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Acadian Global Equity Long Short Fund


The Acadian Global Equity Long Short Fund (the Fund) uses quantitative modelling and fundamental insights to invest in undervalued stocks, generally maintaining a gross long exposure of 130% and a gross short exposure of 30%.


The investment approach is both multi-faceted and highly adaptable, which allows Acadian to take advantage of attractive stocks opportunities as they arise. Acadian casts a wide net to discover mispriced stocks, analysing more than 40,000 stocks daily in a quest to find the most attractive investment opportunities for inclusion in the portfolio.


Analyses more than 40,000 stocks daily to uncover opportunities and find hidden value


Systematic, bottom-up analysis converts insights into risk and return forecasts


High tracking error and smaller portfolio size, which allows for active returns above the index


Invest in a fund that uses systematic expertise to invest in undervalued stocks and short sell overvalued stocks, to unearth undervalued stocks and deliver compelling long-term returns.


Investment objective: To maximise risk-adjusted, long-term returns by investing in undervalued stocks and short selling overvalued stocks from around the world, while carefully controlling portfolio risk and transaction costs. The Fund aims to outperform the MSCI World Net Index over rolling four-year periods before fees and taxes.

Inception date




Investment horizon

4 May 2006 Global equity - Long/Short, Active Half yearly (June and December) 200 – 300 (long)
50 – 100 (short)
At least 7 years
Active stock limit Cash limit Management cost Minimum Investment APIR code
Max 2.25%
(both Long and Short)
0 – 5%
1.11% p.a.* (Class A)
1.27% p.a.* (Wholesale Class)

FSF1978AU (Class A)

FSF0788AU (Wholesale Class)

Colonial First State Investments Limited ABN 98 002 348 352, AFSL 232468 (Colonial First State) is the issuer of the FirstChoice range of super and pension products from the Colonial First State FirstChoice Superannuation Trust ABN 26 458 298 557. Colonial First State also issues interests in products made available under FirstChoice Investments and FirstChoice Wholesale Investments. This is based on the understanding of current regulatory requirements and laws as at the date of publication. While all care has been taken in the preparation of this document (using sources believed to be reliable and accurate), to the maximum extent permitted by law, no person including Colonial First State or any member of the Commonwealth Bank group of companies, accepts responsibility for any loss suffered by any person arising from reliance on this information. This information for the adviser only and is not to be handed on to any investor. It does not take into account any person’s individual objectives, financial situation or needs. You should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Financial Services Guide (FSG) before making any recommendations to a client. Clients should read the PDS and FSG before making an investment decision and consider talking to a financial adviser. The PDS and FSG can be obtained from or by calling us on 13 18 36.

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