Schroders Direct mFunds
Simplify your investment journey
What is the mFund settlement service?
The mFund Settlement Service allows you to buy, hold and sell units in Schroders' managed funds through a process similar to buying and selling shares.
You can easily buy (apply for) and sell (redeem) units via a broker and the transactions are settled using CHESS, the ASX electronic settlement system. mFunds is supported by the ASX rule framework ensuring all parties, including stockbrokers, issuers and unit registrars are accountable for their roles and responsibilities.
Why is Schroders paperless?
Schroders supports innovative solutions in the industry and the ASX settlement service mFund is just that. This solution is paperless and facilitates a user-friendly service, for you to invest with ease.
Schroders has selected a number of funds that offer the astute investor access to funds providing exposure to a range of asset classes and opportunities including global investments. Long-term thinking governs Schroders approach to investing and in the creation of long-term value.
An objective based strategy, which specifically selects investments which align with the Fund’s performance objective of achieving a return of CPI¹ plus 4% to 5% p.a. before fees over rolling 3-year periods while minimising the incidence and size of negative returns in doing so.
This fund specifically selects investments which align with the performance objective of achieving a return of 3% to 4% above the RBA’s target cash rate before fees over rolling 3-year periods while minimising the risk of a negative return over a 12-month period.
¹ CPI is defined as the RBA's Trimmed Mean, as published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The Schroder Wholesale Australian Equities Fund has a long standing track record of adding value above the benchmark ASX S&P 200 Index. Accessing this Fund via mFunds, it’s now as easy to buy a well-diversified, risk controlled portfolio of high quality companies, as it is any single company trading on the ASX. The Fund draws on Australia’s deep research capabilities with a long term focus and wide perspectives by assessing the influences globalisation of industries and markets has on effective analysis of the Australian equity landscape.
The Schroder Equity Opportunities Fund represents a high conviction approach to building a high quality portfolio of predominately Australian shares. It does not follow the index weighting of stocks, instead it is far less constrained in accessing opportunities across the spectrum of listed companies both large and small. Stock selection is at the core of the investment process, based on intensive in-house company analysis undertaken by Schroders’ highly experienced Australian investment team.
The high growth opportunities across the world can be hard to access, particularly when global equities need to be constantly researched and held in risk controlled portfolios. The Schroder Sustainable Global Core Fund is a highly diversified fund with access to over 15,000 stocks while applying the discipline of enhanced index investing. It offers the advantage of investing in stocks on the basis of both attractive valuation and business quality characteristics. The combination of these characteristics, which tend to outperform at different stages of the economic cycle, offers investors the potential for outperformance across a broad range of market environments.
The Schroder Global Recovery Fund applies a disciplined value investment approach, seeking to invest in a select portfolio of securities that are significantly undervalued relative to their long-term earnings potential.
The fund invests in companies worldwide that have classic recovery characteristics. Companies trade on low multiples of recovered profits, but where long-term prospects are believed to be good. Its major strength is the disciplined focus on buying out-of-favour companies at all stages in the investment cycle. While valuation-driven philosophies may fall in and out of favour, over longer time periods this investment style has shown the potential to deliver higher returns.
This Fund is an actively managed portfolio investing in a broad range of stocks in developing economies which are characterised by a stronger growth potential than mature economies. The Fund draws on Schroders’ global research capabilities, and applies a systematic, disciplined and pro-active approach to risk-control to deliver a focus on long term investing.
The Schroder Asian Shares Fund is actively managed, investing in a broad range of quality stocks across the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan and Australia. Investors can benefit from Schroders’ regional exposure, significant on the ground portfolio management and analysts based across multiple countries, recognising diverse cultural and language barriers and being locally present. This enables great understanding of market fundamentals and leads to successful investing with comprehensive risk control.
The generation of reliable income plays a critical role in investors’ portfolios. Fixed income investments can assist investors by providing a stable stream of income to a total portfolio and helping to diversify against volatility in more growth oriented investments such as shares. Maintaining a core of investments in Australian fixed interest investments remains a key component of Schroder Fixed Income Fund, while also drawing on investment opportunities from around the world to bring balance, risk control and return enhancement. Fixed income strategies such as these have traditionally been difficult for investors to access but with the Schroder Fixed Income Fund now available on mFund this can now be done seamlessly.
The Schroder Absolute Return Income Fund is an absolute return focused strategy that has the flexibility to invest across the broad fixed income universe. It seeks to deliver regular income via a diversified set to return sources, targets low levels of captial volability with a focus on minimising drawdowns, and maintains a low sensitivity to interest rates.
How to invest
Firstly read the relevant fund Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the chosen fund and the accompanying Additional Information book including other relevant fund summaries and reports.
Next you need to contact a participating broker. You can use a full service or online broker. Click here to see the list of available brokers on the mFund website.
The broker will require instructions for a buy or sell order and payment for new units in the chosen Schroders mFund.
Following completion of the transaction an mFund confirmation and CHESS statement will be sent to you.
By using CHESS, orders for units are sent electronically, this enables progress of orders to be monitored, and at settlement for unit balances to be recorded on your HIN alongside other investments; providing greater transparency over your holdings.
- How to invest with Schroders
- mFunds information on the ASX website
- Contact us via email or call our friendly Client Services on 1300 136 471