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Future Directions High Growth Fund

The Future Directions High Growth Fund is a multi-manager fund that gives investors access to a diversified portfolio that primarily invests in shares with some exposure to property and alternative assets. The fund has a target allocation of 99% to growth assets and 1% to defensive assets.s.

  • Active management

    The Future Directions Funds use dynamic asset allocation, an approach which aims to achieve growth with smoother returns by negotiating the ups and downs of the market. It is also used as a risk management tool, reducing exposure to markets we expect will underperform. We actively seek who we believe to be high quality investment managers, many of whom actively manage their underlying portfolios.

  • A broad range of asset classes

    The Future Directions Funds invest in a range of asset classes with the aim of enhancing diversification and improving risk-adjusted returns. We believe alternative investments (such as infrastructure, absolute return strategies and private equity) perform well at different times to mainstream asset classes such as equities and fixed income, making them attractive to investors looking for portfolio diversification.

  • Expertise

    The investment team specialises in building and managing multi-asset portfolios, using the insights of a dedicated asset allocation team. Investors also benefit from collaboration between investment teams in real estate, infrastructure, fixed income, equities and macro markets.

What are the key risks associated with the fund?

Risks specific to the fund may include or be associated with interest rates, share market investments, international investments, credit, alternative assets, property investments, derivatives and liquidity. Please read the fund’s Product Disclosure Statement for more information.

Fund name Future Directions High Growth Fund
APIR code AMP0675AU
Investment objective The objectives of the Fund are: to exceed inflation by 4% before tax, after management fees over the suggested minimum investment time frame, while accepting moderate to high levels of volatility; to exceed the the Chant West Multi-Manager Survey (all growth segment) Median (competitor universe) after tax and management fees over the suggested minimum investment time frame;to provide a total return (income and capital growth) before tax, after management fees above the Fund's performance benchmark over the recommended investment time frame. The performance benchmark is the average weighted return of the relevant market indices used to measure the performance of each specific asset class in which the Fund invests.
Minimum suggested timeframe 7 years
Distribution frequency Quarterly
Product inception date 05 Sep 2003
Risk level (1-7) 6. High
Benchmark FDF High Growth Fund Composite Benchmark
Product status Terminated

The Fund's risk level is based on the estimated number of negative annual returns for the Fund over any 20 year period and is not a complete assessment of the risks of investing in the Fund. For instance it does not detail what the size of a negative return could be or the potential for a positive return to be less than an investor may require to meet their objectives. Consequently, before choosing to invest or reinvest in the Fund, you should read the Fund's PDS and incorporated information and consider factors such as the likely investment return, the risks of investing and your investment time frame. Information about the methodology used for calculating the risk level is available here.

Fund Information

APIR code
Minimum investment

Unit Prices

As at 16 May 2016


As at 30 Nov 2015
1 Month -0.56%
3 Month 2.09%
1 Year 8.81%
3 Year 14.99%
5 Year 10.29%
Since inception 7.63%
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Important note: The unit prices displayed in this section are indicative only

If unit prices are not available for today then the latest available prices will be displayed. Unit prices are not calculated on weekends or public holidays.

Our unit price discretion policy states where we may exercise certain discretions in determining the unit price of units on application or withdrawal in each investment option. View and download our Unit Pricing Discretions Policy for the types of discretions that we may exercise, in what circumstances, our policies on how we exercise the discretions and the reasons why we consider our policies are reasonable.


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Unit prices are provided for your information only and are not guaranteed. They are based on historical data and you should not rely on the above information as the basis for making any investment, financial or other decision as past unit prices are not a reliable indicator of future unit prices.


During the time it takes to process an application or redemption application, the unit price may vary and the actual unit prices applying to applications and redemptions may differ from those displayed in this section. Actual unit prices can be confirmed on receipt of a completed application or redemption form.


None of AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 72, AFSL 426455), AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497), National Mutual Funds Management Limited (ABN 32 006 787 720, AFSL 234652), or any company within the AMP Group makes any representation or warranty as to the reliability, completeness or accuracy of the unit price information or accepts any responsibility arising in any way (including by reason of negligence) for errors in or omissions from the unit price information.

The information in this section is not an offer or recommendation of securities or other financial products offered by the AMP Group and is not an invitation to take up securities or other financial products. Investors should consider the relevant PDS available from us for the relevant fund before making any decision regarding the product.

Important notes: Past performance

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Performance is annualised for periods greater than one year. Total returns are calculated using the unit price which uses the net asset values for the relevant month end. This price may differ from the actual unit price for an investor applying for or redeeming an investment. Actual unit prices will be confirmed following any transaction by an investor. Returns quoted are before tax, after fees and costs, and assume all distributions are reinvested.

AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 721, AFSL 426455) (AMPCFM) is the responsible entity of the Future Directions High Growth Fund and the issuer of the units in the Fund. To invest in the Fund, investors will need to obtain the current Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) from AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232 497) (AMP Capital). The PDS contains important information about investing in the Fund and it is important that investors read the PDS before making a decision about whether to acquire, or continue to hold or dispose of units in the Fund. Neither AMP Capital, AMPCFM nor any other company in the AMP Group guarantees the repayment of capital or the performance of any product or any particular rate of return referred to in this information. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. While every care has been taken in the preparation of this information, AMP Capital makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any statement in it including without limitation, any forecasts. This content has been prepared for the purpose of providing general information, without taking account of any particular investor’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Investors should, before making any investment decisions, consider the appropriateness of this information, and seek professional advice, having regard to their objectives, financial situation and needs. This content is not intended for distribution or use in any jurisdiction where it would be contrary to applicable laws, regulations or directives and does not constitute a recommendation, offer, solicitation or invitation to invest.

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