UBS Australian Small Companies SIV Fund

This information is only relevant to Significant Investor Visa investors who have submitted their Visa applications post 1 July 2015.

What is the Significant Investor Visa scheme?  

The Australian Government’s Significant Investor Visa (SIV) scheme offers an opportunity for high net worth migrant investors to apply for permanent residence. The visa conditions require a minimum investment of AUD 5 million for four years split across a mandated set of SIV complying investments, which includes emerging companies securities.

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About the UBS Australian Small Companies SIV Fund 

The UBS Australian Small Companies SIV Fund has been designed with the objective of meeting the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection's SIV requirements as a 'managed investment fund' investing in 'emerging companies investments'.

The Fund's objective is to outperform (after management costs) the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index when measured over rolling five year periods. It aims to provide investors with capital growth and income from a portfolio of small company shares that we believe are being undervalued by the market, based on our assessment of the company’s future cash flows.

Benefits of investing in the Fund

Access to an actively managed portfolio of small company Australian equities

Smaller companies tend to be under-researched, providing the opportunity for UBS Asset Management’s in-depth research to add value. UBS selects only its best ideas from an investible universe of more than 500 listed smaller companies. We use a proven, proprietary methodology that combines detailed fundamental analysis with broader investment themes. 

Managed by a well-resourced & experienced team

Our team of four highly experienced small company portfolio managers together have over 65 years of industry experience. Backed by UBS Asset management’s resources, the team has access to investment and risk management systems and processes which ordinary investors would not usually have.

A proven philosophy & process

The UBS Small Companies Team has been offering the broader strategy across two funds and multiple institutional client mandates to the Australian market with strong and consistent track records for over ten years. Our investment philosophy is to adopt the mind-set of becoming a co-owner of the company we invest in. Our valuations are anchored on anticipated cash flows generated by a company over an extended time horizon. 

Fund information

Inception date: 

28 August 2015

Typical number of holdings: 

30 to 90

Management fee: 

0.85% p.a.

Performance fee: 

20% share of outperformance over the benchmark 

Minimum investment: 


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How do I invest?  

To invest in the Fund, please contact your Investment Adviser.  

For more information

For more information about the Fund, please contact your Investment Adviser or UBS Asset Management (Australia):

Freecall within Australia: 1800 023 043
Overseas callers: +61 2 9324 3222