Clime Australian Income
Fund Summary

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Clime Australian
Income Fund

The Clime Australian Income Fund is a goal-based multi-asset class fund that invests across the entire capital structure of ASX-listed companies and over-the-counter (OTC) securities. The fund seeks out quality income investments commensurate with the risk of each asset type, aiming to achieve a total return of RBA cash rate + 3% pa with price stability. We view return and risk as equally important and we construct the portfolio such that the risk as defined by the annualised volatility of the change in the unit price to be in the 3% to 5% range (4.0%±1.0%).

The fund’s income goal is to provide regular quarterly income distributions in September, December, March and June. Moreover, we aim to distribute the three interim distributions (September, December and March) to be as uniform as possible while the June final distribution for the financial year will include capital gains and franking credits (if any) so that the final distribution is likely to be double the interim distributions. Historically the fund has exceeded that goal.

The Clime Australian Income Fund seeks to provide an income stream above the RBA cash rate from a portfolio of Australian listed and over the counter (OTC) securities, with a view for regular income and price stability. The portfolio invests in selected high-quality individual income generating assets across the entire capital structure (senior and junior debt, capital notes and preference shares, REIT, utility and infrastructure and other ordinary equity) with consistent income generation. Portfolio yield is likely to be the bulk of the portfolio return, with modest capital gain over the medium term. Fund performance is also likely be enhanced by franking credits from capital notes and dividends from ordinary shares.

In summary, the fund is a goal-based investment. It aims to achieve:

  • A return of at least better than RBA cash rate + 3.0%
  • A good price stability where the risk is within 3.0% and 5.0% and a relative risk of no more than 40% of the ASX200 risk profile using the same measure
  • A regular, meaningful and predictable quarter income distribution for all unitholders.

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Investing Methodology

The Clime Australian Income Fund seeks to provide an income stream above the RBA cash rate from a portfolio of Australian listed and over the counter (OTC) securities, with a view for regular income and price stability. The portfolio will invest in selected high-quality individual income generating asset across the entire capital structure (senior and junior debts, capital notes and preference shares, REIT, utility and infrastructure and other ordinary equity) with consistent income generations. Portfolio yield is likely to be the bulk of the portfolio return, with modest capital gain over the middle term. The performance is also likely be enhanced by franking credits from capital notes and ordinary share dividends the fund invests in.

Fund Performance

 1 MONTH3 MONTHS6 MONTHS1 YEAR2 YEARS (PA)*3 YEARS (PA)*4 YEARS (PA)SINCE INCEPTION (PA)*
Net Portfolio Return1.8%2.0%2.2%9.1%5.7%6.5%7.6%6.9%
Income0.0%0.7%1.1%4.2%4.1%4.0%4.0%3.7%
Capital growth1.8%1.4%1.0%4.7%1.5%2.4%3.4%3.2%
Franking---0.2%0.2%0.2%0.3%0.2%
Volatility---2.9%2.9%2.7%3.0%3.2%

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Unit Prices

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DATEENTRY EXIT
19/02/2020$1.1675$1.1617
12/02/2020$1.1612$1.1554
05/02/2020$1.1542$1.1484
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DateEntryExit 
19/02/2020$1.0345$1.0293
12/02/2020$1.0290$1.0238
05/02/2020$1.0227$1.0175
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Portfolio Manager

  • Dr Vincent Chin

Dr Vincent Chin

2020-01-27T11:19:37+11:00Portfolio Manager – Income & Head of Dealing|

Vincent joined Clime in 2009. He has extensive investment experience spanning fixed income and equities.  He has over 10 years of portfolio management experience across multi-asset classes.  Before joining Clime, he worked at Ausbil Dexia and Maxim Asset Management (now a wholly subsidiary of Charter Hall) where he has developed multi-factor quantitative models for stock selection and attribution analysis.  Vincent is passionate about ethical investing, which forms part of his investment ethos.

Prior to this, Vincent worked in semiconductor device and materials research in academia and industry for more than 15 years. He has published close to 50 international refereed scientific publications in optoelectronics.

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