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FUND STRATEGY

PROPERTY INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES

Australia China Investment Fund Pty Ltd (ACIF) has significant experience in the Australian property market, and provides investors with some unique investment opportunities with developers who have a proven track record.

As Investment Manager, ACIF, conducts due diligence on property investments, and always focuses on quality returns to the investor without compromising securities where possible.

Typical ACIF Fund features for property type investments include: 

  • Most investments will be secured debt, paying fixed interest income
  • No investment will have a term longer than 4 years
  • No single investment will normally exceed AUS $30,000,000 although the Investment Manager may vary this general term where it is considered appropriate
  • Where practical, no single investment will comprise more than 50% of the relevant Fund
  • Investments may only be made after developers receive government planning permission or where there is other security available
  • Investments may be made only after a detailed investigation and approval by the Investment Committee
  • Where possible additional security by way of corporate and/or personal guarantees will be sought

 

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PRINCIPLES​

ACIF has designed some special purpose infrastructure investments that aim to generate both attractive income and capital growth provisions.  Such investments provide investors with some unique and exclusive investment opportunities and allow investors to choose from mezzanine finance loans, real estate, as well as direct infrastructure investments.

As for property investments, ACIF, conducts due diligence on infrastructure investments, and always focuses on quality returns to the investor without compromising securities where possible.

Typical ACIF Fund features for infrastructure type investments include: 

  • investments will be equity or debt-based
  • the investment must have an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) over the life of the project in excess of 15% for equity or 9.5% paid quarterly for debt based investment types
  • investments in equity are likely to have a term of 7 to 10 years, while investments in debt more typically have a term of between 2.5 to 4 years
  • no single investment will exceed AUS $30,000,000 although the Investment Manager may vary this general term where it is considered appropriate
  • investments may only be made once all planning and environmental permits are in place or where there is other security available
  • investments may be made only after a detailed investigation and approval by the Investment Committee

 

INVESTMENT DECISION COMMITTEE​

ACIF has established an Investment Decision Committee (Investment Committee) which if required will be supported by a team of, or reports from, independent consultants. Potential investment projects will be submitted to the Investment Committee after a detailed investigation, and project investments will be made when 80% of the members of the Investment Committee vote in favour of the investment.

 

FUNDS INVESTMENT ORIENTATION

Most of the investment opportunities for the ACIF Funds are expected to arise directly or indirectly within the Australian real estate industry or within the infrastructure sector of the Australian economy. These industries are attractive at the present time because of low interest rates, a strong economy, high population growth, and favourable government policy treatment.

 

FUNDS STRUCTURE

All ACIF Funds are structured as unit trusts, and governed by, Australian Law. ACIF Funds have multiple unit classes which can relate to different sub-funds or certain investments. ACIF Funds will normally operate as open-ended funds and remain open to new investors.

"Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it."

-GRANT CARDONE
DISCLAIMER

The Australia China Investment Fund, ACIF Priority Fund, ACIF Prosperity Fund, ACIF Balancing Fund, ACIF Emerging Companies Fund and ACIF Prime Value SIV Emerging Companies Fund (collectively, ACIF Funds) are unregistered managed investment schemes in the form of Australian unit trusts. Australia China Investment Fund Pty Ltd (Investment Manager) is the Investment Manager of the ACIF Funds. The Investment Manager is a Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 001234748) of D H Flinders Pty Ltd (AFSL 353001). The Investment Manager's authority under its Corporate Authorised Representative Agreement with D H Flinders Pty Ltd is limited to general advice regarding the ACIF Funds only. Any other advice provided is not provided pursuant to this agreement. Vasco Trustees Limited (Vasco) is the trustee of the Australia China Investment Fund, ACIF Priority Fund and ACIF Prosperity Fund and the issuer of those Information Memorandums. DHF Investment Managers Pty Ltd (DHFIM) is the trustee of the ACIF Balancing Fund, ACIF Emerging Companies Fund and ACIF Prime Value SIV Emerging Companies Fund.

This website contains information about the potential issue of interests in the ACIF Funds, but it is not intended to be used by any other persons in any other jurisdiction if and to the extent that to do so would be in breach of Australian laws, or the laws of any foreign jurisdiction. This website contains general information only and is not intended to provide any person with personal financial product advice. It does not take into account any person's (or class of persons) investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment in the ACIF Funds. This website may contain forward looking statements regarding our intent, belief or current expectations with respect to market conditions. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual events or result or the actual performance of the ACIF Funds may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward looking statements. Neither the Investment Manager, D H Flinders Pty Ltd, DHFIM nor Vasco guarantee the repayment of capital, the performance of any investment or the rate of return for the ACIF Funds. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.

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