The State Street Australian Cash Trust ("the Fund") seeks an investment return that approximates as closely as practicable, before expenses, the performance of the Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index.
The Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index ("the Index") represents a short-term Australian money market portfolio. The Index is valued using the Reserve Bank of Australia cash rate and Australian Stock Exchange Bank Bill Swap Rates.
In managing the Fund, our primary investment strategy is index sampling. The goal of the sampling strategy is to mirror the returns and characteristics of the Index. Our investment process involves purchasing a selection of short term money market securities such that the portfolio matches key characteristics of the index. Characteristics include credit quality, duration, sector exposure and running yield. The Fund also aims to avoid exposure to companies that score unfavourably on financially material sustainability issues relative to their industry peers, as well as performance against market specific corporate governance codes.
The Fund is suitable for investors seeking a high degree of liquidity and low risk.
|Benchmark||Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index|
|Inception Date||31 Mar 1998|
|Management Costs||0.1% p.a.|
|Minimum Initial Investment||AUD 25,000|
|ARSN Code||089 590 358|
as of 31 Oct 2023
|As Of||1 Month||3 Months||1 Year||3 Years (p.a.)||5 Years (p.a.)||Since Inception (p.a.)
31 Mar 1998
|Fund (Gross)||31 Oct 2023||0.39%||1.13%||3.95%||1.67%||1.56%||3.99%|
|Fund (Net)||31 Oct 2023||0.38%||1.10%||3.85%||1.57%||1.46%||3.89%|
Bloomberg AusBond Bank Bill Index
|31 Oct 2023||0.33%||1.04%||3.66%||1.47%||1.31%||3.84%|
|Difference (Gross)||31 Oct 2023||0.05%||0.09%||0.29%||0.20%||0.25%||0.16%|
|Difference (Net)||31 Oct 2023||0.04%||0.06%||0.19%||0.10%||0.14%||0.05%|
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Performance returns for periods of less than one year are not annualised. The performance figures contained herein reflect Total Returns and are provided on a net and gross of fees basis. Performance figures are calculated using end-of-month exit prices and assume the reinvestment of distributions and make no allowance for tax. Net performance figures are after management and transaction costs. Gross performance figures are before management costs but after transaction costs. Index returns are unmanaged and do not reflect the deduction of any fees or expenses. The calculation method for the value added returns may show rounding differences.
Source: State Street Global Advisors
1 The Responsible Entity reserves the right to not pay any distribution.
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