Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund (Hedged)

A high conviction portfolio with a sustainable edge^

^ See ‘Sustainable Edge‘ section below for more information.

Overview

The Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund (Hedged) is a concentrated portfolio of Firetrail’s best global equity ideas. The investment process employs fundamental analysis to identify the most attractive investment opportunities with sustainable characteristics.^

The Fund aims to outperform the MSCI World 100% Hedged Net Total Return Index (AUD) over the long term after fees.

Global High Conviction

A concentrated portfolio of our best global equity ideas.

Value and Growth

A style agnostic approach with the flexibility to invest in both Value and Growth opportunities.

Sustainable Edge

Actively seeking investment opportunities that meet Firetrail’s sustainable investment criteria.^

^ See ‘Sustainable Edge‘ section below for more information.

Investment team

Managing Director & Portfolio Manager

Patrick Hodgens

Patrick is the Managing Director at Firetrail Investments as well as Portfolio Manager for the Firetrail Australian High Conviction Fund, Firetrail Absolute Return Fund, Firetrail Australian Small Companies Fund and Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund. Patrick has over 36 years experience investing in equity markets.
Portfolio Manager

James Miller

James is a Portfolio Manager at Firetrail Investments for the Firetrail High Conviction Fund and the Firetrail Absolute Return Fund. James’ primary sector responsibilities is Industrials stocks. James has over 14 years’ experience investing in equity markets.
Portfolio Manager

Justin Gray

Justin is Portfolio Manager of the Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund and Head of Risk at Firetrail. Justin’s primary responsibilities include daily portfolio management, oversight of investment risk management and fundamental analysis. Justin is a qualified actuary and has over 20 years relevant industry experience.
Portfolio Manager

Oscar Hutchinson

Oscar has over a decade’s experience investing in global markets. Prior to joining Firetrail, Oscar worked as a portfolio manager at Anacacia Capital managing global equities. He also spent 8 years at Fidelity International located in both London and Sydney, as an analyst collaborating closely with globally managed funds across the market cap and style spectrum.

Oscar has deep experience in global equities including coverage of European markets, metals and mining, healthcare, financials, property, and consumer sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (converted to MA) at Oxford University and is a CFA charter holder.

Head of Investment Strategy

Anthony Doyle

Anthony is the Head of Investment Strategy for the Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund. His primary responsibilities include fundamental idea generation, portfolio analysis, and economic insights including currency and macroeconomic risk management. Anthony has two decades of experience including 10 years working as an investment manager in the UK.

Sustainable Edge

Sustainable edge refers to Firetrail’s investment philosophy that sustainable companies deserve premium valuations. That is, companies that the market perceives to have sustainable characteristics, such as good environmental practices, a social licence to continue operations over the long-term, or strong corporate governance, deserve premium valuations relative to companies that do not.

Firetrail’s sustainable investment criteria are the following three attributes which Firetrail looks for when identifying investment ideas and opportunities for the Fund (known as the S3 characteristics):

  • Sustainable

    business models

    Sustainable business models

    Companies which have business models that exhibit characteristics such as, but not limited to, consistency of cashflow growth, business strategy, quality of management, governance, industry, and competitive position;

  • Sustainable

    earnings

    Sustainable earnings

    Companies which Firetrail believes are able to meet or exceed earnings expectations over its 5- year investment horizon.

  • Sustainable

    positive change

    Sustainable positive change

    Companies which Firetrail believes currently meets, or is expected within a 5-year investment horizon to meet, one or more of its four sustainable investment themes including:
    Health and Wellbeing
    Innovation and Equality
    Climate Impact
    Sustainable World
    Each of these investment themes links to a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (please refer to https://sdgs.un.org/goals for more information on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals).  More information can be found in the Fund’s Product Disclosure Statement under “Labour Standards or Environmental, Social or Ethical Considerations”.

    This includes companies that are already recognised by the market for their sustainability characteristics (current positive change leaders), as well as companies that are likely to be recognised within a 5-year investment horizon (future positive change leaders).

Sustainable business models

Companies which have business models that exhibit characteristics such as, but not limited to, consistency of cashflow growth, business strategy, quality of management, governance, industry, and competitive position;

Sustainable earnings

Companies which Firetrail believes are able to meet or exceed earnings expectations over its 5- year investment horizon.

Sustainable positive change

Companies which Firetrail believes currently meets, or is expected within a 5-year investment horizon to meet, one or more of its four sustainable investment themes including:
Health and Wellbeing
Innovation and Equality
Climate Impact
Sustainable World

Each of these investment themes links to a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (please refer to https://sdgs.un.org/goals for more information on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals).  More information can be found in the Fund’s Product Disclosure Statement under “Labour Standards or Environmental, Social or Ethical Considerations”.

This includes companies that are already recognised by the market for their sustainability characteristics (current positive change leaders), as well as companies that are likely to be recognised within a 5-year investment horizon (future positive change leaders).

More Information on Firetrail’s approach to sustainability can be found in the Additional Information to PDS.

Key Features

APIR WHT4609AU
Benchmark MSCI World 100% Hedged Net Total Return Index (AUD)
Portfolio allocation^ Global equities: Typically 90% – 100%
Cash: 0 – 10%
Stock numbers Approximately 30
Suitable investor profile This product is intended for use as a minor allocation for a consumer who is seeking capital growth and has a Very high risk and return profile for that portion of their investment portfolio. It is likely to be consistent with the financial situation and needs of a consumer with a 5 year investment timeframe and who is unlikely to need to withdraw their money on less than one week’s notice.
Suggested investment timeframe 5 years or more
Risk Very high
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

Ratings and Certifications

Further information on our Ratings and Certifications can be found in the Disclaimer & Disclosure section.

Unit Prices and distributions

Unit prices are net of fees & include distributions. Calculation of unit prices is based on the net asset value plus/minus transaction costs divided by the total number of units on issue. Distribution history is available by clicking the arrows at the bottom of the table or by downloading the PDF using the download button above the table. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The inception date is the date that the current investment strategy commenced, which is 19 May 2022. This material has been provided for general information purposes and must not be construed as investment advice.

The carbon emissions estimate for the Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund (Hedged) has been calculated by Firetrail Investments Pty Limited (‘Firetrail’). The estimate of the carbon emissions for the Fund is based on the Fund’s portfolio holdings as at the end of the most recent calendar quarter following calculation by Firetrail. The carbon emissions calculation is performed by Firetrail on a quarterly basis. Please note these carbon emissions numbers are an estimate only and are subject to change. The actual carbon emissions attributable to your investment in the Fund may vary considerably from the estimate provided.

Carbon footprint includes Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Company emissions data is sourced from MSCI. Portfolio carbon footprint is calculated based on the ownership methodology (e.g. owning 1% of the shares is owning 1% of emissions). The calculation also takes into account carbon removed from the atmosphere by portfolio companies. For example, via planted trees or carbon removal technologies. Carbon removal data is sourced from the applicable company.

carbon-offser

How to choose a high-quality carbon offset?

Firetrail has been a carbon-neutral business since inception. Further information can be found in our PDS and ESG Policy.

As part of offsetting our emissions each year, we have done substantial research into the carbon offsets market. You can read some of this research here.

For more information on Firetrail’s approach to sustainability, contact us.

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

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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 & Disclosure

All website content in respect of the Firetrail S3 Global Opportunities Fund (Hedged) (ARSN 657 902 880) (“the Fund”) is prepared by Firetrail Investments Pty Limited (ABN 98 622 377 913 AFSL 516821) (“Firetrail”) as the investment manager of the Fund. Pinnacle Fund Services Limited ABN 29 082 494 362 AFSL 238371 (“PFSL”) is the issuer of the Fund.

Pinnacle Fund Services Limited ABN 29 082 494 362 AFSL 238371 (‘PFSL’) is the product issuer of the Fund. PFSL is not licensed to provide financial product advice. PFSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited (‘Pinnacle’) ABN 22 100 325 184. The Product Disclosure Statement (‘PDS’) and Target Market Determination (‘TMD’) of the Fund are available via the links above. Any potential investor should consider the PDS and TMD before deciding whether to acquire, or continue to hold units in, the Fund. For historic TMD’s please contact Pinnacle client service Phone 1300 010 311 or Email service@pinnacleinvestment.com.

Neither PFSL, Pinnacle, nor Firetrail guarantees repayment of capital or any particular rate of return from the Fund. There can be no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives. The value of your units at any point in time may be worth less than your original investment even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund distributions. Future returns may differ from past returns and past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance. Returns are not guaranteed, and you may lose some or all of your money. The specific risks associated with investing in the Fund, and the risks associated with the Fund’s investments, are discussed in the Product Disclosure Statement under the heading “Risks”. Neither PFSL, Pinnacle 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 November 2023) 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.