Long-Short Credit Strategy

Targets daily liquidity returns in excess of the RBA cash rate plus 4% to 6% pa net of fees with near-zero interest rate duration risk and an average A rating

Overview

The Smarter Money Long-Short Credit Fund (LSCF) harnesses CCI’s 26 person team (as at April 2021) to actively exploit mispricings in global cash and bond markets to generate daily liquidity returns that exceed a target of the RBA cash rate plus 4% to 6% pa after all fees with an average A credit rating and near-zero interest rate duration risk. 

Since inception LSCF has outperformed the HFRI Credit Hedge Fund and the Bloomberg Credit Hedge Fund Indices net of fees, and ranks as the No.1 strategy in Mercer’s short duration credit universe over the last 1, 2 and 3 years as at March 2021.

LSCF is a daily liquidity solution that invests in cash and fixed-income assets that are hedged to a floating-rate (ie, not fixed-rate) exposure that means it has near-zero interest rate (duration) risk. 

LSCF is typically placed in the “unconstrained fixed-income”, “high yield”, or “defensive alternative” universes.

LSCF is an absolute return fixed-income strategy focused on exploiting typically long and, more opportunistically, short mispricings in credit markets. It targets volatility of less than 5% pa, which it has historically delivered.

LSCF aims to generate alpha that has low-to-no correlation with equities, fixed-rate bonds and property markets, from relatively low-risk and liquid investments identified through the portfolio managers’ proven active asset-selection process. LSCF also targets reliably distributing strong quarterly income.

The ability to go long or short, either directly or through using derivatives, means LSCF can profit from bond price rises and price falls. Going long or short can also result in LSCF being leveraged.

Investments

LSCF actively invests in a portfolio of Australian cash securities, bonds and hybrids with a target dollar-weighted average credit rating in the “A” band. LSCF does not invest in fixed-rate bonds (unless interest rate risk is hedged out). LSCF is permitted to use leverage to enhance alpha (or capital gains). 

Applying a diverse array of quantitative asset pricing techniques, LSCF’s portfolio managers add-value through very actively exploiting bond mispricings that seek to generate capital gains over and above the yield provided by the underlying fixed-income assets.

Risks

The Fund is not a bank deposit. 

It is a managed investment scheme registered and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

All investments carry risks, including that the value of investments may vary, future returns may differ from past returns, and that your capital is not guaranteed. The Fund can take long and short positions, borrow and use derivatives, meaning the Fund is geared (or leveraged). Leverage can amplify gains and also amplify losses. 

To understand the Fund’s risks better, please refer to the detailed “Risks” section in the PDS.

Ratings

LSCF is listed on numerous investment platforms. It is also rated by many researchers, including Atchison, Foresight Analytics, Lonsec, Mercer & Zenith.
 
Please read more about the ratings and disclaimers here and contact us for a copy of the Lonsec and Zenith reports.

Qualitative

Atchison Consultants Recommended

The Smarter Money Long-Short Credit Fund (LSCF) harnesses CCI’s 26 person team (as at April 2021) to actively exploit mispricings in global cash and bond markets to generate daily liquidity returns that exceed a target of the RBA cash rate plus 4% to 6% pa after all fees with an average A credit rating and near-zero interest rate duration risk. 

Since inception LSCF has outperformed the HFRI Credit Hedge Fund and the Bloomberg Credit Hedge Fund Indices net of fees, and ranks as the No.1 strategy in Mercer’s short duration credit universe over the last 1, 2 and 3 years as at March 2021.

LSCF is a daily liquidity solution that invests in cash and fixed-income assets that are hedged to a floating-rate (ie, not fixed-rate) exposure that means it has near-zero interest rate (duration) risk. 

LSCF is typically placed in the “unconstrained fixed-income”, “high yield”, or “defensive alternative” universes.

LSCF is an absolute return fixed-income strategy focused on exploiting typically long and, more opportunistically, short mispricings in credit markets. It targets volatility of less than 5% pa, which it has historically delivered.

LSCF aims to generate alpha that has low-to-no correlation with equities, fixed-rate bonds and property markets, from relatively low-risk and liquid investments identified through the portfolio managers’ proven active asset-selection process. LSCF also targets reliably distributing strong quarterly income.

The ability to go long or short, either directly or through using derivatives, means LSCF can profit from bond price rises and price falls. Going long or short can also result in LSCF being leveraged.

LSCF actively invests in a portfolio of Australian cash securities, bonds and hybrids with a target dollar-weighted average credit rating in the “A” band. LSCF does not invest in fixed-rate bonds (unless interest rate risk is hedged out). LSCF is permitted to use leverage to enhance alpha (or capital gains). 

Applying a diverse array of quantitative asset pricing techniques, LSCF’s portfolio managers add-value through very actively exploiting bond mispricings that seek to generate capital gains over and above the yield provided by the underlying fixed-income assets.

The Fund is not a bank deposit. 

It is a managed investment scheme registered and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

All investments carry risks, including that the value of investments may vary, future returns may differ from past returns, and that your capital is not guaranteed. The Fund can take long and short positions, borrow and use derivatives, meaning the Fund is geared (or leveraged). Leverage can amplify gains and also amplify losses. 

To understand the Fund’s risks better, please refer to the detailed “Risks” section in the PDS.

LSCF is listed on numerous investment platforms. It is also rated by many researchers, including Atchison, Foresight Analytics, Lonsec, Mercer & Zenith.
 
Please read more about the ratings and disclaimers here and contact us for a copy of the Lonsec and Zenith reports.

Key Facts

NameSmarter Money Long-Short Credit Fund
ARSN617 838 543
Investment ObjectiveTargets returns in excess of the RBA cash rate plus 4.0% to 6.0% after Management Costs
Inception Date31-Aug-17
ApplicationsDaily
WithdrawalsDaily (T+3)
Distribution FrequencyQuarterly
Distribution MethodReinvestment or paid out available
Issuer & Responsible EntityEquity Trustees
Investment ManagerCoolabah Capital Investments (Retail)
Fund AdministratorMainstream Fund Services
RegistryMainstream Fund Services
CustodianMainstream Fund Services
AuditorErsnt & Young

Pricing Information

ClassDirect Investor Class
APIR CodeSLT2562AU
ISINAU60SLT25623
TradableDirectly with the Responsible Entity
mFund-
Management Costs1.00% p.a.
Performance Fee (%)20.5% of excess fund performance over the Benchmark subject to a high water mark
BenchmarkRBA cash rate plus Management Costs
Minimum Investment$1,000
Additional Investment$1,000
Minimum Balance$1,000
Saving PlanMonthly
Savings Plan Minimum$100
Buy Spread0.000%
Sell Spread*0.05%

Frequently Asked Questions

To invest via the responsible entity – You can apply online here. 

Complete a withdrawal request form and submit it to the responsible entity (RE). Further instructions are on the form.

*The Buy Sell Spread may change depending on the transaction costs associated with buying and selling the assets within the Fund’s portfolio at that time. Any changes to the spreads after the date of the PDS will be published here.

Disclaimer: Past performance does not assure future returns. Returns are shown after all fund fees, unless otherwise stated. Retail product fees can vary depending on the unit class selected and/or whether the financial advisory firm has negotiated access to lower cost unit classes.

Equity Trustees Limited (Equity Trustees) ABN 46 004 031 298 AFSL 240975, is the responsible entity for the Smarter Money Fund (SMF), the Smarter Money Higher Income Fund (SMHI), Smarter Money Long-Short Credit Fund (LSCF) and the Coolabah Active Composite Bond Fund (Hedge Fund) (Ticker: FIXD). Equity Trustees is a subsidiary of EQT Holdings Limited ABN 22 607 797 615, a publicly listed company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EQT).

This has been prepared by Coolabah Capital Investments (Retail) Pty Ltd ACN 153 555 867 (Coolabah), an authorised representative (#000414337) of Coolabah Capital Institutional Investments Pty Ltd ABN 85 605 806 059 AFSL 482238, to provide you with general information only. In preparing this publication, we did not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. It is not intended to take the place of professional advice and you should not take action on specific issues in reliance on this information. The Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) for the Fund should be considered before deciding whether to acquire or hold units in it. A PDS for the Fund can be obtained by visiting www.coolabahcapital.com. Neither Coolabah, Equity Trustees nor any of their related parties, their employees or directors, provide any warranty of accuracy or reliability in relation to such information or accepts any liability to any person who relies on it. Past performance should not be taken as an indicator of future performance. The Fund is subject to investment risks, which could include delays in repayment and/or loss of income and capital invested.