Global Funds for Australian Investors

Across asset classes, market inefficiencies create opportunities which expert managers can exploit to generate alpha. Higher potential alpha occurs in asset classes where there is a wide dispersion between the best and worst performing managers. The key therefore to adding alpha to an investment portfolio, is to identify – in wide dispersion asset classes – those managers which consistently generate top quartile or decile performance. This is the basis of the Spire Global Investment Series.

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Spire USA ROC IV Fund (AUD) – CLOSING SOON

CLOSING SOON TO NEW INVESTMENT.

The Fund will invest as a single Limited Partner in two US private equity real estate investment programs implemented by the Investment Manager, Bridge Investment Group LLC; a specialist US real estate manager with over US$10 billion in AUM and over 1,000 employees nationwide. The first investment program will acquire value-add multifamily apartment communities, and will represent approximately 60% to 70% of the Fund’s investments. The second will acquire value-add commercial office buildings in high growth markets within the United States and will represent approximately 30% to 40% of the Fund’s investments.

This combination of exposure to value-add multifamily apartments and value-add commercial office properties is consistent with the highly successful predecessor funds in the ‘ROC’ fund series, which began in 2009. ROC is an acronym for ”Real estate Opportunity Capital”, and reflects the private equity real estate fund thesis of having committed capital available to take advantage of opportunities in the market.

As at the date of the PDS, the Bridge Multifamily Program has a strong pipeline of potential acquisitions, with 12 assets providing 3,884 rental units, having been identified for potential purchase from different sellers, at a total purchase price of US$517,250,000 million. The Bridge Multifamily Program’s first assets are expected to be acquired in mid-late March, following the program’s initial capital raising. The Bridge Multifamily Program is seeking to raise a total of US$1 billion in capital commitments, with a target rate of total return (income plus growth) on invested capital of a 12-14% net IRR (USD denominated). If the Investment Manager is successful in achieving its capital raising target (as we expect it to be), then we would expect approximately US$2.5 billion of multifamily investments to be acquired during the program’s 3-year Investment Period, which will begin on the First Close of the Bridge Multifamily Program (expected to be late March 2018).

The Bridge Office Program is seeking to raise a total of US$750 million in total equity commitments from Limited Partners, with a target rate of total return on invested capital of a 14-16% net IRR (USD denominated). If the Investment Manager is successful in achieving its capital raising target, we would anticipate that between US$1.5 billion and US$2 billion in value-add office properties will be acquired within pre-defined target markets over the program’s 3-year Investment Period, which began in July 2017. As at the date of this PDS, the program has already acquired 19 value-add commercial office assets at a total cost of US$507.65 million. The Investment Manager has estimated that this price represents a 51% discount to replacement cost.

The Investment Manager’s investment approach in both the Bridge Multifamily and Bridge Office Programs combines a disciplined asset selection process with a focus on operationally-oriented, value-added improvements that increase tenant satisfaction and solve vacancy issues. These improvements are designed to drive growth in Net Operating Income (NOI) and value. This value-add approach is core to the Bridge DNA.

The period following the expiration of each program’s Investment Period is known as its Harvest Period, during which Bridge and its affiliates will execute sales of stabilised investments, i.e., those investments whose value-add strategies have been completed, on an individual or portfolio basis. Realised capital and profits will then be returned to investors, whilst net rental income will be distributed annually.

We believe that an investment in the Spire USA ROC IV Fund (AUD) is a worthwhile consideration for those investors seeking to diversify part of their portfolio both globally and into an ‘alternative’ investment strategy which seeks to generate above market returns, with low or potentially inverse correlation to the returns and volatility of Australian and global listed equity markets.

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned May 2018) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only.  This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual and is subject to change at any time without prior notice.  It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s).  Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs.  Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website.  Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments.  Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and athttp://www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines

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Fund Facts

Asset Class: Global Real Estate

APIR: ETL8946AU

ASRN: 623 620 440

PDS Date: 6 April 2018

Suggested investment period: 5-7 years

Income Distribution: Not yet available

Redemptions: Nil - Closed Ended

Wrap Access: Not yet available

Applications: open to new investment

Investment Partner: Bridge Investment Group

Spire Copper Rock Capital Global Smaller Companies Fund

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The Fund aims to outperform the MSCI World Small Cap Index $A by 2% to 3% p.a. gross over a full market cycle (e.g. 5 to 7 years).

The Fund is rated “Recommended” by both Lonsec and Zenith Investment Partners.

Copper Rock was nominated as a finalist in the 2015 Money Management / Lonsec Fund Manager of the Year 2015 – in the Emerging Manager category.

Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC (“Copper Rock”), based in Boston, MA, was founded in 2005 and provides specialised global equity investment management solutions for investors throughout the world with a strong focus on small-cap investing globally. Copper Rock had approximately $5.3 billion (USD) in funds under management as at June 30, 2018.  Copper Rock believes that small and mid-cap markets are inefficient and uses a blend of quantitative and fundamental analyses to identify companies with superior growth rates relative to their peers. The Global Small Cap strategy typically looks for resilient and defensible business models that are characterized by underlying unit growth, longer-term market share gains (an evidence of competitive strength), high profitability, and significant internal cash generation. Distinguishing elements of the process are also the application of a routinely practiced and proven Sell Discipline and Alert List that provide risk control and are crucial in preserving alpha earned in the portfolio.

  • The Fund will invest primarily in equity securities of US and non-US issuers listed on globally recognised exchanges of developed markets.
  • Investment in any one region or sector will generally be limited to +/- 6% relative to the Benchmark.
  • Investment in any one security will generally be limited to +/- 3.5% relative to the Benchmark.
  • The Fund may also invest up to 15% in emerging markets.
  • The securities in which the Fund may invest include common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible debt, depository receipts, rights and warrants.
  • The Fund may also invest in initial public offerings and private placements.
  • The Fund will generally hold between 80 and 120 securities.
  • The top 20 holdings will generally form 30% to 40% of the Fund.
  • The Fund will generally hold a maximum of 5% in cash.
  • The Fund will generally be unhedged, but there may be instances where the Fund has the ability to Hedge back into USD.

*Performance is for the Copper Rock Global Small Companies Commingled Fund and is based on month-end unit prices before tax in Australian dollars (AUD). The Spire Copper Rock Global Smaller Companies Fund is a unit class of the Copper Rock Global Small Companies Commingled Fund. Gross performance is stated excluding all fees, costs and taxation. This is historical performance data. It should be noted the value of an investment can rise and fall and past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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  Net
1 month as at 30 April 2019 - Net of Fees 3.47%
3 months 10.06%
6 months 4.83%
1 Year 2.30%
2 Years 4.63%
3 Years 8.25%
4 Years 4.68%
Since Inception 8.38% p.a.
Fund Size $89.18 Million
Date: Unit Price Net Monthly Return
16 May 2019 ENTRY - 1.0165
16 May 2019 EXIT - 1.0124

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Period To Distribution Amount (cents per unit) Reinvestment price ($) Distribution Component Information
30 June 2018 6.9153 EX PRICE @ 30 JUNE 2018 $1.0116
30 June 2017 5.6915 EX PRICE @ 30 JUNE 2017 $0.9811
30 June 2016 13.1633 EX PRICE @ 30 JUNE 2016 $0.9212
30 June 2015 13.9636 EX PRICE @ 30 JUNE 2015 $1.1274

Fund Facts

Asset Class: Global Listed Equities

APIR: ETL0410AU

ASRN: 146 874 820

PDS Date: November 2, 2015

Suggested investment period: At least 5 years

Income Distribution: Annual as at 30 June

Redemptions: Daily liquid

Wrap Access: On selected platforms including BT Wrap, Macquarie Wrap, Asgard and mFund. Please contact SPIRE for further information. The Fund is rated "Recommended" by Zenith Investment Partners.

Applications: open to new investment

Investment Partner: Copper Rock Capital Partners

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Spire USA ROC Office Fund I (AUD)

THE FUND IS CLOSED TO NEW INVESTMENT.

The Fund will invest as a single Limited Partner in a US private equity real estate investment program implemented by the Investment Manager, Bridge Investment Group LLC, a specialist real estate manager with in excess of US$10 billion AUM and over 1,000 employees nationwide. The Bridge Office Program which will acquire value-add commercial office buildings in high growth markets within the United States.

Investment in value-add commercial office properties has been an integral part of the investments within the highly successful ‘ROC’ fund series, which began in 2009. ROC is an acronym for ”Real estate Opportunity Capital”, and reflects the private equity real estate fund thesis of having committed capital available to take advantage of opportunities in the market.

The Bridge Office Program is seeking to raise a total of US$750 million in total equity commitments from Limited Partners, with a target rate of total return on invested capital of a 14-16% net IRR (USD denominated). If the Investment Manager is successful in achieving its capital raising target, we would anticipate that between US$1.5 billion and US$2 billion in value-add office properties will be acquired within pre-defined target markets over the program’s 3-year Investment Period, which began in July 2017. As at the date of the PDS, the program has already acquired 19 value-add commercial office assets at a total cost of US$507.65 million. The Investment Manager has estimated that this price represents a 51% discount to replacement cost.

The Investment Manager’s investment approach in the Bridge Office Program combines a disciplined asset selection process with a focus on operationally-oriented, value-added improvements that increase tenant satisfaction and solve vacancy issues. These improvements are designed to drive growth in Net Operating Income (NOI) and value. This value-add approach is core to the Bridge DNA.

The period following the expiration of each program’s Investment Period is known as its Harvest Period, during which Bridge and its affiliates will execute sales of stabilised investments, i.e., those investments whose value-add strategies have been completed, on an individual or portfolio basis. Realised capital and profits will then be returned to investors, whilst net rental incomes are distributed annually .

We believe that an investment in the Spire USA ROC Office Fund I (AUD) is a worthwhile consideration for those investors seeking to diversify part of their portfolio both globally and into an ‘alternative’ investment strategy which seeks to generate above market returns, with low or potentially inverse correlation to the returns and volatility of Australian and global listed equity markets.

Spire USA ROC Office Fund I (AUD) is a unit class of Spire USA ROC IV Fund (AUD).

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned 5 June 2018) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at www.zenithpartners.com.au/ regulatory-guidelines-funds-research

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  Net
Performance 1 month as at 31 March 2019 N/A
Performance rolling 3 months: N/A
Performance rolling 6 months: N/A
Performance rolling 12 months: N/A
Since Inception: -0.41%
Since Inception (p.a): N/A
Date: Unit Price Net Monthly Return
31 March 2019 $1.3792

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Fund Facts

Asset Class: Global Real Estate

APIR: ETL1567AU

ASRN: 623 620 440

PDS Date: 15 June 2018

Suggested investment period: 5-7 years

Income Distribution: Annual as at 30 June

Redemptions: Nil - Closed Ended

Wrap Access: To be advised.

Applications: closed to new investment

Investment Partner: Bridge Investment Group

EVP Fund II

THE FUND IS CLOSED TO NEW INVESTMENT.

Introducing EVP Fund II – an accredited Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (EVCLP). As such all profits are tax-free, and investors are subject to a 10% rebate on invested capital. The Fund is open to wholesale investors only.

Investing early in Australia’s most successful technology startups to deliver outstanding returns.

The Fund will target returns equivalent to an IRR of 25% per year over a 7 year period. This equates to a 5X on invested capital. This is a target and may not be achieved.

Investments are de-risked by virtue of a strong bias towards B2B, subscription-based business already generating revenues.

  • EVP has a longstanding reputation as one of Australia’s leading technology investors. EVP has backed some of Australia’s most successful startups over the past decade.
  • The team is recognised for its unique and extensive experience scaling early-stage technology companies. Founders routinely seek out EVP as their preferred investment partner.
  • The Fund has a high conviction, active investment approach, partnering with portfolio companies over the long term and working closely with management to drive a return on capital.
  • The Fund’s objective is to deliver a 5 times return on capital over a 7 year period.
  • The Investment Committee has already identified and negotiated Fund II’s initial two investments into Fusion Sports and Pendula. Both of these businesses are materially growing, are profitable, have significant product leadership within their categories and represent proprietary EVP deal flow opportunities not recognised nor approached by any other Australian VC investor.
  • The EVP team invests in real businesses with demonstrable early commercial traction, product in market and paying customers. Typically the founding team has developed a unique software solution to solve a pain point within a niche, but often very large, sector vertical.
  • The Fund is drawn towards businesses with favourable underlying unit economics; typically B2B software-as-a-service businesses that deliver high-margin recurring revenue with minimal churn and scope to increase revenue per customer over time.
  • Capital is allocated to founding teams looking to build out commercial go-to-market capabilities rather than developing technologies or novel ideas.
  • As a result of the Investment Committee’s involvement in over 30 successful startups and its active investment style, the EVP team is able to assist founders to navigate the common hurdles faced by technology businesses and significantly de-risk Fund II’s investments.

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Fund Facts

Asset Class: Alternative Assets

APIR: EVP9395AU

ASRN:

PDS Date: N/A - Information memorandum for Wholesale Investors only

Suggested investment period: 7 years +

Income Distribution: N/A

Redemptions: N/A

Wrap Access: N/A

Applications: closed to new investment

Investment Partner: Equity Venture Partners (EVP)

Spire USA ROC III Fund (AUD)

THE FUND IS CLOSED TO NEW INVESTMENT.

Spire USA ROC III Fund (AUD) (the Fund) is the fourth US property-related fund created for Australian investors via the strategic partnership between Spire and US based Bridge Investment Group Partners, LLC (Bridge).

The Fund will invest as a single Limited Partner in a Partnership known as ROC Multifamily & Commercial Office Fund III LP (ROC III), for which Bridge is the Investment Manager. The Partnership is anticipated to comprise US and global institutional investors, endowment funds and family offices.

The ROC III Partnership has a total target equity amount of US$750 million. The Fund is expected to invest between US$50 million and US$100 million, subject to demand via this offer.

ROC III follows predecessor funds ROC I (2009 vintage / US $124 million equity with US$16 million in co-investment) and ROC II (2012 vintage / US$595.5 million equity). As at 30 September 2015, ROC I and ROC II had generated (USD denominated) net Internal Rates of Return (IRRs) of 16.3% p.a. and 28.3% p.a. respectively – and net multiples on invested equity of 1.76x and 1.49x respectively. However, it is important to bear in mind that the past performance of ROC I and ROC II is not a reliable indicator of future performance for ROC III.

Like ROC I and ROC II, ROC III will acquire a portfolio of value-add multifamily and commercial office properties on a ‘buy, fix, sell’ basis. ROC III will have a 3-year Investment Period (expiring January 2018) following which the 5-year Harvest Period will commence.

As at April 2016, an initial 25 properties have been acquired or placed under contract for approximately US$1.1 billion.

These investments are forecast by the Investment Manager, Bridge IGP,  to generate an average deal level 3 year cash- on-cash return of 8.7% p.a., a 19.1% gross IRR and a 1.92x net equity multiple.

The Fund aims to provide investors with an annual income stream and future capital growth from a diversified portfolio of quality properties, each of which Bridge has identified as having realisable value-add potential. The execution of value- added business plan for each asset is designed to enhance Net Operating Incomes and values.

The Fund operates on a total return basis and as such will not measure its returns against a benchmark.

Units in the Fund will not be listed or actively traded and should be considered as a long-term investment. Invested capital is expected to be progressively returned as each asset is stabilised and sold primarily during the Harvest Period, which will begin in January 2018. Alternatively, a portfolio sale or IPO exit could result in a complete return of capital at a single date within the Harvest Period.

The Fund is designed for Australian investors to increase their allocations to both global investments and alternative investments.

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned 4 January 2016) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (as defined by the Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or a related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessment’s and at http://www.zenithpartners. com.au/ RegulatoryGuidelines.

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  Net
Performance 1 month as at 31 March 2019 2.05%
Performance rolling 3 months: 0.89%
Performance rolling 6 months: 6.26%
Performance rolling 12 months: 20.01%
Since Inception: 26.19%
Since Inception (p.a): 7.84% p.a.
Date: Unit Price Net Monthly Return
31 March 2019 $1.1496 2.05%
28 February 2019 $1.1265 2.37%
31 January 2019 $1.1004 -3.43%
31 December 2018 $1.1395 3.43%
30 November 2018 $1.1017 -0.15%
31 October 2018 $1.1033 1.98%
30 September 2018 $1.0819 -1.58%
31 August 2018 $1.0993 7.75%
31 July 2018 $1.0202 -0.67%
30 June 2018 (EX) $1.0271 2.35%
30 June 2018 (CUM) $1.1014 2.35%
31 May 2018 $1.0761 3.16%
30 April 2018 $1.0431 1.55%
31 March 2018 $1.0272 6.18%
28 February 2018 $0.9674 3.84%
31 Januay 2018 $0.9316 -2.54%
31 December 2017 $0.9559 -2.99%
30 November 2017 $0.9854 3.37%
31 October 2017 $0.9533 2.26%
30 September 2017 $0.9322 0.96%
31 August 2017 $0.9233 0.58%
31 July 2017 $0.9180 -0.57%
30 June 2017 $0.9233 (EX) -2.96
30 June 2017 $0.9451 (CUM) -2.96%
31 May 2017 $0.9739 0.45%
30 April 2017 $0.9695 4.07%
31 March 2017 $0.9316 3.76%
28 February 2017 $0.8978 -1.35%
31 January 2017 $0.9101 -4.67%
31 December 2016 $0.9547 1.98%
30 November 2016 $0.9362 1.29%
31 October 2016 $0.9243 0.50%
30 September 2016 $0.9197 -1.91%
31 August 2016 $0.9376 (CUM) N/A
31 August 2016 $0.9297 ISSUE PRICE N/A - FX only during capital raising
31 July 2016 $0.9545 ISSUE PRICE N/A - FX only during capital raising
30 June 2016 $0.9593 ISSUE PRICE N/A - FX only during capital raising
31 May 2016 $0.9850 ISSUE PRICE N/A - FX only during capital raising
30 April 2016 $0.9341 ISSUE PRICE N/A - FX only during capital raising
31 March 2016 $0.9338 ISSUE PRICE N/A - FX only during capital raising
Period To Distribution Amount (cents per unit) Reinvestment price ($) Distribution Component Information
30 June 2018 7.4290 CPU inc 0.000 CPU FITOs N/A
30 June 2017 2.1829 CPU inc 0.000 CPU FITO N/A

Fund Facts

Asset Class: Global Real Estate

APIR: ETL0460AU

ASRN: 609 038 600

PDS Date: 18 March 2016

Suggested investment period: 5 - 7 years

Income Distribution: Annually as at 30 June

Redemptions: N/A

Wrap Access: BT Wrap and others. Please speak with Spire regarding platform availability

Applications: closed to new investment

Investment Partner: Bridge Investment Group

Spire USA ROC II Fund (AUD)

THE FUND IS CLOSED TO NEW INVESTMENT.

The Fund acts as an Australian feeder fund into the assets of Real Estate Opportunity Capital Fund, LP (“ROC II”). ROC II is a US$2.1 billion “buy, fix, sell” private equity real estate fund, investing in value-add US multifamily apartment communities and office buildings, which are generally acquired opportunistically from distressed sellers or Mortgagees in Possession.

The Fund owns a 5.88% share of a diversified portfolio of ‘value-add’ real estate assets across the US. As at the date of this update, the ROC II portfolio had invested in 52 multifamily apartment communities and 9 office buildings, and of these 11 have now been sold at an average 22.2% net IRR and 1.38x multiple on invested equity. US$1.9 billion in assets remain, which will also be progressively sold down during the ‘harvest period’ as each asset’s value has been maximised and stabilised.

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned 5 April 2013) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (as defined by the Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or a related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessment’s and at http://www.zenithpartners. com.au/ RegulatoryGuidelines.

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  Net
Quarterly Performance as at 31 March 2019
Performance rolling 3 months: -3.88%
Performance rolling 6 months: -4.17%
Performance rolling 12 months: -8.78%
Since inception 72.93%
Since inception p.a. 10.00% p.a.
Date: Unit Price Net Monthly Return
31 March 2019 $0.0966 -3.88%
31 December 2018 $0.1005 1.01%
30 November 2018 $0.0995 -2.55%
31 October 2018 $0.1021 1.29%
30 September 2018 $0.1008 -0.10%
31 August 2018 $0.1009 1.82%
31 July 2018 $0.0991 -0.80%
30 June 2018 (EX) $0.0999 -7.00%
30 June 2018 (CUM) $0.3748 -7.00%
31 May 2018 $0.4030 -0.20%
30 April 2018 $0.4038 1.64%
31 March 2018 $0.3973 1.04%
28 February 2018 $0.3932 3.88%
31 January 2018 $0.3785 -1.15%
31 December 2017 $0.3829 -2.94%
30 November 2017 $0.3945 2.63%
31 October 2017 $0.3844 2.29%
30 September 2017 $0.3758 0.91%
31 August 2017 $0.3724 3.10%
31 July 2017 $0.3612 -3.65%
30 June 2017 $0.3749 (EX) 2.50%
30 June 2017 $1.3686 (CUM) 2.52%
31 May 2017 $1.3963 2.50%
30 April 2017 $1.3622 1.98%
31 March 2017 $1.3358 0.82%
28 February 2017 $1.3249 -1.30%
31 January 2017 $1.3424 -4.67%
31 December 2016 $1.4082 3.92%
30 November 2016 $1.3551 2.91%
31 October 2016 $1.3168 0.49%
30 September 2016 $1.3104 -1.83%
31 August 2016 $1.3348 6.33%
31 July 2016 $1.2554 -2.04%
30 June 2016 $1.2815 (EX) -1.59%
30 June 2016 $1.5647 (CUM) -1.59%
31 May 2016 $1.5901 6.31%
30 April 2016 $1.4957 -4.21%
31 March 2016 $1.4847 -3.94%
29 February 2016 $1.5456 -1.01%
31 January 2016 $1.5614 2.81%
31 December 2015 $1.5187 -0.45%
30 November 2015 $1.5255 -1.59%
31 October 2015 $1.5501 -1.61%
30 September 2015 $1.5754 -7.30%
31 August 2015 $1.6994 9.52%
31 July 2015 $1.5517 4.78%
30 June 2015 (CUM) $1.5502 -0.43%
31 May 2015 $1.5569 7.188%
30 April 2015 $1.4525 -3.1731%
31 March 2015 $1.5001 15.13%
28 February 2015 $1.3030 -0.59%
31 January 2015 $1.3107 4.99%
31 December 2014 $1.2484 4.22%
30 November 2014 $1.1979 4.60%
31 October 2014 $1.1452 -0.50%
30 September 2014 $1.1509 6.10%
31 August 2014 $1.0847 0.17%
31 July 2014 $1.0829 0.13%
30 June 2014 (ex Div) $1.1060 -1.55%
31 May 2014 $1.1234 -0.44%
30 April 2014 $1.1284 -0.01%
31 March 2014 $1.1285 -5.56%
28 February 2014 $1.1949 -3.14%
31 January 2014 $1.2336 2.19%
31 December 2013 $1.2080 3.99%
30 November 2013 $1.1617 8.18%
31 October 2013 $1.0739 10.325%
30 September 2013 $0.9734 -3.50%
31 August 2013 $1.0087 6.012%

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30 June 2017 114.8244 CPU inc 15.4574 CPU FITO N/A
30 June 2016 29.0584 CPU inc 0.7398 CPU FITO N/A
30 June 2015 7.4138 CPU inc 0.483 CPU FITO N/A
30 June 2014 1.5362 CPU inc 0.3890 CPU FITO N/A

Fund Facts

Asset Class: Global Real Estate

APIR: ETL04371AU

ASRN: 162 507 020

PDS Date: 5 April 2013

Suggested investment period: At least 7 years

Income Distribution: Annual as at 30 June

Redemptions: N/A Closed Ended

Wrap Access: Available on BT Wrap and Asgard

Applications: closed to new investment

Investment Partner: Bridge Investment Group

Spire USA ROC Seniors Housing and Medical Properties Fund II

THE FUND IS CLOSED TO NEW INVESTMENT.

Spire has again partnered with US based Bridge Investment Group LLC, to provide Australian investors with the ability to access income and growth via an investment in the US Senior Housing and Medical Properties market.

Spire USA ROC Senior Housing and Medical Properties Fund II, will operate as a feeder fund to the underlying US investments sourced and managed by Spire’s US real estate partner, Bridge Investment Group  LLC.

The Fund acts as an Australian feeder fund into the assets of Bridge Seniors Housing and Medical Properties Fund II, LP (“Bridge Seniors II”). Bridge Seniors II is a “buy, fix, sell” private equity real estate fund, investing in income producing and value-add US seniors housing and medical office properties.

The Fund intends to provide investors with meaningful and consistent Current Income paid on an annual basis and the potential for strong capital appreciation and attractive risk-adjusted returns by investing in select Seniors Housing properties located throughout the US. The Fund will focus on independent living (“IL”), assisted living (“AL”) and memory care (“MC”) facilities, although the portfolio may also include skilled nursing facilities (“SNF”) and continuing care retirement communities (“CCRC”). The Fund also intends to opportunistically invest in select medical office and other healthcare-related properties which represent exceptional value.

Following the Investment Period, an exit strategy will be executed, which may include an IPO or trade sale of the portfolio.

Bridge Seniors II will acquire assets that will benefit from what is being called the “Silver Tsunami’ – the US ageing population demographic, in which over 10,000 people per day are turning 65.

Each asset acquired will have a value-add strategy which will be implemented to increase the property’s cash flow and total return. In many cases this will involve increasing the number of Memory Care beds in a facility. Memory Care is a relatively new specialist sector and asset class within the US senior housing market, which provides specialist accommodation and care programs for residents afflicted with dementia; the leading cause of which is Alzheimer’s disease.

Currently in the US, there are over 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s and someone develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds. Yet there are only 35,000 Memory Care beds available. Accordingly, most Memory Care facilities are 100% occupied – with waiting lists.

Following the amalgamation of the portfolio during the Fund’s Investment Period, Bridge will asses the method and timing of the most profitable exit strategy for the portfolio. It is expected that this exit strategy will seek to exploit the pricing differences between the private markets and the public markets, via a portfolio or portfolio sales to publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), or via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the portfolio as a new REIT. Alternatively individual assets may be sold when value has been maximised.

The Bridge  team behind the underlying Bridge Seniors II program, concluded a similar strategy in 2006 via the sale of a US$5 Billion portfolio of US Senior Housing properties to a publicly traded REIT, generating a portfolio Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 33% (p.a.).

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned February 2017) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only.  This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual and is subject to change at any time without prior notice.  It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s).  Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs.  Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website.  Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments.  Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and athttp://www.zenithpartners.com.au/RegulatoryGuidelines

Ordinary Units

  Net
1 Month as at 30 April 2019 0.84%
Rolling 3 Months 1.69%
Rolling 6 Months -0.87%
Rolling 12 Months 4.45%
Since Inception 0.82%
Since Inception p.a. 0.38% p.a.
Date: Unit Price Net Monthly Return
30 April 2019 $1.3260 0.84%
31 March 2019 $1.3149 -1.55%
28 February 2019 $1.3356 2.42%
31 January 2019 $1.3040 -3.51%
31 December 2018 $1.3514 3.79%
30 November 2018 $1.3021 -2.65%
31 October 2018 $1.3376 2.02%
30 September 2018 $1.3111 -0.16%
31 August 2018 $1.3132 2.00%
31 July 2018 $1.2874 -0.67%
30 June 2018 (EX) $1.2961 2.32%
30 June 2018 (CUM) $1.3028 2.32%
31 May 2018 $1.2732 -0.23%
30 April 2018 $1.2761 1.54%
31 March 2018 $1.2567 -0.19%
28 February 2018 $1.2591 3.82%
31 January 2018 $1.2128 -3.45%
31 December 2017 $1.2561 -3.00%
30 November 2017 $1.2949 -0.71%
31 October 2017 $1.3042 N/A - FX only
29 September 2017 $1.2745 N/A - FX only
31 August 2017 $1.2608 N/A - FX only
31 July 2017 $1.2526 N/A - FX only
30 June 2017 $1.3037 N/A - FX only
31 May 2017 $1.3433 N/A - FX only
28 April 2017 $1.3372 N/A - FX only
31 March 2017 $1.3109 N/A - FX only
Period To Distribution Amount (cents per unit) Reinvestment price ($) Distribution Component Information
30 June 2018 N/A

Fund Facts

Asset Class: Global Real Estate

APIR: ETL1507AU

ASRN: 616 633 357

PDS Date: 17 February 2017

Suggested investment period: 5-7 years

Income Distribution: Annual as at 30 June

Redemptions: N/A - The Fund is Closed Ended

Wrap Access: Bt Wrap, Asgard, Colonial First State. Others - asks Spire for details.

Applications: closed to new investment

Investment Partner: Bridge Investment Group

Spire USA ROC Seniors Housing and Medical Properties Fund (AUD)

THE FUND IS CLOSED TO NEW INVESTMENT.

Spire’s second Fund has again partnered with US based Bridge Investment Group Partners, LLC, to provide Australian investors with the ability to access income and growth via an investment in the US Senior Housing and Medical Properties market.

Like Spire’s inaugural “ROC II” Fund, Spire USA ROC Senior Housing and Medical Properties Fund (AUD), will operate as a feeder fund to the underlying US investments sourced and managed by Spire’s US real estate partner, Bridge Investment Group Partners, LLC.

The Fund acts as an Australian feeder fund into the assets of ROC Seniors Housing and Medical Properties Fund, LP (“ROC Seniors”). ROC Seniors is a “buy, fix, sell” private equity real estate fund, investing in income producing and value-add US seniors housing and medical office properties.

The Fund owns a proportionate share of a current diversified portfolio of 50 separate real estate assets across the US, which have been acquired for approximately US$1.5 billion.

During ROC Senior’s 4 year Investment Period, the portfolio is expected to grow to US$2 billion in income generating assets.

Following the Investment Period, an exit strategy will be executed, which may include an IPO or trade sale of the portfolio.

The Fund will acquire assets that will benefit from what is being called the “Silver Tsunami’ – the US ageing population demographic, in which over 10,000 people per day are turning 65.

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Each asset acquired will have a value-add strategy which will be implemented to increase the property’s cash flow and total return. In many cases this will involve increasing the number of Memory Care beds in a facility. Memory Care is a relatively new specialist sector and asset class within the US senior housing market, which provides specialist accommodation and care programs for residents afflicted with dementia; the leading cause of which is Alzheimer’s disease.

Currently in the US, there are over 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s and someone develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds. Yet there are only 35,000 Memory Care beds available. Accordingly, most Memory Care facilities are 100% occupied – with waiting lists.

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Following the amalgamation of the portfolio during the Fund’s Investment Period, Bridge will asses the method and timing of the most profitable exit strategy for the portfolio. It is expected that this exit strategy will seek to exploit the pricing differences between the private markets and the public markets, via a portfolio or portfolio sales to publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), or via an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the portfolio as a new REIT. Alternatively individual assets may be sold when value has been maximised.

The Bridge Investment and Asset Management team behind the underlying ROC Seniors program, concluded a similar strategy in 2006 via the sale of a US$5 Billion portfolio of US Senior Housing properties to a publicly traded REIT, generating a portfolio Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 33% (p.a.).

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned 20 May 2014) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (as defined by the Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or a related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessment’s and at http://www.zenithpartners. com.au/ RegulatoryGuidelines.

Ordinary Units

  Net
1 month as at 30 April 2019 0.86%
Rolling 3 months 4.27%
Rolling 6 months 2.46%
Rolling 12 months 12.33%
Since Inception 47.77%
Since Inception p.a. 8.42% p.a.
Date: Unit Price Net Monthly Return
30 April 2019 $1.3622 0.86%
31 March 2019 $1.3506 0.93%
28 February 2019 $1.3381 2.43%
31 January 2019 $1.3064 -3.50%
31 December 2018 $1.3538 3.58%
30 November 2018 $1.3070 -1.69%
31 October 2018 $1.3295 2.01%
30 September 2018 $1.3033 -0.18%
31 August 2018 $1.3057 6.95%
31 July 2018 $1.2209 -0.76%
30 June 2018 (EX) $1.2302 2.34%
30 June 2018 (CUM) $1.3096 2.34%
31 May 2018 $1.2797 -0.88
30 April 2018 $1.2910 1.57%
31 March 2018 $1.2711 3.86%
28 February 2018 $1.2239 3.84%
31 January 2018 $1.1786 -2.83%
31 December 2017 $1.2129 -3.08%
30 November 2017 $1.2515 3.17%
31 October 2017 $1.2131 2.26%
30 September 2017 $1.1863 0.84%
31 August 2017 $1.1764 1.97%
31 July 2017 $1.1537 -3.95
30 June 2017 $1.2012 (EX) -3.07
30 June 2017 $1.2187 (CUM) -3.07
31 May 2017 $1.2573 2.81%
30 April 2017 $1.2229 1.78%
31 March 2017 $1.2015 3.90%
28 February 2017 $1.1564 -1.35%
31 January 2017 $1.1722 -4.66%
31 December 2016 $1.2295 1.97%
30 November 2016 $1.2058 6.31%
31 October 2016 $1.1342 0.47%
30 September 2016 $1.1289 -1.83%
31 August 2016 $1.1500 0.59%
31 July 2016 $1.1433 -2.10%
30 June 2016 $1.1678 (EX) -2.80%
30 June 2016 $1.1729 (CUM) -2.80%
31 May 2016 $1.2067 5.74%
30 April 2016 $1.1412 0.71%
31 March 2016 $1.1331 -6.15%
29 February 2016 $1.2073 -1.08%
31 January 2016 $1.2205 2.78%
31 December 2015 $1.1875 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
30 November 2015 $1.2584 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 October 2015 $1.2654 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
30 September 2015 $1.2869 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 August 2015 $1.2605 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 July 2015 $1.2397 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
30 June 2015 $1.2146 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 May 2015 $1.2204 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
30 April 2015 $1.1686 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 March 2015 $1.2217 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
28 February 2015 $1.1982 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 January 2015 $1.2001 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 December 2014 $1.1453 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
30 November 2014 $1.0996 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 October 2014 $1.0638 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
30 September 2014 $1.0731 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 August 2014 $1.0073 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
31 July 2014 $1.0096 FX ONLY - CAPITAL RAISING PERIOD
30 June 2014 $1.000 N/A - FX ONLY

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Fund Facts

Asset Class: Global Real Estate

APIR: ETL0412AU

ASRN: 162 507 020

PDS Date: 20 May 2014

Suggested investment period: At least 7 years

Income Distribution: Annual as at 30 June

Redemptions: N/A Closed Ended

Wrap Access: Available on BT Wrap, Asgard and others

Applications: closed to new investment

Investment Partner: Bridge Investment Group

Spire Wholesale Alternative Income Fund No.1 (AUD)

THE FUND IS CLOSED TO NEW INVESTMENT.

This Fund is available to Wholesale Clients only and is a partnership between Spire and its long-time U.S. real estate investment partner Bridge Investment Group Partners, LLC.

The Fund is a private debt fund and aims to generate a total return (IRR) of 11-13% p.a. from investing in  loans backed by U.S. multifamily apartment communities and other commercial real estate. The loans will either be originated by Freddie Mac Multifamily or Bridge directly.

Ordinary Units

  Net
Quarterly Performance as at 31 March 2019
3 Months 0.67%
6 Months -1.12%
1 Year 11.71%
Since inception 23.44%
Since inception (% p.a) 6.49%
Date: Unit Price Net Monthly Return
31 March 2019 (EX) $0.4538 0.67%
31 March 2019 (CUM) $0.4639 0.67%
31 December 2018 (EX) $0.4608 -1.78%
31 December 2018 (CUM) $0.6013 -1.78%
30 September 2018 (EX) $0.6122 9.18%
30 September 2018 (CUM) $0.6529 9.18%
30 June 2018 (EX) $0.5980 3.47%
30 June 2018 (CUM) $0.6649 3.47%
31 March 2018 (EX) $0.6426 6.15%
31 March 2018 (CUM) $0.8878 6.15%
31 December 2017 (EX) $0.8634 2.70%
31 December 2017 (CUM) $0.8673 2.70%
30 September 2017 $0.8445 -2.01%
30 June 2017 $0.9798 1.16%
31 March 2017 $0.9686 -3.78
31 December 2016 $1.01 7.14%
30 September 2016 (CUM) $0.9396 -5.53%
30 June 2016 (CUM) $1.0501 11.82%
30 June 2016 (EX) $0.9946 11.82%
30 March 2016 $0.9391 -5.19%
31 December 2015 $0.9906 -0.94%
Issue (November 2015) $1.00
Period To Distribution Amount (cents per unit) Reinvestment price ($) Distribution Component Information
31 March 2019 1.006 CPU N/A
31 December 2018 14.05 CPU N/A
30 September 2018 4.07 CPU N/A
30 June 2018 6.69 CPU N/A
31 March 2018 24.52 CPU N/A
31 December 2017 3.10 CPU N/A
30 June 2017 12.0004 CPU inc 0.2029 CPU FITO N/A
30 June 2016 5.5558 CPU N/A

Fund Facts

Asset Class: Private Debt

APIR: SPI0001AU

ASRN: Not yet available

PDS Date: Information Memorandum 9 November 2015

Suggested investment period: 7 years

Income Distribution: Annual as at 30 June

Redemptions: Not available

Wrap Access: Nil

Applications: closed to new investment

Investment Partner: Bridge Investment Group

Funds in development

Spire USA Multifamily Fund IV (AUD) – NOW AVAILABLE

Now open to Investment. Wholesale Investors only.

BACKGROUND

The term ‘multifamily’ is one that may be unfamiliar to many Australian investors, quite simply because it is an asset class that does not yet exist in Australia. Multifamily describes an apartment complex or community, where all of the occupants are tenants, i.e. there are no owner-occupiers. The property is owned in whole by a single owner, often an institutional investor or family office. These can be large assets, providing between 300 and over 1,200 rental units in a single property. They can either be ‘downtown’ high-rise, or suburban low-rise, gated, ‘garden-style’ communities. Larger assets employ on-site property and leasing managers with 24/7 on-site security. Leases are for 12 months, although many tenants stay for much longer periods – from years to decades. Investors like the shorter term leases in multifamily, as it allows quicker access to market increases than other property types.

Approximately 35% of US households are ‘renters’ and over the past 30-years, the multifamily market has grown to the point where it is the dominant provider of residential rental accommodation in the US. New household formation, immigration, a transient US workforce, and – increasingly – downsizing seniors, are all important demand drivers.

Multifamily has also grown to become the second largest commercial property asset class in the US, second only behind the commercial office market. The US multifamily market has deep liquidity, with over US$170 billion in assets traded during 2018. This liquidity is supported by many different lenders, from national and regional banks, to the largest lender in the sector – Freddie Mac – which underwrote and securitised US$78 billion of multifamily loans during 2018.

Passive, yield-focused investors in multifamily are attracted by the low volatile nature of the income streams that stabilised (i.e fully leased at market rates), well managed multifamily apartment communities generate. A multifamily community with 1,000 tenants provides much less vacancy risk and rental volatility than a commercial office or industrial property of the same leasable area, which may only have a handful of tenants. As such, multifamily has been called the ‘gold standard’ for institutional property investors since the GFC.

This low-risk profile of multifamily is particularly the case with Class-B multifamily properties, as evidenced by the Fund’s US Investment Manager, Bridge Investment Group’s experience with its portfolio of circa 9,000 Class-B units during the Global Financial Crisis. Their experience was an initial GFC induced fall in Net Operating Income (NOI) of 3%, but recovery into positive territory within 12-months as housing affordability became paramount. Over the past decade, national multifamily vacancy rates have fallen to below 5%, and rents for ‘Class-B’ assets – where the fund will focus – and have been increasing between 4% and 5% per annum. In addition, most new supply has been in ‘Class-A’ product, which needs to achieve much higher rents (often 3 to 4 times higher), than Class-B, due to their higher land and construction costs. There is negligible new supply of Class-B product. Also, value-add Class-B multifamily assets, can be acquired at significant discounts to replacement cost, sometimes in the order of 50%. This provides substantial pricing power relative to Class-A and caters to a much broader target market. These are the reasons that Class-B remains the ‘smart’ choice in US multifamily investing.

OVERVIEW

Spire USA Multifamily Fund IV (AUD) (‘the Fund’) acts as a wholesale Australian feeder fund into the strategy and assets of Bridge Multifamily Fund IV LP (“BMF IV”); a Private Equity Real Estate fund. BMF IV is targeting US$750 million in equity via its capital raise. A Hard Cap of US$1 billion is likely to be determined.

The Investment Manager for the underlying fund is Bridge Investment Group LLC. Bridge is a specialist US real estate funds manager with over US$15 billion in assets under management. Bridge is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices in New York, San Francisco and Orlando. Over the last 24 years Bridge has invested, managed and sold several billion dollars of property assets across all segments of the market. Bridge has a strong operating and property management platform, comprising over 1,000 management, leasing and facilities employees across the 30 states in which assets are owned.

BMF IV will essentially create stabilised multifamily investments for passive, ‘buy & hold’, often institutional, investors to acquire via a competitive process, either individually or as part of a portfolio. BMF IV will be a ‘manufacturer’ of institutional grade assets, on a ‘buy, fix & sell’ basis in order to identify, unlock and return added value to investors. Typically (as the following case Study shows) the strategy will be executed by acquiring a 1980s or 1990s vintage B-grade, suburban garden style asset, which is tired and under ammenitised, and is therefore leased at rentals below the current market for fresher product with better ammenities.

Bridge will implement a business plan which will involve a capital expenditure program to refresh and ammenitise the asset, and then drive a new leasing and renewal strategy at the higher market rents now unlocked as a result of the repositioning of the asset within its market. When it has stabilised the asset (typically 93%+ occupancy at market) and added full value, Bridge will then seek to sell the asset via a competitive process.

BMF IV may also develop new assets (5-10% of the portfolio).

The targeted IRR on invested capital for BMF IV is 12-14% net (USD denominated).

HOW THE FUND INVESTS

The Fund will commit, as a single Limited Partner, capital into the underlying fund progressively during the capital raising period, which is expected to run through until the end of Q3 2019. By doing so, the Fund will acquire a proportionate interest in the underlying funds’ assets, at the original cost of those investments. The Fund will also pay an equalisation premium (estimated at between 2-4%), which is paid to earlier Limited Partners to compensate them for their dilution in the current portfolio.

The underlying fund, BMF IV, will continue to raise committed capital during its capital raising period, which will run between 12 and 18 months from its first close, depending upon if and when BMF IV reaches its target or hard cap. The underlying fund will also continue to invest committed equity during its 3 year (from first close) Investment Period. Following the Investment Period, the underlying fund will have a Harvest Period of up to 5 years*, during which time it will sell assets which have completed their value-add plan, and are thus considered stabilised. During the Investment Period rental income will be distributed to investors on a six-monthly basis as at 30 June and 31 December. During the Harvest Period, income from rentals and profits from sale, together with original capital, will be distributed to investors on the same six-monthly basis.

* The Harvest Period contains a 1+1 year extension provision which may be exercised at the discretion of the Investment Manager.

THE INITIAL PORTFOLIO (AS AT DECEMBER 2018)

BMF IV currently has 16 value-add multifamily assets already acquired or under contract at a total purchase price of approximately US$916 million. These are summarised below. If the targeted equity raise of US$750 – $1,0000 million is achieved, then Spire would expect a total portfolio size of 50 – 60 assets with a total purchase price of circa US$2.5 billion.

The Zenith Investment Partners (“Zenith”) Australian Financial Services License No. 226872 rating (assigned 16 May 2019) referred to in this document is limited to “General Advice” (as defined by the Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenith website. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or a related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessment’s and at http://www.zenithpartners. com.au/ RegulatoryGuidelines.

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Fund Facts

Asset Class: Global Real Estate

APIR: SPI1337AU

ASRN: N/A

PDS Date: Now available via Information Memorandum to wholesale investors only

Suggested investment period: 5-7 years

Income Distribution: Biannually as at 30 June and 31 December

Redemptions: Nil - Closed-ended fund

Wrap Access: TBA

Applications: in development

Investment Partner: Bridge Investment Group

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