Orca Asia Fund

The objective of the Fund is to provide investors with attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long-term by investing in high-quality companies in the Asia ex Japan region.

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NUMBER OF STOCKS

30-50

MAXIMUM CASH PERCENTAGE

20%

HEDGED OR UNHEDGED

Unhedged

BENCHMARK

MSCI Asia ex Japan

RISK

90% beta

DISTRIBUTION FREQUENCY

Bi-annually

UNIT PRICE

$1.4251 (As at 23/09/2021)

MINIMUM INITIAL INVESTMENT AMOUNT

$5,000

BUY/SELL SPREAD

0.20/0.20%

MANAGEMENT FEE INC. GST

1.37% (of the net asset value of the Fund)

PERFORMANCE FEE

Yes (see PDS for details)

Targeting consistent distributions

Although income from the Fund’s portfolio of securities will fluctuate, it is intended that the Fund will provide a steady cash flow, targeting a cash distribution of 4% per annum based on the NAV at or around the beginning of the relevant distribution period, paid semi-annually.

Meet the Managers

Ted Alexander

Portfolio Manager & Head of Investments

Ted is Head of Investments at Orca Funds Management and Portfolio Manager for the Orca Asia Fund and the Orca Global Fund.

Prior to this Ted worked at Magellan Financial Group where he was Portfolio Manager and Head of Healthcare, as well as being a voting member of the Investment...

Ying Luo

Assistant Portfolio Manager

Ying is Assistant Portfolio Manager of the Orca Asia Fund.

She brings more than 12 years of dedicated equity research experience to her specialist role, where she researches and recommends high-quality companies with attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long-term period in the Asia...

Fund strategy

Investment criteria

The Investment Manager will target a concentrated fund of 30-50 undervalued listed securities predominantly domiciled in the Asia ex Japan region which may exhibit some, or all of the following characteristics:

Quality Management
Good Corporate Governance Standards
Sound Business Model
Solid Financial Position
Sufficient Growth to Justify a Future Premium Over the Current Price

Market reach

Investments can be considered within China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and other Asian countries. The fund will be overweight countries and sectors which the Investment team believe offer greater potential for higher risk-adjusted returns.

Up to 20 per cent of fund's securities may be domiciled outside the Asia ex Japan region to allow for companies that fit within the theme of Asian investment but are domiciled elsewhere.

Fund construction

The Investment Manager will target the following fund construction parameters, represented as a proportion of the gross value of the Fund (where applicable):

30-50securities
80-100%listed equities
0-20%cash

At time of purchase, or addition to holdings, there will be a maximum weighting of:

15%in any security
20%in securities domiciled outside the Asia ex Japan region.

Risk management

It is not presently intended that the Fund will hedge against currency risk, and as such performance of the Fund will be impacted by currency fluctuations. The Investment team will actively manage the risk profile of the Fund to provide unitholders with an appropriate level of down-side protection and upside gain as broader investor sentiment in the market fluctuates.

Fund top 10 holdings

As at 31 August 2021

NAME SECTOR
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Consumer Discretionary
HCL Technologies Ltd Information Technology
HDFC Bank Ltd Financials
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Information Technology
Techtronic Industries Co Ltd Industrials
Tencent Holdings Ltd Communication Services
TSMC Information Technology
Uni-President Enterprises Corp Consumer Staples
United Overseas Bank Ltd Financials
Zhejiang Chint Electrics Co Ltd Industrials

Performance

Performance

As at 31 August 2021

  1 MONTH 3 MONTHS 6 MONTHS 1 YEAR P.A. 2 YEARS P.A. 3 YEARS P.A. INCEPTION P.A.
Orca Asia Fund 3.8% 2.9% 2.9% 15.1% 11.6% 10.2% 8.8%
MSCI Asia ex-Japan Index (AUD) 2.7% 0.0% 0.9% 18.9% 14.7% 9.6% 7.8%
Excess Return 1.1% 2.9% 2.0% -3.7% -3.1% 0.6% 1.0%

Notes:

  1. All returns beyond one year are annualised. Inception date 14 May 2018.
  2. All returns are total returns, inclusive of reinvested distributions and net of fees and costs using net asset value per unit from inception to, and including, 31 January 2021 and exit unit price from this date.
  3. Index net total returns are sourced from Bloomberg.
  4. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

Relative to Unit Price as at 31 May 2021.

Notes:

  1. ** MSCI World Net Total Return Index (AUD).
  2. Click here for further information on the benchmark.
  3. Important Information: Calculations are based on exit price with distributions reinvested, after ongoing fees and expenses but excluding individual tax, member fees and entry fees (if applicable). Fund Inception 1 July 2007.

Unit price

DATE
NAV UNIT PRICE
ENTRY UNIT PRICE
EXIT UNIT PRICE
23/09/2021 $1.4251 $1.4280 $1.4222
22/09/2021 $1.4294 $1.4323 $1.4265
21/09/2021 $1.4364 $1.4393 $1.4335
20/09/2021 $1.4286 $1.4315 $1.4257
17/09/2021 $1.4417 $1.4446 $1.4388
16/09/2021 $1.4317 $1.4346 $1.4288
15/09/2021 $1.4336 $1.4365 $1.4307
14/09/2021 $1.4409 $1.4438 $1.4380
13/09/2021 $1.4381 $1.4410 $1.4352
10/09/2021 $1.4454 $1.4483 $1.4425
09/09/2021 $1.4346 $1.4375 $1.4317
08/09/2021 $1.4522 $1.4551 $1.4493
07/09/2021 $1.4695 $1.4724 $1.4666
06/09/2021 $1.4602 $1.4631 $1.4573
03/09/2021 $1.4518 $1.4547 $1.4489
02/09/2021 $1.4588 $1.4617 $1.4559
01/09/2021 $1.4612 $1.4641 $1.4583
31/08/2021 $1.4755 $1.4785 $1.4725
30/08/2021 $1.4530 $1.4559 $1.4501
27/08/2021 $1.4365 $1.4394 $1.4336

*Cum-distribution unit price

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Distributions

Target distribution yield for the Fund is 4% p.a.

RECORD DATE PAYMENT DATE DISTRIBUTION PER UNIT
30 Jun 2021 30 Jul 2021 3.7085 cents
31 Dec 2020 25 Jan 2021 2.54 cents
30 Jun 2020 31 July 2020 2.68 cents
31 Dec 2019 3 Feb 2020 2.6 cents
28 Jun 2019 2 Aug 2019 2.6 cents
31 Dec 2018 4 Feb 2019 2.6 cents
29 June 2018 3 August 2018 2.6 cents

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Fees

Management fee

Currently, the maximum aggregate amount that will be charged to the Fund to cover the Responsible Entity’s fee, the Investment Manager’s fee and ordinary ongoing expenses incurred in the connection with the administration and operation of the Fund such as custodian fees, administration and audit fees, and other ordinary expenses of operating the Fund (but not including transaction costs, performance fees or extraordinary expenses) will be not more than 1.37%, including GST, of the net asset value of the Fund.

 

The Investment Manager of the Fund may be entitled to a performance fee, payable out of the assets of the Fund. Performance fees are calculated with reference to the index return hurdle and the absolute return hurdle, and are subject to a high water mark requirement and an overall cap. The daily net asset value (NAV) per unit includes an accrual for an estimate of the performance fee that would be payable if it were the end of the relevant calculation period. The index return for the Fund is, the return (expressed as a percentage) of the MSCI Asia ex Japan net total return index (measured in US dollars and converted to Australian dollars) over the calculation period. The applicable absolute return hurdle is the published 10-year US Government Bond yield as at the first business day of the calculation period, pro-rated for the number of days in the calculation period.

 

Please refer to the Fund’s PDS for further information

How to invest

2. Complete

Apply online

If you are a new or existing investor wanting to apply online, start your application here. You will be guided through the documents and information required to complete your application.

Note: Online application forms submitted to Boardroom Registry after 2pm will not be processed until the following business day.

Fill in paper form

If you are a new investor, please complete the initial application form and required identification form.

If you are an existing investor, please complete the additional investments form.

3. Send

Please mail your Application Form, Identification Form and certified copies of your required identification to:

Boardroom Pty Limited
GPO Box 3993
Sydney NSW 2001

Or email: [email protected]

If you have an adviser, they may be able to assist you. If you are an existing investor, your adviser will require your Boardroom Registry number (which can be found on your latest distribution or holding statement) and postcode to lodge an application on your behalf.

The fund is available on various platforms and the full list can be viewed here.

If you would like to submit a request for a platform to be added, please contact:

Peter Folkes – Head of Distribution
[email protected]
02 9432 3016