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Strong stable investment returns

 

For nearly 9 years our core focus on risk management has helped diversify, preserve and grow investor capital across all market cycles:

The APAEF has achieved a 23.6% return for the 12 months to April 30, 2022 vs 10.2% for the S&P/ASX 200, an excess return of 13.5%*

 

A demonstrated track record of downside protection through proactive hedging strategies to reduce market volatility^

 

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

With the current volatility facing equity markets, how will you protect your investments in the next major correction?

Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund (APAEF)

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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.

The APAEF is an Australian owned long/short (hedge) fund which typically buys or short sells Australian listed securities and ASX200 futures contracts, offering downside protection, while still providing strong upside returns.

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 have helped protect and grow investor capital through repeated market downturns over more than 8 years, and have powered the Fund’s long-term stable returns.

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 April 30, 2022, annualised returns since inception in June 2013 of the Fund are 9.5% p.a.* after all fees have been deducted, vs the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index returning 9.0% 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.

Source: APSEC Funds Management, April 30. 2022. If an investor invested $100,000 into APAEF in June 2013 and reinvested all earnings, their initial investment would now be $225,900. 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.
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, April 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, April 30, 2022: https://www.apsec.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/APAEF_202204.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 NairMichael 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.

Habib Chebli

Senior BDM and Client Relationship Manager

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

Habib has over 15 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

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.

How prepared is your portfolio for the next major correction?

Rising bond yields, global economic pressures 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 exposure to the market, APAEF can help manage that risk and 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.

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.

Rising bond yields, global economic pressures 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 exposure to the market, APAEF can help manage that risk and 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.

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.

Important information:

All information correct as at April 30, 2022.

* 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. ASPEC Funds Management does not warrant that future forecasts are guaranteed to occur.

^ Past Performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. ASPEC Funds Management does not warrant that future forecasts are guaranteed to occur. Source: APSEC Funds Management, March 31, 2022: https://www.apsec.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/APAEF_202204.pdf

^^Source: Australian Fund Monitors Product Assessment – Atlantic Pacific Australian Equity Fund, April 2022

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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.

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