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The Aspect Absolute Return Fund captures a balanced combination of momentum, value and carry alternative risk premia themes. A dynamic risk parity technique is used to maximise diversification across these themes, aiming to generate a stable return profile.


Consistent absolute returns that are independent of movements in traditional equity and bond markets

Valued daily

The Fund's underlying assets are valued daily using transparent, independent and publicly available pricing sources


Quantitative process analyses market data and determines risk premia opportunities across markets


Investment objective: To produce consistent absolute returns that are independent of overall movements in traditional stock and bond markets. The Fund aims to provide a return greater than the Reserve Bank of Australia cash rate over rolling three-year periods after fees and taxes.





Investment horizon

5 December 2017 Absolute return alternative investments Half-yearly More than 180 liquid futures, FX forwards and cleared OTC swaps At least 5 years
Cash limit Management fee1 Performance fee Minimum investment APIR code
N/A 0.60% p.a. (Class A)
0.80% p.a. (Wholesale Class)
10%* $25,000 (Class A)
$5,000 (Wholesale Class)
FSF3532AU (Class A)
FSF5242AU (Wholesale Class)

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