Equitable Investors – Dragonfly Fund

Australia’s Top 5 Fund Opportunity

  • Dragonfly Fund emerged as a Top 5 domestic equities fund in FY21 with a 74.3% return, based on Morningstar’s data
  • To date in FY22 the fund has returned 15.87%

Business Highlights

Investment Philosophy 

  • Equitable Investors believes the greatest opportunities to generate significant returns from equity investments are through the pursuit of attractively-priced investments in businesses with strong growth prospects and/or strategic value.
  • Successful investment in businesses requires diligent research and analysis of each business, its key people, its industry, its opportunities and its risks. It also requires ongoing, disciplined and patient re-evaluation.

Investment Strategy 

  • Investments will primarily be made in micro-to-mid cap companies listed on the ASX. Larger listed businesses will also be considered for investment but are not expected to meet the manager’s investment criteria as regularly as smaller peers.
  • Equity in businesses that are unlisted or listed on exchanges other than the ASX may also come into consideration but the manager would require high confidence in the potential for a liquidity event at an attractive price.

Fund Evidence 

  • Equitable’s Martin Pretty joined Thorney Investment Group in 2013 ahead of launch of Thorney Opportunities (TOP)
  • TOP was best performed LIC over ~3 years from launch according to Independent Investment Research, with an 18.2% pa NTA-based return
  • Dragonfly Fund emerged as a Top 5 domestic equities fund in FY21 with a 74.3% return, based on Morningstar’s data
  • The directors of the manager have approximately 50 years of combined professional experience in investment markets, focused on those market segments in which higher total returns

About the Fund

  • Established in 2017 the Fund is an open ended, unlisted unit trust investing predominantly in ASX listed
    companies. Hybrid, debt & unlisted investments are also considered. The Fund is focused
    on investing in growing or strategic businesses and generating returns that, to the extent
    possible, are less dependent on the direction of the broader sharemarket. The Fund may at
    times change its cash weighting or utilise exchange traded products to manage market risk.
Leading Fund Manager
Strong Track Record
Australia’s leading Fund
Wealth of Experience

Financials

Equitable Investors Dragonfly Fund

Investment Manager Equitable Investors Pty Ltd
Fund Pricing Monthly
Fund Type Open ended unit trust
Management Fee 1.5% pa on the NAV
Performance Fee 20% above benchmark
Benchmark 5 year Australian Government Bond Yield + 5% pa (subject to a high watermark)
Buy / Sell Investment $50,000 AUD
Custodian Sandhurst Trustees

 

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Team

Martin Pretty

Co-Founder, Director, Investment Manager

Lana Jenkings

Co-Founder, Director Operations & Compliance

Mickey Mordech

Investment Analyst

Samuel Richards

Operations & Risk Advisor Responsible Manager

Paul Dwyer

Director

Hugh Robertson

Director

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