Fact SheetFact Sheet

A multi-manager global equity strategy, managed by a specialist team based in Sydney and Singapore. Investment personnel from Nikko AM Australia, Singapore and New Zealand are responsible for the ongoing monitoring of all underlying investment managers.

Philosophy

The investment strategy is based upon bottom-up stock picking. In order to achieve high performance outcomes in a risk controlled manner, the approach is to outsource the stock picking to a range of exceptional international investment managers.

Although the underlying managers follow their own investment ethos, they are blended in such a way as to target superior risk-adjusted returns.

The underlying managers have excellent long-term track records and a demonstrated ability to consistently perform throughout the investment cycle.

The current international investment managers are:

  • WCM Investment Management
  • Davis Selected Advisors, L.P.
  • Royal London Asset Management

Purpose

The Nikko AM Wholesale Global Equity Hedged Fund is designed to provide investors with long term growth from an actively managed investment portfolio selected from global equity markets with currency exposures created as a consequence of global equity investment hedged to the New Zealand dollar.

Objective

To construct a portfolio of authorised investments that outperform the Fund's benchmark return by 3.0% per annum over a rolling three year period before fees.

Benchmark

MSCI All Countries World Index (net dividends reinvested), gross hedged 139% to NZD

Hedging policy

Foreign currency exposures created as a consequence of capital markets investments are gross hedged at 139% to NZD with a permitted operational hedging range of 134% to 144%.