The Magellan Financial Group Ltd (ASX: MFG) share price could be a mover today after revealing its May 2019 funds under management.
Magellan is a funds management business that largely invests in international shares like Facebook and Visa. It was set up in 2006 by Hamish Douglass and Chris Mackay. Since inception, Magellan claims it has been one of the most consistent market outperformers after fees. It now manages well over $80 billion of funds on behalf of investors.
Magellan’s May 2019 Funds Under Management
Magellan reported to investors this morning that at the end of May 2019 the internationally focused fund manager had a total of $82.76 billion of funds under management (FUM).
The $82.76 billion FUM figure was a decline of $473 million from the $83.23 billion FUM at the end of April 2019. During May, Magellan had an additional $264 million of new money invested into its strategies.
Knowing how much Magellan manages is important for investors to know because a lot of its revenue and profit is derived from management fees. Magellan also can generate outperformance fees, but that isn’t included in these monthly updates.
There are three elements to Magellan’s update. The global shares FUM that Magellan manages decreased to $60.71 billion from $62.38 billion. However, the infrastracture strategy FUM increased to $14.6 billion from $13.53 billion and the Australian shares strategy FUM increased to $7.44 billion from $7.32 billion.
Why Is Magellan So Attractive To Australian Investors?
Australians want diversification away from the typical names like Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS), Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) and Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW).
Investors can see the global growth being generated by Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook, which seems more attractive than the Australian domestic players.
Magellan’s Global Fund has generated an average return per year of 17.3% over the past seven years, which is quite impressive.
Are Magellan Shares A Buy?
However, with the share price up 94% over the past year I think there might be a bit too much excitement surrounding the Magellan valuation at the moment.
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