Global Small Cap Systematic Alpha Fund

Investment Objective

The Blue Orbit Global Small Cap Systematic Alpha Fund aims to deliver long-term capital growth. It seeks to outperform the MSCI World Ex Australia Small cap Index (in AUD) over the medium to long-term by investing in a diversified portfolio of small capitalisation listed equity securities.

The Blue Orbit team has decades of experience in researching and managing quantitative equity strategies for large institutions, pension and sovereign wealth funds globally.  Blue Orbit’s investment strategy is based around proprietary Alpha Signals that have been designed specifically for global small caps, and each designed to outperform in different market environments. These Signals are then combined using a sophisticated, risk controlled portfolio construction process to create the final Fund portfolio.

Investment Approach

Blue Orbit manages funds the way they will be managed in the future- combining human expertise with cutting edge technology and systems.

Fund Facts

  • Fund TypeWholesale/Sophisticated Investors Only
  • Fund BenchmarkMSCI World ex Australia Small Cap Index, net return (AUD)
  • APIR CodeETL2441AU
  • Performance Inception5th October 2021
  • Minimum investment timeframe5 years
  • 5 yearsUnhedged
  • Average no of stocks250-350
  • Minimum investment and Withdrawal Amounts$50,000 initial investment, $25,000 additional investment, $5,000 minimum withdrawal
  • Unit ValuationDaily
  • Applications and WithdrawalsDaily
  • Distribution FrequencyHalf Yearly (30 June and 31 December)
  • Management Fee0.80% (inclusive of GST less RITC)
  • Performance Fee15% (inclusive of GST less RITC) of outperformance of Benchmark Return. Payable 6 monthly. Only payable if returns in excess of previous High water Mark
  • Buy/Sell Spread+0.30% application / -0.30% withdrawal
  • Responsible EntityEquity Trustees
  • Platform AvailabilityPowerwrap, Netwealth

How to Invest

To invest in our funds, please ensure you have read:

  • Reference Guide
  • Product Disclosure Statement
  • Additional Information Document (where applicable for a Fund).
  • Target Market Determination for the Fund; and

Investors and financial advisers can apply by downloading and completing a paper application form. To download a copy of our application form, please download from the Fund Documents section.

Please ensure you provide all the necessary Identification documents as outlined within the form.
Once your application has been completed, please submit it to Blue Orbit’s investment registry as per the details in the application form.

For any assistance or further information please contact us on

Fund Performance

As at 28 February 20231 Month3 Month6 Month1 YearSince Inception (p.a.)
Blue Orbit Global Small Cap Systematic Alpha Fund3.95%1.64%7.67%0.94%-0.89%
Excess Return1.34%-1.21%-0.83%-0.22%2.16%

Fund returns shown are Total returns, calculated from unit prices. Returns are presented net of fees. Past performance is no indication of future performance.
Fund inception Date is 5th October 2021. Performance for periods less than 1 year has not been annualised.
Benchmark is the MSCI World Ex Australia Small Caps Index (with Net Dividends reinvested) in AUD. Source: MSCI

Unit Prices

DateEntry PriceNAV PriceExit Price

Equity Trustees Limited (“Equity Trustees”) (ABN 46 004 031 298), AFSL 240975, is the Responsible Entity for the Blue Orbit Global Small Cap Systematic Alpha Fund (“the Fund”).  Equity Trustees is a subsidiary of EQT Holdings Limited (ABN 22 607 797 615), a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT).

The Investment Manager for the Fund is Blue Orbit Asset Management Pty Ltd (“Blue Orbit”) ABN: 74 623 916 816, AFSL: 513710. This website has been prepared by Blue Orbit to provide you with general information only. In preparing this website, we did not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. It is not intended to take the place of professional advice and you should not take action on specific issues in reliance on this information. Neither Blue Orbit, Equity Trustees nor any of its related parties, their employees or directors, provide and warranty of accuracy or reliability in relation to such information or accepts any liability to any person who relies on it. Past performance should not be taken as an indicator of future performance. You should obtain a copy of the Product Disclosure Statement before making a decision about whether to invest in this product.

The Fund’s Target Market Determination is available here. A Target Market Determination describes who this financial product is likely to be appropriate for (i.e. the target market), and any conditions around how the product can be distributed to investors. It also describes the events or circumstances where the Target Market Determination for this financial product may need to be reviewed.

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