AZ Sestante Limited is the Responsible Entity (‘Responsible Entity’) of the Fund and the issuer of units in the Fund. It is a majority owned subsidiary of Azimut International Holdings S.A. (‘Azimut’).


AZ Sestante Limited has appointed Sigma Funds Management Pty Ltd to provide investment management services for the Sestante Australian Small Companies Fund (‘Fund’). AZ Sestante Limited has appointed Ironbark Asset Management (Fund Services) Limied to provide compliance and governance monitoring, and client services for the Fund.

INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

The Fund is an actively managed fund that invests predominantly in stocks listed on the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Index. The Fund seeks to outperform the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index over rolling 5 year periods after fees and costs and before taxes.

Sigma is an active manager who seeks to invest in undervalued businesses with a bias towards those with lower business risk. Sigma invests in companies it believes are well managed and competitively positioned businesses in industries generating sustainable returns on capital. The Fund will typically invest in a portfolio of 30-60 stocks outside the S&P/ASX 100 Index. The Fund may have cash holdings up to 20% of the Fund’s net asset value to actively protect investors’ capital where equity market opportunities are unattractive and to manage liquidity. Investments of the Fund may also include exchange traded derivatives which may be used as a substitute for physical securities.

KEY FEATURES OF THE FUND

  • An investment approach that is valuation driven with a clear focus on risk adjusted returns.
  • A fundamental bottom-up investment approach that utilises proprietary in house company research to identify overlooked opportunities that others may have missed.
  • Managed by a specialist team of portfolio managers with a long-standing track record of working together.
  • Concentrated portfolio of 30 – 60 stocks.
  • Flexibility to invest in companies not yet listed, to remain invested in companies that have been successful and entered the S&P/ASX 100 or to utilise cash when looking to protect investors capital.

Important Information

Issued by AZ Sestante Limited ABN 94 106 888 662 AFSL 284442 (“AZ Sestante”). This is not an offer of securities or financial products, nor is it financial product advice.  You should consider the PDS in deciding to acquire or to continue to hold units in the Fund. As this website page has been prepared without taking into account of your objectives, financial situation and needs, you should consider its appropriateness having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. The Product Disclosure Document (‘PDS’) can be obtained from www.azsestante.com or by calling Client Services on 1800 034 402.  Although the above information is taken from sources believed to be accurate, no warranty is given as to its accuracy, completeness or availability. Pricing: For monthly priced funds, unit prices are calculated on the last business day of each month based upon the net value of each fund divided by the number of units on issue in each fund. Unit prices may be delayed following the end of a distribution period or for other reasons.