Welcome to the Bell Direct mFund Asset Class series

Are you looking for an easier way to diversify your portfolio?

Let's talk about Alternatives

Let's talk about Alternatives

We've created this mFund Asset Class series to explore five different mFund asset classes: alternatives, fixed income, property, Australian equities and international equities.

This month we're kicking off with an asset class you may have not thought much about: Alternatives

This lesser known asset class can act as an alternative to traditional stocks and bonds in your portfolio.

Find out more below.

What are Alternatives?

What are Alternatives?

Alternatives are diversified investments that seek to exploit market inefficiencies by focusing on non-traditional assets.

They typically deliver returns and a risk profile different to traditional shares and bonds.

Some examples include emerging markets, infrastructure, listed private equity, foreign currency and natural resource equities.

What are the benefits?

  • They can help adjust the risk and return profile of your portfolio.
  • They can be a powerful tool to help investors achieve broader diversification, lower volatility and boost returns.

Now may be the time to consider investing in Alternatives. 

The Morningstar Multi Asset Real Return Fund

The Morningstar Multi Asset Real Return Fund
  • A flexible portfolio that adapts to all market conditions.
  • 100% actively managed on your behalf. 
  • An alternative to traditional equities and fixed income holdings.
  • Performance objective: CPI + 4.0% p.a. over rolling 7 year periods
  • Suggested investment timeframe: 7+ years
  • Morningstar invests where they think the best opportunities are. Current examples include emerging market shares, Japanese equities and selected UK & European sectors 
  • Accessible via the mFund service (mFund code: IBB13).

Five reasons you may want to invest

  1. A ‘real return’ objective: the fund aims to deliver a return of CPI + 4% over 7 year periods, irrespective of what’s happening in the market.
  2. A focus on capital preservation in times of market stress whilst outpacing inflation. 
  3. Investment flexibility: not constrained by growth or defensive ranges, and able to actively position for changing market conditions. 
  4. Multi asset allocation across an extensive number of asset classes, geographies and sectors.
  5. Cost competitive at 0.70% p.a.

Designed for investors who are:

Designed for investors who are:
  • Seeking a defined rate of return above inflation.
  • Willing to compound their investment for at least 7 years.
  • Looking to grow their wealth to meet long term goals. 
  • Wanting the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.
  • Wanting to access a professionally managed portfolio.
  • Looking for diversified investments across growth and defensive assets from around the world.

Expertise & experience with Morningstar

Expertise & experience with Morningstar
  • Leading provider in asset allocation, portfolio construction and research with over 35 years of experience.
  • Global perspective and local market expertise.
  • Valuation-driven and long term view.
  • Focused on future earnings rather than prospective price changes.
  • Truly diversified portfolios.

How do I invest?

The Morningstar Multi Asset Real Return Fund is available on our mFund platform. Simply place an order online through the order pad:

  1. Login to your account and go to the order padThe mFund code is IBB13.
  2. Read the fund profile and the PDS.
  3. When you’re ready to invest, choose the 'Managed Funds' option on the Order Pad and place your order online.
  4. Your new mFund units are transferred to your CHESS holdings and you’ll see them in your portfolio.

Find out more & read the fineprint

The pre-fee investment performance is expressed before management fees, costs and taxes.

The post-fee return is after management fees, costs and before taxes. The management fee is inclusive of GST (after taking into account Reduced Input Tax Credits) and can be negotiated for direct investors.

The Fund also has exposure to underlying investment managers which charge performance fees and these are an additional cost to you and impact the return.

Inception date for the Strategy is 1/02/2017. The inception return is calculated from the first month end after the inception date.

You can access the latest performance factsheet for Q1 here.

You can find out more information on the Morningstar Multi Asset Real Return Fund here

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