Key Facts

Index Used: Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr Index Discretionary/Quantitative: Discretionary
Peer Group: Fixed Income - Debt FUM (millions): AU$ 139.903m
Investment Style: N/A Fund Inception Date: March 2017
Geographic Mandate: Australia Latest Return Date: March 2024
Investor Type: Retail Status: Open
Minimum Investment: AU$ 5,000 Investment Frequency: Daily

Manager Details

Established in 2016, Australian Secure Capital Fund Ltd (ASCF) is a Brisbane based fund manager operating three pooled mortgage investment funds: ASCF Premium Capital Fund, ASCF Select Income Fund and ASCF High Yield Fund.

Unlike peer to peer lending, where investors will invest directly in a single loan, all investments in ASCF funds are spread across the entire pool of loans. This helps to minimise the impact of any losses incurred by a Fund.

ASCF does not provide any construction or development funding to property developers.
Established in 2016, Australian Secure Capital Fund Ltd (ASCF) is a Brisbane based fund manager operating three pooled mortgage investment funds: ASCF Premium Capital Fund, ASCF Select Income Fund and ASCF High Yield Fund.

Unlike peer to peer lending, where investors will invest directly in a single loan, all investments in ASCF funds are spread across the entire pool of loans. This helps to minimise the impact of any losses incurred by a Fund.

Strategy Description

ASCF High Yield Fund provides short term 1st and/or 2nd mortgage loans to a maximum Loan to Valuation Ratio (LVR) of 80% for a maximum term of 12 months on residential and commercial property. Does not require full valuations on loans <65% LVR. Borrowing rates are from 12% per annum on 1st mortgage loans and 16% per annum on 2nd mortgage/caveat loans. Pays investors between 6.50% - 7.75% per annum depending on their investment term.

ASCF High Yield Fund provides short term 1st and/or 2nd mortgage loans to a maximum Loan to Valuation Ratio (LVR) of 80% for a maximum term of 12 months on residential and commercial property. It does not require full valuations on loans <65% LVR. Borrowing rates are from 12% per annum on 1st mortgage loans and 16% per annum on 2nd mortgage/caveat loans. It pays investors between 6.50% - 7.75% per annum depending on their investment term.

Fund Fees

Management Fee: % Performance Fee: %
Buy Spread: 0% Sell spread: 0%
High Water Mark: Hurdle: N/A

Fund Structure

Offshore/Onshore: Onshore Fund Structure: Unit Trust
Share Classes: AU$ Trustee/RE: Australian Secure Capital Fund Ltd
Administrator: N/A Prime Broker: N/A
Custodian: Certane CT Pty Ltd Legal: McMahon Clarke

Ratings & Availability

Research Ratings

None.

Platform Availability

OLIVIA123

Performance Review

The ASCF High Yield Fund has a track record of 7 years and 1 month and has outperformed the Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr benchmark since inception in March 2017, providing investors with an annualised return of 8.17% compared with the benchmark's return of 1.63% over the same period.

The Manager has delivered these returns with 4.44% less volatility than the benchmark, contributing to a Sharpe ratio which has consistently remained above 1 over the past five years and which currently sits at 10.67 since inception. The fund has provided positive monthly returns 100% of the time in rising markets and 100% of the time during periods of market decline, contributing to an up-capture ratio since inception of 62% and a down-capture ratio of -72%.

The ASCF High Yield Fund rose by +0.62% in March, a difference of -0.5% compared with the Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr benchmark which rose by +1.12%. Over the past 12 months, the fund's best monthly return was +0.62% compared with the benchmark's best return of +3.01%, and its worst monthly return was +0.55% vs the benchmark's worst return over the same period of -1.95%.

YearJan %Feb %Mar %Apr %May %Jun %Jul %Aug %Sep %Oct %Nov %Dec %YTD %
20240.600.590.62NANANANANANANANANA1.83
20230.530.490.550.550.550.550.580.560.560.590.590.626.95
20220.560.500.550.540.550.530.530.530.520.540.510.536.55
20210.650.590.610.610.620.600.610.610.580.590.560.577.46
20200.720.660.730.710.730.680.680.700.680.680.660.678.62
20190.720.670.730.720.710.750.750.740.700.720.680.738.97
20180.810.710.760.660.740.750.790.740.700.700.720.749.18
2017NANA1.020.920.950.950.570.350.840.830.800.758.27

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General Notes

Performance shown is the aggregate return for all investors across all investment terms (3, 6, 12 and 24 months). Redemption notice is 1-3 months depending on investment term.

Annual Returns

Over the past 12 months, the fund has risen by +7.21% compared with the benchmark which has returned +1.47%, for a difference of +5.74%. Since inception in March 2017, the fund has returned +8.17% per annum, a difference of +6.54% relative to the benchmark which has returned +1.63% on an annualised basis over the same period.

Cumulative Returns

On a cumulative basis (assuming reinvestment of distributions), $100 invested since inception would have become $174. The same amount invested in the benchmark over the same period would have become $112.

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Volatility and Risk

Annual Standard Deviation

The fund's returns over the past 12 months have been achieved with a volatility of 0.09% vs the index's 5.4%. The annualised volatility of the fund's returns since inception in March 2017 is 0.4% vs the index's 4.84%. Over all other periods, the fund's returns have been consistently less volatile than the benchmark.

Sharpe Ratio

The fund's Sharpe ratio has ranged from a high of 52.99 for performance over the most recent 12 months to a low of 8.98 over the latest 36 months, and is 10.67 for performance since inception. By contrast, the Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr Index's Sharpe for performance since March 2017 is 0.05.

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Performance in Positive Markets

Since inception in March 2017 in the months where the market was positive, the fund has provided positive returns 100% of the time, contributing to an up-capture ratio for returns since inception of 61.52%. Over all other periods, the fund's up-capture ratio has ranged from a high of 49.96% over the most recent 60 months to a low of 31.9% over the latest 24 months.

Performance in Negative Markets

Since inception in March 2017 in the months where the market was negative, the fund has provided positive returns 100% of the time, contributing to a down-capture ratio for returns since inception of -71.67%. Over all other periods, the fund's down-capture ratio has ranged from a high of -38.33% over the most recent 36 months to a low of -56.45% over the latest 60 months. A negative down-capture ratio indicates that, on average, the fund delivered positive returns in the months the market fell.

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Sortino Ratio

The fund has had too few negative returns returns over the past 12 months for a Sortino ratio to be calculated. The Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0+ Yr Index's Sortino ratio over the same period is 0.04. The Sortino ratio differs from the Sharpe ratio in that it only considers the volatility of negative returns over a particular time period.

Drawdown

Since inception in March 2017, the fund hasn't had any negative monthly returns and therefore hasn't experienced a drawdown. Over the same period, the index's largest drawdown was -13.2%.

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Fund Index Peer group

Quintile Ranking vs. Average Fixed Income - Debt as of March 2024

The performance of the ASCF High Yield Fund ranked it in the first or second quintile for all KPIs over 5 & 7 years. Over 3 years the fund ranked in the first or second quintile for all KPIs except Sharpe, while it ranked in the first quintile for all KPIs except Total Return over 1 year.

Over the past 12 months, the fund has risen by +7.21% compared with the peer group which has returned an average of +8.24%, for a difference of -1.03%.

The fund's returns over the past 12 months have been achieved with a volatility of 0.09% vs the peer group's average volatility of 0.48%. The annualised volatility of the fund's returns since inception in March 2017 is 0.4% vs the peer group's 2.24%. Over all other periods, the fund's returns have been consistently less volatile than the peer group.

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Quintile Rankings display Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) against the fund's Peer Group. Each green square ranks the fund in one quintile (or 20%) of its peer group - five green squares indicate the fund is in the best quintile for each KPI. The performance of the peer group's underlying index is shown by a red dot.