- February saw Australian 10-year bond yields rise by 78 basis points, the largest move higher since June 1994. This saw many fixed income products perform poorly, and the low duration stance of the Daintree funds amid the exceptionally low yield environment of the last several months proved prescient.
- Credit market performance was mixed. Spreads tightened in residential mortgage-backed securities and major bank Tier 2 (by 8 basis points and 12 basis points respectively), but spreads in industrial sectors widened.
- Our overlay added value for the month, driven by a yield curve steepening position.
|Month (%)||Quarter (%)||1 Year (%)||Since Inception* (% p.a.)|
|eInvest Core Income Fund (ECOR)||0.05||0.47||1.83||2.05|
|Daintree Core Income Trust||0.06||0.48||1.74||3.00|
|RBA Cash Rate||0.01||0.02||0.22||0.33|
^ Inception date for ECOR was 22 November 2019 and inception date for the underlying Daintree Core Income Trust was 1 July 2017. Excess Return since inception is measured on the Daintree Trust. Performance shown above are net of fees. To give a long-term view of the fund performance in the asset class, we have shown the returns of the Daintree Core Income Trust. The Trust has identical investments. 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 units on the exchange. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance
ECOR Fund and Investment Objective
ECOR is an absolute return, cash plus, investment grade bond strategy. ECOR is not constrained by any traditional fixed income index, which provides us the flexibility to seek out the best risk adjusted returns available across regions, sectors and securities.
The aim of ECOR is to provide a steady stream of income and capital stability over the medium term by investing in a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities and cash. ECOR seeks to produce a return (net of fees) that exceeds the RBA Cash Rate by 1.50-2.00% p.a. within a cycle
- Modified duration: 0.38
- Portfolio Yield: 1.63
- Average Credit Quality: A
- Management Cost: 0.45% (incl of GST and RITC)
- Inception Date: 22 November 2019
- ECOR paid a distribution of $0.035 dollars per unit in February 2020
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