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
  • Tencent

Choose from two unique access points

Investors can access the Magellan High Conviction Strategy either as an unlisted managed fund or as a Listed Investment Trust listed 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 in the managed fund are 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 listed on the ASX (ASX:MHH) as a closed ended Listed Investment Trust and can be purchased and sold via either a stockbroker or an online share trading platform. Closed ended units can trade at a premium or discount to the Net Asset Value. If you participate in the Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) you can reinvest your distributions with a 5% discount to the Net Asset Value.


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
Global Equity Fund, $AUD
Inception date
11 October 2019
Fund size
$1,030.40 million 30 Jun 2021
ASX Ticker
MHH Market Data Tickers
Thomson Reuters MHH.AX
ICE iNav*
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  Indicative NAV
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The iNAV reflects the estimated NAV per Unit updated for foreign exchange movements in the Fund's portfolio stocks by individual stock domicile and is also updated in respect of stocks that have live market prices during the ASX Trading Day. If there are no stocks held by the Fund that have live market prices during the ASX Trading Day, movements in the iNAV will only reflect foreign exchange movements. The iNAV will not be updated for market-based movements such as movements in stock market indices. 

Management fee Distribution Frequency ARSN
1.50% Semi-annually 634 789 754
Performance Fee

10.0% of the excess return of the Trust above the Absolute Return Performance Hurdle (10% per annum). Additionally, the performance fees are subject to a high water mark.

All fees are inclusive of the estimated net effect of GST.

* iNAV calculations as shown on (the "data") provided by ICE Data Indices, see ICE Terms of Use, and is updated during ASX trading hours. Powered by Factset. iNAV is indicative and for reference purposes only. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or marketed by ICE Data Indices, LLC, its affiliates ("ICE Data") and ICE Data or its respective third party suppliers MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE iNAV, IOPV, FUND OR ANY FUND DATA INCLUDED THEREIN.  IN NO EVENT SHALL ICE DATA HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. You acknowledge that the data is provided for information only and should not be relied upon for any purpose. 

Investment philosophy

The Magellan High Conviction Trust 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 Trust 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 Trust investment process is designed to generate an unconstrained, highly-concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies.

The Magellan High Conviction Trust will comprise of 8 to 12 investments, with the portfolio weighted towards Magellan's highest-conviction ideas.

Portfolio construction

The Magellan High Conviction Trust's investment process 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.


Growth of AUD $10,000
30 June 2021

Important Information: Calculations are based on the monthly ASX released net asset value with distributions reinvested, after ongoing fees and expenses but excluding individual tax, member fees and entry fees (if applicable). Fund Inception 11 October 2019.

30 June 2021
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year Since Inception**
(% PA)
Magellan High Conviction Trust (ASX: MHH) 10.01% 14.88% 18.11% 12.41%

Fund Inception 11 October 2019.

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Estimated NAV per Unit

Distribution history


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 2.2500 cents $1.6467 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2021
December 2020 2.2500 cents $1.4520 Magellan Interim Fund Distributions 2020
June 2020 2.2500 cents $1.4854 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2020
December 2019 2.2500 cents $1.5470 Magellan Interim Fund Distributions 2019

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There is no minimum investment for Magellan’s listed funds.

We seek to be transparent with our clients and are making the following disclosures in relation to the Magellan High Conviction Trust:

  • ASX announcements under the ASX code MHH;
  • Net Asset Value ("NAV") per Unit published on Magellan’s website daily;
  • Indicative intra-day NAV per Unit ("iNAV") published on Magellan's website daily and which is updated throughout the ASX trading day;
  • Monthly fund factsheets on Magellan's website and ASX; and
  • The full portfolio annually on ASX.

Magellan intends to target a cash distribution yield of 3% per annum based on the average month-end NAV per Unit over a two-year rolling period (“Target Cash Distribution”).

Magellan will announce Magellan High Conviction Trust’s Target Cash Distribution per Unit on ASX at the beginning of each semi-annual distribution period. Magellan expects that the distribution policy will provide unitholders with greater certainty about the value of upcoming distributions.

Under the AMIT rules, investors will be assessed for tax on the income of the Trust attributed to them. Where the income of the Trust exceeds the Target Cash Distribution, the Constitution permits Magellan to reinvest part or all of the distribution and/or accumulate part or all of the Trust's income in the Trust, in which case the income of the Trust that is attributed to you (and which must be included in your income tax return) will be more than the cash distribution paid. Distributions will be paid semi-annually.

Yes, in respect of each Target Cash Distribution, Magellan may offer a DRP at its discretion.  Magellan intends to offer Unitholders who elect to participate in the DRP in respect of the Target Cash Distribution an issue price which is set at a 5% discount to the prevailing NAV per Unit.  As an additional benefit to Unitholders and to ensure that Unitholders who elect not to participate in the DRP suffer no dilution as a result of the DRP discount, the Magellan Group will pay Magellan High Conviction Trust an amount of consideration equal to the cost of this discount.

To elect to participate in the DRP, please contact the unit registry Boardroom on 1300 737 760 or log on to their secure website at

The Magellan High Conviction Trust is listed on ASX, however is a closed-ended listed investment trust, not an Active ETF.

Important Information: Units in the Magellan High Conviction Trust (Trust) are issued by Magellan Asset Management Limited (ABN 31 120 593 946, AFS Licence No 304 301). Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and no person guarantees the future performance of the Trust, the amount or timing of any return from it, or that it will achieve its investment objective. This material has been provided for general information purposes and must not be construed as investment advice. This material has been prepared without taking into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. Investors should consider obtaining professional investment advice tailored to their specific circumstances and should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) prior to making any investment decisions. The PDS is available at or can be obtained by calling 02 9235 4888.

Unit Registry Enquiries

Magellan High Conviction Trust

Magellan has appointed Boardroom Pty Limited to provide unit registry services for the Magellan High Conviction Trust. To manage your unitholding including:

  • Change your contact details
  • Update your bank details
  • Change your DRP election

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