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Monday to Friday

4/10 Barrack Street,

Sydney, NSW 2000

Welcome to APSEC Funds Management – Celebrating 9 Years of Investing Better.

09:00 – 17:30

Monday to Friday

4/10 Barrack Street,

Sydney, NSW 2000

APAEF 9th Anniversary Discount Investment Offer

Discount Investment Offer Banner July 2022

Until August 31, 2022, the Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund (APAEF) is celebrating our 9th anniversary by offering new investors a discount rate of up to 50 basis points.**

Note, all investments come with financial risk and past performance is not a guaranteed indicator of future performance.

APSEC Funds Management are proudly celebrating the 9th anniversary of our flagship investment product, the Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund (APAEF), which was founded in June 2013 with a core goal of preserving and growing investor capital by minimising downside volatility, while still pursuing strong, stable upside returns.

We’ve achieved this partly through our use of hedging instruments for downside protection, but also through a conscious strategy of avoiding speculating in stocks where the underlying valuations don’t stack up, as was common in recent years.

We’ve always been deeply concerned about the potential consequences of sequencing risk, especially for investors in, or nearing retirement. After all, it always takes more than the initial loss to recover from a drawdown in your holdings – a 20% drop would need 25% growth, while a 50% drop would need 100% gain just to break even!

Pleasingly, this risk management and proactive trading mantra of the Fund has been validated over the long run, to date, with the APAEF significantly outperforming the market, while also smoothing out volatility during market downturns.

Annualised returns since inception in June 2013 of the Fund are 9.2% p.a. vs the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index returning 7.5% p.a. as at June 30, 2022. If an investor invested $100,000 into the APAEF in June 2013 and reinvested all distributions, their initial investment would now be worth $223,400, after all fees have been deducted. Individual tax has not been taken into account.*

To commemorate this significant milestone, we are offering new investors in the Fund up to a 50-basis points rebate to the management fee in the APAEF!** Offer valid until 31 August, 2022.

Reasons to invest

Independent Investment Ratings

 

The APAEF has been independently reviewed by multiple agencies, and has received an Approved Rating from Zenith Investment Partners and a Recommended Rating as at April 2018 from Independent Investment Research.

Stable Diversified Returns

 

As at June 30, 2022, annualised returns since inception in June 2013 of the Fund are 9.2% p.a.* after all fees have been deducted, vs the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index returning 7.5% p.a.

Additionally, the hedging instruments we use to minimise downside risk have allowed the Fund to not only outperform the market since inception, but also substantially smooth out volatility during market downturns, adding inherent portfolio diversification, as shown in the accompanying chart.

Cumulative returns chart June 2022
Source: APSEC Funds Management, June 30, 2022. Annualised returns since inception in June 2013 of the Fund are 9.2% p.a. vs the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index returning 7.5% p.a. as at June 30, 2022. If an investor invested $100,000 into the APAEF in June 2013 and reinvested all distributions, their initial investment would now be worth $223,400, after all fees have been deducted. Individual tax has not been taken into account. * Fund Returns are prepared on a redemption unit price basis after management and performance fees inclusive of GST. Distributions are assumed to be re-invested at the mid unit price. Individual tax is not taken into account in deriving Fund Returns. In calculating the NTA, the Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund (“Fund”) asset values have been calculated using unaudited price and income estimates for the month being reported. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. APSEC Funds Management does not warrant that future forecasts are guaranteed to occur.
Apsec Drawdown chart July 2022
Visual representation of the APAEF's downside capture vs the S&P/ASX 200 since inception in June 2013. Source: Australian Fund Monitors Product Assessment – Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund, July 2022

A Proven History of Downside Protection

 

Importantly, due to our core focus on downside protection, the largest drawdown the Fund has experienced since inception in June 2013 was -7.7% while the largest drawdown for the S&P/ASX 200 in the same time period was -26.7%.^

Moreover, since inception in June 2013, the APAEF has provided positive relative returns in all but 1 period when the S&P/ASX 200 has fallen by -2% or more, showing the long-term effectiveness of the Fund’s risk mitigation strategies.^

^Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. APSEC Funds Management does not warrant that future forecasts are guaranteed to occur. Source: APSEC Funds Management, June 30, 2022: https://www.apsec.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/APAEF_202206.pdf

HALO – the Information Advantage

 

APSEC’s portfolio leads Nicolas Bryon and George Paxton helped create the powerful share market research and trading solution HALO, which recently completed an initial public offer for Listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

HALO provides up to date research on over 30,000 global equities, with advanced portfolio management tools, and signals to help guide buying and selling decisions, providing a competitive information edge for the fund.

HALO Technologies

Meet the team


Nicolas Bryon

Fund Manager

BEc (Hons) Macquarie University

Nicolas is an experienced fund manager and has been involved in analysing companies and managing portfolios within financial markets for over 20 years. This experience has included managing multi-billion dollar portfolios with leading global financial institutions as well as numerous hedge funds investing in Australia and global markets. Nicolas is the creator of the Halo Technologies investment research platform. Nicolas is accustomed to utilising numerous strategies including ‘Long-only’ Australian equities, Market neutral, Quant and ‘Long/Short’ Asia, where he lead a team that preserved capital for investors during the GFC.

George Paxton

Fund Manager

BA (Hons) Law & Economics Queen Mary U. of London; CFA qualified.

George is an experienced fund manager and financial analyst with an extensive portfolio of financial services skills. Previous experience includes senior positions providing banks and hedge funds with actionable intelligence and analysis. Prior to this, George managed a team of Research Analysts within a hedge fund research product in London. The experience also entailed corporate finance advisory, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and analysis within the North American, European and Asian markets.

Michael Nair website bio
Michael Nair

Quantitative Analyst

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Actuarial Science, University of Melbourne

Michael is a financial analyst with over 12 years of experience in the financial services sector, ranging from boutique firms such as Lincoln Indicators, to industry majors National Australia Bank and Gen Re. Prior to this Michael served in the Armed Forces of Singapore, where he achieved the rank of 3rd Sergeant.

Michael joined APSEC in November 2021 to add extra quantitative rigour to the investment team and support further product enhancements for the Fund.

Reece Frith bio

Reece Frith

Equity Analyst

Bachelor of Applied Finance (BAppFin), Macquarie University.

Reece is an equity analyst with over 3 years of small cap research experience in financial markets, who focusses on fundamental analysis for the Fund through a top-down approach to equities.

Reece is a keen sportsman playing football and enjoying snowboarding through winter months, or internationally when travelling.

Habib Chebli website bio
Habib Chebli

Senior BDM and Client Relationship Manager

BEc (Hons) La Trobe University; Post Grad Diploma Finance & Investment

Habib has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined APSEC Funds Management in June 2019 to develop and grow Funds Under Management (FUM) through assisting clients including High Net Worth Investors, SMSF Trustees and Independent Financial advisers achieve their financial objectives. Prior to APSEC, Habib worked as a Senior Business Development Manager at Lincoln Managed Investments for 7 years, helping funds under management grow from approximately $100 mil to $570 mil.

Felix-Trong website bio

Felix Trong

BDM and Client Relationship Manager

Post-Grad certificate, Applied Finance, Macquarie University

Felix has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry and joined APSEC Funds Management in May 2019 to develop and grow funds under management (FUM) through assisting High Net Worth Investors, SMSF Trustees and Independent Financial advisers achieve their financial objectives. Prior to APSEC, Felix worked as a Business Development Manager at Lincoln Managed Investments. During his time at Lincoln, funds under management grew from approximately $200 mil to $560 mil.

Investment Offer

If you’re looking for appreciable long-term investment returns to support the future you deserve, but are concerned about and want help navigating share market risk, the APAEF may be a good choice for you.

As a limited time incentive for new investors to join, until August 31, 2022, we are offering new clients the following special discount rebate:

  1. Invest $100,000 or more and receive a 50 basis point discount on the management fee^^, or
  2. Invest under $100,000 and receive a 25 basis point discount on the management fee^^.

(Minimum Investment in the Fund is $20,000).

Simply complete your details and a member of our team will contact you to get started:

Online Application

If you’re ready to invest now, APSEC Funds Management has adopted OLIVIA, a secure, cloud-based online application process to make it easier for you to invest in our fund as an alternative to paper-based applications. To provide appropriate security for your personal information you will be required to provide your name, email address, and mobile phone number which will be used to protect your details. OLIVIA will also enable your identity to be verified online in real-time provided you have documents such as a driver’s license or passport and are on the electoral roll.

Apply Online Securely

Important Fund Information

* Fund Returns are prepared on a redemption unit price basis after management and performance fees inclusive of GST. Distributions are assumed to be re-invested at the mid unit price. Individual tax is not taken into account in deriving Fund Returns. In calculating the NTA, the Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund (“Fund”) asset values have been calculated using unaudited price and income estimates for the month being reported. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. APSEC Funds Management does not warrant that future forecasts are guaranteed to occur.

^^The Fund has a management fee of 2% p.a, which is calculated on a monthly basis within the unit price. This an exclusive offer for new investors into the Fund between the period 11 July to 31 August 2022, who will receive the basis point discount in the management fee in the form of rebated units each month. See the Fund PDS for full information on our standard fees. Please mention this special offer to our team, so we can ensure the discounted management fee is applied to your application.

Equity Trustees Limited ABN 46 004 031 298 (“Equity Trustees”) , AFSL 240975, is the Responsible Entity of the Fund. Equity Trustees is a subsidiary of EQT Holdings Limited ABN 22 607 797 615, a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:EQT). APSEC Funds Management Pty Ltd ACN 152 440 723 (APSECFM) is the Investment Manager of the Fund and a Corporate Authorised Representative CAR: 411859 of APSEC Compliance and Administration Pty Limited ACN 142 148 409 AFSL 345443.

This website has been prepared by APSECFM to provide you with general information only. In preparing this information, we did not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. It is not intended to take the place of professional advice and you should not take action on specific issues in reliance on this information. To obtain advice tailored to your situation, contact a professional financial adviser Neither Equity Trustees, APSECFM, nor any of their related parties, their employees or directors, provide any warranty of accuracy or reliability in relation to such information or accept any liability to any person who relies on it. Past performance should not be taken as an indicator of future performance. You should obtain a copy of the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making a decision about whether to invest in this product.

Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund’s Target Market Determination is available here – https://www.apsec.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TMD_APAEF_20210927.pdf. A Target Market Determination is a document which is required to be made available from 5 October 2021. It describes who this financial product is likely to be appropriate for (i.e. the target market), and any conditions around how the product can be distributed to investors. It also describes the events or circumstances where the Target Market Determination for this financial product may need to be reviewed.

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