BetaShares Australian Government Bond ETF (AGVT)
About this Fund
|FUND MANAGER||BetaShares Capital|
|ASSET CLASS||EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS|
The Fund aims to track the performance of an index that provides exposure to a portfolio of high-quality bonds issued by Australian federal and state governments, and with a component also issued by supranationals and sovereign agencies.
The Fund’s strategy is to invest primarily in a portfolio of relatively ‘long duration’ Australian government bonds.
|BENCHMARK||Solactive Australian Government 7 - 12 Year AUD TR Index|
|FUND SIZE||Solactive Australian Government 7 - 12 Year AUD TR Index|
|NO. OF HOLDINGS||Up to 14|
Benefits of investing in the BetaShares Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond ETF
|RISK LEVEL||medium risk/return profile|
The product is likely to be appropriate for a consumer seeking capital preservation and regular income by providing exposure to a portfolio of high-quality bonds issued primarily by Australian federal and state governments, to be used as a core allocation, or small allocation, to fixed income within a portfolio where the consumer has a medium to long investment timeframe (3+ years), medium risk/return profile and needs daily access to capital.
About the Fund
The Fund aims to track the performance of an index (before fees and expenses) that provides exposure to a portfolio of some of the largest and most liquid senior floating rate bonds issued by Australian banks.
What are Floating Rate Bonds?
A floating rate bond (also known as a "floating rate note or "FRN) is a debt security that pays a regular coupon (interest) that varies over time. The interest rate received by QPON on each floating rate bond is determined by:
Typically, the benchmark rate and the RBA Cash Rate have been highly correlated2. If the benchmark rate rises, the bond's interest payment will be higher, and if the benchmark rate falls, the bond's interest payment will be lower. Apart from changes to benchmark rates, an investor's return from QPON will also be affected by changes in the market price for the bonds it holds. Historically, changes in market prices of floating rate bonds have been relatively limited, and the capital stability has been high. Importantly, senior floating rate bonds, such as those held by QPON, rank above shareholders in the event of a default of the issuer.
How to use this ETF in your portfolio
The Fund can be used to implement a variety of investment strategies. For example:
How we invest your money
In seeking to achieve the investment objective, the Responsible Entity will employ a passive management approach designed to track the performance of the Index, before fees and expenses.
The Fund will generally seek to invest in the securities that comprise the Index in proportion to the weightings of the securities in the Index. This is known as a "full replication strategy. As far as practicable, the timing and nature of any changes to the composition of the Fund's investments will generally correspond with the timing and nature of changes to the Index.
The holdings of the Fund will not always exactly replicate the Index. The Fund may not hold all of the securities comprising the Index, may hold securities in weightings which differ from the Index, and may invest in securities that have been or are expected to be included in the Index. Also, the Fund may hold other securities that do not form part of the Index where this may help to achieve the Fund's investment objective.
Investors will be able to regularly compare the performance of the Fund against the performance of the Index via the BetaShares website at www.betashares.com.au.
The Fund may hold exchange-traded derivatives contracts from time to time (e.g. bond futures contracts). Derivatives will only be used in limited circumstances and will not be used to leverage the Fund.
Cash balances (which may include ASX-quoted cash trusts, including those managed by the Responsible Entity) may be held in the Fund from time to time.
The Index provides exposure to some of the largest and most liquid floating rate debt securities issued by Australian banks.
For more information on the workings and constitution of the Index, please see Section 2 of the product PDS.