Montgomery Small Companies Fund

Look past the big and obvious, look at the small enterprises. Then look closely at the leadership.
You’ll find opportunities that are set for expansion. Minimum initial investment: $25,000

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  • Invests in 30 to 50 high quality, undervalued, Australian and NZ small and emerging companies with strong growth potential
  • Aims to outperform the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index over a rolling 5-year period, net of fees
  • Investments can be added to or withdrawn daily (on Sydney business days)


  • Small companies have been a rewarding asset class for investment capital over the long term
  • Gives investors access to the next generation of small companies that have an exceptional ability to compound in value
  • A reduced management fee for early-investors who invest in the fund prior to 13 December 2019

A Special Offer

Investors who submit their applications prior to 13 December 2019 will receive a 0.25% management fee rebate quarterly. This discount will take the form of additional units in the fund and will apply until 31 December 2021. So, in short, investors joining in the first 12 weeks of the fund, will enjoy this rebate for approximately two years.  The management fee rebate will apply to your entire balance, so if you add funds through the period to December 2021, the calculation will be in your total balance, not just your initial investment. This special offer comes with no “lock in” meaning investors can redeem at any stage.

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Our Approach

Montgomery is focused on the ownership of high quality businesses – that can be purchased at attractive valuations – and generating superior returns over the long term. We are value investors committed to preserving and growing your capital. Read more about our investment approach.

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After accessing the Product Disclosure Statement and reading in full the investment objectives and risks of investing in the Montgomery Small Companies Fund:


Complete the online application form and ID verification online (approx. 10 minutes)


Submit the completed application form to the Administrator online


Transfer the funds and an investment confirmation will be issued by the Administrator

For assistance completing the application form, you can speak directly with the Administrator, Fundhost Limited on 02 8223 5400.


Download the fund information pack or if you would prefer to talk it over, call David Buckland or Dean Curnow on 02 8046 5000 to discuss the Montgomery Small Companies Fund in more detail.

Download the Fund Info Pack
02 8046 5000
David Buckland
Chief Executive Officer
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Dean Curnow
Account Manager
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Have More Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is the minimum initial investment?

    A minimum initial investment of $25,000 is required.

    You may also arrange to add to your initial investment through a lump sum additional investment, for which there is a minimum of $5,000, or direct debit monthly savings plan, requiring a minimum investment of $500 per month. This is processed on the 15th of each month or the next business day.

  • 2. What is the investment strategy of the Montgomery Small Companies Fund?

    Montgomery Lucent's investment philosophy is guided by fundamental research and analysis. Small market capitalisation companies are relatively under-researched and when markets misprice securities, this creates investment opportunities.

    Montgomery Lucent is seeking to build a portfolio of 30 to 50 high quality, undervalued small and emerging companies with strong growth potential. We are searching for companies likely to benefit from secular trends, industry change and with substantial competitive advantages.

  • 3. How is the portfolio constructed?

    The Fund’s portfolio is built using our “four buckets approach” consisting mainly of high-quality growth stocks along with stable compounders, complemented by cyclical growth companies and businesses in transition.

    We then use a “lifecycle approach” to sizing the positions depending on whether they are an early stage, emerging, developed or a core investment. This is a long-only portfolio. The Fund is designed to be as agile as the remarkable small companies that it invests in.

  • 4. How often is income paid?

    Any income distributions are paid semi-annually (as at 30 June and 31 December each year) and can be reinvested in full or paid out entirely to the financial institution account nominated on your application form. We distribute all taxable income to investors each year, including any taxable capital gains. Distributions may also carry imputation or other tax credits. There may be periods when net income could be negative and no distribution is made.

  • 5. Is the Montgomery Small Companies Fund suitable for me?

    Shares in the small capitalisation category can move up and down faster than other asset classes. Small capitalisation companies generally involve more risk because of their lower liquidity, their greater sensitivity to managements’ influence and their greater sensitivity to general economic conditions. For this reason, small cap vehicles like the Montgomery Small Companies Fund is only suitable for long-term investors.

  • 6. Can I invest via a platform?

    The Fund will be available on platforms over time, so please reach out to us for an update. Margin lenders will need to review the fund individually, so please contact your margin lender for an LVR.

  • 7. How can I see my unit balance and investment value online?

    Our administrator, Fundhost, has a portal that investors can access to see their balance and download all statements. Once invested, you will be given registration details.

    Access the Fundhost client log in here

  • 8. How do I redeem my funds?

    To redeem your holding, simply fill out the Redemption Request form and have it signed by the authorised signatories on the account. Please see the manage my investments section.

    If Fundhost are paying to a bank account they have on file, they can accept a faxed or scanned copy of the redemption instruction.

    In normal circumstances, redemptions are processed daily, with funds generally received back to the investor within 2 business days. The cut off to receive your redemption request to receive that days price is 4pm Sydney time. Refer to the PDS for more information.

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September 16, 2019

The Anatomy of the Australian Small Cap Market

By Gary Rollo

We like small companies with strong growth potential, especially if they are relatively undiscovered. In this article, we share the four segments we use to classify the small-cap universe. The Montgomery Small Companies Fund has the Australian Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index as its benchmark, and currently this represents companies ranked 101 to 295 in S&P’s index size ranking system.
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September 6, 2019

Five things to know about our new small companies fund

By Scott Phillips

If you’re looking for growth, then a good place to find it is among the smaller companies universe. That’s why Montgomery has decided to launch a new small companies fund focused on businesses outside the ASX100. This article is designed to share some information for would-be investors.

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August 28, 2019

The process for finding small companies with potential

By Roger Montgomery

An important part of investment management is portfolio construction. Gary Rollo and Dominic Rose – two seasoned and dedicated small cap specialists – lift the lid on their investment process and how they go about weighting individual holdings in the portfolio to share insights ahead of the commencement of the new Montgomery Small Companies Fund.
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August 20, 2019

Why add small caps to your portfolio

By Dominic Rose

If I were to characterise the domestic small cap market in just one word, it would be ‘dynamic. ’ It is truly dynamic in the sense that it is constantly changing and evolving which creates exciting opportunities for astute investors.
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