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Antipodes Global Shares (Quoted Managed Fund)

ASX:AGX1
MONTHLY REPORT | 31 December 2022

Key Takeaways

  • Global equities were down in December, with US equities underperforming broader global markets as the Fed continued to raise rates and maintained
    hawkish rhetoric.
  • The month also saw continued policy shift in China, with significant acceleration in monetary, fiscal and regulatory easing.
  • The Antipodes Global Shares (Quoted Managed Fund) outperformed the benchmark over the month, finishing calendar year 2022 meaningfully ahead.

Commentary*

Global equities were down in December (-5.1%) with utilities, healthcare and
consumer staples outperforming whilst information technology, consumer
discretionary and communication services underperformed.

US equities underperformed (-7.1%) as the Federal Reserve hiked rates once again
and continued its hawkish stance. Economic data continued to show a tight labour
market, slowing economic growth and possible inflation cooling.

European equities outperformed broader global markets over the month (-1.2%) as
key central banks continued to hike rates. The ECB maintained its hawkish tone,
despite data showing better than feared economic activity and inflation cooling.
Concerns around energy further faded due to strong stockpiles, mild winter weather
and energy price caps.

Asian equities outperformed on a relative basis (-1.3%). Chinese equities performed
strongly (+2.7%) as COVID-19 restrictions were further relaxed, and additional easing was indicated in a continuation of the significant pivot in policy stance. Japanese equities also outperformed (-1.0%) as the Bank of Japan made an unexpected adjustment and tightened policy using their Yield Curve Control, as inflationary pressures gradually build.

Elsewhere, Brent Crude (+0.6% in USD) was relatively unchanged, Gold (+3.1%)
rallied, whilst the US Dollar (-2.3%) weakened.

Key contributors included:

  • Healthcare cluster, notably Sanofi surged on reports the company settled a
    claim in California surrounding the popular heartburn drug, Zantac. Investors
    welcomed the ruling which could remove a large portion of potential liability
    linked to further litigation around the drug.
  • Consumer Defensive – Asia/EM cluster, notably Wuliangye which detailed
    revenue and profit growth year-on-year at its annual convention. The baiju
    manufacturer also benefitted from the continued easing of COVID restrictions in lead up to the Chinese New Year.
  • Siemens Energy, within the Industrials cluster whereby the energy subsidiary of German industrial Siemens reported revenue and earnings which surpassed analyst expectations. This included forecasted revenue growth of 4.5% p.a. on average over the next three years.

Key detractors included:

  • Internet/Software – DM cluster, notably Compass Inc. and Roku. Real estate
    platform Compass Inc. detracted following comments from the CEO highlighting cost cutting, and lower gross transaction values for the year ahead. Digital media company Roku was impacted by a weaker TV subscription market and continued weakness in advertising spend through 4Q22.
  • Consumer Defensive – DM cluster including Farfetch, with the luxury goods
    platform performing poorly post its capital markets day in early December.
    Investors remain concerned about widening losses despite management
    insisting the platform would prioritise margin profitability over growth.
  • Consumer Cyclical – DM cluster, including Wells Fargo which was impacted by concerns over US banks hitting peak net interest margins as liquidity conditions tighten. The bank also reached a settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, relating to mortgage, auto loan and deposit account issues.

* Illustrative only and not a recommendation to buy or sell any particular security

Net performance (%)

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns are quoted in AUD and net of applicable fees, costs and taxes. All p.a. returns are annualised.

Top 10 equity longs (%)

Name Country Weight
Merck United States 3.2
Sanofi France 3.0
Siemens Germany 2.8
TotalEnergies France 2.7
Oracle United States 2.6
Frontier Communications United States 2.6
SAP Germany 2.6
Siemens Energy Germany 2.4
Northrop Grumman United States 2.2
Ping An Insurance China/HK 2.1

INAV tickers

wdt_ID - Unit Price iNAV

Fund Facts

Characteristics - wdt_ID

Sector exposure1 (%)

1 Antipodes classification

Asset allocation3

3Call (put) options represented as the current option value (delta adjusted exposure)

Currency exposure2,3 (%)

2Where possible, regions, countries and currencies classified on a look through basis

Regional exposure1,2,3 (%)

Market cap exposure3 (%)

Investment Manager

• Global pragmatic value manager, long only and long-short

• Structured to reinforce alignment between investors and the investment team

• We attempt to take advantage of the market’s tendency for irrational extrapolation, identify investments that offer a high margin of safety and build portfolios with a capital preservation focus

Fund features

Objective – to achieve absolute returns in excess of the benchmark (before fees) over the investment cycle (typically 3-5 years)

• Global diversification – Access to 30+ global companies via a single trade

• Alignment of interests – proportion of each team member’s remuneration is invested into Antipodes funds. Antipodes also has a significant investment alongside unitholders

Simple access – being exchange traded, investors can buy or sell AGX1 like a regular security during the trading day

This product is likely to be appropriate for a consumer seeking capital growth to be used as a small allocation within a portfolio where the consumer has a minimum investment timeframe of 5 years, and a high risk/return profile.

Fund Ratings

Further information

1300 010 311
invest@antipodespartners.com

Australia Head Office

Antipodes Partners Limited
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Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

UK Office

Antipodes Partners Limited
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11 Bressenden Place
London SW1E 5BY UK

Disclaimer

This communication is prepared by Antipodes Partners Limited (‘Antipodes’) (ABN 29 602 042 035, AFSL 481580) as the investment manager of the Antipodes Global Shares (Quoted Managed Fund) (ARSN 625 560 269) (‘the Fund’). Pinnacle Fund Services Limited (‘PFSL’) (ABN 29 082 494 362, AFSL 238371) is the product issuer of the Fund. PFSL is not licensed to provide financial product advice. PFSL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Pinnacle Investment Management Group Limited (‘Pinnacle’) (ABN 22 100 325 184). The Product Disclosure Statement (‘PDS’) and Target Market Determination (‘TMD’) of the Fund are available via below links. Any potential investor should consider the PDS and TMD before deciding whether to acquire, or continue to hold units in, the Fund.

Link to Product Disclosure Statement

Link to Target Market Determination

For historic TMD’s please contact Pinnacle client service Phone 1300 010 311 or Email service@pinnacleinvestment.com

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Zenith Disclaimer: The Zenith Investment Partners (‘Zenith’) (ABN 27 103 132 672, AFSL 226872) rating (assigned Antipodes Global Shares (Quoted Managed Fund) – November 2022) referred to in this piece is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual, including target markets of financial products, where applicable, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at Fund Research Regulatory Guidelines.

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Antipodes Global Shares (Quoted Managed Fund) received a Morningstar Analyst RatingTM of ‘Bronze’ on 25 April 2022.