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The Bentham High Yield Fund is actively managed and focused on generating higher income than traditional fixed income investments. The Fund provides diversified exposure to the US high yield bond market with active allocation between individual securities and industries.

High yield bonds are managed on the belief that returns above benchmark are driven by a strong credit culture and a systematic investment process. Security selection is based on relative value within the capital structure of comparable companies and industries. The preservation of principal and protection against downside risk plays an important role in the investment process. The Fund has a high level of industry and issuer diversification.

Fund Features

  • Access to a diversified high yield credit portfolio
  • Quarterly income distributions
  • Open Fund with daily unit pricing
  • Australian domiciled trust with more than 20 year's track record - one of Australia's longest-running high yield funds
  • Investments not generally available to direct retail investors
  • Access to a global investment universe.

Fund Profile

Fund name Bentham High Yield Fund
Responsible entity Fidante Partners Services Limited
Suggested minimum investment timeframe At least three years
Benchmark Merrill Lynch High Yield Cash Pay Constrained Index (hedged into AUD)
Distribution frequency Quarterly
Investment objective The Fund aims to outperform its benchmark over the suggested minimum investment timeframe
Investment strategy

The Fund is actively managed and aims to provide higher returns than traditional fixed income investments through investing in a diversified portfolio of US corporate debt securities which are rated below investment grade (high yield bonds). The Fund consists primarily of US high yield bonds with limited exposure to syndicated loans and collateralised debt obligations.

Bentham seeks to add value through active allocations between individual securities and industries, while maintaining a highly diversified portfolio.

Investment manager

Bentham Asset Management

CSAC is an appointed sub-advisor and is responsible for security selection

ASX mFund

Available via mFund code BAM03

The information contained above is current as at June 2019 and is provided by Fidante Partners Services Limited ABN 44 119 605 373 AFSL 320505, the issuer of the Bentham High Yield Fund. It should be regarded as general information only rather than advice. It has been prepared without taking account of any person's objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of that each person should, before acting on any such information, consider its appropriateness, having regard to their objectives, financial situation and needs. Each person should obtain a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) relating to the product and consider that Statement before making any decision about the product. A copy of the PDS can be obtained from your financial planner, the Fidante Partners Services Team on 13 51 53, or the Fidante Partners website: www.fidante.com.au. If you acquire or hold the product, we and/or a Fidante Partners related company will receive fees and other benefits which are generally disclosed in the PDS or other disclosure document for the product. Neither Fidante Partners nor a Fidante Partners related company and our respective employees receive any specific remuneration for any advice provided to you. However, financial advisers (including some Fidante Partners related companies) may receive fees or commissions if they provide advice to you or arrange for you to invest in the Fund. Bentham Asset Management, some or all of Fidante Partners related companies and directors of those companies may benefit from fees, commissions and other benefits received by another group company.


Net fund performance* - as at 31 May 2020 (% p.a.)

Bentham High Yield Fund 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 7 Year 10 Year 15 Year 20 Year Since
Bentham High Yield Fund (% p.a.) -3.51 1.22 3.54 4.72 7.89 7.94 8.16 7.68
ML High Yield Cash Pay Constrained Index (hedged into AUD) -1.72 1.76 4.01 4.91 8.01 8.00 8.54 8.06
*Returns are calculated after fees and using pre-distribution month end withdrawal unit prices, and assumes all income is reinvested in additional units. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance. Returns may be volatile and may vary from year to year. Source: Fidante Partners Services Limited, State Street. Fund inception dates: Bentham Global Income Fund - 16 September 2003, Bentham Syndicated Loan Fund - 16 August 2004, Bentham High Yield Fund - 15 October 1998.

Distribution History (% of NAV*)

Financial Year Sep Dec Mar Jun YTD
FY2020  1.22  1.22 1.85     
FY2019 1.36 1.40 1.37 1.63 5.99
FY2018 1.25 1.24  1.25  4.22  7.90
FY2017 1.20  1.21 1.15  1.03 5.11
FY2016 1.22  1.24 1.29 2.43   6.14
FY2015 1.76 1.62  0.00 3.10   6.67
FY2014 2.43 2.91 2.41 1.94 10.43
FY2013 1.53 2.32 2.57 3.07 10.37
FY2012 2.77 0.78 3.20 4.38 11.82
FY2011 0.96 4.26 2.64 6.69 16.39
FY2010 0.24 0.00 1.72 5.87 9.65
FY2009 1.96 0.00 0.00 1.95 3.64
FY2008 0.85 1.16 0.41 14.34 16.91
FY2007 1.40 0.99 1.10 1.63 5.54
*Calculated as the CPU distribution at month end divided by the ex-distribution NAV at the start of the month. Past distributions are no indication of future distributions. Source: Fidante Partners Services Limited.
Report Date
Bentham High Yield Fund May 2020 pdf - 198 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Apr 2020 pdf - 197 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Mar 2020 pdf - 196 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Feb 2020 pdf - 198 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Jan 2020 pdf - 207 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Dec 2019 pdf - 207 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Nov 2019 pdf - 207 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Oct 2019 pdf - 207 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Sep 2019 pdf - 207 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Aug 2019 pdf - 206 KB
Bentham High Yield Fund Jul 2019 pdf - 238 KB

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Fund Statistics31-Mar-20

A$92.6 m

Fund Size


Number of Issuers

21 yrs+

Age of Fund


Distribution Frequency