Important note: On 9 March 2021, AMP Capital announced that we have reached an agreement with Fiera Capital Corporation for the sale of the AMP Capital Global Companies capability. This will see the transfer of the investment team – comprising of Simon Steele, David Naughtin, Andy Gardner and Neil Mitchell.
AMP Capital and Fiera Capital are working together to ensure a smooth transition of the Global Companies Fund. In the meantime, the investment team will continue to manage the Fund as they have always done, and we would like to reassure you that there is currently no impact to your investment.
With the launch of the AMP Capital Global Companies Fund, we set ourselves the ambitious dual objectives of delivering for our clients annualised double-digit total returns after fees together with lower risk of capital loss, both measured over the long term (typically 5-7 years).
Our team-based approach is designed and built to discover what we believe, based on our investment criteria, are truly exceptional companies through a fundamental, research-driven process, and a robust decision-making framework.
Why invest with AMP Capital?
Research shows that the compounding of cash flows explains the majority of long-term total returns. Therefore as the market becomes increasingly focused on the short term, understanding the long-term fundamental drivers of cash flows provides us with an exploitable edge. Only companies that we assess as being able to profitably and reliably grow their cash flows year in year out, and for a long period of time, will earn a place in our portfolio.
Wealth creation for us is the consistent generation of high and sustainable returns over and above all costs, including the full opportunity cost of borrowing capital from equity investors. Competitive advantage, capital allocation, and growth are the three key pillars that support stable, solid wealth creation, and a sustainable investment case. In addition, we only want to invest in what we believe are exceptional companies that can sustain cash flow compounding throughout the economic cycle.
Decisions are tied to our philosophy and absolute risk and return objectives. We think in terms of total returns and seeking to preserve capital. Decisions will not be constrained by benchmark, peer group, geography, or
sector-relative considerations. In line with our philosophy and process, company fundamentals and the ability to efficiently diversify our cash flow exposures are the main determinants of our long-term positioning.
We believe in the power of a collaborative small team. By operating in a collaborative environment, supported by shared beliefs, we achieve better investment outcomes and help mitigate individual biases. Our experience and empirical evidence tell us that small teams of expert investors, with commonly-held beliefs, are better placed to deliver a more consistent application of investment principles over time.
Risks specific to investments in global equities
Risks specific to investments in equities may include or are associated with share market and company risks, international investments including the risk of exchange rate losses, risks associated with investing in emerging markets, the use of short selling and derivatives, investment management and style, portfolio concentration and liquidity risks.
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