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We provide a simple, low-cost way to expose your clients to a diversified portfolio of Australian equities.

Why choose AFIC for your clients?

  • Diversified portfolio primarily of Australian and New Zealand equities
  • Low management cost of 0.13% and no performance fees
  • Tax-effective income via fully franked dividends
  • Consistent after tax paid investment returns achieved over the long-term
  • Professionally managed with an experienced board, investment and management team
  • Easy to invest with no hidden costs
  • Regular shareholder meetings
  • AFIC is Australia’s largest listed investment company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Established in 1928, we specialise in investing in Australian equities.

    Portfolio Facts

  • AFIC invests in a diverse range of Australian companies generally held for the long-term
  • Portfolio size: $8.2 billion at 30 November 2019
  • Investment style: active, fundamental, bottom-up, value
  • Suggested duration: 5-10 years
  • Net asset backing: released every month with top 25 investments
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    While AFIC holds a large number of companies in its portfolio, the Top 25 holdings largely determine the portfolio return and generation of dividend income.

    Top 25 as at 31 December 2019

    RankCompany NameTotal Value
    $ Million
    % of
    1Commonwealth Bank of Australia631.28.0
    3BHP Group*524.76.7
    4Westpac Banking Corporation*387.34.9
    5Transurban Group341.24.3
    6Macquarie Group299.13.8
    8National Australia Bank*267.93.4
    9Australia and New Zealand Banking Group226.32.9
    10Woolworths Group204.92.6
    11Rio Tinto195.32.5
    13James Hardie Industries169.02.2
    14Sydney Airport167.72.1
    15Telstra Corporation*156.02.0
    16Woodside Petroleum*153.01.9
    19Oil Search*132.91.7
    20Ramsay Health Care129.11.6
    21Sonic Healthcare116.61.5
    22Qube Holdings115.01.5
    23Coles Group*105.61.3
    25Treasury Wine Estates88.51.1
    As percentage of total portfolio value (excludes cash)74.6%

    * Indicates that options were outstanding part of the holding

    Listed Investment Companies (LICs) are similar to managed funds but differ in important ways that allow for long-term investment, low fees, and fully franked dividends.

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    LICs are closed-end funds with a fixed number of shares that are traded on the ASX. As a result, AFIC does not issue or cancel shares as investors enter and leave the fund. This allows us to concentrate on the performance of the portfolio over the long term.

    Furthermore, the closed-end structure removes the motivation to shadow indices, allowing us to remain focused on the long-term investment horizon. The costs of administering the fund are also reduced as we are not continually issuing and redeeming units.

    The company structure of AFIC allows us to pay shareholder returns after tax, usually as fully franked dividends.

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