Whitehelm Capital

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Whitehelm Capital is a specialist infrastructure manager with an outstanding track record spanning over 21 years.

About

Whitehelm Capital is one of the world’s most experienced infrastructure investors and investment strategy advisors. Whitehelm has an outstanding track record spanning over 21 years, with A$9.3 billion in direct infrastructure debt and equity investments made since inception, and over A$5.0 billion in funds currently under management.*

As a majority staff-owned business, Whitehelm benefits from an independent perspective, long-serving and experienced investment managers and a long-term track record. Whitehelm has successfully generated attractive returns from low risk assets for its investors over two decades and through several economic cycles.

Whitehelm offers investment solutions across a range of areas including: unlisted infrastructure, listed infrastructure, infrastructure debt, emerging markets infrastructure, property and advisory.

For more information, please visit www.whitehelmcapital.com

To view the Whitehelm funds offered in Australia, switch to Fidante Partners’ Australia site by clicking on the world map in the right-hand corner of your browser.

*As at 31 March 2019

Approach

Whitehelm focuses on investing in core infrastructure assets that have monopoly characteristics and supply essential facilities and services needed for the effective functioning of communities. By investing in core infrastructure assets which typically have predictable cash flows, Whitehelm’s approach aims to generate a defensive equity return with a moderate yield and add value through active asset management.

Whitehelm’s investment philosophy is:

  • Only invest in ‘core’ infrastructure
  • Build a diversified portfolio of quality assets
  • Ensure every acquisition has a conservative capital structure and a sustainable cash yield
  • Don’t overpay, and be a patient investor

Funds

Whitehelm Capital Listed Core Infrastructure Fund 

Strategy

The Whitehelm Listed Core Infrastructure Fund (the Fund) provides investors with exposure to a diversified portfolio of 30 to 60 core infrastructure stocks, across sectors such as airports, toll roads, electricity and natural gas grids, and water utilities.  The Fund seeks to invest in high quality assets that have predictable revenues and cash flows with built-in inflation protection.

Infrastructure assets have long lives and steady cash flows, and the Fund has been designed to capture these asset class characteristics.  The Fund is defensively constructed and true-to-label, with a benchmark unaware, ‘quality’ focused approach. 

Suits Investors Seeking:

  • Moderate to high levels of return and are comfortable with the possibility of moderate to high levels of volatility
  • A diversified portfolio of global listed infrastructure assets
  • To invest for at least five years

Benchmark

OECD CPI + 5% p.a. measured over 5 years

 

30 May 2016

Inception Date

0.75%

Investment Management Fee

 

Semi-Annual

Distribution Frequency

0.15%

Platform Management Fee

$10,000

Minimum Investment

5 Years

Suggested Minimum Time Frame

Morningstar RatingTM

 

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Morningstar Rating for Class A USD. Morningstar category: Sector Equity Infrastructure. As at 31/10/2019.  

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The Team

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Portfolio Manager
Ursula Tonkin
Graham Matthews WHIT 130x125
Chief Executive
Graham Matthews
Saji Anantakrishnan WHIT 130x125
Head of Australia and Asia
Saji Anantakrishnan
Justin Webb WHIT 130x125
Head of Investment Solutions
Justin Webb
Tayo Werkhoven
Associate Director - Operations
Tayo Werkhoven
Ayaz Memon WHIT 130x125
Portfolio Analyst
Ayaz Memon
Jesse Wylde Brown WHIT 130x125
Portfolio Analyst
Jesse Wylde-Brown

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