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Managed Funds

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Managed Funds

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.

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Managed Funds

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.

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Managed Funds
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.
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Managed Funds
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.
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Managed Funds

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.

 

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