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    ECAS May Monthly Report & Update

    Overview
    • Risk asset markets continued to perform well in May, despite increasing geopolitical risks. Central bank liquidity, vaccine optimism, and the EU inching towards a more formal fiscal union were instead focal points.
    • Credit spreads were 10-20bp tighter in Australia, with financials outperforming. US markets moved by more than this and higher-beta names continued to lead the way. New deal flow is seeing strong support.
    • Nominal bond yields were little changed, although Australian rates avoided the small sell off seen in the US as the final cost of the JobKeeper allowance was revised substantially lower.
    Performance
    Month (%)Quarter (%)1 Year (% p.a.)Since Inception* (%)
    eInvest Cash Booster Fund (ECAS)0.1160.186-0.467
    RBA Cash Rate0.0210.078-0.304
    Excess Return0.0950.108-0.163

    ^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 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: 0.10
    • Portfolio Yield: 0.88
    • 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 $0.03125cpu in May 2020

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

    Interested in purchasing units in the fund? Contact your financial adviser or simply purchase via your online broker, and as always read the PDS for more information. This can be found 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.