An active and a passive fund have achieved the same returns over five years, making them the joint best-performing funds in the ACS Fixed Interest – Australia Bond sector.
Over five years to 6 September 2019, the BlackRock Enhanced Australian Bond fund returned 5.62% on an annualised basis while the Macquarie True Index Sovereign Bond fund also returned 5.62% over the same period.
The remainder of the top five in the sector was all in active funds; the Macquarie Core Australian Fixed Interest fund with returns of 5.60%, Mercer Australian Sovereign Bond with 5.57% returns and, in fifth place, the QIC Australian Fixed Interest fund which returned 5.45% on an annualised basis.
Launched in 2002, the BlackRock Enhanced Australian Bond fund aims to achieve superior performance through providing returns that exceed the UBS Compositive Bond All Maturities Index over rolling three years.
Meanwhile, the passive Macquarie True Index Sovereign Bond fund, which was launched in 2009, holds over three quarters of its assets in Australian government bonds with the remaining 21% in general Australian fixed interest.
A second Macquarie fund also made the top five in the shape of the...