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Intelligent Investor Small Company Fund

If you invest in a Professionally Managed Account (PMA), there are no performance fees charged. The InvestSMART Australian Small Companies Fund does have a performance fee attached to the product, which is conditional on the fund's performance surpassing a couple of benchmarks. More details are provided in the fund's PDS.

A managed fund pools investors' money into a managed investment scheme, which is generally registered through ASIC, the regulatory financial body. The pooled funds are then managed by an Investment Manager who will buy and sell securities or assets for the fund, on your behalf, thereby making all investment decisions for the fund. The process of deciding which securities to buy and sell for the fund has been pre-determined by the Investment Manager and is based on particular criteria such as asset classes, e.g. International or Domestic shares, or the size of the respective company's market capitalisation.

Your shares will be held in your name in a CHESS sponsored broking account, therefore, in the event where we could not manage your shares anymore, you would continue to hold your shares in your name.

The initial investment amount is $25,000.
Yes. The minimum withdrawal amount is $1,000. If your overall balance falls below $10,000, you may be required to redeem your entire investment.
The underlying securities of the fund are small companies which may be too illiquid to invest in through an exchange on a frequent basis.
Yes, as long as you meet our AML/CTF ID requirements and have an Australian bank account (account must be domiciled in Australia). For further assistance, please call us on 1300 880 160.

 

A Management Fee of 0.97% per annum is charged. If certain benchmarks have been surpassed, then a Performance Fee is also applied. However, the fund does not charge any Establishment, Contribution, Withdrawal and Exit fees. Please read the Product Disclosure Statement for full details.

 

FundBPO is the Custodian and Administrator of the fund. 
An Exchange Traded Fund, or ETF, is a type of managed fund where the underlying securities comprising this fund mimic an Index. Indices are created by ratings agencies to represent a subset of the stock market e.g. the largest companies trading on the Australian Stock Exchange is represented by the All Ordinaries Index. An ETF aims to invest directly in those companies making up a particular Index. As the companies/stocks/securities have already been determined in the Index an ETF is aiming to replicate, the level of funds management required is minimal compared to other types of managed funds where active investment decisions are required. Investing in ETFs are a form of passive investing and generally incur cheaper management fees, as fewer investment decisions are required in terms of managing an ETF.
We offer Professionally Managed Accounts (PMAs) through InvestSMART Group which are portfolios of securities that are managed professionally and cater for a number of investment objectives. These portfolios can comprise of ETFs or direct shares. We recommend that you understand your financial objectives and investment timeframe before committing to an investment. Further information may obtained through our website and we also urge to read all disclosure documents in relation to the PMAs.
InvestSMART Funds Management Limited is the Responsible Entity of the fund.
Intelligent Investor is the Investment Manager of the fund.
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Under our Professionally Managed Accounts, you will gain the following benefits:
1. Professionally managed investment portfolio: An investment portfolio managed by InvestSMART's investment team.
2. You own the securities: The investor holds legal ownership and the underlying securities are registered under your name.
3. Reporting: Complete end of year Accounting and tax reporting is provided on your investment. 
4. Transparency: Investors are provided full visibility of all stocks held in your portfolio.
5. Tailored & Unique Portfolio: Under a PMA, we offer multiple model portfolios to choose from so that you can create a customised and diversified portfolio to suit your individual needs. Our model portfolios will differ in the levels of risk and return, and each model offers a different investment emphasis (such as Australian & international equities, property securities, international ETFs, etc).
6. Account Management: The paperwork and administration is taken care of, reducing the administrative burden on investors.
7. Tax effective: You only pay tax on gains & income you received.
8. Inflows & outflows: Your investment will not be impacted by the decisions of other model portfolio investors. An example of this is when a pooled investment like a managed fund receives redemption requests at the bottom of the market and is a forced seller at the worst time.
9. Flexibility with income/distributions: Choose to receive the dividends directly into an account of your choice or set up a regular payment or request drawdowns on an adhoc basis.

Once the funds have cleared in the InvestSMART Applications Account they will be transferred over night into your investment account. Once settled in the investment account our team will buy the holdings in the model/s you have selected. 

Yes you can. You are able to set up a regular contribution plan or add funds at any point for your InvestSMART PMA.

When setting up your account you can elect to have a monthly direct debit from your bank account into your InvestSMART PMA. The minimum monthly direct debit amount is $100.

If you are already invested click on Investment Preferences to set up or amend the regular contribution plan in the Quick Links section or the My Account section when you are logged in.

To add funds whenever you wish click on the Add Funds link in the Quick Links section or in My Account.

Yes, you can easily switch between investment models and yes you can hold more than one investment model in the same account.

To switch between investment models simply click on Modify Allocations via the Quick Links section or within My Account. There are no administration fees for changing between models. The only costs associated would be the brokerage charges for selling and buying the new holdings. 

You can hold as many investment models in the same account as you like. If the model is part of our capped fee range the management fee will apply to your account as a whole. For example if you hold the InvestSMART Balanced Portfolio and the InvestSMART International Portfolio you will only pay a maximum of $451pa on your portfolio and not $451 per model.

 

Yes. Investors have legal ownership of the shares and they are held on a HIN (holder identification number) registered with CHESS in the investors name.

Should you wish to withdraw your investment with InvestSMART you can transfer your shares out to a brokerage account of your choice.