'Very Strong' indicates a strong conviction that the fund can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives.
Foresight Analytics and Ratings reaffirms Aura High Yield SME Fund as ‘VERY STRONG’
VERY STRONG indicates a very strong conviction that the management team can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives.
Sydney, 22 March 2023 – Foresight Analytics & Ratings reaffirms Aura High Yield SME 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 its’ ratings assessment of the Aura High Yield SME (AHYSME) Fund. The Fund rating has been reaffirmed as VERY STRONG, indicating a very strong conviction that the management team can deliver a risk-adjusted return in line with its investment objectives at this stage of the growth of online lending in Australia.
A Foresight Product Complexity Indicator (PCI) for the AHYSME Fund has also been designated as COMPLEX, partly reflecting the inherent complexity of multiple underlying warehouse vehicles and the multiplicity of parameters that relate to each warehouse. It also partly reflects the multiplicity of SME lending verticals, with each vertical having different key performance parameters. However, this complexity provides several distinct benefits to investors, including significant portfolio diversification by loans, originators and economic sub-segment.
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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.
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This report is provided to accredited, qualified, institutional, wholesale and sophisticated investors for information purposes only by Aura Funds Management Pty Ltd (ABN 96 607 158 814, Authorised Representative No. 1233893 of Aura Capital Pty Ltd AFSL No. 366 230, ABN 48 143 700 887). Aura Funds Management Pty Ltd is the Trustee of all the Funds mentioned and a subsidiary of Aura Group Pty Ltd.