We’re pleased to announce the DNR Capital Australian Emerging Companies Fund has received “Fund Manager of the Year – Domestic Equities – Small Caps” at the 2023 Morningstar Australia Awards, held in Sydney on 23 February.

In its 23rd year, the Morningstar Australia Awards recognise and celebrate the best of the Australian fund management profession as selected by Morningstar’s manager research analysts.

The DNR Capital Australian Emerging Companies Fund1 has posted returns2 of 13.32%p.a. since its inception in August 2018, outperforming the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Total Return Index by 9.93%p.a.

Sam Twidale, says: “We believe the Australian small cap sector is a particularly inefficient part of the market, providing significant opportunities to add value from applying our consistent and proven investment process.”

The Fund offers investors a concentrated exposure to Australian small companies. The Fund’s investment process takes a long-term approach, identifying high quality small cap companies trading at attractive valuations. Sam Twidale and Mark Sedawie are the Portfolio Managers for the Fund, which consists of between 20 and 45 of their highest conviction ideas.

“Their disciplined approach to executing our quality, long-term, high conviction, concentrated investment philosophy has delivered strong outperformance for our clients, says DNR Capital Chief Executive Officer, Robert White.

It is extremely pleasing to see further recognition as the Fund received a Morningstar Analyst RatingTM of ‘Silver’ as of 09 September 2022”, Mr White continued.

“Our 2023 winners have proven themselves to be excellent stewards of investors’ capital,” said Annika Bradley, Morningstar Australasia’s Director, Manager Research Ratings.

Award winners are determined by a combination of qualitative research by Morningstar’s manager research analysts; risk-adjusted medium- to long-term performance track records; and performance in the 2022 calendar year.



1 DNR Capital Australian Emerging Companies Fund, ARSN 627 783 957. APIR PIM4357AU

2 Performance is net of fees as of 31 January 2023. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.


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