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This BT Investment Management Ltd fund is returning 25% per year

BT Investment Management Ltd (ASX: BTT) is the fund manager for the BT Wholesale MicroCap Opportunities Fund which has performed phenomenally over the last 5 years and beaten the market in the process.

The fund’s philosophy takes the view that markets are not always rational and the inefficient market pricing of securities creates investment opportunities. This is particularly the case in micro caps where the sector is under-researched and sentiment will often drive periods of undervaluation and overvaluation.

Below is a review of the fund based on latest information:

  • Fund size: $337 million
  • Asset allocation: 94% Australian equities, 6% cash
  • Investment style: Small cap growth stocks
  • Fees: Management fee of 1.2% per annum (maximum) and performance fees of 1.8344% per annum.
  • Fund performance: The fund’s performance is outlined below. The fund has outperformed its benchmark over the last 5 years with an annual gross return of 25.6% over the same period.

The key contributors to the fund’s performance recently were:

  • Hub24 Ltd (ASX: HUB). Its share price has been trading at all time highs on momentum gained since April when the company reported third-quarter inflows of $565 million. This took its retail funds under administration to $4.7 billion.
  • Decmil Group Limited (ASX: DCG). Its share price was up 23% in the last quarter ended 30 September 2017. Its most recent gains were as a result of winning a $75 million contract with resources giant BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) to expand a mining accomodation village in Western Australia.
  • 3P Learning Ltd (ASX: 3PL). Its share price was up 25% in the last quarter ended 30 September 2017. The growth in the education has been benefiting 3PL which is an online education provider with programs for mathematics, spelling, literacy, reading and science.

Foolish takeaway

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