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Fund Performance Comparison

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Fund performance

  1M 3M 6M 1Y p.a. 2Y p.a. 3Y p.a. 5Y p.a. 10Y p.a.
Total return -3.39 -8.35 -6.35 29.81 15.95 - - -
Growth return -3.39 -29.31 -27.77 -9.81 -4.25 - - -
Income return 0 20.96 21.42 39.62 20.2 - - -
Market index (Morningstar Long-Only Commodity TR AUD)
Total return 3.06 4.16 -14.75 -17 -9.77 -0.27 -4.79 -2.28
As as 31 Aug 2008. Returns for periods greater than 1 year are annualised. All figures are percentages.

Asset Allocation

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Average Allocation of Peers
International Equities

General Information

Fund Details
Type Description
Active Commodities Fund (Wholesale)
Commodity Strategies AG
Commodities & Precious Metals
Not Rated
Investment Fund
3 Mar 2006
$0.8882 (as at 23 Sep 2008)
$0.8882 (as at 23 Sep 2008)
Fund Objective
The Fund's objective is to seek to achieve a long-term total return that exceeds the return of the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index - Total Return Series while maintaining a lower volatility over the same period.
Fund Strategy
The Fund is managed by Commodity Strategies Limited ('CSL'), a specialist in commodity portfolio management that believes in a risk managed, active approach to commodity investing. CSL was established as an independent investment boutique in 1999 and currently manages commodity portfolios for a range of retail, high net worth and institutional investors in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Commodity exposure ranges are: Energy: 0% - 70%, Metals: 0% - 35%, Softs: 0% - 35%, Grains and Livestock: 0% - 35%.
Offer information
Type Description
Indirect Cost Ratio (ICR) 1.48% (as at 30 Jun 2008)
Performance fee (not included in ICR) Not Available
Minimum initial investment $50,000

Fund data sourced from Morningstar. Some material is copyright and published under licence from ASX Operations Pty Limited ACN 004 523 782 ("ASXO"). Data and content is provided for personal use only. Whilst every care has been taken in producing these numbers, neither Morningstar nor InvestSMART can make any guarantees around the complete accuracy of these figures. Should you decide to change investments, please read all relevant disclosure documents including the Product Disclosure Statements and if required, you may consider speaking to a financial professional for further guidance. A tax event may be realised as a result of switching investments. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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