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The CFM Institutional Systematic Diversified Trust (CFM ISDiversified) provides investors with a diversified exposure to Alternative Beta strategies. The Fund has been designed to act as a core alternative solution for advisers who want daily pricing, transparency and low cost solutions to improve their overall portfolio performance.  The Fund is equally weighted to three well known alternative beta strategies that are decorrelated from traditional asset classes, providing truly diversifying sources of returns.


Two and a half decades of investment in quantitative research and development have led CFM to observe that a class of quantitative investment strategies are scalable, sustainable and less prone to decay than others. Investors can obtain a diversified exposure to many of these strategies via the CFM ISDiversified program.

The strategies rely on low frequency phenomena that have existed for decades (and in some cases, centuries), across asset classes and geographies. The CFM ISDiversifed program invests across four diversified portfolios:

  1. Long Term Trend Following (30%) : Momentum on exchange-traded futures across a growing universe, currently over 60 markets. The portfolio is directional, with diversified exposures to stock indices, bonds, short term interest rates and currencies
  2. Equity Market Neutral (30%) : 1,200 single stocks, long and short. The portfolio construction is market neutral. Implementation is done with cash single name stocks and synthetic equity swaps with prime brokers. The portfolio includes Momentum (long term trend on stock residuals), Value (long low price to fundamentals and short high P/F stocks) and Quality (assessing stock quality using fundamental data).
  3. Risk Premia (30%) : A constant risk implementation, harvesting the Universal Carry Premium across a basket of a dozen currencies, and the Implied Volatility Premium across three asset classes (fixed interest, equity indices, and currencies).
  4. Universal Value (10%) : Mean reversion on a multi-year timescale across asset classes. The portfolio buys cheap and sells expensive futures forwards across equity indices, government bonds, short term interest rates, commodities and currencies using fundamental and price-based metrics.


The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited ABN 45 003 278 831, AFSL 235 150 (“Perpetual”) is the Responsible Entity of, and issuer of units in, the CFM Institutional Systematic Diversified Trust, and Capital Fund Management LLP (CFM) is the investment manager of the fund.This publication is intended only to provide a summary of the subject matter covered. It does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal, taxation or other advice on the subject matter. No reader should act on the basis of any matter contained in this publication without first obtaining specific professional advice. The information on this website is general information only and does not constitute investment or other advice. The content of this website does not constitute an offer or solicitation to subscribe for units in the Fund. CFM accepts no liability for any inaccurate, incomplete or omitted information of any kind or losses caused by using this information. A product disclosure statement (PDS) for the Fund is available free of charge from www.cfmaltbeta.com.au . The PDS should be considered before deciding to acquire, or continue to hold and investment in the Fund. Applications can only be made on the basis of an application form attached to the current PDS. Figures include GST unless stated otherwise performance figures are after fees and expenses and assume reinvestment of income. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Neither CFM or Perpetual guarantee repayment of capital or any particular rate of return from the Fund. Neither CFM or Perpetual given any representation or warranty as to the reliability or accuracy of the information contained on this website. All opinions and estimates including on this website constitute judgments of CFM and are subject to change without notice. This communication is for wholesale clients use only. Not for retail clients use or distribution.

Lonsec Disclaimer

The Lonsec Rating (30/7/2018) presented in this document is published by Lonsec Research Pty Ltd ABN 11 151 658 561 AFSL 421 445. The Rating is limited to “General Advice” (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and based solely on consideration of the investment merits of the financial product(s). Past performance information is for illustrative purposes only and is not indicative of future performance. It is not a recommendation to purchase, sell or hold Capital Funds Management (CFM), and you should seek independent financial advice before investing in this product(s). The Rating is subject to change without notice and Lonsec assumes no obligation to update the relevant document(s) following publication. Lonsec receives a fee from the Fund Manager for researching the product(s) using comprehensive and objective criteria. For further information regarding Lonsec’s Ratings methodology, please refer to our website at: http://www.beyond.lonsec.com.au/intelligence/lonsec-ratings

Zenith Disclaimer

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned 12 Dec 2017) referred to in this document 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 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 futur 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 www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines


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