Magellan High Conviction Fund

A concentrated portfolio invested in 8 to 12 of the world’s best global stocks

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Investment objectives

To achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long-term through investment in a concentrated portfolio (8-12 securities) of high-quality companies.

Fund facts

Portfolio managers Structure Fund size **
Hamish Douglass & Chris Wheldon, CFA
Hamish Douglass
Chris Wheldon, CFA
Global Equity Fund, $AUD AUD $649.2 million
Management fee Distribution Frequency ARSN
1.50% p.a.
0.78% p.a. Class B
Annually 164 285 947
Buy / Sell Spread APIR Code Initial Minimum Investment
0.07%/0.07% MGE0005AU
MGE9885AU Class B
$10,000
$100,000 Class B
Performance Fee

10% (20% for Class B units) of the excess return above the Absolute Return performance hurdle of 10% per annum. Additionally, Performance Fees are subject to a high water mark. For further details on Performance Fees, please read the relevant PDS and the Additional Information Booklet.

All management costs described above are inclusive of the estimated net effect of GST.
** As at 31 May 2020.

Investment philosophy

The Magellan High Conviction Fund seeks to invest in outstanding companies at attractive prices, while exercising a deep understanding of the macroeconomic environment to manage investment risk.

Magellan perceives outstanding companies to be those that are able to sustainably exploit competitive advantages in order to continually earn returns on capital that are materially in excess of their cost of capital.

While Magellan is extremely focused on fundamental business value, it is not a typical ’value’ investor. The Magellan High Conviction Fund will invest in companies that have relatively high price-to-earnings and price-to-book multiples, provided that their businesses are outstanding and their shares are trading at an appropriate discount to their assessed intrinsic value. Equities that appear undervalued on the basis of a low price-to-earnings or price-to-book multiples will often prove to be poor investments if the underlying business is fundamentally weak and exhibits poor returns on capital.

Magellan focuses on risk-adjusted returns, rather than benchmark-relative returns. As a result, the Magellan High Conviction Fund’s investment process is designed to generate an unconstrained, highly-concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies.

The Magellan High Conviction Fund’s will comprise of 8 to 12 investments, with the portfolio weighted towards Magellan’s highest-conviction ideas. The Fund may also hedge some, or all, of the capital component of its foreign currency exposure arising from investments in overseas markets back to Australian dollars.

Portfolio construction

The Magellan High Conviction Fund leverages off the Magellan Global Fund’s investment process, which integrates three key disciplines:

Intensive bottom-up stock analysis and industry research is undertaken in order to identify outstanding companies. This involves the assessment of potential investments against key quality criteria, as well as assessments of their intrinsic value. Magellan uses a proprietary ranking tool, the Magellan Conviction Scoring Matrix, to rank these companies based on these factors. This process enables the portfolio to be weighted towards higher conviction ideas (on a risk-adjusted basis).

Magellan’s detailed macroeconomic analysis is overlayed during portfolio construction, alongside the application of both fixed and dynamic risk limits. This process ensures that the portfolio is not overly exposed to aggregation risk (risk which arises from correlated portfolio positions) or macroeconomic event risk. Macroeconomic event risk can be a significant source of negative returns for investors. Magellan will make significant changes to the portfolio if it believes that macroeconomic events could lead to significant and sustained loss in value for investors. Such events would include a financial crisis, a sustained oil price shock, a global pandemic or a major global conflict.

Performance

Growth of AUD $10,000
31 May 2020

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 2013.

31 May 2020
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years
(% PA)
5 Years
(% PA)
Since Inception
(% PA)
Magellan High Conviction Fund - 4.54% - 4.53% 11.59% 11.24% 10.51% 14.79%

** Inception date 01 July 2013

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
03/06/2020 1.9525 1.9539 1.9511
02/06/2020 1.9497 1.9511 1.9483
01/06/2020 1.9544 1.9558 1.9530
29/05/2020 1.9749 1.9763 1.9735
28/05/2020 1.9522 1.9536 1.9508
27/05/2020 1.9795 1.9809 1.9781
26/05/2020 1.9608 1.9622 1.9594
25/05/2020 1.9776 1.9790 1.9762
22/05/2020 1.9759 1.9773 1.9745
21/05/2020 1.9877 1.9891 1.9863
20/05/2020 1.9965 1.9979 1.9951
19/05/2020 1.9717 1.9731 1.9703
18/05/2020 1.9859 1.9873 1.9845
15/05/2020 1.9673 1.9687 1.9659
14/05/2020 1.9521 1.9535 1.9507
13/05/2020 1.9326 1.9340 1.9312
12/05/2020 1.9424 1.9438 1.9410
11/05/2020 1.9750 1.9764 1.9736
08/05/2020 1.9536 1.9550 1.9522
07/05/2020 1.9521 1.9535 1.9507
06/05/2020 1.9370 1.9384 1.9356
05/05/2020 1.9325 1.9339 1.9311
04/05/2020 1.9238 1.9251 1.9225
01/05/2020 1.9237 1.9250 1.9224
30/04/2020 1.9332 1.9346 1.9318
29/04/2020 1.9328 1.9342 1.9314
28/04/2020 1.8971 1.8984 1.8958
27/04/2020 1.9138 1.9151 1.9125
24/04/2020 1.9268 1.9281 1.9255
23/04/2020 1.9161 1.9174 1.9148
22/04/2020 1.9461 1.9475 1.9447
21/04/2020 1.9036 1.9049 1.9023
20/04/2020 1.9322 1.9336 1.9308
17/04/2020 1.9534 1.9548 1.9520
16/04/2020 1.9393 1.9407 1.9379
15/04/2020 1.9136 1.9149 1.9123
14/04/2020 1.9094 1.9107 1.9081
09/04/2020 1.8989 1.9002 1.8976
08/04/2020 1.9102 1.9115 1.9089
07/04/2020 1.8964 1.8977 1.8951
06/04/2020 1.9100 1.9113 1.9087
03/04/2020 1.8380 1.8393 1.8367
02/04/2020 1.8488 1.8501 1.8475
01/04/2020 1.8189 1.8202 1.8176
31/03/2020 1.8747 1.8760 1.8734
30/03/2020 1.8743 1.8756 1.8730
27/03/2020 1.8370 1.8383 1.8357
26/03/2020 1.9315 1.9329 1.9301
25/03/2020 1.8812 1.8825 1.8799
24/03/2020 1.8689 1.8702 1.8676

Distribution history

Date Distribution per unit Reinvestment price  
June 2019 4.0000 cents $1.8711 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2019
June 2018 14.3420 cents $1.6903 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2018
June 2017 3.5000 cents $1.5412 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2017
June 2016 10.4415 cents $1.3047 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2016
June 2015 6.7959 cents $1.4274 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2015
June 2014 2.8258 cents $1.1333 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2014

Performance

Growth of AUD $100,000
31 May 2020

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). Class B Fund Inception 15 November 2017.

31 May 2020
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year Since Inception
(% PA)
Magellan High Conviction Fund - Class B - 4.36% - 4.34% 11.86% 10.19%

** Inception date 15 November 2017. Returns greater than one year are annualised.

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
03/06/2020 1.1904 1.1912 1.1896
02/06/2020 1.1887 1.1895 1.1879
01/06/2020 1.1916 1.1924 1.1908
29/05/2020 1.2040 1.2048 1.2032
28/05/2020 1.1900 1.1908 1.1892
27/05/2020 1.2066 1.2074 1.2058
26/05/2020 1.1952 1.1960 1.1944
25/05/2020 1.2054 1.2062 1.2046
22/05/2020 1.2043 1.2051 1.2035
21/05/2020 1.2115 1.2123 1.2107
20/05/2020 1.2168 1.2177 1.2159
19/05/2020 1.2017 1.2025 1.2009
18/05/2020 1.2103 1.2111 1.2095
15/05/2020 1.1989 1.1997 1.1981
14/05/2020 1.1896 1.1904 1.1888
13/05/2020 1.1777 1.1785 1.1769
12/05/2020 1.1837 1.1845 1.1829
11/05/2020 1.2035 1.2043 1.2027
08/05/2020 1.1904 1.1912 1.1896
07/05/2020 1.1894 1.1902 1.1886
06/05/2020 1.1802 1.1810 1.1794
05/05/2020 1.1774 1.1782 1.1766
04/05/2020 1.1721 1.1729 1.1713
01/05/2020 1.1719 1.1727 1.1711
30/04/2020 1.1777 1.1785 1.1769
29/04/2020 1.1774 1.1782 1.1766
28/04/2020 1.1557 1.1565 1.1549
27/04/2020 1.1658 1.1666 1.1650
24/04/2020 1.1737 1.1745 1.1729
23/04/2020 1.1671 1.1679 1.1663
22/04/2020 1.1854 1.1862 1.1846
21/04/2020 1.1595 1.1603 1.1587
20/04/2020 1.1769 1.1777 1.1761
17/04/2020 1.1897 1.1905 1.1889
16/04/2020 1.1811 1.1819 1.1803
15/04/2020 1.1654 1.1662 1.1646
14/04/2020 1.1629 1.1637 1.1621
09/04/2020 1.1563 1.1571 1.1555
08/04/2020 1.1632 1.1640 1.1624
07/04/2020 1.1548 1.1556 1.1540
06/04/2020 1.1629 1.1637 1.1621
03/04/2020 1.1190 1.1198 1.1182
02/04/2020 1.1256 1.1264 1.1248
01/04/2020 1.1073 1.1081 1.1065
31/03/2020 1.1413 1.1421 1.1405
30/03/2020 1.1413 1.1421 1.1405
27/03/2020 1.1185 1.1193 1.1177
26/03/2020 1.1761 1.1769 1.1753
25/03/2020 1.1454 1.1462 1.1446
24/03/2020 1.1379 1.1387 1.1371

Distribution history

Date Distribution per unit Reinvestment price  
June 2019 2.5000 cents $1.1417 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2019
June 2018 4.0835 cents $1.0303 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2018

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  1. Complete the Application Form & CRS Form(s) (if applicable)
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  2. Send application form to Mainstream Fund Services
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Continuous Disclosure

24 September - Distribution Policy Update

On 24 September Magellan announced a distribution policy update for the funds for which it acts a responsible entity (‘Fund’ or ‘Funds’).

For each Fund, Magellan intends to target a specific cash distribution yield (“Target Cash Distribution”) and pay distributions semi-annually. Each Fund’s Target Cash Distribution per unit for each semi-annual period will be based on the average of the month-end net asset values per unit applicable to a Fund, or a Fund’s unit class, over a two year rolling period and will be announced at the beginning of each semi-annual distribution period.

This update harmonises the distribution policies across Magellan’s Funds and, Magellan believes, provides investors with greater certainty on the amount of upcoming cash distributions.

For further information and for the Target Cash Distribution per annum for each Fund, please click here.

FAQs

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