Clime Smaller Companies
Fund Summary


Direct Investors

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns are calculated after fees have been deducted and assume distributions have been reinvested. No allowance is made for tax when calculating these figures.Please refer to Product Disclosure Statement/ Information Memorandum relating to the products and consider them before making any decision about whether to invest in the product or not.

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.


Direct Investors

Investing Methodology

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.

Fund Performance

CSCF Wholesale10.0%15.1%7.6%13.2%17.8%18.6%77.2%
Excess Return-0.9%0.0%-6.2%5.9%8.0%8.8%40.3%

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Portfolio Manager

  • Adrian Ezquerro

Adrian Ezquerro

2020-02-06T10:59:20+11:00Head of Investments|

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 Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

2020-08-14T15:39:25+10:00Portfolio Manager – Ex ASX 100|

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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