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EMAX July Monthly Report & Update

Overview
  • July was a particularly strong month for credit, with credit spreads driving fund performance. Financial spreads continued to outperform spreads in the non-financial sectors.
  • In the financial sector, strong earnings and a weaker starting point for spreads from offshore banks saw these names outperform their domestic counterparts. Nonetheless, Australian bank senior spreads are now at post-GFC time tights (41bp over swap, on average).
  • The investor reach for yield did not stop at credit markets. Duration was also in demand, with the yield curve flattening despite the government bond market digesting $42bn of supply.
  • Overlay strategies added value across both currencies (e.g. long EURUSD), and rates (e.g. long Italy rates, long US inflation).
Performance
Month (%)Quarter (%)1 Year (% p.a.)Since Inception* (%)
eInvest Income Maximiser Fund (EMAX)1.271.75--3.49
Daintree High Income Trust1.271.47-1.611.68
RBA Cash Rate0.020.060.600.32
Excess Return1.251.69-2.21-3.81

^Inception date for EMAX was 22 November 2019 and inception date for the underlying Daintree High Income Trust was 1 November 2018. Excess Return since inception is measured on the Daintree High Income 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 High 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

Performance

EMAX Fund and Investment Objective 

EMAX is an absolute return bond strategy. The Fund 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.

EMAX aims to provide investors with a monthly income stream over the medium term by investing in a diversified portfolio of credit fixed income securities and cash that exceeds the RBA Cash Rate (after fees) by 3-4% over a market cycle.

Key Statistics  
  • Modified duration: 1.59
  • Portfolio Yield: 4.58
  • Average Credit Quality: BBB+
  • Management Cost: 0.65% (incl of GST and RITC)
  • Inception Date: 22 November 2019
  • EMAX paid a distribution of $0.092 dollars per unit in July 2020

To read more about eInvest Income Maximiser Fund (Managed Fund) Code: EMAX, 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.