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Trans-Tasman Fund

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This Fund is for investors seeking:

• Capital growth over at least 5 years

• A higher risk investment

• Exposure to Australasian equities with a focus on out-performing the S&P/NZX 50 and S&P/ASX 200 indices (in New Zealand dollars)

Sam Trethewey, Portfolio Manager

Sam is the Portfolio Manager of the Trans-Tasman Fund and the Milford New Zealand Equities Wholesale Fund. Since joining Milford in 2014, Sam has focused on conducting research analysis across listed New Zealand equities. Sam previously worked for Craigs Investment Partners as an Associate in the Equity Capital Markets team advising on a wide range of equity issuance and was also an Analyst in the Corporate Finance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Sam has a Masters of Business (Dist) and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance from the University of Otago.

Wayne Gentle, Portfolio Manager

Wayne is the Head of Australian Investments, and Portfolio Manager of the Australian Equities and Australian Absolute Growth funds, and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Milford Trans-Tasman Fund.
He has over 20 years’ experience in investment markets and an extensive investment track record in managing a diverse range of Australian Equities portfolios for institutional and retail investors.
Prior to joining Milford, Wayne held the position of Deputy Head of Australian Equities at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Previously, Wayne has held Senior Analyst and Deputy Head of Research roles with Allianz Global Investors, and spent 10 years as a Senior Analyst with JP Morgan.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Sydney University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • How do distributions work?

    Some of our funds pay distributions at set intervals.  Distributions are  a way for some of the fund’s returns to be paid out to investors, in the form of cash payments.  The portfolio managers have set the distribution amounts at levels they feel are sustainable, given the current and expected future environment.  The amount paid to each investor is based on the number of cents per unit held.

    If you are investing into a fund that pays regular distributions but opt not to receive the cash, it will instead be reinvested and used to purchase additional units in that fund.

    Distributions from the funds are non-taxable events and are not treated as income for tax purposes.

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