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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 global portfolio of small and mid-capitalised companies.

How to invest:

The PDS and AIB should be accessed and read prior to any investment in the Fund. Each Applicant must complete the application form, and the relevant identification form and supply necessary documents required for verification purposes.

If you have any questions about the application form, or if you would like a printed set of application and appropriate identification forms sent to you, please contact our registry on 1300 133 451 or by email registry@apexgroup.com

Design and Distribution Obligations

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
May 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 the Fund Administrator on 1300 133 451 or registry@apexgroup.com.

Key Features

Have a question that you can’t find the answer to? Contact the Fund Administrator on 1300 133 451 or registry@apexgroup.com.

Features
Summary
Investment Objective

To outperform its benchmark over rolling 3-year periods while maintaining an ESG Quality Score of the Fund’s portfolio above the ESG Quality Score which applies to the Benchmark and the carbon intensity (tonnes CO2 equivalents/$ million revenue) of the Fund’s portfolio remaining at least 25% lower than the carbon intensity of the Benchmark. An ESG Quality Score is based on ESG Ratings published by MSCI ESG Research LLC. ESG Ratings provide a measure of the ability of companies to manage key short, medium and long-term risks and opportunities arising from ESG factors relative to their peers. CO2 Equivalents are Scope 1 + Scope 2 emissions measured by MSCI ESG Research LLC using data aggregated from portfolio companies’ public documents.

Benchmark

MSCI World SMID Cap Index

Integrated ESG Investment Process

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

Investment Universe

The Fund will invest in a portfolio of small and mid cap (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

Fees & Expenses

Please refer to the PDS and AIB for a full list of Fees and Expenses.

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.

Responsible Entity

The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited  ABN 45 003 278 831 AFSL 235150

Investment Manager

Bell Asset Management Limited ABN 84 092 278 647, AFSL 231091

Custodian & Administrator

Apex Fund Services Pty Limited ABN 81 118 902 891

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 while maintaining an ESG Quality Score of the Fund’s portfolio above the ESG Quality Score which applies to the Benchmark and the carbon intensity (tonnes CO2 equivalents/$ million revenue) of the Fund’s portfolio remaining at least 25% lower than the carbon intensity of the Benchmark. An ESG Quality Score is based on ESG Ratings published by MSCI ESG Research LLC. ESG Ratings provide a measure of the ability of companies to manage key short, medium and long-term risks and opportunities arising from ESG factors relative to their peers. CO2 Equivalents are Scope 1 + Scope 2 emissions measured by MSCI ESG Research LLC using data aggregated from portfolio companies’ public documents.

What does the Fund invest in?

The Fund will invest in a portfolio of small and mid cap (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.

What is the minimum initial investment?

Unless otherwise determined by us, the minimum initial investment is $10,000.

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 Recoverable 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. The Buy Spread is added to the NAV price and is paid into the Fund as part of an application and the Sell Spread is deducted from the NAV price and is left in the Fund as part of a redemption.

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, and are published on this 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 AIB. You can then complete and submit the application here.

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: 1300 133 451
Email: registry@apexgroup.com

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

Statements are provided to investors on an annual basis. Your statement will show the number of units the investor has and the current value of the investment.

Up-to-date unit balances are also available in several different ways depending on how you invested in the Fund.

Via a platform:

You will be able to see your unit balance on your account summary page in your Platform account.

Via ASX mFunds:

You will be able to access your unit balance on your account holdings page through your broker.

Units held directly:

To access the online portal – click here

The portal gives you access to your unit balance and dollar value as well as copies of statements and other correspondence. If you require assistance to register for the investor portal, please call the client service team on 1300 133 451 or registry@apexgroup.com.

This information has been prepared and issued by Bell Asset Management Limited (BAM) ABN 84 092 278 647, AFSL 231091 as the investment manager of the Bell Global Emerging Companies Fund ARSN 160 079 541. The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited ABN 45 003 278 831 AFSL 235 150 (Perpetual) is the responsible entity and the issuer of units in the Fund. It is general information only and is not intended to provide you with financial advice and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider the product disclosure statement (PDS), prior to making any investment decisions. The PDS and target market determination (TMD) can be obtained for free by contacting 1300 133 451 or registry@apexgroup.com  or by  visiting www.bellasset.com.au . If you require financial advice that takes into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs, you should consult your licensed or authorised financial adviser. This information is only as current as the date indicated, and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons. To the extent permitted by law, no liability is accepted for any loss or damage as a result of any reliance on this information. All investments contain risk and may lose value.

Neither BAM nor any company in the Perpetual Group (Perpetual Limited ABN 86 000 431 827 and its subsidiaries) guarantees the performance of any fund or the return of an investor’s capital. Neither BAM nor Perpetual give any representation or warranty as to the reliability or accuracy of the information contained here.

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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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