Annualised since inception (after fees before tax)
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We look for companies that exhibit two major characteristics: value and growth. When selecting an investment, it must have growth opportunities and be priced at a discount to our valuation. These are companies listed in Australia and New Zealand.
The Fund is designed to grow capital by investing in a small number of growth companies, where we consider value is greatest and the opportunity of earnings growth is high.
Our Australasian Growth 2 Fund received a 3-star Overall Morningstar Rating™ out of 27 Equity Region Australasian funds as at 31/03/3022.
This Fund has a risk rating of 6 out of 7 (very high risk).
Please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Statement of Investment Policy and Objectives (SIPO) for more information, including details of the risks associated with this fund.
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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.
Mike Taylor Founder, CEO and Acting Chief Investment Officer BBS, NZX DIP
Mike is the Founder and CEO of Pie Funds, and Chairman of the Investment Committee. He is Acting Chief Investment Officer focusing on investment decisions and ensuring Pie’s investment strategy continues to be implemented successfully. Mike is also the Portfolio Manager of the Chairman’s Fund, Global Growth 2 Fund and Conservative Fund.
Prior to starting Pie Funds in 2007, he worked in a variety of roles in the financial industry both here and in the UK, including as a banking analyst for HBOS and an equities dealer for ABN Amro. His early career provided him with a diverse range of experience across the finance sector which Mike has used successfully in his roles as CEO and portfolio manager. Mike has a Bachelor of Business Studies in Finance from Massey University and a NZX Diploma. Having purchased his first shares at the age of eighteen, Mike went on to grow his own personal portfolio and then that of friends and family, before starting Pie Funds roughly ten years later.
Mike is a substantial shareholder of Pie Funds.
Mark Devcich Portfolio Manager BCOM, LLB, CFA, CA
Mark is the Portfolio Manager for the Australasian Growth 2 Fund and 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.
Mike Ross Portfolio Manager MCOM, BA
Mike is the Portfolio Manager of the Dividend Growth Fund.
Prior to joining Pie as an Investment Analyst in 2015, Mike was a financial communications advisor to listed Australian companies on IPOs, M&A and other market engagement. Previously he was an editor for an investor news service owned by the Financial Times Group in Sydney and New York.
Mike holds a Master of Commerce (Finance) and a Bachelor of Arts and Media & Communications from the University of New South Wales.
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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.