Aura Core Income Fund awarded ‘Very strong’ Investment Rating

Private credit is increasingly capturing the attention of investors seeking regular income and capital stability, without the volatility or capital growth commonly associated with public equity or property markets.

The Aura Core Income Fund, managed by our expert partner, Aura Credit Holdings, offers retail investors an opportunity to access private credit.

Performance highlights

Since its inception on 4 October 2022 to 31 December 2023, the Aura Core Income Fund has achieved a total return to investors of 8.88 per cent (a compound annual return of 7.10 per cent per annum) with no loss of investors capital *.  

Industry recognition

We are pleased to announce that Foresight Analytics & Ratings, has awarded  the Aura Core Income Fund a ‘VERY STRONG’ Investment Rating. This rating reflects a very strong level of confidence that the Fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line its investment objectives.

Warehouse financing – an innovative approach to lending

The Fund provides ‘warehouse’ financing to non-bank lenders. Rather than lending directly to small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), funds are invested in a select group of the non-bank lenders – who then lend to these SMEs and manage loan origination and liquidity.  

Key advantages as outlined by Foresight Analytics & Ratings:

  • There are at least two layers of protection at the loan level, with all loans secured by collateral from the end borrower and the lender’s first loss capital.
  • Non-bank lenders provide equity as protection and assume the first loss in the case of a default, offering an additional layer of security for investors.
  • The Manager’s ability to mitigate lending segment risks by strict portfolio parameters and credit enhancement levels. 
  • The Manager’s ability to ‘cherry pick’ niche non-bank lenders in a rapidly growing segment. 
  • Floating-rate structure of the loans, which removes interest rate risk, and the short loan durations, which mitigates economic cycle risks. 
  • The Manager’s ability to adjust the portfolio in response to changes in lending segments and economic exposures.

For more information and insights, read the latest research report by Foresight Analytics & Ratings and learn more about the Aura Core Income Fund.

* Performance of the ACIF since its inception on 4 October 2022. Net returns after fees and expenses as at 31 December 2023 and assumes reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

You should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement and Consider the TMD before deciding to acquire any investment products.

Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Returns are not guaranteed and so the value of an investment may rise or fall.

This information is provided by Montgomery Investment Management Pty Ltd (ACN 139 161 701 | AFSL 354564) (Montgomery) as authorised distributor of the Aura Core Income Fund (ARSN 658 462 652) (Fund). As authorised distributor, Montgomery is entitled to earn distribution fees paid by the investment manager and, subject to certain conditions being met, may be issued equity in the investment manager or entities associated with the investment manager.

The Aura Core Income Fund (ARSN 658 462 652)(Fund) is issued by One Managed Investment Funds Limited (ACN 117 400 987 | AFSL 297042) (OMIFL) as responsible entity for the Fund. Aura Credit Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN 656 261 200) (ACH) is the investment manager of the Fund and operates as a Corporate Authorised Representative (CAR 1297296) of Aura Capital Pty Ltd (ACN 143 700 887 | AFSL 366230). 

You should obtain and carefully consider the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Target Market Determination (TMD) for the Aura Core Income Fund before making any decision about whether to acquire or continue to hold an interest in the Fund. Applications for units in the Fund can only be made through the online application form. The PDS, TMD, continuous disclosure notices and relevant application form may be obtained from or from Montgomery.

Any financial product advice given is of a general nature only. The information has been provided without taking into account the investment objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular investor. Therefore, before acting on the information contained in this report you should seek professional advice and consider whether the information is appropriate in light of your objectives, financial situation and needs.  

Montgomery, ACH and OMIFL do not guarantee the performance of the Fund, the repayment of any capital or any rate of return. Investing in any financial product is subject to investment risk including possible loss. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Information in this report may be based on information provided by third parties that may not have been verified. 

Foresight disclaimer

The material contained in this document has been prepared solely by Foresight Analytics and Ratings Pty Ltd under Australian Financial Services Licence No. 494552. The material contained in this document is for general information purposes only, and individual financial positions, objectives and circumstances have not been taken into consideration. The information contained in this material should not be acted upon without obtaining advice from a licensed investment professional.  It is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of any offer to purchase and /or sale of any securities in an investment product or managed investment scheme, derivative, index, or financial instrument, nor is it an advice or a recommendation to enter into any transaction. No allowance has been made for transaction costs or management fees, which would reduce investment performance. Any investment in a financial product or fund involves a degree of risk. Actual results may differ from the reported performance. It is important to note that past performance is not an indication of future performance.

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