In a climate of lower interest rates and elevated valuations, investors may be looking for a new way to generate returns or seeking diversification away from traditional listed equity and fixed income markets.
Private equity offers investors with a suitable risk tolerance the potential for enhanced overall returns and diversification to help meet longer-term investment goals. It provides access to a broader universe of companies than those listed on public exchanges, including many early stage and growth-orientated companies.
In addition, it may provide comparative stability during times of market turbulence versus some other asset classes, such as equities and fixed income. This makes private equity relatively well positioned for market shocks or downturns.
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.
Schroders has a track record of over 20 years in delivering strong and consistent private equity returns.
Strengthen portfolios by diversifying away from traditional listed equities and fixed income.
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.
Indirect cost ratio 1.8% p.a. and no performance fees1, unlike other private equity funds available on the market.
*Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.
1Performance 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.
"Zenith believes the Fund’s cost structure is highly attractive relative to peers with a competitive management cost and no performance fee. The absence of a performance fee is a differentiating feature, and positions the Fund as an attractive entry point for fee-conscious investors seeking exposure to a semi-liquid private equity strategy."
An alternative asset allocation
The fund can be used as an alternative allocation to strengthen the risk-return profile of investment portfolios.
A component of an equity allocation
The fund can be combined with other domestic and international equity holdings to provide diversification and an alternative source of return.
For over 200 years and more than seven generations Schroders has grown and developed our expertise in tandem with that of our clients’ needs. Today we manage AUD$951 billion* on behalf of our clients, who trust us to deliver sustainable returns.
Schroders manages AUD$78 billion in Private Assets, including AUD$17 billion in private equity managed by Schroder Adveq~. The team has a solid track record of 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 Schroder Adveq is rated A+ by the UNPRI.
Schroders was established in Australia 1961 and has a broad offering for clients across Australian equities, fixed income, multi-asset and global equities. The Schroder Specialist Private Equity Fund is our first private equity fund in this market and is designed to help clients build more diversified and robust portfolios.
* as at 31 March 2020
~ as at 31 March 2020