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Firetrail Australian Small Companies Fund

Access big opportunities in Australian small companies

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Fund objective

The Fund aims to outperform the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index over the medium to long term.

Key features

The Fund aims to provide investors with access to an actively managed equities portfolio predominately comprised of small companies (outside the S&P/ASX 50) listed, or expected to be listed, on the Australian Securities Exchange and the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

The Fund aims to hold approximately 20 to 40 small company securities at any time. Only those securities that the Investment Manager has the highest conviction to generate the greatest returns will be included in the portfolio.

    Investment Team

    Patrick Hodgens, Matthew Fist & Eleanor Swanson


    Key information

    Investment guidelines

    The Fund’s key investment guidelines are summarised below. For further details, please refer to the latest Product Disclosure Statement.

    APIR WHT3093AU
    Benchmark S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index
    Portfolio allocation^

    Australian and New Zealand equities: Typically 90 – 100%

    Cash: 0 – 10%

    Stock numbers Approximately 20 – 40
    Suitable investor profile The Fund may be suitable for investors who are looking to outperform the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index over the medium to long term and are prepared to accept the risks of the Fund set out in Section 5 of the Product Disclosure Statement.
    Suggested investment timeframe 5 to 7 years or more
    Short selling Not permitted
    Borrowings Not permitted
    Legal structure Unlisted, open-ended Australian unit trust
    Distribution Semi-annually, subject to the Fund having sufficient distributable income as at 30 June and 31 December.
    Minimum initial investment 1 A$20,000

    Prices and distributions

    Unit prices are net of fees & do not include distributions. Distribution history is available at the bottom of the table; please select ‘show all entries’ in the drop down or download the PDF using the download button above the table.


    1.The Responsible Entity has the discretion to accept lower initial investments. Does not apply to IDPS investments.

    ^The portfolio allocation ranges provided are indicative only. The Fund will be rebalanced within a reasonable period of time should the exposure move outside these ranges. The Fund is typically expected to be fully invested. A portion of the portfolio may be allocated to cash or derivatives for liquidity purposes. The Fund may hold exchange traded derivatives to a maximum of 10% of the Fund’s NAV.


    Disclaimer and disclosure

    All website content in respect of the Firetrail Absolute Return Fund (ARSN 624 135 879),  the Firetrail Australian High Conviction Fund (ARSN 624 136 045), and the Firetrail Australian Small Companies Fund (ARSN 638 792 113) (“the Funds”) are issued by Pinnacle Fund Services Limited ABN 45 003 278 831 AFSL 235 150 (“PFSL”) as responsible entity of the Funds and is prepared by Firetrail Investments Pty Limited (ABN 98 622 377 913) (AFSL 516821) (“ Firetrail”) as the investment manager of the Funds. PFSL is not licensed to provide financial product advice.

    The information provided in this website is of a general nature only and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making an investment decision in respect of the Fund, you should consider the current product disclosure statement (PDS) of the Fund and Target Market Determination (‘TMD’) which are available at, and assess whether the Fund is appropriate given your objectives, financial situation or needs. If you require advice that takes into account your personal circumstances, you should consult a licensed or authorised financial adviser.

    Neither PFSL nor Firetrail guarantees repayment of capital or any particular rate of return from the Fund. Neither PFSL nor Firetrail gives any representation or warranty as to the currency, reliability, completeness or accuracy of the information contained in this website. All opinions and estimates included in this website constitute judgments of Firetrail as at the date of website creation and are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

    The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFS Licence 226872) (“Zenith”) rating (assigned February 2021) 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 10/2021 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. © 2021 Lonsec. All rights reserved.