Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund

A new way to generate returns for your clients (APIR SCH0038AU).


A semi-liquid fund that allows monthly investments and quarterly redemptions (with a cap of 5% net asset value), so that investors are able to access their funds.


Strengthen portfolios by diversifying away from traditional listed equities and fixed income.

Competitively priced

A fixed investment management fee of 1.48% p.a., and estimated indirect costs of 0.92% p.a., with no performance fees charged by Schroders*, unlike other private equity funds available on the market.

*Performance fees are not charged to the fund by Schroders, but managers of private equity funds invested in by the fund may receive performance-related fees. Additional fees and costs may apply.

Access the potential for enhanced overall returns with private equity

In a more volatile environment, you may be looking for a new way to generate returns for your clients, while providing diversification away from the volatility of traditional listed equity and fixed income markets.

Private equity provides access to a broader universe of companies than those listed on public exchanges, including many early stage and growth orientated companies. It offers investors the potential for enhanced overall returns and diversification to help meet longer-term investment goals.

About the Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund

The Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund helps investors with a suitable risk tolerance achieve potentially higher returns and greater portfolio diversification by accessing the often hard-to-reach global private equity markets. It focuses on small-mid cap specialist opportunities across the US and Europe, as well as Asian growth companies. This segment has historically outperformed^ the wider private equity market and sets the fund apart from others available to Australian investors.

^ Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance

Why invest in Private Equity?

Private equity investment offers access to companies that are diverse in their stage of maturity and in their size. This access to growth and transformation transactions across the company lifecycle can boost private equity performance when compared to listed market indices as public markets typically only cater for larger company sizes which can afford to deal with the complication of listing on a stock exchange.

Schroders is committed to helping you and your clients learn more about private equity. Please read our Private Equity Essentials brochure for more information.

Why Schroders

Schroders manages A$1402.3 billion (£750.6 billion (€866.2 billion/$956.9 billion)* of wealth and investments. AUD$141.43 billion** of this is held in Private Assets, including AUD$27.5 billion** in private equity managed by Schroders Capital. The team has a track record of 25+ years in absolute and relative performance across investments strategies and vintages. It has global market coverage with local, on-the-ground presence of an experienced and stable investment team, who work to find opportunities, long-term trends and themes to complement traditional equity and bond portfolios. In addition, sustainability is an integrated part of our investment process and Schroders Capital is rated 4 stars by the UNPRI.

* As at 31 December 2023

**AuM includes non-fee earning dry powder, includes Greencoat AuM as of December 2023  (acquisition completed 11 April 2022).

March 2024 portfolio update: Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund

Find out more about Schroders and Private Equity

Related documents

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Private equity essentials
Product disclosure statement
Target market determination
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Fund summary
Performance report
Fund data

Fund rating and awards



Meet the manager

Investors in the Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund are expected to benefit from the expertise and experience of the portfolio management teams across public and private equity as well as from other teams within Schroders.

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Benjamin Alt

Head of Global Private Equity Portfolios, Head of Private Equity Consumer Investments

David Bajada

Head of Industrial Investments

Ways to invest in the Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund

Before investing in the Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund, please read the product disclosure statement (PDS), financial services guide (FSG) and target market determination (TMD) for the fund. You can learn more about investing directly via our paper application form, or online application form. You may also like to find out which platforms you can access the Fund through. If you need help, please contact our team.

Invest directly

Complete the paper application form or online application form. The minimum investment amount is $20,000.

Platform availability

The Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund is available on a number of platforms. Please check with the platform operator for minimum investment requirements and fees.

Contact our team

For further information about investing in the fund please speak to a member of the Schroders team.

The role of the Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund in portfolios

The Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund helps investors with a suitable risk tolerance to access global private equity markets. This product is only suitable for consumers who have received personal advice. Please refer to the TMD for more information on the suitability criteria for this product.

This product is likely to be appropriate for a consumer seeking capital growth for a small component of their portfolio, with a high or very high risk and return profile.

This product is unlikely to be suitable for a consumer seeking income or capital preservation or for a consumer with a low risk return profile with a short investment timeframe or for consumers requiring access to their money in less than a year.

About Private Equity

Claire Smith gives an overview of Private Equity as an asset class. In the video, she discusses why there is interest in private equity, how a private equity fund is structured, and how to access private equity as an investor.

Private Equity related insights


Investment in this Fund may be made on an application form accompanying the current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Fund which is available from Schroder Investment Management Australia Limited (Schroders) (ABN 22 000 443 274, AFS Licence 226473). The information contained in this material is general information only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on the information contained in this material you should obtain a copy of the PDS and consider the appropriateness of the information in regard to your objective, financial situation and needs before making any decision about whether to invest, or continue to hold.

The repayment of capital and performance in the Fund is not guaranteed by Schroders or any other party. Opinions constitute our judgement at the time of issue and are subject to change. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Investment guidelines represented are internal only and are subject to change without notice. Schroders may record and monitor telephone calls for security, training and compliance purposes.

The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (assigned SCH0038AU February 2024) referred to in this piece is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual, including target markets of financial products, where applicable, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at Fund Research Regulatory Guidelines.

The rating issued 09/2023 is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445 (Lonsec). Ratings are general advice only, and have been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Consider your personal circumstances, read the product disclosure statement and seek independent financial advice before investing. The rating is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any product. Past performance information is not indicative of future performance. Ratings are subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update. Lonsec uses objective criteria and receives a fee from the Fund Manager. Visit for ratings information and to access the full report. © 2023 Lonsec. All rights reserved.