Magellan Infrastructure Fund

Portfolio of 20 to 40 stocks that seeks to deliver the stable returns offered by the asset class, while protecting returns from currency movements

  • Unlisted
  • Hedged
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Investment objectives

To achieve attractive risk adjusted returns over the medium to long-term;

While reducing the risk of permanent capital loss.

Fund facts

Portfolio manager Structure Fund size **
Gerald Stack
Gerald Stack
Infrastructure Fund, $AUD hedged AUD $2,584.2 million
Management fee Distribution Frequency
1.05% Bi-annual
Buy / Sell Spread APIR Code
0.15%/0.15% MGE0002AU
S&P Global Infrastructure Index A$ Hedged Net Total Return
Performance Fee

10.0% of the excess return of the Units of the Fund above the higher of the Index Relative Hurdle (S&P Global Infrastructure Index A$ Hedged Net Total Return) and the Absolute Return Hurdle (the yield of 10-year Australian Government Bonds). 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 31 January 2020.

Investment philosophy

The Magellan Infrastructure Fund has been designed to provide investors with efficient access to the infrastructure asset class, while protecting capital in adverse markets.

The infrastructure asset class, when appropriately defined, is characterised by monopoly-like assets that face reliable demand and enjoy predictable cashflows. As a result, Magellan has established proprietary classification criteria to appropriately categorise securities as investment grade infrastructure, and thus eligible for inclusion in its portfolios or otherwise. Potential investments that meet these criteria are expected to achieve strong underlying financial performance over medium- to long-term timeframes, which should translate into reliable, inflation-linked investment returns.

Magellan believes that an appropriately structured portfolio of 20 to 40 investments can provide sufficient diversification to ensure that investors are not overly correlated to any single company, industry-specific or macroeconomic risk.

Portfolio construction

The Magellan Infrastructure Fund’s investment process involves three key stages:

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.


Growth of AUD $10,000
31 January 2020

** S&P Global Infrastructure Index A$ Hedged Net spliced with UBS Developed Infrastructure and Utilities Net Total Return Index (hedged to AUD). Note: as the UBS Developed Infrastructure and Utilities Net Total Return Index (hedged to AUD) ceased to be published from 31 May 2015, it was replaced by Magellan on 1 January 2015 with the S&P Global Infrastructure Index A$ Hedged Net Total Return.

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 2007.

31 January 2020
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years
(% PA)
5 Years
(% PA)
7 Years
(% PA)
10 Years
(% PA)
Since Inception
(% PA)
Magellan Infrastructure Fund 4.81% 7.76% 21.39% 15.11% 11.02% 13.99% 14.17% 9.35%
Benchmark* 5.33% 9.30% 19.80% 11.21% 7.47% 11.12% 10.43% 6.51%
Out/Under Performance - 0.52% - 1.54% 1.59% 3.90% 3.55% 2.87% 3.74% 2.84%

* As the UBS Developed Infrastructure and Utilities Net Total Return Index (hedged to AUD) ceased to be published from 31 March 2015, it was replaced by Magellan on 1 January 2015 with the S&P Global Infrastructure Index A$ Hedged Net Total Return.
** Inception date 1 July 2007

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
20/02/2020 1.5647 1.5670 1.5624
19/02/2020 1.5703 1.5727 1.5679
18/02/2020 1.5678 1.5702 1.5654
17/02/2020 1.5679 1.5703 1.5655
14/02/2020 1.5678 1.5702 1.5654
13/02/2020 1.5574 1.5597 1.5551
12/02/2020 1.5552 1.5575 1.5529
11/02/2020 1.5562 1.5585 1.5539
10/02/2020 1.5455 1.5478 1.5432
07/02/2020 1.5434 1.5457 1.5411
06/02/2020 1.5473 1.5496 1.5450
05/02/2020 1.5469 1.5492 1.5446
04/02/2020 1.5356 1.5379 1.5333
03/02/2020 1.5322 1.5345 1.5299
31/01/2020 1.5270 1.5293 1.5247
30/01/2020 1.5335 1.5358 1.5312
29/01/2020 1.5308 1.5331 1.5285
28/01/2020 1.5227 1.5250 1.5204
24/01/2020 1.5298 1.5321 1.5275
23/01/2020 1.5273 1.5296 1.5250
22/01/2020 1.5203 1.5226 1.5180
21/01/2020 1.5176 1.5199 1.5153
20/01/2020 1.5213 1.5236 1.5190
17/01/2020 1.5234 1.5257 1.5211
16/01/2020 1.5189 1.5212 1.5166
15/01/2020 1.5129 1.5152 1.5106
14/01/2020 1.5037 1.5060 1.5014
13/01/2020 1.4934 1.4956 1.4912
10/01/2020 1.4890 1.4912 1.4868
09/01/2020 1.4830 1.4852 1.4808
08/01/2020 1.4771 1.4793 1.4749
07/01/2020 1.4732 1.4754 1.4710
06/01/2020 1.4706 1.4728 1.4684
03/01/2020 1.4708 1.4730 1.4686
02/01/2020 1.4740 1.4762 1.4718
31/12/2019 (ex) 1.4829 1.4851 1.4807
31/12/2019 1.5049 1.5072 1.5026
30/12/2019 1.5091 1.5114 1.5068
27/12/2019 1.5152 1.5175 1.5129
24/12/2019 1.5126 1.5149 1.5103
23/12/2019 1.5092 1.5115 1.5069
20/12/2019 1.5143 1.5166 1.5120
19/12/2019 1.5033 1.5056 1.5010
18/12/2019 1.5011 1.5034 1.4988
17/12/2019 1.4958 1.4980 1.4936
16/12/2019 1.4941 1.4963 1.4919
13/12/2019 1.4781 1.4803 1.4759
12/12/2019 1.4766 1.4788 1.4744
11/12/2019 1.4837 1.4859 1.4815
10/12/2019 1.4725 1.4747 1.4703

Distribution history

Date Distribution per unit Reinvestment price  
December 2019 2.2000 cents $1.4829  
June 2019 2.2500 cents $1.4295 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2019
December 2018 1.5500 cents $1.2183  
June 2018 4.1662 cents $1.2622 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2018
December 2017 1.2000 cents $1.2802  
June 2017 10.2277 cents $1.2312 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2017
December 2016 1.0500 cents $1.1920  
June 2016 8.0891 cents $1.2386 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2016
December 2015 1.2000 cents $1.2006  
June 2015 2.0000 cents $1.1311 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2015
December 2014 0.9400 cents $1.1155  
June 2014 1.9500 cents $1.0333 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2014
December 2013 0.9100 cents $0.9364  
June 2013 1.9000 cents $0.8713 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2013

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  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

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