2365 2.2333
27/09/2021 2.2744 2.2760 2.2728
24/09/2021 2.2926 2.2942 2.2910
23/09/2021 2.2726 2.2742 2.2710
22/09/2021 2.2708 2.2724 2.2692
21/09/2021 2.2711 2.2727 2.2695
20/09/2021 2.2587 2.2603 2.2571
17/09/2021 2.2949 2.2965 2.2933
16/09/2021 2.3147 2.3163 2.3131
15/09/2021 2.3008 2.3024 2.2992
14/09/2021 2.2958 2.2974 2.2942
13/09/2021 2.2895 2.2911 2.2879
10/09/2021 2.2931 2.2947 2.2915
09/09/2021 2.3009 2.3025 2.2993
08/09/2021 2.3185 2.3201 2.3169
07/09/2021 2.3171 2.3187 2.3155
06/09/2021 2.2930 2.2946 2.2914
03/09/2021 2.2875 2.2891 2.2859
02/09/2021 2.2950 2.2966 2.2934
01/09/2021 2.3178 2.3194 2.3162
31/08/2021 2.3205 2.3221 2.3189
30/08/2021 2.3182 2.3198 2.3166
27/08/2021 2.2966 2.2982 2.2950
26/08/2021 2.2936 2.2952 2.2920
25/08/2021 2.2989 2.3005 2.2973
24/08/2021 2.3017 2.3033 2.3001
23/08/2021 2.3114 2.3130 2.3098
20/08/2021 2.3119 2.3135 2.3103
19/08/2021 2.2857 2.2873 2.2841
18/08/2021 2.2562 2.2578 2.2546
17/08/2021 2.2629 2.2645 2.2613
16/08/2021 2.2607 2.2623 2.2591
13/08/2021 2.2436 2.2452 2.2420
12/08/2021 2.2488 2.2504 2.2472
11/08/2021 2.2360 2.2376 2.2344
10/08/2021 2.2508 2.2524 2.2492

Distribution history

IMPORTANT


Please ensure that your Tax File Number (TFN) or Australian Business Number (ABN) is provided to the Unit Registry by Record Date, otherwise tax will be withheld on income attributed to you at the top marginal tax rate plus Medicare Levy.

If you have elected to receive distributions in cash, please ensure that your bank account details are provided to the Unit Registry by Record Date, otherwise your distribution payment will be withheld until a valid bank account is provided.

To review or update your TFN/ABN and bank account details, log on to the Unit Registry’s online portal.


 

Date Distribution per unit Reinvestment price  
June 2021 2.9200 cents $2.1980 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2021
December 2020 2.8200 cents $1.9458 Magellan Interim Fund Distributions 2020
June 2020 6.0000 cents $1.9250 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2020
June 2019 4.0000 cents $1.8711 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2019
June 2018 14.3420 cents $1.6903 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2018
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

24 September 2020 – Distribution Policy Update - click here.

Performance

Growth of AUD $10,000
30 September 2021

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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). Class B Fund Inception 15 November 2017.

30 September 2021
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years
(% PA)
Since Inception**
(% PA)
Magellan High Conviction Fund - Class B 1.43% 11.52% 13.20% 10.51% 11.74%

** Inception date 15 November 2017. Returns greater than one year are annualised.

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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
19/10/2021 1.4037 1.4047 1.4027
18/10/2021 1.4060 1.4070 1.4050
15/10/2021 1.3942 1.3952 1.3932
14/10/2021 1.3893 1.3903 1.3883
13/10/2021 1.3803 1.3813 1.3793
12/10/2021 1.3699 1.3709 1.3689
11/10/2021 1.3768 1.3778 1.3758
08/10/2021 1.3930 1.3940 1.3920
07/10/2021 1.3896 1.3906 1.3886
06/10/2021 1.3851 1.3861 1.3841
05/10/2021 1.3684 1.3694 1.3674
01/10/2021 1.3769 1.3779 1.3759
30/09/2021 1.3667 1.3677 1.3657
29/09/2021 1.3802 1.3812 1.3792
28/09/2021 1.3714 1.3724 1.3704
27/09/2021 1.3940 1.3950 1.3930
24/09/2021 1.4040 1.4050 1.4030
23/09/2021 1.3928 1.3938 1.3918
22/09/2021 1.3918 1.3928 1.3908
21/09/2021 1.3919 1.3929 1.3909
20/09/2021 1.3849 1.3859 1.3839
17/09/2021 1.4048 1.4058 1.4038
16/09/2021 1.4156 1.4166 1.4146
15/09/2021 1.4079 1.4089 1.4069
14/09/2021 1.4051 1.4061 1.4041
13/09/2021 1.4016 1.4026 1.4006
10/09/2021 1.4034 1.4044 1.4024
09/09/2021 1.4076 1.4086 1.4066
08/09/2021 1.4172 1.4182 1.4162
07/09/2021 1.4163 1.4173 1.4153
06/09/2021 1.4031 1.4041 1.4021
03/09/2021 1.3999 1.4009 1.3989
02/09/2021 1.4039 1.4049 1.4029
01/09/2021 1.4163 1.4173 1.4153
31/08/2021 1.4176 1.4186 1.4166
30/08/2021 1.4163 1.4173 1.4153
27/08/2021 1.4043 1.4053 1.4033
26/08/2021 1.4026 1.4036 1.4016
25/08/2021 1.4054 1.4064 1.4044
24/08/2021 1.4069 1.4079 1.4059
23/08/2021 1.4121 1.4131 1.4111
20/08/2021 1.4122 1.4132 1.4112
19/08/2021 1.3979 1.3989 1.3969
18/08/2021 1.3817 1.3827 1.3807
17/08/2021 1.3853 1.3863 1.3843
16/08/2021 1.3840 1.3850 1.3830
13/08/2021 1.3745 1.3755 1.3735
12/08/2021 1.3773 1.3783 1.3763
11/08/2021 1.3702 1.3712 1.3692
10/08/2021 1.3783 1.3793 1.3773

Distribution history

Date Distribution per unit Reinvestment price  
June 2021 1.7800 cents $1.3474 Magellan Estimated Annual Fund Distributions 2021
December 2020 1.7200 cents $1.1918 Magellan Interim Fund Distributions 2020
June 2020 3.5000 cents $1.1759 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2020
June 2019 2.5000 cents $1.1417 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2019
June 2018 4.0835 cents $1.0303 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2018

24 September 2020 – Distribution Policy Update - click here.

Invest now in the Magellan High Conviction Fund

  1. Complete the Application Form & CRS Form(s) (if applicable)
    You will be guided by the Application Form as to which CRS form(s) to complete.

  2. Send application form to Mainstream Fund Services
    Mainstream Fund Services - Unit Registry
    GPO Box 143
    Sydney NSW 2001

    Or Email the application form to magellanfunds@mainstreamgroup.com

    Temporary processes available during COVID-19

Speak with your adviser/broker. To find an adviser, visit Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) or Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).

Application Form

Please ensure that you have read and understood the original FSG and PDS prior to completing and submitting your Application Form.

The automated forms can be either completed on screen and then printed, or downloaded and filled in by hand.

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Continuous Disclosure

25 November 2020 - Notification of change to currency hedging strategy

The Magellan High Conviction Fund (“Fund”) has historically exercised its ability to actively hedge the Fund’s foreign currency exposure arising from portfolio investments in foreign markets back to Australian dollars. The objective of this currency hedging strategy was to reduce the impact of foreign currency exposure when the Australian dollar traded outside its historical range.    The portfolio managers of the Fund have determined to change this currency hedging strategy. While retaining the flexibility to reduce the impact of foreign currency exposures associated with identified event risks, the Fund will otherwise adopt an unhedged approach to foreign currency exposures arising from portfolio investments in foreign markets.

 

24 September 2020 - Distribution Policy Update

On 24 September Magellan announced a distribution policy update for the funds for which it acts a responsible entity (‘Fund’ or ‘Funds’).

For each Fund, Magellan intends to target a specific cash distribution yield (“Target Cash Distribution”) and pay distributions semi-annually. Each Fund’s Target Cash Distribution per unit for each semi-annual period will be based on the average of the month-end net asset values per unit applicable to a Fund, or a Fund’s unit class, over a two year rolling period and will be announced at the beginning of each semi-annual distribution period.

This update harmonises the distribution policies across Magellan’s Funds and, Magellan believes, provides investors with greater certainty on the amount of upcoming cash distributions.

For further information and for the Target Cash Distribution per annum for each Fund, please click here.

FAQs

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During distribution periods (at the start of July and the start of January for some funds) receipt of your confirmation statement may be delayed by 10-15 business days.

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