Important Information

Bennelong Funds Management Limited as Responsible Entity of Third Link Growth Fund

ARSN: 130 165 552

18 August 2017

A product update and continuous disclosure notice for the Third Link Growth Fund can be found here.

Bennelong Funds Management Limited as Responsible Entity of Third Link Growth Fund

ARSN: 130 165 552

15 March 2017

In accordance with ASIC Regulatory Guide 26: Resignation, removal and replacement of auditors (RG 26), Bennelong Funds Management Limited hereby notifies unit holders of the Third Link Growth Fund (the Fund) that the Fund has changed Registered Scheme Auditor (the Auditor).

The incoming Auditor is Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and the outgoing Auditor is Ernst & Young. The reason for the change in the auditor is to align the Auditor to Bennelong Funds Management's (the Investment Manager) auditor, being Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

The change of auditor is effective of the date of this notice, being 15 March 2017.

This information was prepared by Bennelong Funds Management Limited as Responsible Entity in accordance with the Continuous Disclosure requirements under ASIC Regulatory Guide 26 and is only provided for information purposes. It does not contain investment recommendations nor provide investment advice.

Offer documents updated

Effective 1 February 2017 

Updated versions of our offer documents and application forms are now available and effective immediately for the following funds:

• 4D Global Infrastructure Fund;
• Bennelong Avoca Emerging Leaders Fund;
• Bennelong Australian Equities Fund;
• Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equities Fund;
• Bennelong ex-20 Australian Equities Fund;
• Bennelong Twenty20 Australian Equities Fund;
• Bennelong Market Neutral Fund*;
• Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund;
• Quay Global Real Estate Fund; and
• Touchstone Index Unaware Fund.

The main changes are to address new disclosure requirements regarding costs and fees as required by ASIC Regulatory Guide 97.

In addition, the Funds listed above (*excluding the Bennelong Market Neutral Fund) are now open to New Zealand Investors under the trans-Tasman mutual recognition scheme.

To ensure all applications are processed promptly, please use the latest versions (dated 1 February 2017). Applications made using the old forms will not be processed after 28 February 2017.

Distribution timetable June 2016

9 June 2016

For distribution timetables please click on the relevant fund below and scroll to 'distribution history':

Updated offer documents effective 31 May 2016

Updated versions of our offer documents and application forms are now available and effective immediately for the following funds:

The rollover is primarily due to changes in taxation laws that may impact the funds and other immaterial administrative matters. Please also note that the minimum investment amount for the following funds has been reduced to $10,000:

  • the Bennelong Australian Equities Fund;
  • the Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equities Fund; and
  • the Bennelong ex-20 Australian Equities Fund.

To ensure all applications are processed promptly, please use the latest versions (dated 31 May 2016) available on our website or upon request from Client Services on 1800 895 388 or via email. Applications using the old forms will not be processed after 30 June 2016.

Touchstone Index Unaware Fund now available

The Product Disclosure Statement for the Touchstone Index Unaware Fund is now available, effective 4 April 2016. Please visit how to invest to download a copy.

Change of address

Please note, Bennelong Funds Management's head office is now located at Level 1, 9 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000.

PDS available for Quay Global Real Estate Fund 

10 February 2016

The Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Quay Global Real Estate Fund is available, effective 10 February 2016. Please visit how to invest to download a copy.

Annual Reports

5 October 2015

The Annual Financial Reports for Bennelong's funds are now available online via the links below.

 

4D Global Infrastructure 

 

 2015/2016
Bennelong Avoca Emerging Leaders Fund

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

2012/2013

Bennelong Australian Equities Fund

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

2012/2013

Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equities Fund

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

2012/2013

Bennelong ex-20 Australian Equities Fund

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

2012/2013

 

Bennelong Twenty20 Australian Equities Fund

 

 2015/2016
Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

2012/2013

 

Quay global Real Estate Fund

 

2015/2016

 

Touchstone Index Unaware Fund

 

2015/2016

New fund administrator; updated offer documents

7 September 2015

Updated versions of our PDSs, Application Forms and investor forms are now available and effective immediately for the following funds:

The rollover is due to the appointment of RBC Investor & Treasury Services to provide investment administration and custodial services for the abovementioned funds. As a result, bank account details for applications into these funds have changed

Please also note that the PDS for the Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund has been updated to reflect a change in Cash Custodian and new requirements to capture additional investor information.

To ensure all applications are processed promptly, please use the latest versions (dated 4 September 2015) available on our website or upon request from Client Services on 1800 895 388 or via email.

Applications using the old forms will not be processed after 27 September 2015.

Changes to the Bennelong Alpha 200 Fund

11 March 2015

The Bennelong Alpha 200 Fund is being wound down. This decision to do so was based on our assessment that the fund was unlikely to meet the performance objectives we expected at inception.  This decision will enable the team to focus energies on the well established Bennelong Long Short Equity Fund, which since inception has provided a return of 17.25% (as at 28 February 2015).  Should you have any queries please contact Client Services.

Updated Information Memorandums

16 July 2014

Information Memorandums (IMs) for the Bennelong Alpha 200 Fund and the Bennelong Long Short Equity Fund have been updated and are now available from Client Services (call 1800 895 388 or via email). The updated documents are effective immediately and by law we are unable to process applications using older versions of these documents. To ensure applications are processed promptly, please use the latest versions (dated 30 June 2014).

What changes have been made?

The main changes to the IMs are to ensure compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). As a result of the signing of the agreement between the Australian and US governments in relation to compliance with FATCA, Bennelong is required to collect and report information about investors who are US tax residents, or entities that invest on behalf of US tax residents to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Application Forms submitted without the additional FATCA information cannot be processed until the details have been provided.

Updated PDSs and Application Forms

3 July 2014

Updated versions of our offer documents and Application Forms are now available and effective immediately. By law, we will be unable to process older versions of the Application Forms. To ensure your applications are processed promptly, please use the latest versions (dated 30 June 2014) - available on how to invest or upon request from Client Services on 1800 895 388 or via email.

The changes impact the following funds:

• the Bennelong Avoca Emerging Leaders Fund;
• the Bennelong Australian Equities Fund;
• the Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equities Fund;
• the Bennelong ex-20 Australian Equities Fund; and
• the Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund

What changes have been made?

The main changes to the documents and forms are to ensure compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). As a result of the signing of the agreement between the Australian and US governments in relation to compliance with FATCA, Bennelong is required to collect and report information about investors who are US tax residents, or entities that invest on behalf of US tax residents to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Application Forms submitted without the additional FATCA information cannot be processed until the details have been provided.

Updated PDSs and Application Forms

23 April 2014

Bennelong has released updated Product Disclosure Statements (PDSs) and Application Forms for the following funds:

• the Bennelong Avoca Emerging Leaders Fund;
• the Bennelong Australian Equities Fund;
• the Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equities Fund;
• the Bennelong ex-20 Australian Equities Fund; and
• the Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund.

The updated PDSs and Application Forms are effective as of 23 April 2014. Please visit how to invest to download the new documents. Applications received using the old Application Forms will not be accepted after 30 May 2014.

Updated IM and Application Form

23 April 2014

Bennelong has released updated IM and Application Form for the Bennelong Alpha 200 Fund.

The updated IM and Application Form is effective as of 23 April 2014. Please contact client services to request the new documents. Applications received using the old Application Forms will not be accepted after 30 May 2014.

Updated PDSs and Applications Forms

2 September 2013

Bennelong has released updated Product Disclosure Statements (PDSs) and Application Forms for the following funds:

• the Bennelong Avoca Emerging Leaders Fund;
• the Bennelong Australian Equities Fund;
• the Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equities Fund;
• the Bennelong ex-20 Australian Equities Fund; and
• the Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund.

The updated PDSs and Application Forms are effective as of 2 September 2013. Please visit how to invest to download the new documents. Applications received using the old Application Forms will not be accepted after 2 October 2013.

New guidelines for hedge fund PDSs

Earlier this year, ASIC released Regulatory Guide 240 (RG 240) which sets out benchmarks and disclosure principles to better enable investors to make more informed decisions about comparing and investing in hedge funds. RG 240 was originally planned to come into effect in June 2013 but has been delayed until February 2014. 

Given Bennelong has finalised work in relation to the current version of RG 240, we have released an updated PDS for the Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund and will review any additional requirements before the revised February 2014 deadline.

Condensed Financial Reports

3 July 2013

The Condensed Financial Reports (half-year reports) for the Bennelong ex-20 Australian Equities Fund are available via the links below.

Download 31 December 2012 report

Download 31 December 2011 report

No Condensed Financial Reports are produced for any other Bennelong funds.

New short form PDSs available

22 June 2012

The new short form Product Disclosure Statements (PDSs), accompanying Additional Information Booklets and PDS Application Forms, effective 22 June 2012, are available for:

  • Bennelong Avoca Emerging Leaders Fund;
  • Bennelong Australian Equities Fund;
  • Bennelong Concentrated Australian Equities Fund; and
  • Bennelong ex-20 Australian Equities Fund.

Please visit how to invest to download a copy.

PDS available for Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund

16 April 2012

The Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund is available, effective 10 April 2012. Please visit how to invest to download a copy.

Updated IM for Bennelong Long Short Equity Fund  

Effective 22 May 2009, the updated Information Memorandum (IM) for the Bennelong Long Short Equity Fund is available. Email Client Services to obtain a copy. Please ensure the most current version is used when submitting an application.