Annualised since inception (after fees before tax)
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The fund invests in very small companies we think have the greatest value and potential for future earnings. These are companies in Australia and New Zealand we believe are undervalued by the market. By emerging companies, we mean companies with a market capitalisation of up to $150 million in local currency relative to the exchange that they are listed on.
The Fund is designed to grow capital by investing in a small number of very small growth companies, where we consider value is greatest and the opportunity for earnings growth is high.
Our Australasian Emerging Companies Fund received a 4-star Overall Morningstar Rating™ out of 27 Equity Region Australasian funds as at 31/08/2021.
Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives (SIPO) for more information.
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Total fund return since inception
Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns. All figures are calculated after fees and before any applicable tax.
Chris Bainbridge Head of Australasian Equities and Portfolio Manager BA, LLB HONS, CFA
Chris is responsible for researching and conducting detailed analysis of Australasian companies.
He is also the Portfolio Manager of the Australasian Growth 2 Fund, and Co-Portfolio Manager with Mark Devcich of the Australasian Emerging Companies Fund.
Prior to joining Pie in 2012, Chris worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London as a Lawyer in the Banking and Finance divisions.
Chris holds a Bachelors of Arts and Laws from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Chris is a shareholder of Pie Funds.
Mark Devcich Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager BCOM, LLB, CFA, CA
Mark is Chief Investment Officer focusing on investment decisions and ensuring Pie’s investment strategy continues to be implemented successfully.
He is also the Co-Portfolio Manager with Chris Bainbridge for the Australasian Emerging Companies Fund. Mark is also Portfolio Manager of the Global Growth Fund and Global Growth UK & Europe Fund, with research and analytics input from Guy Thornewill and Toby Woods.
Prior to joining Pie Funds in 2010, Mark worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the Financial Assurance and M&A taxation divisions.
Mark has a Commerce and Law degree from the University of Auckland, is a CFA charterholder and a qualified chartered accountant.
Mark is a shareholder of Pie Funds.
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We are taking steps to try to preserve investor capital and take advantage of opportunities, arising from the severe market disruption associated with COVID-19.
To assist with buying into the current severe sell-off we have secured approval from our supervisor for a temporary exception to our Statement of Investment Policies and Objectives (SIPO), to allow us to exceed our maximum number of positions for the following funds:
We sought permission to increased position limits because we believe it will help us better serve our investors’ interests by:
The exemption is in force now. We will review the need for the exception in six months. If market conditions have returned to more normal settings, we will return within SIPO limits.