Global Equities

Yarra Global Small Companies Fund

The Yarra Global Small Companies Fund aims to achieve medium-to-long term capital growth through exposure to smaller companies globally.

Unlocking small-cap opportunities on a global scale

Continual innovation and intelligent use of technology

Managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, the goal of the Yarra Global Small Companies Fund is to know more, see better and act faster in order to find the next stocks to appreciate in value and ultimately deliver a superior risk-return profile.

Harnessing the power of information

The ability to interpret a variety of data sources to take a view on a universe of over 6,000 stocks provides a broad set of investment insights. The Fund seeks to find industries and companies with hidden alpha by employing tailored techniques.

Efficient implementation & rigorous risk management

The Fund employs state-of-the-art daily risk models designed to identify, track and manage risks and to respond to changes in the risk environment. Transaction costs are considered at every step of the portfolio construction process, and great emphasis is placed on efficient execution.

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Investment objective

To achieve medium-to-long term capital growth through exposure to smaller companies globally. In doing so, the aim is to outperform the MSCI World Small Cap Index net of dividend withholding taxes, measured in A$ over rolling three-year periods


MSCI World Small Cap Index net of dividend withholding taxes, measured in A$

Number of securities

Generally 350 - 750

Recommended investment timeframe

Long term 5-7+ years

Inception date

November 1999

Net returns as at 30 April 2024

1 Mth
3 Mths
1 Yr
3 Yrs
% p.a.
5 Yrs
% p.a.
10 Yrs
% p.a.
% p.a.
Yarra Global Small Companies Fund* -3.81 6.69 16.50 8.38 9.23 11.24 7.86
MSCI World Small Cap -4.72 3.65 11.95 4.09 7.82 10.50 7.58
Excess Return* 0.91 3.03 4.55 4.30 1.41 0.74 0.28

* The total returns shown are prepared on an exit to exit basis – they include all ongoing fees and expenses and assume reinvestment of all distributions. Excess Return is the difference between the Fund’s net return and its benchmark. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Investment Insights

Latest investment commentary – April 2024

Fund Facts

Open To New Investors: Yes
ARSN: 090 047 822
Initial Minimum: 50,000.00AUD
Distribution Frequency: Semi-Annually
Management cost (ICR) (p.a.): 1.25%
Buy/sell spread: +/- 0.10%
Fund ratings: Contact a member of the Firm’s Client Team to discuss ratings in further detail
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Institutional investors wanting further information on the Yarra Global Small Companies Strategy should contact a member of the Firm’s Client Team.

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