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 funds offers investors with a suitable risk tolerance the potential for enhanced overall returns and diversification to help meet longer-term investment goals. Private equity funds also provides access to a broader universe of companies than those listed on public exchanges, including many early stage and growth-orientated companies.
In addition, private equity funds may provide comparative stability during times of market turbulence versus some other asset classes, such as equities and fixed income. This makes private equity funds 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.
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, capital preservation or with a short investment timeframe or requiring access to their money in less than a year.
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.
A fixed investment management fee of 1.48% p.a. with 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.
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$1,108 billion* on behalf of our clients, who trust us to deliver sustainable returns.
Schroders manages AUD$93 billion* in Private Assets, including AUD$18 billion* in private equity managed by Schroders Capital. 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 Schroders Capital 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 30 June 2021