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.

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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

Benchmark

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 30 September 2019

From
December 17
2015
1 Mth
%
3 Mths
%
1 Yr
%
3 Yrs
% p.a.
5 Yrs
% p.a.
10 Yrs
% p.a.
Since
Inception
% p.a.
Yarra Australian Real Assets Securities Fund* 13.73 -1.94 1.90 26.01 11.78 11.84 11.67 9.58
S&P/ASX 300 Custom Infra Utilities and A-REITS 12.33 -1.94 1.07 21.00 NA NA NA NA
Excess Return* 1.40 0.00 0.83 5.01 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 – August 2019
Latest quarterly commentary – September 2019

Fund Facts

Open To New Investors: Yes
ARSN: 117 307 525
APIR: JBW0030AU
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)

Significant Investor Visa Update

Please note that with effect on and from 20 August 2019, the Yarra Australian Real Assets Securities Fund is no longer a complying managed investment scheme for the purposes of a “complying significant investment” when applying for a significant investor visa. If you have considered investing in the Yarra Real Assets Securities Fund on the basis that it met the requirements for a “complying significant investment”, you should speak to an adviser about seeking a suitable alternative.