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The Fund invests in Australian government bonds, State (semi) government bonds, supranational bonds, investment grade corporate bonds, and other fixed income securities.

The fixed income portfolio is highly diversified across sectors and maturities. This approach attempts to manage interest rate movements that can have a significant impact on fixed income returns.
The Fund actively manages:

- Changes in the direction of interest rates (duration). 
- The distribution of assets across the maturities spectrum (yield curve). 
- The sector mix (diversification) across Australian government bonds, State (semi) government bonds, supranational bonds and investment grade corporate bonds.

The Fund is designed for investors seeking a core portfolio invested in high-quality fixed income securities. 

Features and benefits of investing in the fund

Access to a professionally managed portfolio of primarily Australian fixed income securities;
Access to Equity Trustee’s investment management expertise and experience.
3.75 Star “Favourable” Rating by Asset Consultant SQM.

Fund Objective The Fund aims to outperform the benchmark over rolling three-year periods, after taking into account fees and expenses..
Benchmark Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0 + Yr Index
Fund Inception 7 November 2014
Pricing & Liquidity Daily
Distribution Quarterly 
Management Fee 0.46%
Minimum Investment $5,000
Fund Size $83.5M

Meet the Manager

  • Allister Lahood

    Alister Lahood
    Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income and Cash

    Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance, Diploma of Financial Markets and Diploma of Financial Advising

    Allister is responsible for co-managing high-quality Australian fixed income and cash portfolios and is also involved in the ongoing daily management of the Mortgage Income Fund. He has more than 15 years of experience in varied roles across the finance industry, having previously worked for eight years at the Treasury Corporation of Victoria, initially as a treasury dealer and later in an advisory capacity as treasury client relationship manager.

    Joined Equity Trustees: September 2019