A cash fund is a managed investment scheme that aims to provide competitive returns relative to a benchmark investing in low-risk high liquidity cash or cash equivalents such as sort-term government bonds and bank bills. In Australia, the benchmark is typically the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Cash Rate Target, which is the overnight money market interest rate, or the Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index. Given cash funds are typically low-risk high liquidity investments, they are best suited to investors who seek an investment that provides stable income, preservation of capital and liquidity.
Credit funds can take multiple forms with varying focuses. The underlying component of a credit fund is that the fund is taking a view on exposure to certain counterparty’s credit. Examples of different investment opportunities for a credit fund include:
- Corporate loans and bonds
- Collateralised Loan Obligations (CLO)s
- Asset Backed Securities (ABS)
- Other forms of securitised debt
- Direct lending
- Alternative credit
- Asset senior loans and mezzanine
- Mortgages (typically invested in property loans)
- Fixed interest and bonds – cash, government bonds, bank bills, or mortgage-backed securities.
- Traded Endowment Policies (TEPs)
Like cash, they are typically low risk, short-term investments.
Member of the One Investment Group provide responsible entity, trustee, custody, administration and registry services to numerous credit and cash funds. For further information on selected cash/credit funds that members of the One Investment Group act as trustee/responsible entity for, please click on the investors tab at the top of the page or hover your mouse over the “Investors” tab until the dropdown menu appears then hover your mouse over the “Cash/Credit Funds” option.