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General Information

Colonial FirstChoice Investments - Colonial Geared Australian Share - Core
Colonial First State Investments Limited
Equity Australia Large Geared
(as at 30 Apr 2014)
Not Rated
Managed Funds
1 May 2004
$44.64 million (as at 28 Feb 2015)
$0.7882 (as at 30 Mar 2015)
$0.7815 (as at 30 Mar 2015)

Fund performance (28 Feb 2015) NOTE : returns for periods greater than 1 year are annualised

  1 Month
3 Month
6 Month
1 Year
% p.a.
2 Year
% p.a.
3 Year
% p.a.
5 Year
% p.a.
10 Year
% p.a.
Total return 13.89 25.42 14.46 21.71 19.12 27.08 8.35 3.6
Growth return 13.89 25.42 14.46 15.97 13.82 22.37 4.37 -5.6
Income return 0 0 0 5.74 5.3 4.71 3.98 9.2

Morningstar index (Mstar PG ITr Equity Aus Large Geared Idx)

Total return 13.08 23.31 12.4 21.58 20.07 26.6 10.64 6.07

Market index (S&P/ASX 200 TR AUD)

Total return -0.06 10.33 13.76 14.13 13.8 15.82 8.59 8.33

Asset allocation (28 Feb 2015)

Australian Equities 99.24%
International Equities 0%
Cash 0.76%
Property & Infrastructure 0%
Fixed Interest 0%
Mortgage 0%
Alternatives 0%

Objectives and Strategy

To magnify long-term returns by borrowing to invest, predominantly, in a selection of Australian companies within the S&P/ASX 100 Accumulation Index.
The option does not seek any style bias, such as to growth or value, and seeks to consistently add value through the investment cycle. Mispriced investment opportunities are identified following detailed fundamental research. The investment process incorporates a high number of company visits and a proprietary database to analyse company financials. The option utilises gearing to magnify returns from underlying investments. This option predominantly invests in Australian companies and therefore does not hedge currency risk.

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Offer information

Indirect Cost Ratio (ICR) 4.04% (as at 19 May 2014) (Estimated)
Minimum initial investment $5,000.00
Minimum additional investments
Minimum redemption amount

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* Dates for historical returns vary from fund to fund