Clime Smaller Companies
Clime Smaller Companies Fund
The Clime Smaller Companies Fund is a concentrated portfolio of high-quality businesses that are outside the ASX200 at the time of initial investment.
The Fund invests in niche leaders that have good economics, strong balance sheets, and significant growth prospects. It is designed to take advantage of the structurally inefficient market segment of small capitalisation stocks.
Its objective is to outperform a blended benchmark comprising 50% of the Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index and 50% of the Emerging Companies Accumulation Index.
The Clime Smaller Companies Fund has a quality focus with a strong valuation discipline.
Fund holdings are characterised by:
- A competitive advantage, leadership within a specific niche and a sound track record
- Financial strength, high levels of profitability and margin
- Low financial leverage
- Capital efficient growth and cash generation
- Highly capable management team aligned with creating shareholder value
- Companies that can deliver genuine sustainable long-term growth
- Investments that can be purchased at appropriate prices
Our approach to portfolio management ensures investments are appropriately weighted according to their level of risk and reward. Position sizing reflects not only our assessment of valuation and quality, but also the degree of strategy execution.
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With expertise in investment management, Adrian is focused on the delivery of strong risk-adjusted returns for clients. He joined Clime Investment Management in 2007 and is now responsible for the management and overall performance of Clime’s investment strategies, representing gross funds under management in excess of $1 billion.
Adrian’s role includes the identification and evaluation of investment opportunities across a broad range of sectors and market cap segments. His prior investment management roles at Clime have included Analyst, Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager – Smaller Companies. He was the Founding Portfolio Manager of the Clime Smaller Companies Fund, having seeded the fund and overseen its growth and significant success since inception. Adrian also developed and implemented the Clime Quality Score, a quantitative filter used to rank All Ords constituents.
Formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wollongong, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional and a Graduate Certificate of Sports Management from the University of Canberra.
Adrian retains a healthy passion for sport, having previously played cricket in England and locally for Illawarra (Captain), North Sydney (VC), Sutherland, NSW Country & Australian Country.
Jonathan has 6 years of investment experience, specialising in growth strategies. He is the Portfolio Manager of the Clime Smaller Companies Fund.
Jonathan holds Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and is a CFA Charterholder.
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