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Bell Global Emerging Companies Fund - Class A

The fund employs a long only investment strategy, with a fundamental bottom up approach that invests in a globally diversified portfolio of small and mid-capitalised companies.

How to invest:

Each Applicant must complete the relevant application form and provide the identification documents required for verification purposes.

Which Application Form should I use?

All applications should begin at section 1. of the relevant form and complete the appropriate application form and KYC form using capital letters. Please ensure all relevant fields of the appropriate application form are completed. If you do not complete all relevant sections in the application form, your application may be rejected and returned to you for completion, resulting in a delay in processing your application. If you have any questions as you complete this form, please contact our registry on +61 3 9616 8619

Design and Distribution Obligations

The Australian Government has passed a set of reforms known as Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) which came into effect on 5 October 2021. DDO requires Bell Asset Management as a product issuer and product distributors such as licensees and financial advisers, to work together to ensure consumers obtain financial products that suit their objectives, financial situation and individual needs.

To access the Fund's Target Market Determinations for :

Performance

The performance returns take into account all fees and expenses charged to each of the funds, but don’t include any allowance for tax. Net returns are also calculated assuming all distributions are reinvested. All returns represent past performance only. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Net Performance Summary to
January 31, 2024

*Inception date of 27 June 2016

Benchmark: MSCI World SMID Cap Index

Unit Price

Unit prices will be updated regularly but they may differ from the prices you receive should you apply for or redeem units from the Fund. The actual transaction price will be communicated to investors via a transaction statement shortly after the transaction has been processed. The unit prices displayed may include income and any realised gains accrued but not yet distributed.

For unit price history, please contact client@bellasset.com.au

Key Features

Features
Summary
Investment Objective

To outperform its benchmark over rolling 3-year periods

Benchmark

MSCI World SMID Cap Index

ESG Objectives

The fund at all times will have a:

  • Weighted average ESG score (as defined by MSCI ESG Research) higher than the benchmark
  • Weighted average Carbon Intensity (Scope 1 & 2) at least 25% lower than the benchmark
Integrated ESG Investment Process

Including: ESG screening, ESG analysis, continuous engagement with companies and customised, active proxy voting

SDG Alignment

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Alignment and KPIs are disclosed in our Annual ESG Engagement Report

Investment Universe

The Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of small and mid capitalised (SMID) companies listed on global stock exchanges

Investment Horizon

At least 5 years

Currency Exposure

The fund is unhedged and the unit prices are denominated in Australian Dollars

Distributions

Annually as at 30 June, with the option to:

  • reinvest the amount as additional units, or
  • have the amount paid to a nominated bank account.
Minimum Initial Investment

$10,000

Minimum Additional Investment

$5,000

Buy/sell spread

+/-0.10%

Applications & Withdrawals

Daily, with notice to be received by the fund’s administrator by 2pm EST.

Redemptions typically paid out within 10 business days.

Unit Pricing

Calculated daily. Month end prices are published on website.

Custodian & Administrator

National Asset Servicing (NAS), a division of the National Australia Bank

Type of Fund

Unlisted Managed Investment Scheme

APIR Code

BPF0029AU

Platform availability
  • AMP MyNorth
  • ANZ Grow Wrap
  • Asgard
  • ASX mFund (Code: BLM01)
  • Ausmaq
  • BT Panorama
  • BT Wrap
  • Colonial FirstChoice
  • Colonial FirstWrap
  • HUB24
  • IOOF Portfolio Service
  • IOOF Pursuit
  • IOOF Xpand
  • Macquarie Wrap
  • Mason Stevens
  • MLC Navigator/Wrap
  • Netwealth
  • Oasis
  • OneVue
  • Portfolio One
  • Powerwrap
  • Praemium
  • uXchange
  • Xplore Wealth
Fund rating and Certifications
  • Zenith Investment Partners - 'Recommended' Rating

Please refer to the important information about Research Rating.

  • RIAA certified

Please refer to the important information about certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question that you can’t find the answer to? Contact us.

What is the Funds Investment Objective?

To outperform its benchmark over rolling 3 year periods.

What does the Fund invest in?

The Fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of small and mid capitalised (SMID) listed on global stock exchanges.

What is the currency exposure of the Fund?

Fund is denominated in Australian Dollars and is unhedged.

How often do I receive a Distribution?

Distributions are normally made annually for the period ending 30 June. A Unit holder’s distribution for a distribution period will be a proportion of the Fund’s distributable income determined by reference to the number of Units held by a Unit holder as a proportion of the total Units on issue on the last day of the distribution period.

What is the minimum initial investment and can I make additional investments?

Unless otherwise determined by us, the minimum initial investment is $10,000. The minimum additional investment is $5,000. The minimum withdrawal is $5,000.

What is the Management Fee of the Fund?

The management fee is 1.25% per annum of the Net Asset Value of the Fund, inclusive of GST (net of estimated input tax credits or reduced input tax credits).

The Normal Operating Expense is an additional expense. The estimated cost relates to custody arrangements, preparation of accounts and unit registry of 0.09% per annum of the net asset value of the Fund, inclusive of GST (net of estimated input tax credits or reduced input tax credits).

What is the buy and sell spread of the Fund?

0.10% buy spread/0.10% sell spread.

The Buy/Sell Spread is an estimate of the transaction costs that are incurred in buying and selling the underlying assets of the Fund as a result of applications and withdrawals.

Are there any restrictions on applications or withdrawals?

Applications and withdrawals can be made on a daily basis with notice to be received by the fund’s administrator by 2pm EST.

How often are unit prices calculated?

Unit prices are usually calculated each Business Day. Daily and Month end prices are published on website.

How to invest?

Investors can invest in the Fund via several different options:

Platforms: Investors can complete their application to the Fund through their Platform Provider. See ‘Key Features – Platform availability’ above for a list of platforms we are currently on.

ASX mFunds: Investors who have access to a stock broking account that has registered to access ASX mFunds may purchase units in the Fund via their Broker. For a list of Brokers registered with ASX mFunds, please click here.

Direct: Please ensure you have downloaded, read and understood the PDS and additional information. You can then select the appropriate application form.
Mail the application form and required identification documents to:

Bell Asset Management Limited
GPO Box 804
Melbourne VIC 3001

What Wraps and Platforms is this product available on?
  • AMP MyNorth
  • ANZ Grow Wrap
  • ASX mFund (Code: BLM01)
  • Ausmaq
  • BT Panorama
  • BT Wrap
  • Colonial FirstChoice
  • Colonial FirstWrap
  • HUB24
  • IOOF Portfolio Service
  • IOOF Pursuit
  • IOOF Xpand
  • Macquarie Wrap
  • Mason Stevens
  • Netwealth
  • Oasis
  • OneVue
  • Portfolio One
  • Powerwrap
  • Praemium
  • uXchange
  • Xplore Wealth
How to make enquiries, change details etc.

We have a range of forms available on our website under the more information “forms” section above or, you can contact our client service team directly:

Telephone: (03) 9616 8619
Email: bellasset@unitregistry.com.au

How do I find out my unit balance in the Bell Global Emerging Companies Fund Class A?

Statements will be provided to investors on a quarterly basis. The statement will show the number of units the investor has and the current value of the investment.

Unit balances are also available in several different ways depending on how you invested in the Fund.

If you have invested via a Platform, you will be able to see your unit balance on your account summary page in your Platform account. If you have invested via ASX mFunds using your broker, you will be able to access your unit balance on your account holdings page through your broker. For investors that have invested directly, you can register for access to the investor portal to view your registration details, unit balance and dollar value as well as obtain copies of statements that have been issued. If you require assistance to register for the investor portal, please call the client service team on (03) 9616 8619

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General Enquires

Xanthe Virtue

Head of Wholesale and Platforms

+612 8000 8872+61 413 450 163xvirtue@bellasset.com.au
Adviser Enquiries – Distribution Partner

Channel Capital (AFSL 439 007)

www.channelcapital.com.au

Byron Slessar

Distribution Director - ACT | NSW | QLD

+612 8669 3916+61 400 592 592byron.slessar@channelcapital.com.au

Luke Mandekic

Distribution Director – VIC | SA | WA | TAS

+613 8580 0006+61 466 772 444luke.mandekic@channelcapital.com.au

James Biggins

Distribution Director – VIC | SA | WA | TAS

+61 3 8580 0009+61 419 093 082james.biggins@channelcapital.com.au
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