Alpha Fund Managers


Investment objective

The Alpha Global Opportunities Fund is designed for investors seeking strong long-term returns by investing in a strategically-managed, globally-diversified portfolio of predominately exchange listed equities. It aims to outperform (after fund fees and expenses, and before taxes) the MSCI World Accumulation Index on a rolling 5 to 7 year basis. In achieving this, the Fund will invest in a core component of global equities. The other component will actively seek to take advantage of strategic country and asset allocation, as well as security pricing opportunities, by investing in a diverse range of securities across the globe. The composition and performance of the Fund may differ significantly from its benchmark.

Investments held

The Alpha Global Opportunities Fund gains international exposure to predominately exchange listed equities and other securities, by investing into international equities managed funds

Minimum suggested investment timeframe

The minimum suggested investment timeframe for the Alpha Global Opportunities Fund is 5 to 7 years. The minimum suggested timeframe is a general guide only, and does not take into account your individual circumstances. We advise investors to seek financial advice to determine an appropriate investment period for the Alpha Global Opportunities Fund.

Investment Managers

Polaris Capital Management

Polaris is a deep value unconstrained global equities manager who invests across the market capitalisation spectrum. Based in Boston, Polaris has a 30 year investment history. The founder of the firm and lead portfolio manager, Bernard Horn, has interesting insights and a strong conviction to his philosophy. The Polaris Global Equity Strategy follows a very clearly defined investment approach, whereby all investments are subject to a proprietary cost of equity calculation which avoids 'false value', and invests only in true value opportunities. The strategy offers investors access to true global exposure through allocation to a large number of countries, including emerging markets, i.e. access to true value, regardless of location. Historically the strategy has demonstrated ability to fully participate in the upside of strong market rallies, while limiting the downside capture, a unique return profile with low correlation to many existing strategies in the market.

Antipodes Partners is a pragmatic value manager of global equities founded in 2015 by Jacob Mitchell, former Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Platinum Asset Management, together with a number of former colleagues and like-minded value investors. Antipodes’ approach seeks to take advantage of the market’s tendency for irrational extrapolation around change, identify great business that are not valued as such and build high conviction portfolios (30-60 holdings) with a capital preservation focus.
DSM Capital Partners was founded by Daniel Strickberger and Stephen Memishian in February 2001. DSM invests in predictable growth companies and is a bottom-up, idea driven, growth stock firm, with an intermediate to long-term investment horizon. The ten-person investment team combines intensive fundamental research with a rigorous buy/sell valuation methodology that DSM believes reduces risk and enhances long-term returns. DSM’s investment team is characterized by a stable core group of senior investors utilizing a collegial approach. There has been limited turnover amongst team members since the firm’s inception. DSM believes that its stable investment team, consistent research process and logical valuation discipline has created a proven investment process that is replicable in future years.
Guinness is independent and focused purely on investment management. The in-house economic, industry and company research allows Guinness to take an independent view and not be led by the market. Guinness’s size and specialist nature also means they have the ability to responds quickly and efficiently to any market movements. Guinness Asset Management combines strategic sector-selection with a fundamental screening process to identify stock opportunities and is 100% owned by its directors and employees, which helps to align their interests with those of investors.
India Avenue Investment Management is a boutique investment management business focused on creating optimal investment solutions for investors by participating in the exciting growth opportunities presented by India’s capital markets. These solutions are constructed by application of India Avenue’s robust investment process, which aims to harness strong returns through the stock picking skills of their carefully selected local investment advisers in India.
Lazard Asset Management’s more than 300 investment personnel manages AUD 262.6 billion of asserts around the world and now operates from 18 cities across 13 countries with a global staff of over 750. On-the-ground, global fundamental research is the foundation of Lazard’s investment approach. Located in the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle-East, the investment teams collaborate on detailed fundamental analysis integrating knowledge across regions sectors and asset classes to arrive at unique insights.
China Asset Management Limited (ChinaAMC) was established in April 1998 as one of the first nation-wide fund management companies in China and is now the No. 1 fund management company in terms of mutual funds’ assets under management in China. Total assets under management and advisory by ChinaAMC Group was RMB 963.47 billion (USD 144 billion) as of 30 June, 2016. ChinaAMC provides both domestic and overseas investors with high-quality investment products and services based on professional and rigorous investment research. China Assert Management (Hong Kong) Limited (China AMC (HK)) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ChinaAMC to strategically develop the offshore business and enhance its investment capabilities. Since August 2009, ChinaAMC (HK) has started offering offshore funds to Hong Kong and overseas investors.
Orbis was established in 1989 with an investment approach and structure that underpin different long-term thinking. They don’t try to invest like everyone else and look past the headlines and focus on the future, taking advantage of opportunities to buy businesses for less than they're worth. It may be strong companies trading at low prices because they’re perceived as boring, or well performing companies that they believe can do even better. Orbis isalso privately owned, so there is no external pressure for instant success. Orbis’ flagship Global Equity strategy provides access to our contrarian long-term investment approach - unchanged for over 25 years. It offers better diversity across sectors, geographies and companies than domestic equities, and is actively managed to look very different from the benchmark. With an investment team located around the globe, clients benefit from a truly international perspective.
PM Capital Limited, founded in 1998, is a globally-focussed fund manager, the goal of which is to build long term wealth by investing in global markets with patience and conviction. PM Capital’s unique process is based on scanning the world for mispriced companies, discovering the associated valuation anomalies and extracting value from them. The investment team is led by founder and CIO Paul Moore who has over 30 years experience in successfully managing investment funds, supported by a team of experienced investment analysts.
T.Rowe Price is a global asset manager with active, disciplined investment approach rooted in proprietary fundamental research and seeks consistent, competitive performance that balances risk and reward. The T.Rowe Price Global Equity Fund, powered by a global research platform comprising over 200 research professionals, invests in stocks across 30 countries in developed, emerging and frontier markets, bringing the whole world’s most attractive investment opportunities together in one fund.
Vontobel Asset Management is an active asset manager with global reach and a multi-boutique approach. Each of Vontobel’s boutiques draws on specialized investment talent, a strong performance culture and robust risk management. Vontobel’s commitment to active management empowers them to invest on the basis of their convictions. They deliver value through the diverse and highly specialized teams who create strategies and solutions covering equities, fixed-income, multi-asset and alternatives investments. The goal of achieving excellent and repeatable performance has been fundamental to their approach since 1998.


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Information on this page is general advice only and is not personal advice. It does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Please review a copy of the Product Disclosure Statement to determine if this is a suitable investment to meet your needs or speak to your financial adviser before you make any decision to invest.

Funds invested are not guaranteed and their value will rise and fall in line with market forces. Past performance is no guarantee of future return.

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Who should invest?

The Fund is designed for investors seeking exposure to a globally diversified portfolio of predominately international equities with the potential to achieve long term capital growth and dividends

Investments held

Predominately global share managed funds


MSCI World ex-Australia Index

Minimum recommended investment time frame

5 to 7 years

Investment manager

Alpha Fund Managers Pty Ltd

Responsible entity

Equity Trustees Limited

Minimum initial investment


Minimum additional investment


Minimum withdrawal


Minimum balance


Withdrawal of monies under normal circumstances

Within 7 days

Valuation frequency


Unit price

Generally determined each business day based on the Net Asset Value of the Fund

Buy/Sell spread

0.35% / 0.35%

Income distribution

At least annually

Management Fees

0.86% p.a. (including service costs)

Indirect costs

Refer to PDS

Performance fees

Refer to PDS

Date of inception

March 2007

Please refer to the Alpha Fund Series PDS for further information