Bell Global Equities Fund (Platform)
The Bell Global Equities Fund invests in a globally diversified portfolio of listed shares.
The Fund employs a long only investment strategy with a fundamental bottom up approach to stock picking.
To make an investment in the Fund, please ensure you have read and understood the PDS and additional information prior to completing and submitting your application form.
Design and Distribution Obligations
The Australian Government has passed a set of reforms known as Design and Distribution Obligations (DDO) which come into effect from 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. For further information about DDO and Target Market Determinations please click here.
Unless otherwise indicated, 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 Aug 2021
|1 mth||3 mth||6 mth||1 yr||3 yr (p.a.)||5 yr (p.a.)|
|7 yr (p.a.)^||10 yr (p.a.)^||Since inception (p.a.)^|
^ To give a longer term view of our performance in the asset class, we have shown longer term returns for a representative global equities strategy managed by Bell Asset Management with an inception date of 1 Jan 2003. We have adjusted the returns to reflect fees representative of the Bell Global Equities Fund –Platform Class units.
Benchmark: MSCI World Ex-Australia net dividends reinvested in AUD
The Bell Global Equities Fund Platform distribution for the year ending 30 June 2021 is $0.2160 per unit. Distribution payments will be made on or around 20 July 2021.
The 30 June Cum price is $1.8487 and 30 June Ex price is $1.6327
Redemption requests received between the 30th of June (after 2 pm) and the resumption of daily pricing, will be paid in the week commencing the 26th of July 2021. The unit price used will be the unit price applicable to the date and time the redemption request is received.
|Fund||APIR Code||Date||Entry Price||Exit Price|
|Bell Global Equities Fund (Platform)||BPF0016AU||22.09.2021||1.7629||1.7593|
|Investment Objective||To outperform its benchmark over rolling 3-year periods|
|Benchmark||MSCI World Ex-Australia net dividends reinvested in AUD|
Listed securities on recognised stock exchanges.
Exposure to companies domiciled in emerging markets is achieved via the purchase of shares or American and Global Depository Receipts (ADRs and GDRs) on developed market stock exchanges such as New York, London and Hong Kong.
|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||$25,000|
|Minimum Additional Investment||$1,000|
|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.
Calculated daily and published on the 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.
Investors will receive:
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 listed securities on recognised 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 and can I make additional investments?
Unless otherwise determined by us, the minimum initial investment is $25,000. The minimum additional investment is $1,000.
What is the Management Fee of the Fund?
The Platform class management fee is 0.76% per annum of the Net Asset Value of the Fund, inclusive of GST (net of estimated 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 0.14% per annum of the net asset value of the Fund referrable to Platform Class Units, 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. The minimum withdrawal from the Bell Global Equities Fund is $1,000.
If the withdrawal request is received after 2pm on a Business Day or on a day that is not a Business Day, the Redemption Price for the next Business Day will apply.
How often are unit prices calculated?
Unit prices are usually calculated each Business Day. 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: Investors that do not have access to an available Platform or ASX mFunds who wish to apply to the Bell Global Equity Fund – Platform Class, can send their completed application to our Administrator:
Bell Asset Management Limited
GPO Box 804
Melbourne VIC 3001
Does the Fund have a rating?
The fund is rated by an independent research house, for details contact us.
Who can invest into the fund?
- Individuals (including joint accounts)
- Australian Companies
- Self Managed Super Funds
How to make enquiries, change details etc.
For questions or information, please either refer to the Bell Asset Management website www.bellasset.com.au or contact the Bell Asset Management unit registry directly:
Ph: (03) 9616 8619
Mail: Bell Asset Management Limited- Unit Registry
GPO Box 804 Melbourne VIC 3001
How do I find out my unit balance in the Bell Global Equities 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 contact Bell Asset Management unit registry on an ad-hoc basis at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for obtaining investor statements.