- Both the US presidential election and falling near-term US fiscal stimulus expectations were the main market drivers in October
- A democratic clean sweep was likely to see significantly higher bond yields and stronger risk asset markets, courtesy of expectations for significant US fiscal stimulus. Post-election, US political expectations have coalesced around a status quo outcome, while vaccine expectations have lifted risk asset valuations
- Credit spreads narrowed on the month, despite a late shift to less positive risk sentiment
- Despite a continued push higher in US interest rates, Australian bonds outperformed as markets priced a shift on the part of the RBA to full QE mode\
|Month (%)||Quarter (%)||1 Year (% p.a.)||Since Inception* (%)|
|eInvest Income Maximiser Fund (EMAX)||0.13||0.95||-||-2.57|
|Daintree High Income Trust||0.12||0.92||-2.27||1.93|
|RBA Cash Rate||0.02||0.06||0.43||0.39|
^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
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.
- Modified duration: 1.17
- Portfolio Yield: 4.70
- 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 October 2020
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