Argo Investments Limited (ARG) Report & Performance

What is the Argo Investments Limited fund?

Argo Investments Limited (ARG) is an older-style LIC, listing on the ASX in 1948. It is the second largest ASX listed LIC by market cap. ARG has a conservative approach to investing, with a long term investment horizon, and a focus on providing investors with capital and dividend growth. The company seeks to maximise long-term returns to shareholders through a balance of capital and dividend growth. Argo does this by investing in a diversified portfolio of Australian equities, which is actively managed in a tax-aware manner within a low-cost structure. The company invests in a core group of blue chip stocks, which is essentially the top 20 positions held in the portfolio, which generate the majority of the company’s dividend income. Growth is generated from a diversified investment across both large and smaller cap stocks which the company believes have sound management and good earnings growth potential.

  • ARG has a buy-and-hold investment style, aiming to overlook short-term market volatility. It
    is a value investor with a bottom-up approach to investment analysis.
  • ARG invests in a diversified portfolio of ASX-listed stocks. It has a long-term approach to investing and portfolio churn is low.
  • The portfolio is weighted to large cap stocks with the majority of portfolio allocated to top 50 ASX stocks.

Growth of $1000 Investment Over Time

Performance Report

Peer Comparison Report

Peer Comparison Report

Product Snapshot

  • Product Overview
  • Performance Review
  • Peer Comparison
  • Product Details

Product Overview

Fund Name APIR Code
? A Product Code is unique a identifier code issued by a group or governing body, to reference products in a large group. For an example, APIR codes are commonly used for Funds and Ticker codes are commonly used for Securities such as ETFs and Stocks.
Structure
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Asset Class
? An Asset Class breakdown provides the percentages of core asset classes found within a mutual fund, exchange-traded fund, or another portfolio. Asset classes (in microeconomics and beyond) generally refer to broad categories such as equities, fixed income, and commodities.
Asset Category
? An Asset Category is a grouping of investments that exhibit similar characteristics and are subject to the same laws and regulations. Asset categories (or a sub-asset class) are made up of instruments which often behave similarly to one another in the marketplace, looking down to the Asset Category level is important if looking to build a diversified portfolio.
Peer Benchmark Name
? A Peer Index (benchmark) refers to a peer group of investment managers who have the same investment style or category. It is used to compare the performance of one manager to their peer group, which makes it simpler for investors to choose between the vast number of investment managers.
Broad Market Index
? A Market Index (benchmark) refers to a hypothetical portfolio of investments that represents a segment, asset or category of an investable market. Market Indices are used to benchmark managers performance, to assist their style reliability and ability to provide excess returns.
FUM
? Funds/Assets under management (AUM) is the total market value of the investments that a person or entity manages on behalf of clients. Assets under management definitions and formulas vary by company.
Management Fee
? A management fee is a charge levied by an investment manager for managing an investment fund. The management fee is intended to compensate the managers for their time and expertise for selecting finanical products and managing the portfolio.
Performance Fee
? A performance fee is a payment made to an investment manager for generating positive returns. This is as opposed to a management fee, which is charged without regard to returns. A performance fee can be calculated many ways. Most common is as a percentage of investment profits, often both realized and unrealized. It is largely a feature of the hedge fund industry, where performance fees have made many hedge fund managers among the wealthiest people in the world.
Spread
? A spread can have several meanings in finance. Basically, however, they all refer to the difference between two prices, rates or yields. In one of the most common definitions, the spread is the gap between the bid and the ask prices of a security or asset, like a stock, bond or commodity. This is known as a bid-ask spread.
Argo Investments LimitedARGLICs & LITsDomestic EquitiesAustralian Large CapDomestic Equities - Australian Large CapASX Index 200 Index$6,850,864,0050.16%0.00%0.45%

Performance Review

Fund Name Last Month
? Returns after fees in the most recent (last) month).
3 Months Return
? Returns after fees in the most recent 3 months.
1 Year Return
? Trailing 12 month returns.
3 Years Average Return
? Average Annual returns from the last 3 years.
Since Inc. Average Return
? Average (annualised) returns since inception
1 Year Std. Dev. (Annual)
? The standard deviation (or annual volatility) of the last 12 months.
3 Years Std. Dev. (Annual)
? The average standard deviation (or annual volatility) from the last 3 years.
Since Inc. Std. Dev. (Annual)
? The average standard deviation (or annual volatility) since the fund inception.
1 Year Max Drawdown
? The maximum drawdown in the last 12 months - a drawdown is a peak-to-trough decline during a specific period for an investment, trading account, or fund.
3 Year Max Drawdown
? The maximum drawdown in the last 36 months - a drawdown is a peak-to-trough decline during a specific period for an investment, trading account, or fund.
Since Inc. Max Drawdown
? The maximum drawdown since inception - a drawdown is a peak-to-trough decline during a specific period for an investment, trading account, or fund.
Argo Investments Limited-0.58%-2.72%3.49%3.06%7.97%7.19%11.39%12.34%-4.04%-12.16%-36.35%

Peer Comparison

Fund Name Peer Index Name
? A group of individuals who share similar characteristics and interests are called peer groups. Peer group analysis is an essential part of assessing a price for a particular stock in investment research. The emphasis here is on making a comparison, meaning that the peer group constituents should be more or less identical to the company being examined, especially in terms of their main business and market capitalization areas.
12 Months Excess Return
? Excess returns are an important metric that helps an investor to gauge performance in comparison to other investment alternatives. In general, all investors hope for positive excess return because it provides an investor with more money than they could have achieved by investing elsewhere.
Excess Return Annualised Since Inception
? Excess returns are an important metric that helps an investor to gauge performance in comparison to other investment alternatives. In general, all investors hope for positive excess return because it provides an investor with more money than they could have achieved by investing elsewhere.
12 Months Alpha
? Alpha is used in finance as a measure of performance, indicating when a strategy, trader, or portfolio manager has managed to beat the market return over 12 months. Alpha, often considered the active return on an investment, gauges the performance of an investment against a market index or benchmark that is considered to represent the market’s movement as a whole.
Alpha Annualised Since Inception
? Alpha is used in finance as a measure of performance, indicating when a strategy, trader, or portfolio manager has managed to beat the market annualized since inception. Alpha, often considered the active return on an investment, gauges the performance of an investment against a market index or benchmark that is considered to represent the market’s movement as a whole.
12 Months Beta
? Rolling 12Month Beta is a measure of the volatility—or systematic risk—of a security or portfolio compared to the market as a whole. Beta is used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which describes the relationship between systematic risk and expected return for assets (usually stocks).
Beta Annualised Since Inception
? Beta is a measure of the volatility—or systematic risk—of a security or portfolio compared to the market as a whole. Beta is used in the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which describes the relationship between systematic risk and expected return for assets (usually stocks).
12 Months Tracking Error
? 12Month Tracking error is the difference in actual performance between a position (usually an entire portfolio) and its corresponding benchmark over the last 12 months. The tracking error can be viewed as an indicator of how actively a fund is managed and its corresponding risk level. Evaluating a past tracking error of a portfolio manager may provide insight into the level of benchmark risk control the manager may demonstrate in the future.
Tracking Error Since Inception
? Since Inception tracking error is the difference in actual performance between a position (usually an entire portfolio) and its corresponding benchmark since inception. The tracking error can be viewed as an indicator of how actively a fund is managed and its corresponding risk level. Evaluating a past tracking error of a portfolio manager may provide insight into the level of benchmark risk control the manager may demonstrate in the future.
12 Months Correlation
? Correlation, in the finance and investment industries, is a statistic that measures the degree to which two securities move in relation to each other. Correlations are used in advanced portfolio management, computed as the correlation coefficient, which has a value that must fall between -1.0 and +1.0.
Correlation Since Inception
? Correlation, in the finance and investment industries, is a statistic that measures the degree to which two securities move in relation to each other. Correlations are used in advanced portfolio management, computed as the correlation coefficient, which has a value that must fall between -1.0 and +1.0.
Argo Investments LimitedDomestic Equities - Australian Large Cap-4.18%0.31%NA%NA%NA%0.793.94%6.82%0.880.84

Product Details

Fund Name Verifed by SMSF Mates Manager Address Phone Website Email
Argo Investments LimitedYesLevel 25, 91 King William Street,Adelaide SA 500061 8 8210 9500https://www.argoinvestments.com.au/invest@argoinvestments.com.au

Product Due Diligence

What is Argo Investments Limited

Argo Investments Limited is an LICs & LITs investment product that is benchmarked against ASX Index 200 Index and sits inside the Domestic Equities - Australian Large Cap. Think of a benchmark as a standard where investment performance can be measured. Typically, market indices like the ASX200 and market-segment stock indexes are used for this purpose. The Argo Investments Limited has Assets Under Management of $6,850,864,005 with a management fee of 0.16%, a performance fee of 0.00% and a buy/sell spread fee of 0.45%.

How has the investment product performed recently?

The recent investment performance of the investment product shows that the Argo Investments Limited has returned -0.58% in the last month. The previous three years have returned 3.06% annualised and 12.34% each year since inception, which is when the Argo Investments Limited first started.

How is risk measured in this investment product?

There are many ways that the risk of an investment product can be measured, and each measurement provides a different insight into the risk present. They can be used on their own or together to perform a risk assessment before investing, but when comparing investments, it is common to compare like for like risk measurements to determine which investment holds the most risk. Since Argo Investments Limited first started, the Sharpe ratio is NA with an annualised volatility of 12.34%. The maximum drawdown of the investment product in the last 12 months is -4.04% and -36.35% since inception. The maximum drawdown is defined as the high-to-low decline of an investment during a particular time period.

What is the relative performance of the investment product?

Relative performance is what an asset achieves over a period of time compared to similar investments or its peers. Relative return is a measure of the asset's performance compared to the return to the other investment. The Argo Investments Limited has a 12-month excess return when compared to the Domestic Equities - Australian Large Cap of -4.18% and 0.31% since inception.

Does the investment product produce Alpha over its Peers?

Alpha is an investing term used to measure an investment's outperformance relative to a market benchmark or peer investment. Alpha describes the excess return generated when compared to peer investment. Argo Investments Limited has produced Alpha over the Domestic Equities - Australian Large Cap of NA% in the last 12 months and NA% since inception.

What are similar investment products?

For a full list of investment products in the Domestic Equities - Australian Large Cap category, you can click here for the Peer Investment Report.

What level of diversification will Argo Investments Limited provide?

Argo Investments Limited has a correlation coefficient of 0.84 and a beta of 0.79 when compared to the Domestic Equities - Australian Large Cap. Correlation measures how similarly two investments move in relation to one another. This establishes a 'correlation coefficient', which has a value between -1.0 and +1.0. A 100% correlation between two investments means that the correlation coefficient is +1. Beta in investments measures how much the price moves relative to the broader market over a period of time. If the investment moves more than the broader market, it has a beta above 1.0. If it moves less than the broader market, then the beta is less than 1.0. Investments with a high beta tend to carry more risk but have the potential to deliver higher returns.

How do I compare the investment product with its peers?

For a full quantitative report on Argo Investments Limited and its peer investments, you can click here for the Peer Investment Report.

How do I compare the Argo Investments Limited with the ASX Index 200 Index?

For a full quantitative report on Argo Investments Limited compared to the ASX Index 200 Index, you can click here.

Can I sort and compare the Argo Investments Limited to do my own analysis?

To sort and compare the Argo Investments Limited financial metrics, please refer to the table above.

Has the Argo Investments Limited been independently verified by SMSF Mate?

This investment product is in the process of being independently verified by SMSF Mate. Once we have verified the investment product, you will be able to find more information here.

How can I invest in Argo Investments Limited?

If you or your self managed super fund would like to invest in the Argo Investments Limited please contact Level 25, 91 King William Street,Adelaide SA 5000 via phone 61 8 8210 9500 or via email invest@argoinvestments.com.au.

How do I get in contact with the Argo Investments Limited?

If you would like to get in contact with the Argo Investments Limited manager, please call 61 8 8210 9500.

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