The Switzer Higher Yield fund has launched on the Chi-X Australia stock exchange as an exchange traded fund, managed by Coolabah Capital Investments.
The fund aimed to provide investors with an attractive cash yield and low capital volatility by investing in fixed income securities.
Marty Switzer, chief executive of Contango Asset Management, said the firm had decided to partner with active credit manager Coolabah to relaunch the fund as an exchange traded vehicle following investor demand.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stockmarket volatility had re-focused people’s minds, he said, on the importance of diversification and including fixed income in a portfolio.
Coolabah portfolio management director, Ying Yi Ann Cheng, said: “The Switzer Higher Yield fund will actively invest in a diversified portfolio of Australian deposits, investment grade floating-rate notes and hybrid securities, targeting a weighted-average credit rating of ‘A-’, and near-zero interest rate duration risk....