Determining the investment universe; Only securities that meet Magellan’s proprietary infrastructure classification criteria are included in the Magellan Infrastructure Fund’s investable universe. In order for a security to meet this definition, its underlying business must provide a service that is essential to the efficient functioning of a community, while generating cash flows that are not subject to external risks such as commodity prices. Furthermore, Magellan evaluates other criteria, such as gearing levels, sovereign risk, regulatory risk and reporting transparency, which, if failed, will result in exclusion from the investment universe. Magellan believes that by excluding businesses that fail to meet these criteria, the universe consists purely of companies that enjoy reliable demand and generate predictable cash flows.
Assessing each potential investment's quality and intrinsic value; Each security in the investment universe is subjected to detailed analysis. This analysis includes evaluations of a company’s external environment, its business’s specific issues, its historical financial performance and its valuation.
Allocating capital to the securities within the investment universe in an appropriate manner; Portfolio construction is driven by the results of qualitative stock analysis, valuation, formal risk controls and factor risk management. The portfolio construction process focuses on long-term value rather than index-relative positioning.
The resulting portfolio provides investors with exposure to securities that meet Magellan’s infrastructure classification criteria, while giving consideration to each security’s quality and its price relative its assessed intrinsic value.