Intelligent Investor Australian Equity Income Fund(ASX: INIF)

InvestSMART is required to pay out any income plus franking in the financial year it is earned. The Fund is expected to pay two distributions each year – in February for the December half year and in July for June half year. We will advise franking details with each distribution and provide a tax statement at the conclusion of the Financial Year. InvestSMART expects that distributions of income will be 80-100% franked.

Yes. INIF will come on to the market at $2.50. InvestSMART will cover all associated listing costs.

No. InvestSMART also offers the Australian Equity Income model via an SMA (Separately Managed Accounts). We believe we should make it as convenient as possible for investors to invest the way they want. It is your money and you should have a choice as to how you want to invest it. Speak to one of our team should you want more information on this alternative. 

We expect the fund to trade at NAV (Net Asset Value), e.g. if the NAV of the fund is $2.60, we expect to see the bid price at $2.595 and the offer price at $2.605 on the ASX. As the issuer of the fund, InvestSMART will make sure that the ASX prices accurately reflect the NAV.  We will also publish on our website an “indicative” NAV throughout the trading day that will estimate the NAV every 15 seconds.

No, INIF is an exchange quoted managed fund. This means it will not trade at a discount or a premium to its underlying net asset value like a Listed Investment Company (LIC) can do. Also, all listing costs are covered by InvestSMART and not the Fund. It is common to see a LIC take the listing costs out of the portfolio itself. This means if you pay $1 per share during the Initial Public Offer for a LIC, the costs of listing will come out of that dollar and it is common to receive $0.97 or $0.98 per share due to those costs. This is not the case with INIF. At the initial offer period you will pay $2.50 per unit and upon listing it will be worth $2.50.

By participating in the initial offer you will not have to pay brokerage for the transaction. Once the Fund is listed you will need to transact via your broker and incur the general brokerage fee charged by your broker.

The Fund employs a market maker, Citibank, to create and redeem units as and when needed to create liquidity in the Fund for investors when buying or selling. Just like an exchange traded fund (ETF). Investors will be able to buy and sell and have their funds invested or redeemed within the ASX’s settlement time frame of transaction day plus two days. You will receive the buy/sell price of the time you made the transaction.

The distribution will be twice a year after the end of financial year and calendar year. The distribution is made up of all income received by the Fund. This includes dividends paid, interest earned on cash and realised capital gains.

Yes, the dividend reinvestment plan will occur twice a year in conjunction with the distribution. There is no discount given to units/shares purchased under the dividend reinvestment plan.


Do they receive additional holding statements?

Yes, additional purchases will receive documentation of the purchase and an updated holding statement available to investors via the share registry, Registry Direct.

Yes. At the end of financial year you will be issued a tax statement. The timing of the issuing of the tax statement may vary depending on the holdings of the Fund. If, for instance, the Fund invests in any listed trusts such as real estate investment trusts (REITs), the Fund will need to wait until the REITs issue an annual report before the Fund can complete the tax statements.

To update your information or change your dividend preferences you will need to login to the share registry, Registry Direct.

Yes, if investors have supplied us with their HIN at the initial offer period, once the Fund lists units will be allotted into their broking account.

You can still participate in the initial offer. Your shares will be allocated to you under a unique Shareholder Registration Number (SRN). You will be able to login to the share registry, Registry Direct to view your holding and make any necessary changes.

To sell your holding or buy more you will either need to open a broking account and complete a form to transfer your holding into that account or complete a one off share purchase or sale form which the InvestSMART team can help you with.

No. If you do not provide a HIN during the initial offer period your holding will be issuer sponsored and you will receive an SRN.

During the application, you are asked if you would like to provide your Holder Identification Number (HIN).

There are a number of advantages to entering your HIN:

  • Your issued units will automatically be sent to your brokerage account
  • You will not need to provide identification documents as you're already verified through your broker
  • You may not need to provide further details like other trustees, corporate trustees, and/or addresses.

Please ensure the details provided to invest in this fund match exactly with your registration details held at CHESS.

Check your current documentation or account with your share broker if you're unsure.

In the unlikely event of InvestSMART going under, ASIC will appoint a new Responsible Entity for the Fund. In most cases the Responsible Entity will close down the Fund and return cash to the shareholders. In the case where the Fund is not closed down and cash returned a new Manager will be appointed by the Responsible Entity. Investors will have the choice to remove their investment or continue on with the Fund.

For shareholders protection the Fund is held by a third party Custodian. The Custodian for INIF is NAB via the Funds administrator, Mainstream Fund Services. The Fund does not sit within InvestSMART and InvestSMART’s business operations have no bearing on 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 $550pa on your portfolio and not $550 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. 

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