Diversified Portfolios - InvestSMART Fixed Income - November 2016

InvestSMART Fixed Income Portfolio November Report



The InvestSMART Fixed Income Portfolio produced a return of -0.8% over the month of November, which while negative was well ahead of the benchmark which returned -1.4%. Over the last 3 months the portfolio is ahead of the benchmark by 1.3% clawing back some of the relative underperformance earlier in the year. The recent outperformance has been driven by the portfolios lower duration positioning which has benefitted the portfolio in a period where bond yields have risen. From their historical low of 1.82% in August 2016, Australian 10-year bond yields have risen to around 2.72% at the end of November.

Looking forward we believe that volatility in fixed income bond markets is likely and that the yield to maturity of around than 2% is insufficient to compensate investors for that risk. This also materially contributes to the risk of fall short of the medium term objective of outperforming. With that in mind we have invested around half of the portfolio in cash and a managed fund that invests predominantly in floating rate corporate bonds. This means that the portfolio will deviate from the stated benchmark from one month to the next but over the next three years we expect it should be less sensitive to interest rate changes.


Estimated yield

Growth of $10,000

Income Reinvested


Source: Praemium, RBA.

Returns are before expenses and fees. Returns are shown as annualised if the period is over 1 year. * Since Inception (SI) date is 22 December 2015.

InvestSMART Fixed Income Portfolio -0.88% -1.58% 0.09% 2.08%
Bloomberg AusBond Composite 0 Yr Index -1.44% -2.92% -0.49% 2.85%
Excess to Benchmark 0.56% 1.33% 0.58% -0.77%

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