Bell Global Emerging Companies Fund
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.
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 please click here.
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 31 Dec 2021
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*Inception date of 27 June 2016
Benchmark: MSCI World SMID Cap Index
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.
|Fund||APIR Code||Date||Entry Price||Exit Price|
|Bell Global Emerging Companies Fund||BPF0029AU||21.01.2022||1.5031||1.5000|
|Investment Objective||To outperform its benchmark over rolling 3-year periods|
|Benchmark||MSCI World SMID Cap Index|
|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:
|Minimum Initial Investment||$10,000|
|Minimum Additional Investment||$5,000|
|Fees & Expenses||Please refer to the PDS for a full list of Fees and Expenses.|
|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|
|Research house rating||
Please refer to the important information about Research Rating.
Frequently Asked Questions
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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?
- ANZ Grow Wrap
- ASX mFund (Code: BLM01)
- BT Panorama
- BT Wrap
- IOOF Portfolio Service
- IOOF Pursuit
- IOOF Xpand
- Macquarie Wrap
- Mason Stevens
- Portfolio One
- 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
How do I find out my unit balance in the Bell Global Emerging Companies Fund?
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