Emerging Markets Strategy

Investor Outcomes

The RARE Emerging Markets Strategy aims to achieve long-term stable growth, comprised of regular and consistent income and capital growth. This is achieved by investing in a range of listed infrastructure securities across a number of infrastructure sub-sectors such as gas, electricity & water utilities, toll-roads, airports, ports, rail and communications spread across the emerging markets.

Key Portfolio Information

Growth of AUD $10,000

31 December 2019

As at 31 December 2019 (returns in AUD)

Performance 1 Month 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Inception4
RARE EM Representative Mandate123 0.8% 1.1% 15.4% 8.0% 6.2% 10.5%
FTSE EM Gov Bond Index USD + 5% 0.9% 1.0% 25.7% 13.4% 10.4% 11.6%
Excess Returns -0.1% 0.1% -10.3% -5.4% -4.2% -1.1%
S&P Emerging Markets Infrastructure Index - Net Return AUD Unhedged 3.9% 8.4% 16.6% 7.8% 5.4% 4.2%
MSCI Emerging Markets Index - Net Return AUD 3.4% 7.3% 18.6% 12.7% 8.9% 4.5%
Top 10 Positions Region Sector Weight % Forward Dividend %
Indraprastha Gas Asia Pacific Developing Gas 5.5% 0.8%
Gujarat State Petronet Asia Pacific Developing Gas 5.1% 0.8%
Jasa Marga Asia Pacific Developing Toll Roads 4.5% 1.4%
Container Corporation Asia Pacific Developing Rail 4.5% 1.8%
CFE Capital Latin America Electric 4.2% 6.2%
Mahanagar Gas Asia Pacific Developing Gas 4.1% 2.9%
China Gas Holdings Asia Pacific Developing Gas 4.1% 2.3%
China Merchants Port Asia Pacific Developing Ports 3.7% 4.3%
EcoRodovias SA Latin America Toll Roads 3.7% 4.1%
China Everbright international Asia Pacific Developing Electric 3.4% 3.7%
Portfolio Weighted Average December 2019
Avg Market Capitalisation 8.2bn (AUD)
RARE Div Yield (Forward) Gross 2.7%
5 Yr DPS Growth (p.a.) 9.8%
Avg Stock Gearing (Net Debt/EV) 21.8%
Interest Cover (Historic) 7.5x
EV/EBITDA (Forward) 11.3x

Investment Committee

The RARE Emerging Markets Strategy is managed by an experienced investment committee comprising of the following members:

Richard Elmslie
Richard Elmslie
Nick Langley
Nick Langley
Charles Hamieh
Charles Hamieh

Investors from outside Australia

Investors in other parts of the world, will be re-directed to Legg Mason who may offer this Strategy through various fund structures dependant on your location.

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Institutional Investors

For institutional investors looking for opportunities to invest in global listed infrastructure; please contact us directly.


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RARE's investment approach to our actively managed strategies uses a bottom-up, fundamental analysis in our research process, undertaken within a rigorous analytical framework.

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  1. Sources: RARE internal calculations for RARE Emerging Markets Strategy. All index data sourced from FactSet. Results over one year annualised.
  2. Fund Performance is Gross of fees..
  3. All values in AUD and net of withholding taxes for benchmarks if applicable. Non AUD values converted into AUD using FactSet Forex data.
  4. Performance inception date for RARE Emerging Markets Strategy is 31/03/2008.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

While the information contained on this website has been prepared with all reasonable care, RARE Infrastructure Limited (“RARE”) and its related companies accept no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or misstatements however caused. This information is not personal advice. This information has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Potential investors should seek independent advice as to the suitability of the Funds to their investment needs. The fact that shares in a particular company may have been mentioned should not be interpreted as a recommendation to buy, sell or hold that stock.

Legg Mason Asset Management Australia Limited (AFSL No. 240 827) (“Legg Mason Australia”) is the Responsible Entity for the RARE Infrastructure Value Fund (Hedged), RARE Infrastructure Value Fund (Unhedged), RARE Infrastructure Income Fund and RARE Emerging Markets Fund. Applications to invest can only be made on the application form accompanying the most recent Fund Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) which is available on this website. Potential investors should consider the PDS and the Additional Information Booklet (AIB) before deciding whether to invest, or continue to invest in the Funds. The PDS and AIB can also be obtained by contacting RARE. Contact RARE on (02) 9397 7300, or by writing to Level 13, 35 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, by fax on (02) 9397 7399 or email at clientservice@RAREinfrastructure.com. Legg Mason Australia can be contacted by writing to Legg Mason Australia, Level 47, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, by telephone on 1800 679 541 or by fax on (03) 9017 8690. 

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