Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund

A market-neutral fund seeking to reduce market direction risk. Invests in 80 to 180
Australian and international companies that are expected to deliver above-average
returns while, at the same time, selling short a portfolio of 80 to 180 Australian and
international companies that are expected to deliver below-average returns.
Minimum initial investment: $50,000.

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  • Seeks to generate higher risk-adjusted returns, net of fees, than are typically available over the medium term.
  • Takes advantage of opportunities on both the long and short sides of the market.
  • Exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives may be used to manage risk and volatility.


  • Aiming to deliver returns that are uncorrelated with equity markets
  • Reduces ‘market risk’ – that is, the risk that markets may rise or fall, independent of the merits of individual stocks
  • Seeks to preserve a significant level of capital across all market cycles. Capital and returns are not guaranteed.

Inside the Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund



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Our Approach

Montgomery is focused on the ownership of high quality businesses – that can be purchased at attractive valuations – and generating superior returns over the long term. We are value investors committed to preserving and growing your capital. Read more about our investment approach.

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Comparative Returns Since Inception to 30/09/2019

Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund
RBA Cash Rate
Out/Under Performance

Most Recent Unit Price*

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*this is a forward pricing fund, the price you receive is based on close of market prices.

Fund Performance

  Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund RBA Cash Rate Out/Under Performance
1 month 0.44% 0.11% 0.33%
3 months 2.68% 0.35% 2.33%
6 months 4.78% 0.77% 4.05%
1 year 5.28% 1.48% 3.80%
2 years (p.a) 2.20% 1.50% 0.70%
Since inception -5.39%  5.02% -10.41%
Compounded annual return -1.74% 1.56% -3.30%
The Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund inception date is 01/08/2016. Performance is net of fees and assumes distributions are reinvested, which is industry standard. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.
Performance Chart
Income Distribution
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June 2019  
Distribution per unit 2.7120 cents
Reinvestment price $0.8296
June 2018  
Distribution per unit 4.1753 cents
Reinvestment price $0.8586
June 2017  
Distribution per unit 2.3046 cents
Reinvestment price $0.9011

You should read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before deciding to acquire the product.

Units in the Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund (ARSN: 613 229 904) are issued by the Fund’s responsible entity Fundhost Limited (ABN 69 092 517 087) (AFSL: 233045). Copies of the PDS are available by downloading them from this web page. Before making any decision to make or hold any investment in the Fund you should consider the PDS in full. An investment in the Fund must be through a valid application form attached to the PDS. You should not base an investment decision simply on past performance. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. The investment returns of the Fund are not guaranteed, and so the value of an investment may rise or fall.

The information provided is general in nature and does not take into account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. You should consider your own investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs before acting upon this information and consider seeking advice from a licensed financial advisor if necessary.


After accessing the Product Disclosure Statement and reading in full the investment objectives and risks of investing in the Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund:


Complete the online application form and ID verification online (approx. 10 minutes)


Scan the signed application form and send to the Administrator via email


Transfer the funds and an investment confirmation will be issued by the Administrator

For assistance completing the application form, you can speak directly with the Administrator, Fundhost Limited on 02 8223 5400.


Download the fund information pack or if you would prefer to talk it over, call David Buckland or Dean Curnow on 02 8046 5000 to discuss the Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund in more detail.

02 8046 5000
Dean Curnow
Account Manager
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David Buckland
Chief Executive Officer
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is the investment approach of the Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund?

    The Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund invests in securities listed on Australian and international stock exchanges. The Fund buys securities (Long positions) and also borrows securities to sell (Short positions) in order to benefit from both rising and falling share prices, and to manage portfolio risk.

    The Fund will typically aim to hold equal values of Long and Short positions across two portfolios. Long positions will be held in the “Long Portfolio” and Short positions in the “Short Portfolio.”

    In constructing the portfolios this way The Fund aims to reduce “market risk”, which is the risk that equity markets as a whole may rise or fall, independent of the investment merits of individual stocks. The Fund aims to profit from Montgomery consistently applying a systematic process to identify and buy securities that will do relatively well and to identify and sell securities that will do relatively poorly.

  • 2. What does a “long position” means?

    A “long position” in a security, such as a share, or equivalently to be long in a security, means the holder of the position owns the security and will profit if the price of the security goes up. Going Long is the more conventional practice of investing and is contrasted with going Short.

  • 3. What does a “short position” mean?

    Establishing a “short position” in a security, such as a share, is seeking to profit from the price of that security falling. The process of “shorting” is quite simple. The Fund borrows shares from a trader (in this case the Prime Broker) who charges a fee for the service. The Fund then sells the shares to another investor, receiving cash. The Fund expects to buy the securities back more cheaply when the price falls, returning them to their rightful owner (the Prime Broker). The difference between the two prices (after fees) is the profit.

  • 4. What is the minimum initial investment?

    A minimum initial investment of $50,000 is required.

    You may also arrange to add to your initial investment through a lump sum additional investment, for which there is a minimum of $10,000, or direct debit monthly savings plan, requiring a minimum investment of $500 per month. This is processed on the 15th of each month or the next business day.

  • 5. How often is income paid?

    Any income distributions are paid annually (as at 30 June each year) and can be reinvested in full or paid out entirely to the financial institution account nominated on your application form. We distribute all taxable income to investors each year, including any taxable capital gains. Distributions may also carry imputation or other tax credits.

    The Fund’s income may vary considerably from year to year, and there may be periods when net income could be negative and no distribution is made. An investment in The Fund may therefore not be suitable for investors seeking a regular income stream for financial or tax planning purposes.

  • 6. How can I see my unit balance and investment value online?

    Our administrator, Fundhost, has a portal that investors can access to see their balance and download all statements. Once invested, you will be given registration details. 

    Access the Fundhost client log in here

  • 7. How do I redeem my funds?

    To redeem your holding, simply fill out the Redemption Request form and have it signed by the authorised signatories on the account. Please see the manage my investments section.

    If Fundhost are paying to a bank account they have on file, they can accept a faxed or scanned copy of the redemption instruction.

    In normal circumstances, redemptions are processed daily, with funds generally received back to the investor within 2 business days. The cut off to receive your redemption request to receive that days price is 4pm Sydney time. Refer to the PDS for more information.

  • 8. How does a market neutral fund operate?

    We have a feature article in our Knowledge Centre on this topic, please visit our Insights area: Learn About Investing

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Latest Fund Insights

October 3, 2019

Happy Birthday Montgomery Alpha Plus Fund

By Tim Kelley

  In this week’s video insight Tim discusses the revised strategy of our Montgomery Alpha Plus fund.  While one year is too short a timeframe for a meaningful analysis of fund performance, the early signs are encouraging.
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July 2, 2019

Tough times for quantitative managers

By Tim Kelley

Anyone following the financial media will probably know that the going has been tough for active managers recently, with only a smallish minority managing to outperform the market.
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May 20, 2019

Why invest in a market neutral fund

By Tim Kelley

One of the things that characterises sophisticated investors is the way they use investment strategies that are designed to produce returns uncorrelated with equity market returns. These strategies include market neutral strategies, which are designed to profit from both increasing and decreasing prices in one or more markets, while also avoiding systemic market risk.
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