Australian Equities

Yarra Australian Real Assets Securities Fund

The Yarra Australian Real Assets Securities Fund invests primarily in listed Australian infrastructure, utilities and REIT securities.

Real assets, real opportunities

The Yarra Real Assets Securities Fund provides investors with the attractive qualities of resilient earnings built on long-life assets and strong market positions.

Through our active and independent approach to stock selection, the Fund aims to outperform the S&P/ASX 300 Custom Infrastructure, Utilities and A-REITs Index over rolling three-year periods.

The Fund invests in 15 – 25 securities, utilising a style-neutral, long-term approach where stocks are selected based on active insights from the team’s rigorous proprietary research.

High earnings and dividend certainty

Real assets generally provide essential or demand-inelastic services to businesses and consumers, underpinning the potential for reliable and predictable cash earnings and dividends.

Domestic inflation protection

Real assets provide purchasing power protection for long-term Australian investors through concessions and lease contracts linked to CPI.

Diversification benefits

Investing across the real asset spectrum (infrastructure, utilities, and A-REITs) widens the investment universe, preserves low-risk characteristics and enhances opportunities compared to standalone infrastructure or REIT strategies.

Significant Investor Visa compliant

An investment in the Yarra Real Assets Securities Fund can be used as the ‘balancing investment’ component of a ‘complying significant investment’ for the purpose of applying for a significant investor visa¹.

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Investment objective

To achieve a balance of income and medium-to-long term capital growth by investing primarily in Australian listed infrastructure, utilities and REIT securities. In doing so, we aim to outperform the Benchmark over rolling three year periods


S&P/ASX 300 Custom Infrastructure, Utilities and A-REITs Index: a market cap weighted index of infrastructure, utilities and REIT securities included in the S&P/ASX300

Typical number of stocks

15 - 25

Recommended investment timeframe

Long term 5-7+ years

Inception date

December 2005

Gross returns as at 31 May 2019

December 17
1 Mth
3 Mths
1 Yr
3 Yrs
% p.a.
5 Yrs
% p.a.
10 Yrs
% p.a.
% p.a.
Yarra Australian Real Assets Securities Fund* 12.54 2.68 6.06 19.49 9.00 10.20 12.09 9.19
S&P/ASX 300 Custom Infra Utilities and A-REITS 11.60 1.86 5.97 16.53 NA NA NA NA
Excess Return* 0.95 0.81 0.09 2.96 NA NA NA NA

* The returns shown are gross of all fees, meaning they do not reflect the deduction of any investment management fees which would reduce returns and assume reinvestment of distribution. Excess Return is the difference between the Fund’s gross return and its benchmark. Investment in the fund is not available on a fee free basis and this should be factored into any analysis of past performance. For information on returns which take into account fees and expenses (net returns), please refer to the Fund’s monthly and quarterly investment commentaries (which can be found here). Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. 

Investment Insights

Latest monthly commentary
Latest quarterly commentary

Fund Facts

Open To New Investors: Yes
ARSN: 117 307 525
Initial Minimum: 50,000.00AUD
Distribution Frequency: Semi-Annually
Management cost (ICR) (p.a.): 0.85%
Buy/sell spread: +/- 0.15%
Platforms for this fund

Further Information

Product Disclosure Statement and Application for Investment Form (for initial investments)
Product Disclosure Statement and Additional Investment Form (for additional investments)
Important Additional Information
Important Updates (none at this time)

¹ There are a number of specific requirements that must be met before an applicant for a significant investor visa will be considered to have made a ‘complying significant investment’, including total investment amount, investment into venture capital funds and emerging companies investments and length of investment. There are also a number of other requirements that an applicant must meet before he/she will be eligible to apply for a significant investor visa. Yarra Funds Management Limited’s (‘YFM’)  above view is based on the Migration (IMMI 15/100: Complying Investments) Instrument 2015  and the Migration Regulations 1994 in effect as of 31 March 2017. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s policy on migration may change in the future. YFM does not make any representations nor does it guarantee that an investor will be a successful significant investor visa applicant.