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The Acadian Australian Defensive Income fund aims to provide investment returns with a relatively low degree of volatility. This portfolio includes cash, long and short Australian equity holdings, which aims to preserve capital, provide stable income, and generate returns through stock selection. The strategy may be suitable for tax aware investors as it generates Franking Credits.1


Systematic, bottom-up analysis converts insights into risk and return forecasts


Analyses more than 1,000 stocks daily to uncover opportunities and find hidden value


Achieves low volatility by combining cash and investments with long and short equity holdings of equal magnitude


Investment objective: The Fund aims to provide investment returns in excess of the Reserve Bank of Australia cash rate over rolling three-year periods before fees and taxes, with a relatively low degree of volatility.





Investment horizon

19 December 2008 Fixed income, cash and equity market neutral Quarterly 250-300 At least 3 years
Active stock limit Long/Short exposure Management cost Minmum Investment APIR code
0.6% +/- 10% to +/- 35%
0.61% p.a2
$25,000 FSF0973AU

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