The name ‘Bentham’
The name Bentham derives from 18th Century English jurist, philosopher and social reformer, Jeremy Bentham.
Born in 1748, Bentham had many notable achievements throughout his lifetime. Most significantly, he exchanged views with renowned economist, Adam Smith, on the topic of free interest rates.
Bentham argued that interest rates should be charged according to risk – an important factor for modern capital markets and an important component for Bentham Asset Management’s investment approach.
High Yield Fund established within Credit Suisse Asset Management Australia (now “Bentham Wholesale High Yield Fund”).
Global Income Fund established within Credit Suisse Asset Management Australia (now “Bentham Wholesale Global Income Fund”).
Syndicated Loan Fund established within Credit Suisse Asset Management Australia (now “Bentham Syndicated Loan Fund”).
Bentham Asset Management established as a boutique investment manager by Credit Suisse Credit Investments Group’s Asia Pacific team. Bentham founding team continue to manage the above three key Funds.
NZD-hedged versions of Global Income Fund and Syndicated Loan Fund launched.
Bentham becomes Foundation Member of ASX mFund. ASX classes of Global Income Fund and Syndicated Loan Fund launched via ASX mFund settlement service.
Bentham High Yield Fund made available on ASX mFund Service.
Bentham establishes the Bentham Asset Backed Securities Fund and Bentham Global Opportunities Fund.