DWS Global Small Companies Fund - Managed Fund

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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 8.09 -2.76 -10.81 -26.88 -22.13 -13.54 - -
Growth return 8.09 -2.76 -10.81 -27.54 -22.5 -13.87 - -
Income return 0 0 0 0.66 0.37 0.33 - -
Market index (MSCI World Small Cap NR AUD)
Total return 1.95 3.15 6.48 1.47 10.11 12.3 12.71 12.82
As as 30 Apr 2009. Returns for periods greater than 1 year are annualised. All figures are percentages.

Asset Allocation

DWS Global Small Companies Fund
International Equities
Australian Equities
Average Allocation of Peers
International Equities
Australian Equities

General Information

Fund Details
Type Description
DWS Global Small Companies Fund
Deutsche Bank Australia
Equity World Mid/Small
starstarstar (as at 30 Apr 2009)
Investment Fund
31 Jan 2000
$3.29 million (as at 31 Mar 2009)
$0.9878 (as at 26 May 2009)
$0.9779 (as at 26 May 2009)
Fund Objective
To outperform the Citigroup Global Extended Market Indices ($A), after fees, over rolling 3 year periods by investing globally in smaller capitalisation, high quality growth companies.
Fund Strategy
Active, research-driven, bottom-up approach seeking attractive global small cap growth opportunities. When constructing and maintaining portfolios, this product has a growth bias. This style bias is a permanent characteristic of the strategy. Stocks /-80. Exposure to emerging markets to be limited to 0% - 10%. Effective aggregate exposure to investments in international equities within the range of 80% to 100%. Maximum exposure to cash 20%.
Offer information
Type Description
Indirect Cost Ratio (ICR) 1.10% (as at 30 Jun 2008)
Minimum initial investment $25,000

Top 10 holdings (as at 30 Apr 2009)

Holding (as at 30 Apr 2009) Type % of Portfolio
Fresenius Medical Care Corporation Stock 3.72%
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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 cannot 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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