News Archives 2013

Aurora CIO wins Industry Award

September 19th, 2013

The 2013 Australian Hedge Fund Awards were held on Thursday 12 September in Sydney.

We are pleased to advise that Aurora’s Chief Investment Officer, John Corr, received the “Contribution to the Australian Hedge Fund Industry” award.

This award is in recognition of John’s long term track record in producing low volatility returns and his commitment to industry and investor education regarding the benefits of non-correlated returns.

John established, and was the seed investor, in the Aurora Fortitude Absolute Return Fund in March 2005. The Fund was awarded Hedge Fund of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

AOD – Efficient Value Strategy

September 19th, 2013

Efficient value strategy using the Aurora Dividend Income Trust

The Franking of dividends is a reliable and simple ‘value’ signal. This signal can be used to construct an efficient and stable ‘value’ bias strategy.

Aurora’s Dividend Income Trust (Managed Fund) is an efficient and low risk Fund that invests in Australian stocks with a value bias. Risk management is achieved with both the value signal and the ability to short stocks to control beta risk.

Role of Absolute Return Funds

September 19th, 2013

Role of Absolute Return Funds in a Portfolio

A Research Paper written by our Head of Research – Tom Gillespie, entitled “Role of Absolute Return Funds in a Portfolio”

In summary, it discusses the two significant roles of Absolute Return Funds in an investment portfolio;

  • Source of genuine diversification
  • Yield replacement strategy

The super normal returns from fixed interest over the last decade are unlikely to be repeated and advisers continue to look for other ways to fill this gap in portfolios.

AOD Change of Name

August 20th, 2013

The Aurora Sandringham Dividend Income Trust first listed in November 2005 is now listed under the ASX AQUA Rules. The new name of the listed Unit is the Aurora Dividend Income Trust – Quoted Unit which will continue to trade under ASX Code: AOD.

One of the benefits to investors is that the Net Asset Value of the Trust is available on the home page of our website under the “Live Net Asset Values” table. This “iNAV” is updated every minute during trading hours.

Relocation of the Sydney Office

July 8th, 2013

Aurora Funds Limited are pleased to announce their Sydney office has relocated to a new location.

Effective from the 8th July 2013, the new address is as follows:

Level 4
1 Alfred Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Please note, our website, email addresses and contact numbers will remain the same.




Notice of meeting: AOD

May 15th, 2013

Aurora Funds Management Limited (ABN 69 092 626 885, AFSL No. 222110), as responsible entity for the Aurora Sandringham Dividend Income Trust ARSN 108 249 154 (Trust) gives notice that a meeting of members of the Trust will be held:

Time: 11.00am.

Date: 17 June 2013

Place: Suite 2.02 Level 2, 350 George Street, Sydney

The Explanatory Notes and the Explanatory Memorandum accompanying and forming part of this notice of meeting describe in more detail the matters to be considered. Defined terms in this Notice of Meeting, including the Explanatory Notes, have the meanings given to those terms in the Explanatory Memorandum.

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