Wholesale Sustainable Global Equity

This strategy aims to deliver superior long-term returns by actively investing in a diversified portfolio of global companies whilst promoting sustainable characteristics including a Net Zero inspired decarbonisation target.

INVESTMENT UNIVERSE

40,000+ stocks in developed and emerging markets (includes ex-index stocks to maximise the opportunity set).

RETURN FORECAST

Daily analysis at stock-specific, peer group, and macro level results in objective risk and return forecast

PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION & TRADING

Forecasts enter proprietary portfolio optimisation system, weighing expected return against risk, liquidity and T-costs

Investment philosophy

Financial assets are often mispriced due to behavioural errors, such as incorrectly processing information or acting on incomplete information.

Top-performing companies display many qualities. Their success is multi-faceted and cannot be attributed to any single factor.

Market inefficiencies and attractive opportunities are best captured using systematic processes.

Curated application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technology can help extract pertinent information from large, complex datasets.

Investment processes must be dynamic and adapt to changes in investor behaviour and the investment environment.

Acadian’s edge comes from embracing innovative ideas and continuously investing in people, technology, and data.

Erol Ahmed

Why Sustainable global?

  • Top-performing companies display many qualities. Their success is multi-faceted and cannot be attributed to any single factor. Acadian’s systematic process incorporates over 70 predictive factors including a range of ESG signals.

  • Active management can exploit market inefficiencies such as undervalued companies, arising from changing market conditions and behavioural errors.

  • Using technology, including AI and machine learning, financial data can be collected, analysed and monitored with greater efficiency across a broader investment universe. A disciplined approach also avoids qualitative bias and subjective inputs.

  • Systematic strategies cover a broader and deeper investment universe, therefore, portfolios can be customised to exclude certain companies, with minimal impact on a portfolio’s risk and return profile.

As of December 2023

APIR Code FSF0710AU
 Inception Date 31 May 2005
 Management Cost 0.98%
 Buy / Sell spread 0.05 / 0.05%
 Product Size  $ 177 million
 Benchmark MSCI World ex-AU Index
Colonial First State Investments Limited (“CFS”) is the responsible entity for this fund, ABN 98 002 348 352, AFS Licence 232468. You can find the target market determinations (TMD) for this fund at www.cfs.com.au/tmd, which include a description of who a financial product might suit. You should also read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) carefully, assess whether the information is appropriate for you, and consider talking to a financial adviser before making an investment decision. You can get the PDS and FSG at www.cfs.com.au or by calling CFS on 13 13 36. All Fund (NAV) returns are calculated on an annualised basis using exit price to exit price with distributions reinvested, net of management costs, transaction costs. All return calculations exclude any individual taxes payable by the investor and all other fees and rebates disclosed in the relevant product disclosure statements available on our website or by calling us. The ‘distribution’ component is the amount paid by the way of distribution, which may include net realised capital gains. Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell individual securities. Reference to the benchmark is for comparative purposes only and is not intended to indicate that the Fund will contain the same investments as the benchmark. Investors have the opportunity for losses as well as profits. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Index Source: MSCI Copyright MSCI 2024. All Rights Reserved. Unpublished. PROPRIETARY TO MSCI.
As of December 2023
  Fund (Gross) Fund (NAV)  Benchmark  Value-Added vs. Benchmark
One Month Return 1.5 1.4 1.8 -0.4
Three Month Return 3.7 3.4 5.3  -1.9
Year-to-Date Return 24.1 22.9 23.2 -0.3
One Year Annualized Return  24.1 22.9 23.2  -0.3 
Three Year Annualized Return 14.8 13.7 11.8 1.9
Five Year Annualized Return 15.0 13.8 13.6 0.2
Ten Year Annualized Return 12.4 11.2 11.7 -0.5
Since Inception Annualized Return 8.8 7.6 8.3 -0.7
Colonial First State Investments Limited (“CFS”) is the responsible entity for this fund, ABN 98 002 348 352, AFS Licence 232468. You can find the target market determinations (TMD) for this fund at www.cfs.com.au/tmd, which include a description of who a financial product might suit. You should also read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) carefully, assess whether the information is appropriate for you, and consider talking to a financial adviser before making an investment decision. You can get the PDS and FSG at www.cfs.com.au or by calling CFS on 13 13 36. All Fund (NAV) returns are calculated on an annualised basis using exit price to exit price with distributions reinvested, net of management costs, transaction costs. All return calculations exclude any individual taxes payable by the investor and all other fees and rebates disclosed in the relevant product disclosure statements available on our website or by calling us. The ‘distribution’ component is the amount paid by the way of distribution, which may include net realised capital gains. Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell individual securities. Reference to the benchmark is for comparative purposes only and is not intended to indicate that the Fund will contain the same investments as the benchmark. Investors have the opportunity for losses as well as profits. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Index Source: MSCI Copyright MSCI 2024. All Rights Reserved. Unpublished. PROPRIETARY TO MSCI.

Top Ten Holdings

As of December 2023

MICROSOFT CORP  5.0%
ALPHABET INC  4.2%
AMAZON.COM INC 3.6%
NVIDIA CORP 3.3%
APPLE INC
3.0%
INDUSTRIA DE DISENO TEXTIL SA 2.3%
ECOLAB INC 2.3%
BOOKING HOLDINGS INC 2.2%
MARSH & MCLENNAN COS INC 2.2%
MASTERCARD INC 2.2%
NUMBEROF SECURITIES 251
% OF PORTFOLIO FOR TOP 10 CURRENT HOLDINGS 30.3%
% OF NON-BENCHMARK PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS 21.0%

To view a full list of quarterly holdings in the Fund, visit Colonial First State.

 

Colonial First State Investments Limited (“CFS”) is the responsible entity for this fund, ABN 98 002 348 352, AFS Licence 232468. You can find the target market determinations (TMD) for this fund at www.cfs.com.au/tmd, which include a description of who a financial product might suit. You should also read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) carefully, assess whether the information is appropriate for you, and consider talking to a financial adviser before making an investment decision. You can get the PDS and FSG at www.cfs.com.au or by calling CFS on 13 13 36. All Fund (NAV) returns are calculated on an annualised basis using exit price to exit price with distributions reinvested, net of management costs, transaction costs. All return calculations exclude any individual taxes payable by the investor and all other fees and rebates disclosed in the relevant product disclosure statements available on our website or by calling us. The ‘distribution’ component is the amount paid by the way of distribution, which may include net realised capital gains. Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell individual securities. Reference to the benchmark is for comparative purposes only and is not intended to indicate that the Fund will contain the same investments as the benchmark. Investors have the opportunity for losses as well as profits. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Index Source: MSCI Copyright MSCI 2024. All Rights Reserved. Unpublished. PROPRIETARY TO MSCI.

Current Positioning - Sector

Sustainable Global Q4 2023

Colonial First State Investments Limited (“CFS”) is the responsible entity for this fund, ABN 98 002 348 352, AFS Licence 232468. You can find the target market determinations (TMD) for this fund at www.cfs.com.au/tmd, which include a description of who a financial product might suit. You should also read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) carefully, assess whether the information is appropriate for you, and consider talking to a financial adviser before making an investment decision. You can get the PDS and FSG at www.cfs.com.au or by calling CFS on 13 13 36. All Fund (NAV) returns are calculated on an annualised basis using exit price to exit price with distributions reinvested, net of management costs, transaction costs. All return calculations exclude any individual taxes payable by the investor and all other fees and rebates disclosed in the relevant product disclosure statements available on our website or by calling us. The ‘distribution’ component is the amount paid by the way of distribution, which may include net realised capital gains. Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell individual securities. Reference to the benchmark is for comparative purposes only and is not intended to indicate that the Fund will contain the same investments as the benchmark. Investors have the opportunity for losses as well as profits. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Index Source: MSCI Copyright MSCI 2024. All Rights Reserved. Unpublished. PROPRIETARY TO MSCI.

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