Launch Series 21 – (US Tech)

Sequoia Launch Series 21

The Units in Series 21 give investors exposure to the US tech sector as measured by US listed ETF, Technology Select Sector SPDR® Fund (the “Reference Asset”).

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Series 21 Key Features:

  • Two potential Performance Coupons of up to 9%* each, at the end of Year 1 & Year 2, plus the potential for an uncapped Final Coupon
  • 100% Limited Recourse loan with interest rates of 5.95%
  • No margin calls
  • SMSF’s are eligible
  • A variable participation rate mechanism designed to manage market risk associated with the performance of the Reference Asset.



To find out more, and to download a copy of the Term sheet PDS and Master PDS, please click on the links below

Initial Strategy Value


31 March 2016

29 April 2016

31 May 2016

Initial Strategy Value

Initial Strategy Value





Launch Series 21 (US Tech) Performance

DateIndicative Strategy ValueIndicative Unit Value* Gross Performance
31 May 201699.62$1.01451.45%
30 Jun 201697.41$1.0000-0.80%
29 Jul 2016103.65$1.05555.55%
30 Aug 2016104.89$1.06816.81%
30-Mar-2017Coupon Paid10% Gross10.08% AUD Net
30-Mar-18Coupon Paid10% Gross9.9452% AUD Net
31-Mar-18141.55$1.24 44.14%
30-Apr-18141.83$1.24 44.45%

* Unit Value: Investors please note this is a theoretical investment maturity value. This investment is designed to be held to maturity. Any investors seeking to redeem prior to maturity may recieve an amount significantly different to the Indicative Unit Value stated

Key Risks

  • Your return (including any Coupons) is affected by the performance of the Reference Asset (Technology Select Sector SPDR® Fund). There is no guarantee that the Reference Asset will perform well.
  • Coupons are subject to movements in the AUD/USD exchange rate;
  • The Units have varying levels of exposure to the Reference Asset depending on volatility due to the variable Participation Rate. It operates by varying the exposure that the Units will have to the Reference Asset depending on the Realised Volatility of the Technology Select Sector SPDR® Fund and the Target Volatility. There is the risk that the Participation Rate could drop to significantly below 100% during the Investment Term in which case Investors will not gain the full benefits of an increase of the value of the Reference Asset.
  • Investors should note that there is a lag in measuring the Realised Volatility of the Reference Asset . This means that where there has been a period of high Realised Volatility, the Investor’s exposure to the Reference Asset will be low, regardless of whether the Reference Asset is performing positively or negatively
  • There will be no Performance Coupons payable if the performance of the Strategy Value is negative at a Coupon Determination Date.
  • The two potential Performance Coupons and the Final Coupon are determined by reference to the Initial Strategy Value and Final Strategy Value. The Final Strategy Value is subject to averaging. Averaging may decrease the impact of an increase in the Reference Asset during the Investment Term.
  • There is no guarantee that the Units will generate returns in excess of the Prepaid Interest and Fees, during the Investment Term. Additionally, in the event of an Investor requested Issuer Buy-Back, Early Maturity Event, or if you elect Annual Walkaway Option to repay your Loan before the Maturity Date, you will not receive a refund of your Prepaid Interest or Fees
  • Gains (and losses) may be magnified by the use of a 100% Loan. However, note that the Loan is a limited recourse Loan, so you will never be required to pay more than the Prepaid Interest Amount and Fees at Commencement.

Please refer to Section 2 “Risks” of the Master PDS for more information.

Units in Sequoia Launch Units – Series 19, 20 & 21  are issued by Sequoia Specialist Investments Pty Ltd (ACN ) (the “Issuer”) and arranged by Sequoia Asset Management Pty Ltd (ACN , AFSL 341506)(the “Arranger”). Investments in the Sequoia Launch Units – Series 19, 20 & 21can only be made by completing an Application Form attached to the Term Sheet Product Disclosure Statement (“TSPDS”), after reading the Master PDS dated 10 June 2015 and submitting it to Sequoia. A copy of the PDS can be obtained by contacting Sequoia Asset Management on or contacting your financial adviser. You should consider the Term Sheet & Master PDS’ before deciding whether to invest in Units in Sequoia Launch Units – Series 19, 20 & 21. Capitalised terms on the webpage have the meaning given to them in Section 10 “Definitions” of the Master PDS.