Current Investments

Defender Asset Management allows specialist managers to focus on active management of their investors assets. See our current investments below.

Defender Global Fund

The Defender Global Fund (Fund) provides investors with exposure to global markets through a long and short strategy.

The Fund starts with the Managers global macroeconomic and market outlook, then overlays key thematic's which the Manager believes will affect future performance and combines this with a bottom-up investment decision criteria.

The Manager will target the following guidelines:

1. Gross Exposure: between 100% and 200%;
2. Net Exposure: between 20% and 100%;
3. Position Size: maximum 20% Net Asset Value at cost; and
4. Number of Positions: minimum of 5.

Digital Income Fund

Digital Income Fund provides investors with exposure to global markets through long and short strategy.

The investment objective is to generate superior returns for Unit Holders, with a focus on risk and capital preservation. The Manager will target the following guideline:

  • Gross Exposure between 100%-200%
  • Net Exposure: between 20% and 100%

Vertua Opportunities Fund

The Fund was established to acquire Tourism and Hospitality assets throughout Australia. Since inception the Fund has successfully acquired 6 assets in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, carefully selecting venues which provide a combination of both strong income and future capital growth. The Fund was constructed around two core investment pillars, being Income and Capital Growth, which are core to the Vertua strategy for the Fund. The Fund seeks to acquire both passive investments as well as actively managed businesses. Fund’s managers believe the opportunities still exist post Covid-19 because:

1. Fund acquires strategic, predominately regionally focused, Australian assets
2. Assets need to meet Fund’s investment criteria, which sets strict criteria for acquisition
3. Historical tourism growth has been estimated at 5.6% a year
4. Highly fragmented industry, with both institutional assets and smaller “owner operated” assets presents an opportunity to acquire assets
5. Synergies from a group management structure provides additional operational returns for each acquired business.

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