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Australian Equities FAQs

Refer below for responses to frequently asked questions relating to Yarra Capital Management's Australian Equities strategies.

Australian Equities FAQs

What is our investment philosophy?
  • We are an active manager focused on undertaking fundamental research on companies to identify inefficiencies that lead to mispricing of listed equities.
  • We take a style-neutral approach to the Australian equities market to ensure we can participate in opportunities are they arise rather than being constrained to a value or growth bias.
  • We are long term investors which leads to tax and brokerage efficiency.
What strategies do you manage in the Australian Equities space?
  • We manage a range of Australian Equities strategies covering large, mid and small cap portfolios, a concentrated portfolio, Australian Infrastructure and A-REIT portfolio and an absolute return portfolio.
Who is the manager of my investments?
  • The team is led by Dion Hershan, Head of Australian Equities, supported by Katie Hudson, Head of Australian Equities Research, as part of a team of 10 investment professionals.
How do I access your strategies?
  • Individual investors can invest directly with Yarra Capital Management, via their adviser and / or platform.
  • Institutional investors can access the strategy directly, please contact a member of the client team to discuss your specific requirements further.
What type of client would suit?
  • Clients seeking capital growth by having an actively managed Australian equities portfolio.
Why Yarra Capital Management?
  • We have an active and independent investment approach built around high conviction ideas. Balance across investment styles is designed to deliver more consistent outcomes for investors
  • We have a large, stable team aligned with our investors and who are focused on identifying differentiated insights through deep research on Australian companies
  • We incorporate an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework into our research process and are active shareholders of the companies we own
What is the organisation’s structure?
  • Yarra Capital Management is a leading Australian boutique fund manager based in Melbourne, Victoria. The firm was established in 2017 following the management buyout of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Australian-focussed investment capabilities and operating platform, backed by TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm with a long history of investing in funds management companies
  • We offer our clients a range of actively managed capabilities spanning across asset classes and sectors
What are the benefits of a managed solution compared to a direct approach?
  • Helps to reduce administration burden on investors
  • Provides the benefits of a robust risk management framework and access to strategies which aim to reduce volatility of portfolios through time
  • Provides a diverse range of holdings and provides access to securities that an individual may not otherwise be able to access
  • Ability to engage and access management and boards to develop investment insights which is reflected in portfolios
  • As active shareholders of the companies we own, we work with management teams to achieve positive outcomes for shareholders
What are the benefits of active management compared to a passive/index exposure?
  • Provides differentiated portfolio, we typically hold between 30 – 40 stocks
  • Ability to express conviction in our investment thesis
  • Able to actively express ESG investment views and avoid companies that don’t our meet our ESG criteria
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