VERY STRONG indicates a very strong conviction that the management team can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives.
Foresight Analytics’ rates Aura Core Income Fund as ‘Very Strong’
'Very Strong' indicates a strong conviction that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives.
Sydney, 25th January 2023 – Foresight Analytics’ rates Aura Core Income Fund as ‘Very Strong’
This press release was written solely by Foresight Analytics and published on 22nd March. The following is an excerpt. Read the full press release here.
Foresight Analytics & Ratings has recently completed a ratings assessment of the Aura Core Income Fund (ACIF). The fund rating has been assigned as VERY STRONG, indicating a strong conviction that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives. The investment manager’s support for this strategy is experienced and well-resourced.
The Foresight Product Complexity Indicator (PCI) for the ACIF is COMPLEX, indicating that the investment manager will seek to outperform their chosen specialist market sector, in this case, the Australian SME loan market. A key risk is the ability of Aura to identify and validate superior loan underwriting and servicing standards of non-bank lenders with experience in the SME sector.
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About Foresight Analytics’ Investment Due Diligence (IDD) Rating
The objective of Foresight Analytics’ Investment Due Diligence Rating (IDD Rating) is to identify the best funds and opportunities for future investment. We assess the fund’s historical risk-adjusted performance – compared to its peers – to form a holistic view of the manager’s ability to deliver future returns. The IDD rating indicates the quality of the investment option within the context of a diversified portfolio and full investment cycle. Foresight’s analysts use a 5-point scale to determine how the fund will perform against a range of risk factors.
SUPERIOR indicates the highest level of confidence that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives and that it is highly suitable for inclusion on APLs.
VERY STRONG indicates a very strong conviction that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives and that it is suitable for inclusion on most APLs.
STRONG indicates a strong likelihood that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives and that it is suitable for inclusion on most APLs.
COMPETENT indicates the fund may deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its relevant benchmark and that it may be suitable for APLs.
WEAK indicates the fund is unlikely to deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objective and that it is not suitable for most APLs.
A ‘Hold’ designation is applied to a fund’s rating if a material change impacts the fund manager, and we need to review the rating. A ‘Sell’ designation indicates the Foresight Investment Ratings Committee considers risk factors to be elevated enough that maintaining an investment in the fund as part of their diversified portfolio is questionable.
Foresight Product Complexity Indicator (PCI)
A Foresight Product Complexity Indicator (PCI) highlights the complexity of an investment product based on a range of indicators. These typically include its terms and conditions, performance-based fees, liquidity structure, financial leverage, use of derivatives, rare and niche asset class/opportunity set, currency exposure and the level of transparency offered for investors. Foresight believes these factors can disproportionately affect risk-adjusted return outcomes for investors even if a manager is very skilled. Investors can use FCI as a guide to portfolio position sizing within a diversified portfolio context.
About Foresight Analytics
Foresight Analytics, an independent Sydney-based firm, provides investment diligence, data analytics, and advisory solutions to leading investment management companies, superannuation funds and wealth groups across the Asia Pacific. Foresight’s innovative, evidence-based approach blends both human and forensic insights to provide a range of analytical, predictive and market intelligence solutions to investors. Foresight Analytics was founded in 2015 by Jay Kumar, a former executive of Morningstar, Optimix Investment Management, ANZ Wealth & Private Bank and the Reserve Bank of Fiji.
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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 the 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 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 a valid paper or online application form accompanying the PDS. The PDS, TMD, continuous disclosure notices and relevant application form may be obtained from the OMIFL website: www.oneinvestment.com.au/auracoreincomefund.
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.
Aura Group 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.