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    ECAS January Monthly Report & Update

    Overview
    • January 2020 marked a reversal of December 2019, with interest rates falling significantly as a result of risk-off sentiment
    • The coronavirus-related fall in markets (and related good performance of defensive assets) may be a continuing theme over the next month or two
    • ECAS underperformed very slighlty on the month as credit spreads moved a little wider
    Performance
    Month (%)Quarter (%)1 Year (% p.a.)Since Inception* (%)
    eInvest Cash Booster Fund (ECAS)0.046--0.196
    RBA Cash Rate0.064-0.167
    Excess Return-0.018--0.029

    ^Inception date for the eInvest Cash Booster Fund was 12 November 2019. Performance shown above are net of fees. Fund returns are calculated using net asset value per unit of the underlying fund at the start and end of the specified period and do not reflect the brokerage or the bid/ask spread that investors incur when buying and selling 

    Performance

    ECAS Fund and Investment Objective 

    ECAS is an alternative to term deposit investments and provides investors with regular monthly income. ECAS invests in APRA regulated Authorised Deposit Taking Institutions as well as a range of high quality, investment-grade bonds and floating rate notes.

    ECAS aims to provide investors a high level of capital stability over the short term, by investing in a diversified portfolio of cash and short-term money market and fixed income securities, and to provide a total return (after fees) that exceeds the RBA Cash Rate by 50 basis points measured annually.

    Key Statistics  
    • Modified duration: 0.26
    • Portfolio Yield: 1.09
    • Average Credit Quality: A-
    • Management Cost: 0.15% (incl of GST and RITC)
    • Inception Date: 12 November 2019
    • Monthly Cash Income: ECAS had a distribution of $0.050cpu in January 2020

     

    To read more about eInvest Cash Booster Fund (Managed Fund) Code: ECAS, click here.

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    Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Please read the PDS prior to investing. This information is general in nature and is subject to the terms and conditions outlined here.