Montaka Global Fund

An absolute return fund that benefits from buying extraordinary businesses in selected global markets at discounts to intrinsic value as well as taking positions on businesses we believe are faltering. Investments start from $1 million and entry is by invitation or referral.

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  • Seeks to generate returns from both extraordinary and deteriorating businesses
  • Employs a bottom-up global equity long/short strategy
  • Typically invests in companies listed in North America, Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia


  • Aiming for greater capital protection when share markets turn down through a reduced Net Market Exposure
  • Aiming for a low correlation to equity markets and most other asset classes
  • Seeks to generate materially higher risk-adjusted returns, net of fees, than is generally available over the medium term

Inside the Montaka Global Fund


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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Comparative Returns Since Inception to 30/06/2020 (After all fees)

Montaka Global Fund
Average Net Market Exposure

Most Recent Unit Price*

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Price as at 30/06/2020. Price is in AUD.
*Applicable to General Class

Fund Performance

  Montaka Global Fund $A Average Net Market Exposure
1 month 4.9% 35%
3 months -2.6% 30%
12 months -19.2%  48%
2 years (p.a) -8.9% 47%
3 years (p.a) -1.2% 46%
4 years (p.a) 1.9% 47%
Since inception 13.6% 47%
Compound annual return 2.6% 47%
The Montaka Global Fund inception date is 01/07/2015. Performance is net of fees and assumes distributions are reinvested, which is industry standard. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.
Performance Chart
Income Distribution
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June 2020  
No distribution for the period  
June 2019  
Distribution per unit 2.2972 cents
Reinvestment price $1.2697
June 2018  
Distribution per unit 8.032 cents
Reinvestment price $1.2576
June 2017  
No distribution for the period  
June 2016  
Distribution per unit 2.0 cents
Reinvestment price $0.8981

 You should read the Information Memorandum before deciding to acquire the product.

The Montaka Global Fund is available to wholesale investors, and is by invitation only, and will not be available for distribution to the general public. Montgomery Investment Management Pty Ltd (ACN 139 161 701) (AFSL: 354564) (Montgomery Investment Management or MIM) is the trustee of the Montaka Global Fund. An investment in the Montaka Global Fund will only be available through a valid subscription agreement attached to the Information Memorandum. Before making any decision to make or hold any investment in the Montaka Global Fund you should consider the Information Memorandum in

full. You should not base an investment decision simply on past performance. Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. The investment returns of the Fund are not guaranteed, and so the value of an investment may rise or fall.

How to Invest

After an initial discussion with Montgomery about investing in the Montaka Global Fund:


Read the Information Memorandum in full


Complete the subscription agreement and ID requirements and send this to the Administrator


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, Citco Fund Services (Australia) Pty Ltd on 02 9005 0400.


Please call David Buckland or Dean Curnow on 02 8046 5000 to discuss the Montaka Global Fund in more detail.

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02 8046 5000
David Buckland
Chief Executive Officer
david buckland
Dean Curnow
National Account Manager
dean curnow

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. How often does the Montaka Global Fund price?

    The Net Asset Value (after expenses) is calculated monthly, the first business day of each month.

  • 2. How is the portfolio constructed?

    The Montaka Global Fund will typically invest in a portfolio of 15 to 30 high conviction stocks listed on major global stock exchanges with a focus on North America, Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

    The Montaka Global Fund will also short sell typically 25-40 stocks based on a novel framework that categorises stocks into at least one of the following:

    1. (i) thematic structural declines
    2. (ii) divergent expectations
    3. (iii) asymmetries; and/ or
    4. (iv) misperceptions.


    The net exposure to the market (long exposure minus short exposure) would typically be between 30 per cent and 70 per cent; and can vary over time as market conditions change.

  • 3. How does the Montaka Global Fund deal with foreign exchange?

    Units in the Fund will be issued and redeemed in AUD.

    The assets of the Underlying Funds (Montaka Global Master Fund and Montaka Global Offshore Fund) may be invested in securities and other investments denominated in currencies other than AUD and the functional currency of the Underlying Funds, being USD. The value of such investments may be affected favourably or unfavourably by fluctuations in exchange currencies. Transactions undertaken to hedge adverse currency exchange movements may also involve the risk that a counterparty to any transaction may default on its obligation thereunder.

    The Fund implements its investment strategy by investing in the Australian dollar denominated participating shares of the Underlying Funds. The Underlying Funds issue shares in other currencies.

    The Underlying Funds may engage in foreign exchange hedging transactions for the Australian dollar denominated participating shares of the Underlying Funds. The relevant hedges will be based upon an estimate of the NAV of the Australian dollar denominated participating shares of the Underlying Funds on each Valuation Day (last day of each month). Any gains or losses arising on foreign exchange contracts relating to the Australian dollar denominated participating shares in the Underlying Funds will only be applied to the relevant Australian dollar denominated participating shares.

    Exchange rate fluctuations and the costs of the currency hedging arrangements utilised in respect of the Australian dollar denominated shares may prejudicially affect the net asset value of such shares even where investment performance in respect of those shares is positive.

  • 4. What is the minimum initial investment?

    A minimum initial investment of $1,000,00 is required. Montgomery Investment Management, as Trustee, can waive this minimum at their discretion.

    Investors can add to their initial investment at any time, through a lump sum additional investment.

    Applications and electronic payment needs to be received by the Administrator at least three business days prior to the relevant Subscription Day. Applications can be made by fax or email, however, original applications should be subsequently delivered to the Administrator.

  • 5. How often is income paid?

    The Montaka Global Fund should not be acquired with income in mind. While the Fund may pay distributions in the early years of its life, the Investment Manager expects that the Fund will ultimately discontinue the payment of distributions, with income and realised gains reinvested instead.

    The Montaka Global Offshore Fund, the Cayman Islands company into which the Montaka Global Fund will invest, will initially be classed as a Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) by the ATO and may pay annual distributions. In the future, however, we expect the Montaka Global Offshore Fund to be deemed a non-CFC by the ATO, following which distributions will likely cease.

    To be deemed a non-CFC by the ATO, the Montaka Global Offshore Fund requires greater investment by foreign investors than by Australian investors. It is the intention of the Investment Manager to pursue such a strategy in the future. For this reason, the Fund should not be acquired with income in mind as it is intended that future income and realized gains will be reinvested.

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

    Our administrator, Citco, 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 Citco client log in here:

  • 7. How do I redeem my funds?

    If you want to withdraw your money, simply contact Citco Fund Services (Australia), the Administrator of the Fund, in writing advising how much you wish to withdraw at least 60 days ahead of the date at which you wish to redeem. This is called a redemption request.

    Redemption dates occur on the last day of each month. Investments can be redeemed by mailing, faxing or emailing the Administrator a redemption request. Requests that are faxed or emailed will be processed, however, original requests should be subsequently delivered to the Administrator.

    The redemption request must be signed by the investor or authorised signatories and must specify the investor number, amount (in dollars or units) and account name, BSB number and account number of the bank account to which payment is to be made.

    Investors should note that redemption proceeds will only be paid into the original account in the name of the investor from which the subscription proceeds were derived. Note that normal bank charges apply. Please refer to section 5.2 page 08 of the Investment Memorandum.

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By Andrew Macken

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The coffee can investment approach is an important concept that illustrates a key factor in how we view prospective businesses. It was coined by famed advisor Robert Kirby, who discovered that one of his clients had been selectively acting on all his buy recommendations, putting away the stock certificates and ignoring any sell recommendations.
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By George Hadjia

Value investing involves buying something for less than it is worth. In concept this is simple, but in practice it involves the more challenging task of estimating the future growth of cashflows over coming decades. There are certain types of businesses that have characteristics that allow for multiple S-curve growth patterns.
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