Lower volatility equity investing

For 8 years our core focus on risk management has preserved investor capital during market downturns, providing strong, stable long-term returns:

 

> 8.4% annualised returns p.a.** as at August 31, 2021 since inception in June 2013, net of all fees

> Rated relatively lower risk – with only 76% of the volatility of the ASX200 – by FE fundinfo* as at August 31, 2021

How prepared is your portfolio for the next major correction?

Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund (APAEF)

The APAEF is a long/short Australian managed fund with a core focus on downside risk protection. If you’re looking for stable long-term investment returns but are concerned about share market volatility, the APAEF may be a good choice for you.

The APAEF is a long-bias equity market product which typically buys or short sells Australian listed securities and ASX200 futures contracts, with a core focus on downside protection.

Risk management is an essential part of our DNA. We are not prepared to accept large drawdowns in the funds entrusted to us by our investors, the reality faced by most long-only fund managers during market downturns.

These active hedging and trading strategies helped protect and grow investor capital during the COVID-19 led market crash, and have powered the Fund’s long-term stable returns.

Reasons to invest

Apsec Drawdown chart May 2021
Visual representation of the APAEF's downside capture vs the S&P/ASX 200 since inception in June 2013.^^

The APAEF is independently rated investment grade and has an Approved Rating from Zenith Investment Partners and a Recommended Rating as at April 2018 from Independent Investment Research.

As at August 31, 2021, annualised returns since inception in June 2013 of the Fund are 8.4% p.a.** vs the S&P/ASX200 Accumulation Index returning 9.6% p.a.

Importantly, due to our core focus on downside protection, FE fundinfo assess the as Fund as relatively lower risk, currently rating the APAEF at 76% of the volatility than the ASX200*.

Consequently, 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%.^

Investor testimonial

I started with APSEC last year.

I also entered the share market at the same time. APSEC capital is up $60,000 & my shares are down $40,000.

Thanks to Habib, Felix and the APSEC Fund Managers for doing such a great job in protecting and growing my capital during these times.

This is exactly the sort of investment I was looking for.

Jenny Poett, October 2020.

Jenny & Greg Poett photo framed

Meet the team


Nicolas Bryon

Fund Manager

Nicolas has been managing multi-billion dollar portfolios for global financial institutions and numerous hedge funds for over 20 years and helped preserve and grow capital through the GFC, several crashes, corrections and recessions.

George Paxton

Fund Manager

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.

Habib Chebli

Client Relationship Manager

Habib joined APSEC Funds Management in June 2019 to act as a client liaison and develop and grow Funds Under Management (FUM) through assisting Direct Investors, SMSF Trustees and Independent Financial advisers.

Felix Trong

Client Relationship Manager

Felix joined APSEC Funds Management in May 2019 to act as a client liaison and develop and grow Funds Under Management (FUM) through assisting Direct Investors, SMSF Trustees and Independent Financial advisers.

How prepared is your portfolio for the next major correction?

Rising bond yields and increasing inflation are continuing threats to soaring equity valuations, which could cause sudden downward pressure on market pricing.

Many investors are naturally wary of the potential impacts of another major market correction.

Fortunately for risk-averse investors who still want appreciable capital gains, the APAEF may offer an attractive solution.

Get in touch today and we’ll send you all the information you need to help decide how the APAEF’s long/short investment approach could help diversify and add protection to your investment portfolio.

Important information:

All information correct as at August 31, 2021.

*Source: FE fundinfo, August 31, 2021 https://investmentcentre.moneymanagement.com.au/factsheets/mi/k1fx/apsec-atlantic-pacific-australian-equity

** 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 indicative of future performance.

^Source: APSEC Funds Management, August 31, 2021: https://www.apsec.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/APAEF_202108.pdf

^^Source: Zenith Investment Partners Product Assessment – Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund, August 2021

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