Magellan Global Trust (ASX: MGG)

An ASX-listed trust investing in 15 to 35 of the world's best global stocks whilst targeting a 4% cash distribution yield

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Investment objectives

To achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long term;

While minimising the risk of permanent capital loss

Fund facts

Portfolio managers Structure Fund size ** ASX Ticker Intraday Indicative Nav*
Hamish Douglass & Stefan Marcionetti
Hamish Douglass
Stefan Marcionetti
Global Equity Fund, $AUD AUD $2,227.8 million MGG Ticker Details
  Units Indicative NAV
Thomson Reuters MGG.AX MGGAUiv.P
Management fee Distribution Frequency ARSN
1.35% Bi-annual 620 753 728
MSCI World Net Total Return Index (AUD)
Performance Fee

10.0% of excess return over the higher of the Index Relative Hurdle (MSCI World Net Total Return Index (AUD)) and the Absolute Return Hurdle (the yield of 10-year Australian Government Bonds). Additionally, the performance fees are subject to a high water mark.

All fees are inclusive of the estimated net effect of GST.

The iNAV reflects the estimated NAV per Unit updated for foreign exchange movements in the Fund's portfolio stocks by individual stock domicile and is also updated in respect of stocks that have live market prices during the ASX Trading Day. If there are no stocks held by the Fund that have live market prices during the ASX Trading Day, movements in the iNAV will only reflect foreign exchange movements. The iNAV will not be updated for market-based movements such as movements in stock market indices. 

iNAV calculations as shown on (the “data”) provided by ICE Data Indices, see ICE Terms of Use, and is updated during ASX trading hours. Powered by Factset. iNAV is indicative and for reference purposes only. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or marketed by ICE Data Indices, LLC, its affiliates (“ICE Data”) and ICE Data or its respective third party suppliers MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE iNAV, IOPV, FUND OR ANY FUND DATA INCLUDED THEREIN.  IN NO EVENT SHALL ICE DATA HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS), EVEN IF NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. You acknowledge that the data is provided for information only and should not be relied upon for any purpose. 

** As at 30 April 2019.

Investment philosophy

Magellan seeks to invest in a focussed portfolio of outstanding global companies and seeks to purchase investments when they are trading at a discount to their assessed intrinsic value.

Magellan undertakes extensive fundamental analysis on companies and the industries in which they operate.

Magellan believes that outstanding companies are those that can consistently exploit competitive advantages and earn returns on capital that are in excess of their cost of capital.

We undertake detailed macroeconomic analysis to manage investment risk. Magellan can invest up to 50% of the Magellan Global Trust's gross assets in cash and cash equivalents.

We focus on generating attractive absolute returns over the medium to long term. The strategy is benchmark agnostic. It focusses on delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns over the medium to long term while minimising the risk of a permanent capital loss.

The portfolio will typically comprise 15 to 35 investments. The Magellan Global Trust may manage its foreign currency exposure arising from investments in overseas markets.

Portfolio construction

The Magellan Global Trust's investment process integrates three key disciplines:

Intensive bottom-up stock analysis and industry research is undertaken in order to identify outstanding companies. This involves the assessment of potential investments against key quality criteria, as well as assessments of their intrinsic value. Magellan uses a proprietary ranking tool, the Magellan Conviction Scoring Matrix, to rank these companies based on these factors. This process enables the portfolio to be weighted towards higher conviction ideas (on a risk-adjusted basis).

Magellan's detailed macroeconomic analysis is overlayed during portfolio construction, alongside the application of both fixed and dynamic risk limits. This process ensures that the portfolio is not overly exposed to aggregation risk (risk which arises from correlated portfolio positions) or macroeconomic event risk. Macroeconomic event risk can be a significant source of negative returns for investors. Magellan will make significant changes to the portfolio if it believes that macroeconomic events could lead to significant and sustained loss in value for investors. Such events would include a financial crisis, a sustained oil price shock, a global pandemic or a major global conflict.


Growth of AUD $10,000
30 April 2019

** MSCI World Net Total Return Index (AUD).

Calculations are based on the monthly ASX released net asset value with distributions reinvested, after ongoing fees and expenses but excluding individual tax, member fees and entry fees (if applicable). Fund Inception 18 October 2017. Returns greater than one year are annualised.

30 April 2019
Performance 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year Since Inception
(% PA)
Magellan Global Trust (ASX: MGG) 9.64% 9.04% 19.84% 16.87%
Benchmark* 11.94% 9.59% 14.19% 14.53%
Out/Under Performance - 2.30% - 0.55% 5.65% 2.34%

* MSCI World Net Total Return Index (AUD).

Fund Inception 18 October 2017.

Estimated NAV per Unit

Distribution history

Date Distribution per unit Reinvestment price  
December 2018 3.0000 cents $1.4880 Magellan Interim Fund Distributions for half year ended 31 December 2018
June 2018 3.0000 cents $1.5852 Magellan Annual Fund Distributions 2018
December 2017 3.0000 cents $1.4637 Magellan Interim Fund Distributions for half year ended 31 December 2017

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Important Information: Units in the Magellan Global Trust (Fund) are issued by Magellan Asset Management Limited (ABN 31 120 593 946, AFS Licence No 304 301). Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and no person guarantees the future performance of the Fund, the amount or timing of any return from it, or that it will achieve its investment objective. This material has been provided for general information purposes and must not be construed as investment advice. This material has been prepared without taking into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. Investors should consider obtaining professional investment advice tailored to their specific circumstances and should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) prior to making any investment decisions. The PDS is available at or can be obtained by calling 02 9235 4888.