Australian Defensive Income

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




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   Fixed income, cash and equity market neutral  250-300 At least 3 years

Active stock limit

Cash holding

Management cost

Minimum investment

APIR code


+/- 10% to +/- 35%






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Target Market Determination


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2 Refer to Product Disclosure Statement for further information around fees and costs.

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