Ausbil 130/30 Focus Fund

The 130/30 Focus Fund1 amplifies Ausbil's successful stock selection skills by allowing both long and short equity options

Investment Aim
The aim of the Fund is to outperform the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index over the long term by investing primarily in listed Australian securities (long and short) and international securities.

Why Long Short?

The three main benefits of introducing a long short strategy into a diversified portfolio are;
• potentially delivers superior returns to a long only Australian equities portfolio.
• provides a moderate to low level of correlation with other asset class returns.
• takes advantage of expected falls (as well as rises) in stock prices.

Key features of the strategy

• fundamental process with quantitative inputs
• target allocation of 130% Long, 30% short.
• short positions generally comprise either a pairs trade or fundamental shorts.
• short positions individually managed from an absolute risk management perspective.
• security lending arrangement that significantly reduces client counter-party risk.

Investment style
We classify ourselves as ‘core’ wherein at certain stages of the cycle the Fund may have a value or growth tilt. Ausbil employs a four stage process to provide the framework for portfolio construction consistent with its investment philosophy. The process is summarised in the diagram below:

Latest investment report

The Fund is a concentrated equity fund which primarily invests in listed or expected to be listed Australian securities that are generally chosen from the S&P/ASX 200 Index. The Fund may also use short selling. The Fund may invest in companies listed overseas. The Fund may also invest in exchange traded derivatives and cash or cash equivalents.

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19 Apr 2017

Ausbil talks 130/30 Focus Fund post reporting season

24 May 2017 - Ausbil Investment Management, Deputy Head of Equities, Gian Pandit, discusses market dynamics, the benefit of its short positions and overweight long positions in its 130/30 Focus Fund.

Product Features 2

Characteristic Comments
Benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index
Minimum Investment3 $20,000
Pricing Frequency Daily
Distribution Timetable Half yearly
Fees Management fee: 1.00% pa
Performance fee: 20.5% of the returns above the performance hurdle
Performance hurdle: S&P/ASX 200
Accumulation Index + 2%



Period Fund
Benchmark%  5 Out/Under
3 months 1.12 0.68 0.44
6 months 2.86 3.06 -0.20
FYTD 2.86 3.06 -0.20
CYTD 21.95 23.40 -1.45
1 year 21.95 23.40 -1.45
3 years pa 10.06 10.26 -0.20
5 years pa 10.18 8.97 1.20
7 years pa 11.72 10.02 1.70
Since inception
Date: July 2010
10.07 9.10 0.96


Sector allocations

  Fund%   Index%  5 Tilt %
Energy 7.47 5.32 2.15
Materials 20.30 18.14 2.16
Industrials 7.45 8.44 -0.99
Consumer Discretionary 6.06 6.98 -0.92
Consumer Staples 5.53 5.70 -0.17
Health Care 8.91 10.44 -1.54
Financials 27.39 29.82 -2.43
Information Technology 0.18 3.19 -3.01
Communication Services 1.86 2.70 -0.84
Utilities 3.25 1.85 1.40
Real Estate 7.52 7.41 0.11
Cash 4.07 0.00 4.07
Total 100.00 100.00 0.00


Top 10 stock holdings

  Position%   Index%   Tilt %
BHP 8.38 6.40 1.98
CSL 7.43 6.97 0.46
Commonwealth Bank 6.32 7.86 -1.54
ANZ Bank 4.98 3.98 0.99
National Australia Bank 4.95 3.97 0.99
Macquarie Group 4.43 2.44 1.99
Rio Tinto  3.60 2.08 1.51
Westpac Bank 3.36 4.65 -1.29
Goodman Group 3.16 1.20 1.97
Aristocrat Leisure 3.16 1.20 1.96

1. Ausbil 130/30 Focus Fund (AAP0008AU).
2. All data is as at 31 December 2019.
3. Ausbil has the discretion to waive these minimums.
4. Figures assume that distributions are reinvested and are net of fees but before taxes.
5. S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index.

Unless otherwise specified, any information contained in this publication is current as at the date of this report and is prepared by Ausbil Investment Manage-ment Limited (ABN 26 076 316 473 AFSL 229722) (Ausbil). Ausbil is the issuer of the Ausbil 130/30 Focus Fund (ARSN 124 196 621) (Fund). References to Ausbil 130/30 Focus Fund or Fund are to the wholesale class (formerly known as the retail class) unit in the Fund. This report contains general information only and the information provided is factual only and does not constitute financial product advice. It does not take account of your individual objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on it, you should seek independent financial and tax advice about its appropriateness to your objectives, financial situation and needs. Securities and sectors mentioned in this monthly report are presented to illustrate companies and sectors in which the Fund has invested and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any particular security. Holdings are subject to change daily. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Unless otherwise stated, performance figures are calculated net of fees and assume distributions are reinvested. Due to rounding the figures in the holdings, breakdowns may not add up to 100%. No guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy, adequacy or reliability of any statements, esti-mates, opinions or other information contained herein (any of which may change without notice) and should not be relied upon as a representation express or implied as to any future or current matter. You should consider the Product Disclosure Statement which is available at before acquiring or investing in the fund.