Nikko AM Australian Share Income Fund
received a ‘Bronze’ Morningstar Analyst RatingTM

"Strong research and talented managers underpin this yield focused offering."

Morningstar Global Fund Report published on 12 October 2020

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The Nikko AM Australian Share Income Fund invests in 40-70 stocks. It is designed to primarily provide tax-effective income and also the potential for capital growth.

Investment Objective

The Fund aims to provide a tax-effective income stream that exceeds the dividend yield of the S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index (grossed up for franking credits) by 2% p.a. over rolling five-year periods, before fees, expenses and tax, plus the potential for capital growth over the long term.

Income focus

The Fund has a track record of delivering an income stream in accordance with its stated investment objective over the long term. The income has been primarily derived from being fully invested in Australian shares.

Capital growth

In addition to its income focus, the Fund has a secondary objective of providing capital growth over the long term – providing an important hedge against inflation.

Tax effective

The Fund’s focus on investing in high dividend- paying shares with franking credits, as well as participating in off-market share buy-backs and minimising portfolio turnover can deliver after-tax benefits for investors.

Lower volatility

A diversified portfolio of high dividend-paying shares has helped to produce lower volatility in returns versus the S&P/ASX 200 Index over the life of the Fund.

Reduced concentration risk

The Fund is actively managed and constructed independently of an index (within specified risk parameters). This, together with its focus on total shareholder returns, not just dividend yield, across all sectors, provides an important buffer against concentration risk.

Fund characteristics

  • Income focused, with the Fund's primary objective to deliver tax effective income
  • Diversified portfolio (invests in 40-70 stocks)
  • Constructed on an absolute risk basis
  • Typically has lower volatility than the market
Portfolio Managers Malcolm Whitten & Michael Maughan
Inception Date November 2008
Benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index yield (grossed up for franking credits)
Management Cost 0.85% p.a.
Minimum initial investment* $10,000
Minimum additional investment* $1,000
Distribution frequency^ Quarterly following 30 June, 30 September, 31 December, 31 March.

* Nikko Asset Management Australia Limited ABN 34 002 542 038 AFSL 229664 (Nikko AM Australia), is the Responsible Entity and the issuer of units in the Fund and may accept lower amounts at any time at its discretion.
^ Fund returns can be volatile. Nikko AM Australia does not guarantee to provide distributions, or the amount of distributions.
+ The Fund was renamed Nikko AM Australian Share Income Fund on 1 February 2017. The Fund was previously known as Nikko AM–Tyndall Australian Share Income Fund.

Fund total return figures are calculated using redemption prices, net of fees, assume the reinvestment of distributions and do not take into account taxation.

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Source: BNP Paribas.
Inception Date: November 2008
* Comprises S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index from April 2000 and ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index for all prior dates.
The value of an investment can rise and fall and past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investment in a fund is not guaranteed. The value of investments will fluctuate up and down with the assets of the fund.

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Brad Potter

Brad Potter,
Head of Australian Equities

Tim Johnston

Tim Johnston,
Deputy Head of Australian Equities

Jason Kim

Jason Kim,
Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst

Malcolm Whitten

Malcolm Whitten,
Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst

Michael Maughan

Michael Maughan,
Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst

Craig Young

Craig Young,
Senior Research Analyst

James Nguyen

James Nguyen,
Portfolio Manager & Senior Analyst

Stefan Hansen

Stefan Hansen,
Senior Research Analyst

Michael Ward

Michael Ward,
Senior Research Analyst

Vincent Li

Vincent Li,
Research Associate

David Thoms

David Thoms,
Equity Dealer

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