AGLI's objective is to provide a total return for long-term investors consisting of capital growth and dividend income, from a global listed infrastructure portfolio which provides diversification benefits for Australian investors.
The Portfolio Manager will seek a rate of return for the Portfolio that is in excess of the performance of the Benchmark over time. The Company has selected the FTSE Global Core Infrastructure 50/50 Index (net total return AUD) as its Benchmark. For the purpose of measurement of the investment performance of the Portfolio Manager, portfolio returns will be calculated in AUD, gross of management fees, dividend withholding, corporate, or other taxes and all other ongoing investment-related expenses.
While the Portfolio Manager may invest in securities from a broad range of companies, countries and sub-sectors inside and outside the Benchmark and to different degrees than the Benchmark, the Company nevertheless believes that the Benchmark reflects an appropriate comparative set of global listed infrastructure securities. Moreover, the Benchmark is intended to focus the Portfolio Manager on global listed infrastructure securities investments including emerging markets, and on assessing securities on a risk-adjusted return basis from a developed market investor’s perspective.