Realm Strategic Income Fund - 2018-1 Units

Absolute Return Credit Investing

The Realm Strategic Income Fund ARSN 624 861 589 (formerly Realm Capital Series Fund) (RSIF) and the newly launched Realm Strategic Income Fund Enduring Units provide high conviction investment opportunities in the Australasian credit markets for non-institutional investors. These investment opportunities exist due to certain market conditions which are driven by either regulatory change or market dislocation.

Please refer to our paper on Absolute Return Investing, written by Realm’s Head of Risk Committee, Ken Liow.

Learn more about the Realm Strategic Income Fund 2018-1 Units in the below interview with the Portfolio Managers Andrew Papageorgiou and Robert Camilleri.

The Opportunity

The Realm Strategic Income Fund 2018-1 Units was the first class of units to be issued in the Realm Strategic Income Fund (formerly the Realm Capital Series Fund) focused on structured credit opportunities, with the strategy taking advantage of a new regulatory environment driven by APRA’s Policy Statement 120. APRA’s new policy impacts the capital requirements around all forms of bank funded assets, in particular mortgages and loans. Realm Investment House (RIH) believe that APRA’s policy statement will increase general capital requirements for the non-bank sector and smaller credit unions. Banks are the current senior funders for mortgage and corporate debt facilities, with an estimated $3bn of new additional capital required for the mortgage market under the new regime.

The Investment Strategy

The Realm Strategic Income Fund’s investment strategy focuses on debt securities, secured loans, trusts, notes and bank facilities originated or issued by Banks, Building Societies & Credit Unions (ADI), Corporations and Non-Bank Financial Institutions. RIH will partner with banks and best of breed non-bank finance companies and corporates, to acquire exposures in these newly capitalised facilities. RIH’s assessment of the opportunities will generate good risk adjusted income returns, particularly when compared to the ‘public term out market’ for the same level of risk. Diversification within the fund will be achieved by diversity of banking partners, facility sponsors and the number of individual facilities. RIH’s risk management and assessment overlay are used in assessing eligible exposures. This process is described by researchers as superior to RIH’s competitors. RIH will actively manage & monitor the risk of each funding facility exposure during the term of the fund.

This strategy has been relaunched via a new class of units, called the Realm Strategic Income Fund Enduring Class.  Details can be found here.

For further information please refer to the Fund Update flyer, located above. Additional adviser information can be obtained by contacting Realm on or +613 9008 7290.

Unit Price

Realm Strategic Income Fund 2018-1


Fund Performance

30 May 2020
FUND1 month3 month6 month1 yearInception (PA)
Realm Strategic Income Fund 2018-1
RBA Cash Rate0.02%0.12%0.30%0.86%1.15%

Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Returns are net of applicable fees, costs and taxes. Ordinary Units inception 22.6.2018.

Growth of $10,000 Invested

30 May 2020



Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Returns are net of applicable fees, costs and taxes. Ordinary Units inception 22.6.2018.

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