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Acadian Global Managed Volatility Equity Fund


The Acadian Global Managed Volatility Equity Fund (The Fund) is an actively managed, equity investment strategy that seeks to capture returns similar to that of a global equity index, but with significantly lower absolute volatility and superior downside protection over the long term. Limiting absolute risk has the potential to allow investors to compound wealth more efficiently and steadily.


Daily analysis of over 1,000 stocks to uncovers opportunities and finds hidden value


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


Weighting towards less- volatile stocks with low levels of correlation creates a low-volatility portfolio


Access the growth potential of global shares, with a fund that aims to deliver similar returns to the market benchmark at significantly lower risk.


Investment objective: To deliver returns in line with the MSCI All Country World Index (AUD) over rolling three-year periods (after fees and taxes), with significantly less risk. Limiting absolute risk has the potential to allow investors to compound wealth more efficiently and steadily than traditional capitalisation-weighted indices. The Fund aims to achieve at least 95% of the return of the MSCI All-Country World Index over rolling three-year periods before fees and taxes.

Inception date




Investment horizon

19 January 2012 Global equity - active, long only, All Cap, All Market Half-yearly
(June & December)
200-400 5 - 7 years
Active stock limit Cash limit Management cost Minimum investment APIR code
Max 1%
(+0.5% tolerance)

0.61% p.a. (Class A)
0.86% p.a. (Wholesale Class)
FSF1240AU (Class A) 
FSF1406AU (Wholesale Class)

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