Unit Price 12 Apr 2024:
Entry $1.7040
|
Exit $1.6956
Performance Since Inception at 31 Mar 2024 12.8% pa

Fund Overview

The Australian Smaller Companies Fund has been rewarding investors with attractive returns and income since its inception in 1998. The fund rigorously applies our proven investment philosophy to identify and invest in high-quality, undervalued companies outside the ASX100. It has been managed by Simon Conn for more than 20 years and is now co-managed by Lucas Goode.

  • Suitable for: investors wanting attractive capital growth and income
  • Invests in: 50-70 Australian companies outside the ASX 100
  • Investment timeframe: 4+ years
  • Investment objective: exceed the returns of the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries index (ex Property Trusts) on a rolling four-year basis.

Fund Facts

Portfolio Managers Simon Conn & Lucas Goode
Benchmark S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Index (ex Property Trusts)
Inception 30 June 1998
ARSN 093 182 471
APIR IML0001AU
Distribution frequency Generally semi-annually
Peformance fee nil
Management fee 0.993% p.a. of the net assets of the fund (includes net effect of GST)

Performance

Net Performance as at 31 Mar 2024
1mth 3mth 6mth 1yr 2yrs^ 3yrs^ 5yrs^ 10yrs^ Since
inception^
Income 0.0% 0.0% 1.6% 5.0% 9.6% 10.0% 8.3% 10.5% 10.7%
Growth 5.0% 10.4% 18.8% 20.1% -4.3% -2.8% -1.7% -1.8% 2.1%
Total Return 5.0% 10.4% 20.4% 25.1% 5.3% 7.2% 6.6% 8.7% 12.8%
Benchmark* 4.5% 7.7% 16.1% 14.2% -0.2% 2.4% 5.5% 6.4% 6.0%

^ Performance per annum

* The benchmark for this fund is the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Index (Ex. LPT).

Fund returns are calculated using the exit price, net of management fees, assuming all distributions are reinvested with no allowance for tax. Past performance is not a reliable indicator future performance.

Disclaimer: This graph represents the dollar value of your investment if you had invested $10,000 (or your chosen amount) given your chosen time horizon versus the benchmark for the Fund with the same dollar value invested and time horizon. The fund dollar value is based upon performance for the fund, which has been calculated using the exit price, net of management fees and assuming the reinvestment of distributions. No allowance has been made for tax. The RE does not guarantee the performance of any Fund, repayment of capital or any particular rate of return. Past performance is not a reliable indicator future performance. Returns can be volatile, reflecting rises and falls in the value of the underlying investments. Investors should seek independent advice as to the suitability of the Fund to their investment needs. This is general information only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs.

Sector and stocks

The Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”) was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc, (“MSCI”) and Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (“S&P”) and is licensed for use by [Licensee]. Neither MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or impIied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any or such standard or classification, Without limiting any or the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, S&P, any of their affiliates or any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.
Company Name ASX code Sector % weight
SG Fleet Group Limited SGF Industrials 3.8%
Skycity Entertainment Group Limited SKC Consumer Discretionary 3.5%
Qantm Intellectual Property Limited QIP Industrials 3.4%
Clearview Wealth Limited CVW Financials 3.3%
Australian Clinical Labs Limited ACL Health Care 3.1%
Readytech Holdings Limited RDY Information Technology 2.8%
EQT Holdings Limited EQT Financials 2.7%
Sigma Healthcare Limited SIG Health Care 2.6%
Probiotec Limited PBP Health Care 2.6%
Kelsian Group Limited KLS Industrials 2.6%

Fund holdings as at 31 Mar 2024

The Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS”) was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc, (“MSCI”) and Standard & Poor’s, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (“S&P”) and is licensed for use by [Licensee]. Neither MSCI, S&P nor any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications makes any express or impIied warranties or representations with respect to such standard or classification (or the results to be obtained by the use thereof), and all such parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any or such standard or classification, Without limiting any or the foregoing, in no event shall MSCI, S&P, any of their affiliates or any third party involved in making or compiling the GICS or any GICS classifications have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

Unit Prices

Date Entry Exit
12 Apr 2024 $1.7040 $1.6956
11 Apr 2024 $1.7053 $1.6967
10 Apr 2024 $1.7093 $1.7007
09 Apr 2024 $1.7061 $1.6975
08 Apr 2024 $1.6967 $1.6883
These are historical entry and exit prices, based upon our most recent valuation, however you may not receive these prices should you apply for, or redeem units on or after the time of this communication. Cut-off times for applications and redemptions are set out in the product disclosure statement of the fund.

 

IML does not guarantee the performance of any Fund, repayment of capital or any particular rate of return. Performance returns are calculated using the exit price, net of management fees and assuming the reinvestment of distributions. No allowance is made for tax. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns can be volatile, reflecting rises and falls in the value of the underlying investments. Investors should seek independent advice as to the suitability of the Fund to their investment needs. This is general information only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs.

Distribution information

Period ending Amount (cents per unit)
December 2023 2.0000 cpu
June 2023 3.8738 cpu
December 2022 2.5000 cpu
June 2022 19.1897 cpu
December 2021 7.0000 cpu
June 2021 12.7159 cpu
December 2020 1.5000 cpu
June 2020 2.8710 cpu

For more information please refer to our Performance page – distributions and reports.
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance as a result past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance as a result past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.

Franking level (%)
FY22 FY21 FY20 FY19 FY18
13.5% 21.9% 71.2% 44.7% 31.5%

This is not tax advice. it is important that you seek professional taxation advice that takes into account your particular circumstances before you invest or deal with your investment.

Ratings and awards

Morningstar - Silver

Zenith - Recommended

How to invest

Direct investors can click Invest Now for a step-by-step guide to investing with IML. The Australian Smaller Companies Fund is also available on the following platforms:

Aegis (NZ) | AMP North | ANZ/IOOF Oasis | Asgard | BT Panorama | CFS Firstwrap | FNZ (NZ) | Growwrap | Hub 24 | Infocus | Insignia Expand | Insignia Pursuit | Insignia Rhythm | Macquarie Wrap | Mason Stevens | Netwealth | Portfolio Care | Powerwap | Praemium | Dash

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